Christmas 2020. Oh, what a year that was!

Each year I tend to sign off for a couple of days over Christmas to unwind. This year, for all of us, has been one to remember – and perhaps not for the right reasons. Things started off quite well at Coolsmartphone HQ. We’d put the final touches to the…

0 Comments

Starlink on test.

A few weeks ago even more Starlink satellites were launched. It’s part of an internet connectivity solution provided by the Elon Must SpaceX company. Even though space-delivered internet has been done before, the reduced height of the satellites means a faster and better experience. A recent batch of 60 more…

0 Comments

Now you can watch Hulu with friends.

If there’s one thing that 2020 has brought us, it’s isolation. Sitting at home, unable to enjoy all the things we’ve been so used to. Meeting with people, talking and shaking hands – it seems like such an alien thing now. Yes, having all these online services is great. We…

0 Comments

Liberty Global announce new Virgin TV 360 box

This looks similar to the existing Virgin Media V6 TV Box and indeed, it is. Although built by a different supplier, the hardware inside is broadly the same in the new Virgin TV 360 set top box. There’s also a new “Virgin TV 360 Mini” which is essentially the same…

0 Comments

Buying a phone without a contract – making it easier.

It’s Christmas, and mobile phones are high on a lot of gift lists. However, unless you’re going to take on the monthly payments and enter into a contract for someone else, it’s definitely quite an expensive gift. So how do you afford a phone and pay for it out-right? Well,…

0 Comments

5G …. from a plane!

You may have accidentally left your phone on during a flight and, if you’re a geek like me, you may have spotted that sometimes – for a brief moment – you get a mobile signal. Even 7 miles up, your phone can lock onto the odd network mast as you…

0 Comments

SMARTY – On test

Just a few days ago I ran out of data. Stuck in hospital, and with only a relatively slow WiFi connection, I’d basically nailed all my allowance and was a bit “stuck”. Luckily though, a lot of phones now have dual SIM trays, so – even if you don’t want…

0 Comments