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Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to purchase O2 UK from Telefónica for £10.25 billion.

Talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica began in January of this year.

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Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion [updated]

Update: Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has officially confirmed that the company has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica over a potential purchase of O2.

Three UK, announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica, S.A. over a period of several weeks for the potential acquisition of Telefónica, S.A.'s UK subsidiary, O2 UK, for an indicative price in cash of £9.25 billion which would be paid at closing, and deferred upside interest sharing payments of up to a further £1 billion in the aggregate payable after the cumulative cash flow of the combined businesses of Hutchison 3G UK Limited and O2 UK has reached an agreed threshold.

Original story: We reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning.

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Three UK to provide free Wi-Fi on London Underground

Three UK has announced that it is partnering with Virgin Media to provide its customers with free access to Virgin's Wi-Fi network on the London Underground. Other carriers like EE, Vodafone and O2 have already made similar deals in the past.

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Three UK helping you protect your iPhone with 'Three Rescue'

UK mobile operator Three has launched a new insurance option for consumers – Three Rescue. Following a report shared by the network detailing how British smartphone owners place a value of over £1,000 on the contents of their handheld devices. The insurance starts from just £2 a month with full cover for stolen, lost or damaged smartphones.

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A first hands on with 4G from Three UK

For UK mobile consumers there is just one main network left to join the 4G party and that's Three. As most folk will be aware - EE, Vodafone and O2 have already launched LTE across Great Britain, although EE are clearly leading the way as they had a big head start. Let's have a look at how Three's nascent service compares.

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Three UK issues carrier update to iPhone owners to enable 4G LTE

Three UK is currently pushing out a carrier update to iPhone users that allows them to enable 4G LTE on an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s. Users should be prompted to update their carrier settings at some point, though you may find that you need to go to Settings > About in order to receive the prompt.

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Three UK abolishes U.S. roaming charges

Huge news this morning from Three UK, with the announcement of a raft of expansions to its roaming abolishing 'Feel at Home' program which now includes the United States. That means that Three customers heading Stateside can roam freely at no extra charge using their own UK allowance of calls, texts and data so keeping connected with home won't cost a penny extra.

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Three UK begins its 4G LTE roll out, slowly and quietly

The day many UK based iPhone owners is finally upon us, kind of. Three has begun the rollout of its fledgling 4G LTE network by way of a soft launch right now limited to just a few thousand customers in London. It will expand, but as Three confirmed to Android Central, there's a plan and a reason:

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Three UK announces iPad Air pricing, starts at £119 up front

In less than 24 hours, the first UK iPad Air customers will be walking out of stores across the land with their new hotness, but for those looking for something a little more subsidized, Three might have you covered. Leaving it almost as late as possible, the carrier has announced pricing for the iPad Air and associated data plans. If you're going subsidized, then you're looking at dropping at least £119 up front.

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Three UK finally announces iPhone 5s pricing, £99 upfront on a range of two-year contracts

Literally just as the iPhone 5s is about to go on sale, Three UK has finally announced confirmed pricing for Apple's latest and greatest handset on contract. The meat of it is that an iPhone 5s will cost you £99 up front, whether you go for the 16, 32 or 64GB model. All are available on contracts with unlimited data, and the variance in price will be dependent upon which size iPhone 5s you go for.

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