Vodafone announces the 8-inch Tab speed 6 with 4G connectivity for just £125

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One of the great things about using a 4G equipped tablet is the sense of freedom it gives you when you are out and about; being able to browse or stream content without using up your smartphone’s data allowance while tethering. In the past, buying a tablet equipped with a SIM slot meant having to pay a premium for the privilege, but these days there are cheaper options, one of which is the Vodafone‘s Tab speed 6 tablet (4G) that was announced earlier today.  Read more

Vodafone UK now rolling out Wi-Fi calling update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Vodafone UK has started pushing out a rather unexpected update to all its carrier-branded models of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in the United Kingdom. This upgrade carries support for the operator’s fairly new Wi-Fi calling service, which authorizes users to place calls via the Internet when they have no cellular signal without incurring any extra charges.

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Sainsbury’s announces its mobile network will close on January 15 next year

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Some bad news for UK consumers today as Sainsbury’s announced the closure of its Mobile network, saying that the service shut down on January 15th next year in a statement posted on its website. Mobile by Sainsbury’s operates as an MVNO, piggybacking off the Vodafone network, and it’s thought that negotiations between the supermarket chain and Vodafone broke down for some reason, leading to the announcement. It has previously been rumoured that Vodafone intends on exiting the MVNO market altogether.

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Vodafone’s Call+ service lets you share text and images during a call

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It’s only a few days since Vodafone announced it was bringing WiFi Calling to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge+ devices in the UK later this year, but now the UK carrier has also announced the Vodafone Call+ and Message+ service. It uses the same Rich Communications Services (RCS) that Google talked about earlier this week, allowing users to share more than just their voice during a call, we have more details after the break.

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Qualcomm agrees to sell UK spectrum to Vodafone and H3G

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Qualcomm has announced that they have reached two separate deals to sell UK L-Band spectrum to Vodafone and Hutchinson 3G (H3G). Each of the buyers has agreed to purchase a 20 MHz block of the total 40 MHz of L-Band spectrum that Qualcomm owns. Terms of the deals have not been announced and both transactions are subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

L-Band spectrum in the European Union is targeted at providing Supplemental Downlink (SDL) service for Mobile Network Operators. SDL can help them meet demand for downlink-centric services like streaming video on-demand over the cellular network.

source: Qualcomm (PR)

Vodafone UK now offers Pay-Monthly upgrades for its SIM-only subscribers

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An easy way to save money on your monthly outgoings is to take out a SIM-only contract, handy if you are content with the handset you currently use and aren’t tempted by the latest and greatest. But what happens if you take this path and a few months later decide you really want that LG G4 or Galaxy S6 smartphone? Vodafone has taken notice of such a likelihood, with customers now being able to take out a 12-month SIM-only plan that includes a flexible upgrade option to a Pay-Monthly plan.

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