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It’s Official! Virgin Media O2 launched on 1 June 2021. They are the corporate brand of the 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA, and are one of the UK’s largest businesses combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely-available broadband speeds. Representing the…
LG has officially stopped making phones, according to an official press release earlier this month. It was only in January at CES2021 that LG stole the show with a teaser trailer for a Rollable smartphone, however this seems very unlikely to happen now, leaving many tech enthusiasts disappointed. But the news isn’t all bad, as…
A year on from Lockdown number one A lot has changed for everyone in the last 12 months, how we live, how we shop, how we entertain ourselves, how we interact with each other, and how we communicate. The thing that has impacted us most as a businesses though, is the way we all work,…
Darren Cook from Triangle Services and Dave Gedney from Fargro were asked the same questions about how Cellular Solutions fixed line team helped our customers during the pandemic and lockdowns. https://www.cellularsol.co.uk/wp-cont… Their responses show that we really do have the best solutions for your business.
Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. As part of Mobile UK’s #5GCheckTheFacts campaign there is now a plethora of materials available to local authorities that provide insight into the benefits of 5G, and help dispel the misinformation about the technology’s impact on health.…
2020 was a tough year for us all, there’s no doubt about that, with the lockdowns and pandemic effecting everyone everywhere. During 2020, UK Charities lost a large percentage of their annual income via fundraising events that could no longer go ahead, and charity shops being closed for most of the year. For much of…
Hello; Happy new year. As we start 2021 in a further lockdown, I just wanted to let you know, that we at Cellular Solutions continue to operate ‘business as usual’, and are here to help and support you and your business as needed. Our teams have been working from home in various capacities since March…
Plans for 5G signals to be beamed to the public from the sky above via drones have been announced by two UK firms. They want to use pilotless drone aircraft equipped with powerful 5G antenna. The idea is that the aircraft, powered by an emission-free hydrogen fuel cell, would remain airborne for up to nine…
This Easter bank holiday weekend is not the one any of us had planned when the year started, however it is here, and it is one that all of us, apart from the amazing keyworkers, will be spending indoors. So, to help you enjoy your four-day weekend to the max, we have compiled a list…
With the all the great news around at the moment about the marvels of 5G and how it’s already going live in some cities across the UK, we thought we’d provide a list of 5g ready handsets you can already get your hands on in preparation for when your town gets 5g switched on!
In case you missed any of our social media updates last week, I wanted to let you know that we successfully completed stage 5 of our “Cycle to the South of France for Charity” ride across France. YAY!
You may know it as BYOD, or you may know it by its full name – Bring Your Own Device – either way it’s becoming an increasing trend as employees prefer to use their latest gadget packed toy for work, and employers believe this is a cheaper option. Whilst it can be a perfectly manageable option for some businesses, there are some pretty big things you need to consider before deciding if it’s suitable for yours.
A little while ago, an elite work force was sent from Cellular Solutions to the Chestnut Tree House to do some manual labour in the gardens there.
Many businesses in the financial industry will need to start recording and storing phone calls, both landline and mobile, where the call relates to “the reception, transmission and execution of orders, or dealing on own account”
You may remember a few weeks ago there was quite a big, and kind of alarming, news story about a malicious ransomeware attack which affected a large percentage of the NHS as well as other organisations.
When I left you last week reader, our courageous riders were still in France tackling the hills and heat and rain….well I am pleased to report they all made it back in one piece, albeit tired pieces.
As you may or may not be aware, the Cellular Solutions family is currently in the throes of the 4th leg of their “Cellular Solutions Cycle to the South of France for Charity” adventure, and this year is the biggest one yet in the way of fundraising and crazy charity shenanigans!
From June the 15th ‘Roam like at home’ in the EU comes into effect for EU mobile phone users. This means that you can use your mobile tariff’s calls and texts allowances like you would in your home country. This is the final step in a process that started over 10 years ago.
Way back in June 2007, whilst on our first O2 sponsored charity bike ride from Shoreham to Guildford and back again, the Managing Director and founder of Cellular Solutions, Damian Mottram, decided it had gone so well we’d do it again.
Just to let you know that over the Christmas and New Year Holidays our opening hours will be as follows.
Apple has conceded that certain models of the popular smartphone have issues with batteries and have offered free battery replacements.
Vodafone calls out BT’s latest technology as breaching the strict conditions set out by Ofcom allowing Openreach to stay under BT’s control.
