Vodafone http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/reviews en-GB Vodafone 4G is bringing the fight to EE and O2 on 29 August http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-4g-bringing-fight-ee-and-o2-29-august/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vodafone&#039;s launching its new super-fast network in London, with 12 more cities to follow by Christmas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vodafone-logo.jpg?1375886537" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Vodafone has announced that it's following in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/o2/o2-4g-will-bring-fight-ee-later-month/news" target="_blank">O2's footsteps</a> in challenging EE's head start in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-its-time-get-pumped-about-lte-advanced-4g/feature" target="_blank">UK 4G race</a>.</p> <p>Its Red 4G-ready plans will be available from 12 August, with the 4G switch being flicked in London on&nbsp;29 August.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 month SIM-only contracts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All 4G plans are in dark red (the standard 3G plans are in the lobster pink columns). 12-month SIM-only contract-hunters will probably be best off with the £26/month 4G-ready plan, which offers 2GB of data.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="645" height="207" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vodafone-12-month-sim-only.png?1375886537" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24-month contract (with 4G handset) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two years will nab you a shiny new phone for the prices above. We think the sweet spot is the&nbsp;£34/month option with 2GB data included.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="644" height="312" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vodafone-24-month.png?1375886537" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 month contract (with 4G handset) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>12-month contracts with handsets&nbsp;are pretty pricey, with 2GB of data coming in at £52/month.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="651" height="211" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vodafone-12-month-w-handset.png?1375886537" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How does Vodafone 4G compare to EE and O2? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EE's substantial head start and wider coverage certainly gives it an edge over its rivals. It's also upgraded its network infrastructure to increase the speeds of its 4G network, with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/o2/o2-4g-will-bring-fight-ee-later-month/news" target="_blank">O2 already admitting that it wouldn't be able to match EE's speeds at launch.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>We reached out to Vodafone for a comment on how its 4G network speeds will match up with its rivals and received this response:</p> <p>"...we have pledged to deliver INDOOR coverage to 98% of the UK population by 2015. We can do this because of the spectrum we bought in the 4G auction. We have twice as much low frequency spectrum than EE (which is not in fact using low frequency spectrum for its current service at all) and low frequency (800MHz) gives better indoor coverage than higher frequency spectrum".</p> <p>Of course the real test to cut through all the theory and numbers will be the speeds we get in general everyday use, so stay tuned for our impressions as more 4G services roll out.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-4g-bringing-fight-ee-and-o2-29-august/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-4g-bringing-fight-ee-and-o2-29-august/news#comments Smartphones Vodafone Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:31:22 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1425348 at http://www.stuff.tv Ditch your wallet now: NFC mobile payments explained http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/ditch-your-wallet-now-nfc-mobile-payments-explained/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still using a sliver of dead cow to hold a collection of shiny circles that you exchange for goods and services? Here&#039;s how to not do that any more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="NFC mobile payment" alt="NFC mobile payment" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/orange-quick-tap-1.jpg?1373041340" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite being available in the UK since 2011, NFC mobile payments – in which you wave your mobile phone above a terminal to pay for something – are still something of a mystery to most of us. Well, we’re here to shed some light on the subject: here’s what’s available now and what’s coming soon in the world of contactless mobile payments.</p> <p>But first, let's bust a couple of myths about NFC mobile payment.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EE Cash on Tap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EE this week announced it will be bringing a mobile wallet system called “Cash on Tap” to customers with selected NFC-equipped phones. The system, being run in partnership with MasterCard, will arrive on 17th July and will be accepted in over 230,000 outlets in the UK (McDonald’s, Greggs and Boots among them – anywhere that accepts contactless cards, basically), allowing users to make payments of up to £20.</p> <p>The system works by embedding your data in the phone’s SIM, and requires you download the EE Tap Wallet app. Money comes from a Cash on Tap account, which you can top up using a credit or debit card. The app is PIN-protected to prevent thieves adding more money to the account, and if you report your phone lost or stolen EE will refund any payments made.</p> <p>The phones supported for the July roll-out of Cash on Tap are the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia SP.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="EE Cash on Tap" alt="EE Cash on Tap" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ee-cash-on-tap.jpg?1373041340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Orange Quick Tap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The UK’s first mobile wallet service, Orange and Barclaycard’s Quick Tap allows transactions of up to £15 to be made with an NFC phone. The money comes from an account that can be topped up using a MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card. It works in a similar way to Cash on Tap and offers similar security measures, including the option to require a PIN every time you make a payment.</p> <p>The only phone in Orange’s current range to support Quick Pay is the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WmJKYJqbjCk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vodafone SmartPass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Due for launch in the UK this year, Vodafone SmartPass is another system that uses a special NFC-embedded SIM card and a app in order to add credit to your account. You can PIN protect payments if you wish, and cancel the account in the event of losing your phone.