EE to launch 5G services in six cities in UK on May 30

EE; UK’s mobile network that is part of BT Group today announced that it will launch 5G in Uk starting in six cities: London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast from May 30th. It will also introduce new 5G plans, a range of six new 5G smartphones and devices. The company announced 5G roll out plans last year. Continue reading “EE to launch 5G services in six cities in UK on May 30”

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK – how much will it cost?

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After many rumours, Samsung unveiled both the new Galaxy S6 and the dual-sided Galaxy S6 Edge back at Mobile World Congress 2015 and at the time, the Korean manufacturer confirmed that both handsets will go on sale on April 10th with pre-orders opening today (March 20th). With most networks and retailers now listing both of Samsung’s new handsets, let’s take a look at how much the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will cost on pay monthly contracts in the UK. Continue reading “Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK – how much will it cost?”

Goodbye Orange and T-Mobile In The UK


As expected for quite some time, EE have today confirmed that the Orange and T-Mobile brands are now officially closing in the UK. In an interview with Mobile News, EE Chief Commercial Officer Marc Allera confirmed that EE will no longer sell Orange and T-Mobile contracts directly and indirect channels will stop sales in a months’ time on March 2nd. Continue reading “Goodbye Orange and T-Mobile In The UK”

EE now has 7.7m 4G customers, 80% UK coverage


EE this morning announced that it has signed up 7.7 million 4G customers as it continues the rollout of its 4G network to towns and cities across the UK. The figures show that EE managed to increase its subscriber base by 5.7 million customers since the beginning of 2014 and its rollout continued with 210 new major towns and cities added in Q4 2014. EE’s rollout means they now offer 4G to 80% of the UK and are likely to meet their target of 98% coverage by the end of 2015. Continue reading “EE now has 7.7m 4G customers, 80% UK coverage”

UK networks pledge £5 billion to fix coverage issues


The UK Government have announced a major landmark deal with the four major mobile networks to improve mobile coverage in the UK. Under the terms of the deal, the four networks – Vodafone, Three, O2 and EE – have guaranteed to spend £5 billion together to offer guaranteed mobile coverage to 90% of premises across the UK by 2017. Continue reading “UK networks pledge £5 billion to fix coverage issues”

BlackBerry Classic headed to Vodafone, O2 and EE in the UK

BlackBerry Classic

The new BlackBerry Classic smartphone will be available in the UK next month as networks Vodafone, O2 and EE have confirmed they will range the handset. All three networks will offer the BlackBerry Classic to business customers but rival network Three, who focuses on consumer connections only, will not be stocking the Classic.

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4 Reasons BT Chose EE over O2


Yesterday evening BT confirmed it was in exclusive talks to acquire EE thus bringing an end to the deliberation over whether the firm would make a bid for market leader EE or smaller rival O2. Now that BT has confirmed it is going after EE, the question is raised – why did the firm choose EE over O2 when the latter would have cost significantly less and presented less regulatory hurdles? Here’s 5 possible reasons they picked EE. Continue reading “4 Reasons BT Chose EE over O2”

BT buying EE – is it good for consumers?


BT has confirmed that it is in exclusive talks to acquire EE, the UK’s largest market mobile network group but is the buyout good for consumers? Will one of the UK’s largest communications groups buying the largest mobile network result in lower mobile prices in the UK? Continue reading “BT buying EE – is it good for consumers?”

BT snubs O2, in talks to buy EE for £12.5 billion


The saga is finally over (well partially at least): as expected, BT have confirmed they are in exclusive talks to buy EE – Britain’s largest mobile network – for the large sum of £12.5 billion. BT have confirmed their period of exclusivity would last for several weeks whilst negotiations took place and is likely to be a blow for O2’s Spanish owners Telefonica who have been trying to offload their UK operation. Continue reading “BT snubs O2, in talks to buy EE for £12.5 billion”

EE ending Orange Wednesdays film offer from February 2015


EE is set to axe its iconic “Orange Wednesdays” 2-for-1 cinema ticket offer from 25th February next year. The offer was originally started by Orange ten years ago and enabled EE mobile and broadband customers to a free full priced cinema ticket every Wednesday (when purchasing another). Continue reading “EE ending Orange Wednesdays film offer from February 2015”

BT set to choose O2 over EE


BT looks set to push ahead with a deal to purchase O2 after opting for the network over bigger rival EE. According to a report published by This Is Money, the O2 deal will cost BT a little less than acquiring EE but despite the latter having 3 million more customers, a potential acquisition would have faced significant regulatory hurdles. Continue reading “BT set to choose O2 over EE”

BT to decide on EE and O2 bids by Christmas


BT is expected to decide whether to make a bid for mobile networks O2 or EE by Christmas according to the Chief Executive of one half of EE’s parent company. Orange SA CEO Stephane Richard said that he expected the British company to decide on which network to bid for by Christmas. Continue reading “BT to decide on EE and O2 bids by Christmas”

O2 CEO: Three takeover is unlikely


O2’s Chief Executive Officer, Ronan Dunne, has claimed that reports of a takeover of the operator by rival Three UK is unlikely. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Three could join both BT and Vodafone in eyeing up either EE or O2 for an acquisition but O2’s CEO says that a Three takeover is the least likely of all scenarios. Continue reading “O2 CEO: Three takeover is unlikely”