Tested by one of the world’s leading independent mobile network testing companies P3, Vodafone has been announced as having the best performing network in London.
On the 17th of October seventeen Cellular Solutions staff trekked across the South Downs National Park of Sussex to raise money for local charities.
Heralded as techs biggest kept secret the One Plus 3 is the next smartphone flagship for discerning business.
Vodafone UK has become the first telecommunications company to secure the TPS Assured accreditation after recently announcing they are blocking nuisance call automatically at the network level.
The latest iteration of Apples iPhone operating system iOS 10 has had reported issues leading to some users claiming it “bricked” their phone, and advice caution updating.
Descending 12,000 feet in just over four minutes Natalie from Cellular Solutions Marketing department raised over £1000 for charity.
Our sincerest condolences extend to all who are affected by the Italian earthquakes that shook the nation over the weekend.
Bringing another industry first to the UK, Vodafone are now removing all line rental costs for their home broadband service users.
UK Business owners are invited to express their views on Openreach as Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) unite.
In light of the recent world events Vodafone has expressed condolences and offers credit for all UK customers affected.
With 4G roaming now available in over 100 countries worldwide Vodafone are keeping your Business Ready no matter where you are.
Join the excitement for the Rio 2016 Olympics with O2 doubling their Worldwide Bolt-On Data allowance.
In light of the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul, Vodafone UK is offering customers free communications for all affected customers.
Local members of the Hove BNI united to brave the perilous waters of a Chichester lake in nothing more than a bathtub and four barrels held together with wood and rope!
This week O2 was awarded the prestigious Mobile Industry Awards “Best Business Network” for 2016!
The team at Cellular Solutions in Hove got wiggy with it this Wednesday the 25th of May for children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent.
The long awaited contactless payment service has launched a year after it was initially released in the US.
As predicted by many in the industry, it was formally announced yesterday that Three cannot purchase O2 UK from Telefonica.
Getting stuck into the corporate volunteer day at the Chestnut Tree House a dedicated team of staff members tended to the gardens of Sussex’s only children’s hospice.
In a damming statement to the European Commission the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expressed “Serious concerns” about merger.
In a world first, Vodafone will being harnessing their technology to assist in the conservation of harbour seals.
Following the horrific events in Brussels, Belgium Vodafone have published a press release assuring customers that they need not worry about costs at this troubled time.
Repeating the incredible feat of 2015 Cellular Solutions has retained both of the O2 excellence awards.
As the Prime Minster David Cameron promises new mast laws to boost broadband and eliminate rural ‘notspots’ BT considers you turn on their stance regarding FTTP in a bid to keep their control of Openreach.
Taking the lead for the first time from personal computers, smartphones now account for 60% of mobile malware.
Revealed in the 2016 NowSecure Mobile Security Report a quarter of all mobile apps have at least one high-risk security flaw, with business apps three times more likely to leak login credentials than the average app.
In their report Flexible: Friend or Foe? Businesses from all over the world overwhelmingly believed performance had been enhanced through the adoption of flexible working.
Despite having already benefited from substantial network investment in recent years, the resulting dramatic shift in consumer data consumption has prompted Vodafone to announce further major investment.
Following the terrible events in France Vodafone released a statement assuring customers they will not face additional phone costs throughout the fraught period.
Stating simply “We want to help” O2 has announced that they are making all calls and texts from Sharm el-Sheikh back to the UK zero rated.
Bring employee benefits to your workplace with O2 Open.
In their submission to Ofcom for their once a decade digital communications review Vodafone have argued that to combat discrimination and improve investment for consumer benefits BT must be structurally separated from Openreach.
With the latest iteration of the Apple software, iOS9 came a feature designed to boost your Wi-Fi through your mobile connectivity. If unchecked, however, could drain your data or even lead to excessive out of bundle data usage charges.
Following on from the success of their Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme Vodafone have partnered with specialist advisors Pub in the Hub to help rejuvenate rural pubs using the same groundbreaking technology.
On the 25th of September Cellular Solutions joined in with the world’s biggest coffee morning raising £235.66 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In a unique collaboration, the NSPCC and O2 have launched a new online safety helpline aimed in supporting adults in gaining the skills they need to keep children safe online.
Constantly developing technology to minimise signal not-spots Wi-Fi Calling from Vodafone will now seamlessly enable customers to make and receive calls in areas of no signal.
Ofcom the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries has over 95% of their staff contracts with O2.
