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Are you on 3? You’re now on 4G!

Just a quick reminder for the legions of readers who use 3. If you haven’t already noticed, you’re now using 4G. There are obviously a few caveats. To use 4G, you need to locate yourself within the 36 large towns and cities that have already been provisioned (e.g. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading, Liverpool). You also […]

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My device of 2013: EE’s 4G Huawei MiFI hotspot

I’ve been meaning to get this one blogged for a little while. I was giving some thought over the Christmas period to my best device of 2013. (And I should point out: Although I’ve used the word ‘device’, I also mean the accompanying service.) EE’s 4G service has been nothing short of phenomenal. I’ve been […]

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Why I was having trouble with Vodafone 3G: They’ve clearly put all their efforts into 4G!

Over the last half of the year I have become increasingly frustrated at the service level Vodafone have been offering on my iPhone’s 3G data connection. It’s been really difficult to get much done without depending on WiFi. It was so bad at some points that I was mentally planning my data communications according to […]

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Neil’s Vodafone experience highlights the problem of inflexible operator logistics

Inflexible logistics are the kiss of death for mobile operators. In today’s always-on, right-FLIPPING-now world, winding up your customers unnecessarily is bad news. Very bad news. Poor Neil Robertson, mobile PR supremo and long time reader has written a blog of his recent experience trying to get hold of an HTC One on Vodafone’s much […]

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Devices News

I bought a Samsung Chromebook on Wednesday night

I was walking down Chiswell Street in the Square Mile of London when I saw the Currys/PC World sign ahead. “Ooooh, a MacBook!” was the first thought that came into my mind. “Or, maybe not,” I corrected myself. The last MacBook Pro that I purchased was on behalf of a company I was consulting with […]

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Operators

I downloaded a movie in about 10 minutes from EE Film

Those who’ve been reading MIR for a while will recall that I recently bought an iPad Mini. I ordered a £15.99 monthly SIM from EE to power the connection. And when I signed up, I ticked the box to find out more about their EE Film offering. I installed the app a few days later […]

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New tech puts LTE network optimisation into the base station (users already overloading 4G networks)

With the rise of 4G as LTE slowly rolls-out across the globe it’s tempting to think that data optimisation technology will become redundant. No longer will users have to squeeze YouTube cat videos (and it really is video that’s pushing operators hardest now) down feeble 3G connections. Not so, say experts Mobixell.

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Working on EE’s 4G mobile hotspot: I’m having a great time

I’m writing this in Richmond, United Kingdom. Some people think that Richmond qualifies as “London” but I fear those people are misguided. It’s nine miles from the Houses of Parliament or 10.7 miles from Threadneedle Street (for the Bank of England). It’s not London. BUT it’s got 4G. Richmond is one of those lucky areas […]

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This Huawei E589 MiFi unit on EE is absolutely motoring

I’ve had this Huawei E589 MiFi unit from EE for almost a week now and I have to say, I’m using it at every opportunity. I am specifically interested in the 4G capabilities of the device and, of course, the EE network. I’ve been thoroughly impressed at both though. In an effort to give the […]

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Operators Services

The Huawei E589 MiFi from EE: Ultra, ultra quick 4G!

I have just recently taken delivery of the latest MiFi unit from Everything Everywhere — or EE as they’re now known. The team there kindly sent me one out to test as I’ve recently joined their advocate programme (see below). The MiFi unit is Huawei’s E589 and is much larger than the ones I’m accustomed […]

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Operators Opinion

Vodafone UK comes out fighting with a 70% discount contract offer for customers upgrading to 4G

No wonder Vodafone has been smiling politely along with it’s other maligned competitors whilst Everything Everywhere has been hogging the 4G limelight. They’ve been hatching an inspiring offer that will, I suspect, create significant havoc for the competition. Have a read of this press release that just hit my inbox: Vodafone is launching its 4G […]

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Everything Everywhere (“EE”) launch press release: Read it in full

Now and again I like to publish press releases in full when I feel the situation warrants it. I think the launch of the UK’s first 4G network qualifies, particularly since the release reveals some rather interesting offerings. First, though, have a read: – – – – – EE TO LAUNCH SUPERFAST SPEEDS, EXCITING NEW […]