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EU blocks Three's £10 billion takeover bid for Telefonica's O2

The EU has blocked the CK Hutchison - owner of Three UK - bid to take over Telefonica's O2 operations in the UK due to concerns that the merger would limit customer choice and increase prices.

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Which U.K. iPhone carrier and plan should you get?

If you're in the UK and you're thinking about picking up a new iPhone hopefully we can help you navigate the maze of prices and contracts to make the best choice for you!

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Three announces plans to block annoying adverts on the network

Three has announced plans to block annoying advertisements in the UK and Italy. The company aims to tackle "excessive and irrelevant mobile ads" by partnering up with Israel-based software company Shine.

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Three is the first UK mobile operator to sell the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been on sale for a number of months, but the wearable was nowhere to be found on the shelves at UK network stores. This has now changed with Three becoming the first UK mobile operator to sell the Apple Watch.

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Three UK ditching All-in-One 15 plan for pay as you go customers

Three UK has announced that it is ditching its All-in-One 15 plan for pay as you go customers, leaving its £20 as the cheapest option for unlimited data.

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Google reportedly looking to team up with carriers for free global roaming

Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchison Whampoa, owner of UK mobile operator Three, to allow consumers to use their smartphones abroad at no extra cost.

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Carphone Warehouse partners with Three to launch new network in the UK

Dixons Carphone, the owner of UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, has announced plans to launch a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Partnering with Three, which may soon merge with O2 should purchase talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica go head, Dixons itself will offer branded tariffs alongside contracts from major mobile operators in the UK.

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Three UK reportedly looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica

The company behind UK mobile operator Three, Hutchison Whampoa, is reportedly looking to purchase competitor O2, which is currently owned by Telefonica. The deal could be worth as much as $13.6 billion to Telefonica, who The Financial Times reports to have enlisted the aid of investment bank UBS to analyze available options, including partnership and flotation of the business.

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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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