O2 are giving away 50,000 Official England Rugby shirts worth over £3-million pounds to fans to show the England Rugby Team our support and give them that extra 10% in the match.
O2 have been rolling out HD (High Definition) Voice for free to all compatible customers alongside the launch of the UK’s first intelligent network upgrade; enabling their network to respond instantly to consumer behaviours.
In a statement from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport; the Government celebrated the continued success of the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) superfast broadband rollout.
Vodafone broke into the consumer broadband market with aplomb not only offering great broadband speeds but launching a market leading innovative device for their users.
O2 Business announced that Cellular Solutions has won both the Customer and Digital Excellence Awards, being one of only eleven partner’s country wide to be awarded both the prestigious awards in their first year of running.
As part of their package of initiatives to help protect UK businesses from Cyber attacks the voucher scheme targeted for small and medium businesses aims to increase their resilience in the digital age.
Whilst small to medium enterprises account for 99% of all UK Businesses shockingly 30% were found by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to still not have an online presence! Vodafone is hoping to combat this with the launch of a trial series of digital skills workshops in London and Leeds.
No longer will consumers be faced with “confusing” processes to change broadband providers under new Ofcom regulations.
Vodafone UK has announced a major network investment across Basingstoke and Swindon, bringing stronger indoor and outdoor coverage and mobile internet services across its 3G and 4G networks. The multi-million pound investment across the town will extend 3G and 4G mobile coverage to more than 98% of Swindon and Basingstoke’s population.
In an announcement earlier this month, Ofcom approved the application for a national three-digit number to be used in emergencies to contact electrical companies.
In light of the heart-wrenching events that took place in Tunisia on Friday the 26th June, both our channel partners O2 and Vodafone have pledged to reimburse any additional costs incurred by customers whilst contacting friends or family.
Starting on 3rd June, eleven colleagues from cellular solutions will embark upon the most ambitious leg of the charity bike ride to the south of France yet attempted. Covering a staggering 260km in three days (which is almost the same as three back to back London to Brighton’s) they start in Orleans Thursday, facing a gruelling 70mile first day they finish eventually on Saturday in Poitiers.
The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has issued new regulations pertaining to the price of calling non-geographic numbers.
New Research, sponsored by Cellular Solutions, suggests Lessons for Telecoms as the So-Called ‘Digital Natives’ of Generation Y Come of Age.
Vodafone have announced the roll out of 4G coverage of Pontypridd in South Wales, establishing a landmark 500 communities connected to their superfast mobile broadband. This achievement is announced less than three months after the 400th community in Bridgend was celebrated. With this latest success Vodafone are now estimated to offer 4G to 65% of UK premises.
Last week ten Cellular Solutions staff volunteered to donate a day’s labour for the Chestnut Tree House Hospice and what a labour of love it was. The task was to clear the main drainage ditch that runs just outside of the grounds. This work was particularly essential, as the Chestnut Tree House is separate from the mains system and onsite drainage is top priority to prevent flooding.
Priority moments become just that with in this industry first deal allowing O2 subscribers exclusive access to ten top Channel4 series for a full 48 hours before they air to the general public. Shows will include such favourites as Made In Chelsea, Peep Show, Gadget Man and Fresh Meat.
Skype has been connecting people together from across the world since 2003 and yesterday Microsoft announced it will be bringing the revolutionary product to Office 365 with Skype for business.
Vodafone place a £1 billion investment in its UK network and services this year and look to rollout new technologies.
The proposed merger would draw BT from the triple-play market firmly into the Quad play market but questions have been asked however about the impact this would have on service, pricing, consumers and most importantly investment in network infrastructure.
Last week, in time for international women’s day, Vodafone announced its ground breaking global maternity policy which saw them hailed as pioneers of new mothers worldwide. The company itself was swift to point out that a solid foundation of pragmatism lay at the bottom of the initiative.
Cellular Solutions very own baking challenge raises £176.46 for charity.
Only one baker could rise to be the winner in the Cellular Solutions bake off and competition was hot! Eight budding bakers competed, not only for bragging rights as Cellular Solutions’ bake off winner 2015, but to raise money for Kevin’s Brain Cancer Treatment Fund.
O2’s 4G network now covers 369 towns and cities with 48.2% indoor population coverage and over 59% outdoor population coverage.
Long favoured as a quick and expressive way of communicating, often to amusing effect, many people using have been caught unawares of the potential costs of sending emoji’s and emoticons.
