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UK operators will invest £5 billion in infrastructure to solve network 'not-spots'

The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage.

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BT is in talks to acquire EE for £12.5 billion

British Telecom has confirmed it has "entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange" which could lead to BT acquiring the wireless carrier EE for about £12.5 billion. This means that the UK's largest land line and broadband company could buy the country's biggest mobile phone carrier.

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EE to scrap Orange Wednesday 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal after a decade

EE will be scrapping the Orange Wednesday 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal after being available for a decade. Customers of Orange (and subsequently EE) have enjoyed a weekly deal that allowed them to head down to their local cinema to check out the latest blockbusters at a reduced price. This offer will no longer be available after February 2015, but the carrier stresses they are working on a worthy successor. According to Marketing Magazine:

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EE launches its new set-top box for the connected home

EE TV has just launched in the UK and is now available throughout the country at the mobile operator's stores. The company announced the new set-top box last month, which enables consumers to enjoy over 70 Freeview channels, catch-up and on-demand services, as well as DVR functionality to make good use of the 1TB hard drive.

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UK government may force networks to offer national roaming with new legislation

New legislation could be in the works to effectively force UK operators to offer roaming options for customers where signal is poor. The UK government continues to work with mobile carriers on a solution to address black spots and areas where signal is hard to come by. The plan is to offer said roaming support to make it possible to switch between networks to maintain service, something mobile operators previously rejected.

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EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device.

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EE announces new set-top box for the connected home, streams content to mobile devices

UK mobile operator EE today announced EE TV, a new set-top box that will connect consumers to over 70 Freeview channels, catch-up and on-demand services, as well as sporting DVR functionality. The 1TB box is a new path for EE to offer a more complete package for families in the UK, and to attract more consumers to the company's broadband packages..

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EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds

EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population.

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How to use Wi-Fi calling with iOS 8

Wi-Fi calling is a new feature of iOS 8 that's available initially to T-Mobile customers in the United States and EE customers in the U.K. What's more, it's coming to other carriers in the coming months. It lets your iPhone make and receive calls using Wi-Fi instead of depending on your carrier's cell tower coverage. Here's how it works.

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Phones4u iPhone 6 pre-orders on EE's network can still get their phones

The shutdown of UK retailer Phones 4U a few days ago has caused people who have pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to wonder if they might miss out on getting them on Friday. Now EE has revealed that Phones 4u customers who have pre-ordered the iPhone 6 devices for use on EE's network might still be able to get their phone tomorrow.

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