European Commission rules against Three UK’s proposed merger with O2

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After BT acquired the UK’s largest network, EE, all eyes have been focused on whether CK Hutchison (owner of Three UK) would be allowed to buy O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. The question has been answered, and while it isn’t good news for the companies involved, it could be some welcome news for UK consumers. The European Commission has ruled against allowing the deal on the grounds that it would have reduced customer choice and likely seen prices increase. Read more

T-Mobile launching new round of deals for family plans

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If you are in the market for a family plan, T-Mobile is hoping to entice you to jump over to their network with a new Simple Choice family plan launching on May 11th. Consumers do have to sign up for at least four lines of service, but if they do they will get 6GB of LTE data on each line at a cost of $30 per line per month, or $120 per month for a family of four. Additional lines can be added for only $20 per month. Read more

[Deal] Grab the Huawei P9 for just £300 from Vodafone

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While the Huawei P9 launched just over a month ago at an event in London, the handset has only recently started shipping out to the people who placed pre-orders. The Huawei P9 has an official RRP of £449, but the UK carrier, GiffGaff, were offering it on Pay As You Go for as little as £369 last week. We thought that was pretty good at the time, but it’s actually possible to get the P9 even cheaper, for just £300 plus top-up in fact. Read more