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BT Just killed the phone box

If you’re of a certain age (cough), phone boxes hold a special place in your heart. For some it was perhaps the only access to a phone you had, for others it was simply sheltering out of the rain. There are many reasons to remember the street side communications hub, but unfortunately BT just killed the phone box.

Just a few weeks after their 80th birthday, BT announced they will be ripping out hundreds phone boxes. In their place, BT are deploying “Links“. These are kiosks which offer superfast WiFi and phone chargers, subsidised by advertising revenue. At least 750 will be installed all across London in the next year, and rolling out to the whole country in an undetermined amount of time.

BT Just killed the phone box

BT chief executive for wholesale and ventures Gerry McQuade was understandably excited to see a major upgrade of the ageing phone box. Seeing London as the perfect environment to start their venture. Adding that BT ..

..will be rolling out many more Links to the other great cities across the UK over the coming months as we look to transform the look and functionality of our public payphone.

We’re evolving the phone box to make it relevant in the 21st century by offering people ultrafast wi-fi and a range of digital and information services entirely for free – BT chief executive for wholesale and ventures Gerry McQuade

Each BT Link will feature a touchscreen for looking up maps, directions and other local information. There’s also USB ports for charging all of your devices while on the go. Those passing, or no doubt loitering around a BT Link, will be able to access free ultrafast WiFi. You can also get free calls to landlines and other mobiles. All in all, a pretty good deal, so expect them to become the new kids meeting place!

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  • T-Mobile’s new ONE add-ons bring unlimited LTE tethering, daily HD passes & more

    When T-Mobile announced its upcoming ONE service that’ll give all customers “unlimited” 4G LTE data, eagled-eyed readers discovered in the fine print that mobile tethering is limited to sluggish 2G speeds, with 5GB of 4G LTE tethering sold as a $15 add-on. Today, the carrier clarified that ONE would include unlimited tethering at 3G speeds at no additional cost after all while unveiling...


    T-Mobile wants to put a mini LTE tower in your home

    John Legere introduces T-Mobile's LTE CellSpot

    T-Mobile has done a fair amount to get LTE into every nook and cranny of its coverage map, but that doesn't matter much if there's still a cellular dead zone in your home or office. You might not have that issue from now on, though. The Magenta network is launching a 4G LTE CellSpot that promises full-fledged LTE calling and data -- you're not making do with 3G here. You only need an LTE-capable phone and a broadband internet connection to fill in those gaps.

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    Get this MiFi LTE hotspot and one year of premium service at 77% off


    Take the guesswork and high cost out of premium mobile internet access with a high-speed LTE wireless hotspot with a year service from FreedomPop, now available  for 77% off. With the certified pre-owned MiFi 500 LTE Hotspot, MiFi’s advanced technology and fast connectivity arrives at an incredibly affordable price.

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    Virgin Media’s free WiFi app finally comes to iOS

    WiFi Buddy iOS App

    One of the perks of being a Virgin Media customer is gaining access to the company's suite of mobile apps. They let you make landline calls and watch TV on your smartphone, but also connect to thousands of free WiFi hotspots all over the UK. Unfortunately for iOS users, WiFi Buddy, the provider's dedicated wireless app, has been Android-only since launch. That's now changing after Virgin Media finally deemed Apple fans worthy of free WiFi and has made the app available on the App Store too. Once installed, you'll get access to over 22,000 The Cloud hotspots (thanks to Virgin Media's deal with Sky) in places like Marks & Spencer, Wetherspoon, WH Smith, Pret A Manger, Greggs and other popular locations -- useful, if you're trying to save your mobile allowance or you find yourself in an area with poor signal.

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    CES 2015: AT&T unveils LTE case for Wi-Fi iPads

    AT&T Modio Smartcase

    If you ever wanted to buy a cellular iPad but couldn’t wrap your head around forking out an extra $130 for LTE functionality, AT&T has you covered.

    Here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the #2 U.S. wireless carrier announced a new case that gives Wi-Fi-only iPads the ability to connect to its high-speed 4G LTE network.

    It’s basically a case with an integrated mobile LTE hotspot and it’s available in several editions, including versions for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, as well as all three generations of the iPad mini.... Read the rest of this post here

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    How to use Instant Hotspot on the Mac

    Instant Hotspot iOS 8 Yosemite

    Instant Hotspot is a great new feature that allows you to connect to your iPhone’s Hotspot for instant Internet access with zero configuration. As long as your Mac running OS X Yosemite and iPhone running iOS 8 are connected to the same iCloud account, and both devices have Bluetooth enabled, you can quickly tap into your iPhone’s Internet connection from your Mac.... Read the rest of this post here

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    The 25 best new features of iOS 8

    iPhone 6 sensors barometer accelerometer gyroscope

    Admittedly, the myriad of new and useful capabilities that Apple’s just-released iOS 8 brings to your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are going to prove hugely popular with mainstream users, to say the least. With iOS 8, Apple is appeasing harsh critics who’d frequently point out that Android is capable of things iOS cannot do, and then some more.

    iOS 8 opens up Apple’s mobile operating system to third-party development to a much greater extent than ever before. And stemming from relaxed policies, iOS 8 boosts on-the-go productivity with deeper inter-app sharing while implementing some of the features our Android friends have grown accustomed to, but in a typical hassle-free Apple fashion, things like third-party keyboards, custom actions, photo editing extensions within the context of Photos and Camera apps and way more.

    And though evolutionary rather than revolutionary, we have no doubt in our minds that iOS 8 is going to significantly improve the functionality of Apple’s mobile platform, and perhaps even give some folks less reasons to jailbreak.

    To celebrate today’s release of the free iOS 8 software update, we proudly present you this detailed overview of more than two dozen iOS 8 features we think you’re going to fall in love with at first sight.... Read the rest of this post here

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    Why T-Mobile wants to give you a wireless router for free

    T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling

    If you're a T-Mobile customer, your company just gave you a very unexpected gift at yesterday's UnCarrier event: a wireless router. Yes, a fully functioning, magenta-branded, ASUS-built router, which can do essentially everything your current router can do -- and if yours is old, this will likely do even more. The device, which would cost roughly $200 if you purchased it on Amazon without T-Mobile's tweaks, only requires a $25 deposit, which gets returned to you once you're done using it. The company is going all-in on its commitment to providing every subscriber and every carrier-branded smartphone with free WiFi calling, and the router -- called the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot -- is the icing on the cake. But, you may ask, why is this a thing that's happening in the year 2014, especially when most of us already have access to a router (and thus, WiFi calling) nearly everywhere we go?

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