At Cellular Solutions we are really proud of the work we do in the community and for charity. It’s a great point of bonding for all of our staff and a great way for us all to keep an eye on the important things in life.
O2 extends 4G coverage to Northampton, Cambridge and Dundee amongst others.
O2’s 4G network now covers 357 towns and cities and currently has 47% indoor population coverage and over 58% outdoor population coverage.
With a record number of start-ups registered in 2014 Luke Johnson, Chairman of the Centre for Entrepreneurs, recently pointed out that, “Starting a business is easier, quicker and cheaper than ever thanks to new technology.”
Technology moves fast and updating handsets is an important part of enabling employees to do more and more of what makes your business tick without the need for them to be at a desk.
When the first mobile phone call was made on New Year’s day 1985 the ‘mobile’ required its own battery pack and corded handset that weighed 5kg and cost the equivalent of £5,000, which was enough to start up a new business at the time! Now however, flexible working means many people are able to run their businesses from smartphones thinner than a pen and costing a fraction of the former price.
The way that customers call non geographic numbers is changing due to new Ofcom regulations. The services that consumers receive when calling non geographic numbers beginning 050,08,09,116 and 118 has been reviewed by Ofcom and they have implemented a number of significant changes to take effect from the 26th June 2015.
From all of us at Cellular Solutions we hope you have a joyous holiday season and success throughout the new year.
To create a truly mobile healthcare team, 245 nursing staff have been equipped with mobile devices that will enable greater care for people in the community. Accessing information using Vodafone’s data network, the new system ensures that the most up-to-date patient information is displayed and provides a greater standard of care.
Vodafone has successfully implemented its first Rural Open Sure Signal programme in the idyllic Cotswold town of Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire.
NOW TV Entertainment is joining in with Sky Sports Mobile TV and Spotify Premium in Vodafone’s entertainment options attached to their Red 4G tarriffs, giving anyone who signs up to Vodafone Red 4G access to 13 of the UK’s best paid TV channels as well as a huge catalogue of TV box sets.
As part of their continued investment in their network services O2 have signed a 15 year deal with the Zayo Group to build and manage a fully resistant core fibre network throughout the UK.
In the first of a series of developments around its 4G services, Vodafone has announced that their customers can now take advantage of the largest ultrafast 4G roaming network. Customers that are on 4G tariffs with compatible devices will be able to experience faster connectivity in 23 countries worldwide, as listed below.
With the right business apps you can work anywhere, get more done, and make better use of your time. O2 have hand-picked a selection of apps that they think are the very best to help you work smarter and more effectively, with benefits you can see immediately. Here is why O2 thinks they are the best.
A free year of Evernote Premium with O2
We like to offer our business customers extra value and things that make life easier. So with O2 we’re giving all business customers one year’s subscription to Evernote Premium for free, if you activate the offer by the 24th October.
The gruelling 16KM walk over the South Downs was completed by all 14 staff members who tackled it together to raise money for six charities that have causes very close to their hearts.
The first handset designed and produced by Amazon with features unlike any other handsets in the market is coming to O2. The Telecomms giant has said that securing the Amazon Fire exclusively is a part of its continued commitment to being the home for connected devices.
‘Exceptionally clear’ phone calls between Vodafone customers are the latest step in Vodafone’s campaign to improve and expand their services across the UK.
Openreach, a subsidiary of BT Group, who have been supplying the Ethernet Access Direct to UK communications providers since 2009 will now use a range of products to support the digital networking needs of the business sector from networking giant Ciena.
Ofcom has announced that from October 1st people in the Brighton dialling code area (01273) will need to dial the area code as well as the number they are calling in order to be connected to a number in the same area.
Allowing businesses to upgrade their internet connectivity, for example you could; upgrade your ADSL line to Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and benefit from 80mbps download speeds and 20mbps upload speeds, or upgrade from FTTC you could install a company dedicated internet lease line with up to 1 gigabit download speeds.
Small and medium sized hotels are at risk of losing repeat bookings and being less appealing to business users if they underestimate the importance of a good WiFi internet connection according to a study by Netgear.
4G has expanded the horizons of workforces everywhere; enabling the discovery of new and dynamic ways of working that are more effective, responsive and collaborative, wherever your colleagues may be.
Now, if your phone is 4G enabled, that little 4G symbol should be showing up more when you are out and about.
Seven Cellular Solutions staff gave up their time to move six tonnes of gravel and hardcore to complete a bordered garden path for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
Eurotunnel to mark its 20th Anniversary with a tech upgrade