18 August 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Our comparison table just got better


That’s right. The most detailed, up-to-date and comprehensive comparison of the UK’s mobile phone networks just got better.

We originally built our comparison table to help you work out which mobile network offers the best deal for you. We think that by giving you all the information, you’ll be able to choose the best value network for your specific needs and usage patterns. Many mobile networks advertise with misleading graphics that only quote some of their prices and even hide their costs from their websites – this puts all the relevant costs in one place.

We were the first and, despite being copied many times over the years, we still think we’re the best. To keep our comparison table up-to-date and relevant we’ve put a ton of work in over the last few weeks to manually check all the details and update tariffs and pricing. We also added dozens of new networks to the sample including Talkxtra, Wildlife Mobile, Econet, Kontakt Mobile, Lomo Mobile, Simple Call Mobile, Smart Pinoy and Talk Home Mobile. We now offer a total of 45 different tariffs to compare!

Other tweaks we’ve made include restyling the same to make room for a frequently-requested Voicemail column. Also, after working to make sure we’re the most up-to-date site on the web for UK mobile phone coverage maps and 4G signal figures, we updated all the coverage columns on the comparison table to the latest figures.

As a result, it’s the only network comparison chart that really includes everything. And to make life easier, we designed it so that you can sort any column in ascending or descending order so you can instantly see which networks have the best prices. This helps you save money in the simplest way possible.

To top it all off, we’re offering a colour-coded PDF of our table as a completely free download. This makes it really easy to see at-a-glance which networks offer the best value and it’s perfect for printing out to refer to.

As ever, we welcome your thoughts and comments. And if you notice anything that’s out of date or any inaccuracies please let us know. Thanks!

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04 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Tons of mobile coverage updates

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With the UK’s 4G rollout now in full swing, we’ve been kept busy making massive updates to our coverage comparison table. We have also been updating all the individual coverage pages for each network with the latest figures to ensure that everything is completely up-to-date.

The main networks have been increasing their 3G coverage over the last few years in order to meet Ofcom’s requirements. Sadly, other mobile network coverage websites haven’t been keeping up with these changes but we believe we’ve currently got the most accurate data listed in our tables.

We’ve also made substantial updates to our dedicated 4G coverage page as more and more towns, cities and airports have their 4G signals turned on. On this page of our site, you can see all the coverage figures in one place and also check which virtual networks have activated their 4G services. We’re also maintaining a list of the frequencies each network is using for their 4G connectivity.

Finally, we’ve gone to a lot of effort to add details for more networks to our coverage section. We now have individual coverage pages and UK mobile signal coverage maps for – count ’em! – 43 UK mobile networks! We believe this is the most comprehensive list of coverage figures anywhere on the web. The new networks we’ve added include Donate Mobile, Allpay Mobile, Banana Mobile, C Mobile, The Co-operative Mobile, Freedomtalk Mobile, RSPCA Mobile, Talkxtra Mobile, Wildlife Mobile, Econet, Kontakt Mobile, Lomo Mobile, Simple Call Mobile, Smart Pinoy and Talk Home Mobile.

As ever, please let us know what you think and if you have any ideas for improvements. And definitely drop us a comment if you notice anything that’s out of date or any inaccuracies or discrepancies and we’ll sort it out to make sure we stay the most detailed and up-to-date resource online for UK mobile coverage.

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13 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

New reviews and 4G coverage

New handset review: Zopo ZP980

zopo zp980We’ve been hard at work out the last few weeks and is much new content to the site as possible. One thing that many of our users requested, is to have more high-quality and extremely detailed reviews of mobile phone handsets. While these are very time consuming to do well, so far we have published three handset reviews, two of which also have in-depth video reviews posted on our new YouTube channel which we strongly encourage you to check out 🙂

Up till now, due to popular demand, we have been focusing on Chinese phones made by manufacturers such as Lenovo and Zopo. While these models aren’t yet available on UK high street, they are becoming increasingly popular choices in this country and we think are some of the best value options for money currently available. We are also one of the few English language websites we are aware of that are taking the time to look into these types of phone and we hope to continue to lead the way in making useful information more available about them.

Our latest review and currently our high-scoring handset is the Zopo ZP980. It’s a quad core phone with 1 GB of RAM and it is running Android Jelly Bean. It also has a full HD 5-inch screen and 13 megapixel main camera as well as an 8 megapixel front-facing camera. If you want to know more, we encourage you to check out the full review (especially the video).

Furthermore, if you have any suggestions for the next handset for us to review whether it is a Chinese phone or more standard choice, please leave your picks in the comments below.

Latest 4G coverage updates

4g mobileIn other news, 4G is finally starting to take off in the UK. At last, after much faffing about, consumers have a real choice between network providers high-speed mobile Internet access. However, as public access to this technology is still bleedinh-edge new, the geographic availability of coverage is changing incredibly rapidly.

Because of this, we’ve put together a new page dedicated only to 4G mobile coverage. This will keep track with most up-to-date information about the roll-out of 4G services from all of the mobile networks. We aim to make this a one-stop shop which will allow you find out all you need to know to make an informed decision about which 4G service to go for.

At the moment, we’ve got for information about all the current network providers offering 4G services as well as the frequencies they use and the rough percentage of the UK population that is currently covered by their 4G signal. We also have a full run down of the specific towns, cities, regions and general areas where 4G signal is available from each mobile network.

As things progress, we hope to keep this completely up-to-date and we will even cover the roll-out of 4G services on virtual networks when it becomes available. Please go and check it out now to see the full list of information. As ever, we would be really grateful if you could help out by putting out any inaccuracies you might find as new details get released 🙂

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