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UK 4G bidders revealed: Vodafone, O2, Three & EE all want airwaves

UK 4G bidders revealed: Vodafone, O2, Three & EE all want airwaves

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced the seven bidders in the UK 4G spectrum auction, with the process itself set to kick off in January 2013 and networks potentially switching on midway through next year. Vodafone, Hutchinson 3G (aka Three), and Telefonica (aka O2), are all among the bidders, as well as Everything Everywhere which is currently the only UK network to offer commercial LTE service through its EE brand.

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HTC Windows Phone 8S now available on Three

HTC Windows Phone 8S now available on Three

While Americans won't be able to get their hands on HTC's Windows Phone 8S, it's at least coming to the UK. British carrier Three will be offering the new handset starting today, and you'll be able to order one online or in their bricks-and-mortar stores if you don't feel like waiting, although they are promising Monday delivery if you order online today.

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EC approves UK mobile wallet scheme despite Google complaints

EC approves UK mobile wallet scheme despite Google complaints

UK carriers Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone are unsurprisingly smug today, after the EC approved their collective mobile commerce plan despite objections from Google and others. The joint venture was announced back in June 2011, a partnership which would build the underlying infrastructure for sales, delivery and payment, but became the subject of a regulatory probe after Google and rival carrier Three objected.

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Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

We’ve seen schemes from the likes of FreedomPop which offer "free" mobile internet access, but a company in the UK called Samba is taking the idea one step further. It’s partnering with Three UK to provide 517MB of free internet access on iPads if users agree to watch two and a half minutes of commercials. It also requires a app to be installed on the iPad to keep track of internet usage and serve up the ads.

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Three Euro Internet Pass promises low-cost unlimited data roaming

Three Euro Internet Pass promises low-cost unlimited data roaming

UK carrier Three has bucked the sky-high international data roaming charges trend with its new Euro Internet Pass, offering unlimited data in most EU countries for £5 ($8) a day. The new add-on supports some of the most common holiday destinations - including France, Germany, Greece and Spain - though Three does warn that tethering isn't included in the deal.

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HTC One Series April 5 release: Best Deal Roundup

HTC One Series April 5 release: Best Deal Roundup

The HTC One X and One S made their European debut on Monday, impressing us here at SlashGear as well as reviewers across the internet. The phones are expected to ship from retailers tomorrow, and the UK carriers have announced their pricing plans for the handsets. We’ve rounded up all the necessary information, so head on past the jump if you’re interested in picking up either handset and want the best deal. Continue Reading

Carrier slashes new iPad price for data addicts

Carrier slashes new iPad price for data addicts

UK carrier Three is offering a new iPad for as little as £99 ($155), with new subsidies on the third-generation Apple tablet for those willing to eschew month-to-month data plans. Inking a two-year agreement nets you 15GB of data per month on Three's HSPA+ network, with a 16GB new iPad for £99 on a £29 ($45) per month plan or for £159 ($249) on £25 ($39) per month plan.

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Three rolling out DC-HSPA ahead of 4G LTE trials

Three rolling out DC-HSPA ahead of 4G LTE trials

Carrier Three has jumped on the 4G bandwagon, but unlike rival Everything Everywhere, it's using next-gen DC-HSPA rather than LTE. Borrowing the (confusing) nomenclature used by T-Mobile USA and AT&T in the US - calling HSPA+ "4G" despite it being a version of 3G standards - Three's new service will offer up to 42Mbps connections, in theory at least.

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Three Web Cube Review

Three Web Cube Review

Take the portability out of mobile broadband, and you're left with a plain old broadband connection, but what if your home or office doesn't get a high-speed hookup or you're only going to be around for a short chunk of the typical 12-24 month agreement? Carrier Three believes it has the answer with the Web Cube, in effect a mobile broadband router that can't go any further than an AC socket. In return, you get convenience, some degree of mobility and - every geek's favorite - blue LED lighting. But is a non-mobile mobile modem niche or nonsense? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Three Web Cube promises broadband for digital nomads

Three Web Cube promises broadband for digital nomads

UK carrier Three has answered the (perhaps unasked) question of what you call a mobile hotspot when it's not actually mobile: the Three Web Cube, packing a 3G HSPA+ connection into a fixed WiFi router. Promising plug-and-play simplicity, the box comes with a SIM pre-installed and a choice of tariffs with up to 15GB of data per month.

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Three WiFi Hub ZTE MF10 Review

Three WiFi Hub ZTE MF10 Review

With mobile data speeds matching - and in some case exceeding - traditional wired broadband connections, it's no surprise that data sticks have taken off in the past few years. Until now, the two most common options are a USB dongle, for getting a single device online, or a mobile hotspot, sharing a 3G/4G connection with a number of WiFi-tethered clients. Now UK carrier Three has launched the Three WiFi Hub (aka ZTE MF10), a compact, semi-portable way to share a USB modem's connection with multiple wireless and wired devices. Must-have addition to your gear bag or just a glossy paperweight; the full SlashGear review waits beyond the cut.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Giveaway!

Nokia Lumia 800 Giveaway!

The holidays are coming, and what better way to feel festive than winning a Nokia Lumia 800 courtesy of Three UK. The carrier has given us one of Nokia's flagship Windows Phones, running Mango on a 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and clad in a seamless polymer chassis, to hand over to one lucky SlashGear winner in the UK.

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