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O2 launches O2 Extras

O2 has today launched 'O2 extras', enabling customers to choose from a broad range of digital perks. With O2 extras, customers can take customisation further by choosing Amazon Prime Video and getting access to a range of top films and Amazon Original TV shows like The Grand Tour, Good Omens, The Boys and exclusive Premier League matches in December; or choosing Amazon Music to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free ; or choosing the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original podcasts with…

EE switches on 5G in Glasgow and Hamilton

Glasgow and Hamilton are the latest places to receive a 5G network from EE. 5G technology is the next generation of mobile network and is expected to offer internet speeds several times faster than that of current-generation 4G. 

Microsoft Surface Pro X with 4G exclusive to O2 in UK

Microsoft’s new 4G, 2-in-1 laptop, the Surface Pro X, is now available on O2 as a UK network operator exclusive on custom plans from today. The Surface Pro X is a premium, lightweight and ultra-thin device that features a beautiful edge-to-edge 13” PixelSense OLED touchscreen display and Windows 10.

Huawei Promo Video angers some BBC Journalists

The BBC has produced a promotional video for Huawei, which has angered some BBC journalists. The video, titled “The Real Story of Huawei,” features Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei describing how the company grew from a small company into a global smartphone and telecoms giant.

Huawei nova 5T now available in UK

The European version of the Huawei nova 5T is now available in the UK. The nova 5T is the first Huawei phone available in the UK with a hole punch display à la Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series. The device boasts a 6.26-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution.

Virgin Mobile switching from BT to Vodafone

Virgin Media is ditching the EE mobile network (BT) when its contract expires and will move its three million-plus mobile customers to Vodafone. A five year has been agreed between Virgin and Vodafone and extends until 2026. Virgin Media will have access to the full range of Vodafone technology and services, including 5G. Indeed, Virgin Media 5G will be powered by Vodafone even before the present deal with BT expires.

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G now available from O2

O2 is finally carrying the Huawei Mate X 5G, available on O2 custom plans from today. The 5G phone is available to order on 5G plans ranging from £46.03 per month to £64.03 per month.  All plans come with a £30 upfront cost. 

O2 launches new Pay-As-You-Go Bundles

O2 has launched a new range of Pay-As-You-Go Bundles, which include unlimited calls and texts as standard but require you to top-up every month in order to get the allowance. The bundles include O2 Priority, (with unique member benefits and discounts).

Huawei 5G decision postponed by UK Government

The decision on whether to allow Huawei to play a role in constructing the UK’s 5G network has been delayed until after the general election. Outgoing culture secretary, Nicky Morgan, confirmed the decision would now be made after the general election on 12 December.

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