After last month’s report on Apple’s record breaking final quarter of 2014, analysis of the manufacturer’s market distribution has revealed that iOS is getting very close to equalling Android’s dominance in the UK. Continue reading
The UK Government announced this week that it has secured a “landmark deal for UK mobile phone users” with the big four mobile networks to increase mobile network coverage across the UK.
Vodafone, O2, EE and Three have all signed up to invest £5bn into mobile coverage so as to reduce the number of partial “not-spots” by at least half.
Partial not-spots are areas that have some coverage but not with all the networks, resulting in some users having no coverage at all. Continue reading
BlackBerry yesterday announced the release of a new handset that merges design of their classic smartphones with the improved features of BlackBerry 10.
When the first BlackBerry 10 handsets launched, not only was the software a huge change for historic users, but also the familiar keys had gone; the trackpad, BlackBerry menu button and back button. For some users, these distinguished features were greatly missed. Continue reading
The service comes as part of a £2 million investment to extend network coverage on both sides of the channel.
Vodafone UK currently have 2G and 3G coverage in the Eurotunnel and are working on introducing 4G in due course, although no date has yet been confirmed.
In a Keynote address on Tuesday night, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple’s next generation smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, calling them “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”.
Both handsets will feature next-generation Retina displays, with the iPhone 6 sporting 1334 x 750 pixels, and the iPhone 6 Plus having a full 1080 HD resolution as well as a pixel density of 401ppi. Both handsets are bigger than the current iPhone 5, which has a 4” screen; the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7” screen and the iPhone 6 Plus a 5.5” screen. On the flip side both will be thinner (iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm and the iPhone 6 Plus, 7.1mm).
Vodafone are experiencing an outage that is affecting Voice, SMS and Voicemail services. End users may be unable to make or receive calls, send or receive SMS messages as well as retrieve/listen to voicemail messages.
It appears this issue was raised at 14.50 today and Vodafone are investigating the fault as a P1 Critical priority and apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing.
Update: At 7pm, Vodafone have advised they’re still working on fixing this intermittent issue and have stated it’s their highest priority to sort this out for the affected customers.
Update: At 8pm, Vodafone advised they’re continuing to work on the intermittent issues that some customers have been experiencing this afternoon and that they are making progress. Until the matter is resolved it will remain Vodafone’s highest priority and have thanked their customers for their patience whilst they tackle this issue.
Update: At 10.20pm, Vodafone have advised engineers are working to fix this as their highest priority and are restoring full service now. Vodafone will be continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure that all services remain stable.
Update: As at 17th January at 8am, Vodafone have advised that fixes were put in place last night, and they have been monitoring the situation. The issue is still being treated as a P1 Critical, their highest priority. A further update should be due in the next hour.
Update: At 9:40 am, Vodafone have advised, some customers were affected by intermittent issues yesterday, which may have prevented them from connecting some calls, using some data services and sending some texts. Their engineers worked to fix this as their highest priority and confirmed restoration of full service began at 9pm last night. Vodafone continued to closely monitor the network overnight and have seen it performing well.
Vodafone are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to those affected customers
Update: On Monday 20th of January, Vodafone advised the following:
The intermittent service that customers may have received last Thursday has been pinpointed as a connectivity issue on one of the nodes located within our Southampton MTX which caused a subsequent database corruption. Once root cause had been established we isolated the node in question and moved to restore full service across the network.
On Friday morning traffic across the network reached and exceeded normal levels without any issues.
This week, BlackBerry have officially revealed a new OS7 phone, the BlackBerry 9720. This is the first OS7 device launched in nearly 2 years.
Vodafone sent out a press release yesterday detailing the roll out of their 4G service: Vodafone Ultrafast 4G. The service will be launched in London on 29th August. 12 other cities will be connected before the end of the year – Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. Continue reading
Ofcom have reported that they will have finished retuning the last TV signals by tomorrow, 5 months ahead of schedule. This will make the 800MHz frequency range empty throughout the whole country and ready for the launch of 4G services. Continue reading
Ofcom have ruled that UK mobile network operators are now free to use their current 2G and 3G spectrums for 4G without having to formally apply to Ofcom for permission. Continue reading