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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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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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Three, O2, EE, or Vodafone: Which UK iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus carrier should you choose?

2014 iPhone buyers guide: How to choose between Three, O2, EE, Vodafone or alternatives such as Virgin Media or GiffGaff for your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus!

If you're in the U.K, choosing a carrier for your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is as tough as ever. We've now got LTE support across the country from all the major carriers, even some of the MVNOs are starting to get in on that and pricing is become every more competitive. Add to that increasing competition from high-street retailers to get your business and it can become a real challenge to hunt down the best deal.

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UK mobile operators reject government plans on national roaming

Mobile operators in the UK have rejected government proposals on setting up national roaming, according to the Financial Times. Earlier this year, operators were urged by officials to look into the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural parts of the country, as well as locations where consumers seemingly loose signal coverage. While this would help prevent customers experiencing drop outs in connectivity, mobile operators didn't believe the plans to be viable.

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Three UK to introduce pre-credit check for new subscribers

With any new mobile subscription comes the requisite credit check, and for customers with low credit scores, the potential to be denied their service plan or phone of choice. To smooth out this process, Three UK has revealed that it'll soon introduce pre-credit checks to give potential customers "an indication" of whether they'll pass a credit check "without negatively affecting" credit ratings.

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Three UK launches Wi-Fi calling app, inTouch

UK carrier Three now has a Wi-Fi calling app for iOS. The app, called Three inTouch, lets Three subscribers place phone calls with their existing Three number over Wi-Fi, even if they don't have a cellular signal. And it's all done at no cost, regardless of whether you're on a contract or prepaid plan. There's just one problem… Wi-Fi calling will be built into iOS with the release of iOS 8 in just a few month's time.

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Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

UK mobile operator Three has announced new SIM-only plans, enabling consumers to save on calling 08- numbers. Free 0800 calls will be included, while other 08- numbers (084, 087, etc) will cost 5p per minute. The network will also be introducing new spending tools, which will prevent customers from exceeding allowances and limits on premium numbers. On top of all this, new allowances for tethering will be rolled out.

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Three UK brings free roaming to five new countries

British mobile operator Three has announced that from July 1 it'll be adding five new countries to its "Feel at Home" scheme, which allows customers to use their UK voice, text and data allowances abroad without additional roaming charges.

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O2 vs Vodafone vs Three vs EE: Which UK iPad Air or iPad mini carrier should you get?

If you're in the UK with eyes on a new cellular iPad Air or iPad mini, the decision on which carrier to go with is more difficult than ever. This time around 4G LTE is a factor, with three of the four big carriers having recently flipped the switch, with one more to come before the end of the year. As such, getting the most bang for your buck while accessing this superfast mobile data on your new iPad is likely top of the agenda. But it doesn't end there.

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Three vs O2 vs EE vs Vodafone: Which UK iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c carrier should you get?

2013 iPhone buyers guide: How to choose between Three, O2, EE, Vodafone or alternatives such as Virgin Media or GiffGaff for your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c!

If you're in the U.K, choosing a carrier for your new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s is a little tougher than last year. 12 months ago the iPhone 5 launched as the first LTE enabled iPhone, and better yet, the UK was getting it. If you call getting it buying a phone at launch on the promise that it would work on one carrier once they flipped the switch later in the year. This time around things are very, very different.

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