</p> <p>The system, which will be run in partnership with Visa, is being publicly trialled in Australia and Italy at the moment, and reportedly by hundreds of Vodafone staff here in the UK. Expect SmartPass to roll out very soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> O2 Wallet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>O2 Wallet currently doesn’t support NFC payments, but the network has announced that it is currently testing a “second phase” of the app which will do just that.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="o2 wallet" alt="o2 wallet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/o2-wallet.jpg?1373041340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>O2, along with Vodafone and EE, is also one of the co-founders of <a href="http://weve.com/">Weve</a>, a company working on setting up a proper, unified platform for NFC mobile phone payments in the UK. Weve will launch its platform, which will feature discounts, automated loyalty schemes and the ability to pay bills, at some point in 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/weve-logo.jpg?1373041340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Visa payWave </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Visa Europe has announced that it will launch a mobile contactless payments system to the UK by December this year. Details are fairly thin on the ground, but it’ll likely use the payWave system, which keeps the payment details in an embedded secure element in a phone’s NFC chip rather than on the SIM card. By doing things this way, payWave keeps the mobile networks out of the mobile payment equation, leaving the phone manufacturer and Visa to slice up the profits.</p> <p>At present, the only phone to come with the secure payWave applet pre-installed is the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review">Samsung Galaxy S4</a>. But expect more devices – particularly from Samsung, which has inked a partnership deal with Visa – to feature it in the near future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/B-iWdBj9cCQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Wallet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google Wallet isn’t available in the UK, and Google has not announced plans to bring it across the pond – but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it arrive at some point in the future.</p> <p>Google’s approach is similar to what Weve is trying to do: to not only replace your credit card but also your money-off coupons, loyalty cards, gift vouchers with an NFC-equipped phone.</p> <p>It features a PIN system and all unauthorised purchases are covered by purchase protection.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Wallet" alt="Google Wallet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-wallet.jpg?1373041340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/ditch-your-wallet-now-nfc-mobile-payments-explained/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android apps Galaxy S4 O2 Orange Vodafone Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:07:46 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1424636 at http://www.stuff.tv Vodafone Booster Brolly boosts your smartphone's 3G signal http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-booster-brolly-boosts-your-smartphones-3g-signal/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This brilliant prototype can charge your phone too – as long as there&#039;s enough sunshine around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="345" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vodafone-booster-brolly-3G-signal-solar_0.jpg?1364400042" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4835.jpg?1364400042" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is exactly our kind of gadget: a handsewn umbrella with a battery, 12 silicon solar panels, a built-in 3G signal booster and an LED flashlight.</p> <p>Where and when we'd use this contraption – the Vodafone Booster Brolly – is still up for debate. But anything that keeps us dry, picks up the smallest hint of sun peeping through British clouds and keeps our phone juiced up and connected definitely goes straight to the wish-they'd-release-it list.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/vodafone-booster-brolly-boosts-your-smartphones-3g-signal </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-booster-brolly-boosts-your-smartphones-3g-signal/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-booster-brolly-boosts-your-smartphones-3g-signal/news#comments Vodafone Thu, 14 Jun 2012 07:19:46 +0000 Sophie Charara 421564 at http://www.stuff.tv Vodafone lets you test drive your data http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-lets-you-test-drive-your-data/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find yourself burning though your smartphone data allowance? Vodafone&#039;s new trial scheme could be just the ticket </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="578" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-white-1_0.jpg?1364401246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/vodafone-lets-you-test-drive-your-data </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-lets-you-test-drive-your-data/news#comments Vodafone Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:08:41 +0000 Stephen Graves 418099 at http://www.stuff.tv Vodafone Sure Signal http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone-sure-signal/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t get mobile reception in your living room? Vodafone&#039;s domestic mini-mast will solve the problem… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="640" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/78196.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Living in a mobile deadzone isn't the worst fate that can befall someone, but it's fairly inconvenient. For a start, there's the cost of not being able to use free minutes when you're at home. Then there's missing out on potentially exciting <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/10/sms-short-message-service.aspx" target="_blank">SMS</a> news involving pubs or offers to go see a band too.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £50.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Impressive results and, if you're on the right tariff, good value too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/vodafone-sure-signal </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone-sure-signal/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone-sure-signal/review#comments Geek accessories Sure Signal Vodafone Fri, 12 Mar 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14209 at http://www.stuff.tv Vodafone 3.5G Datacard http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-35g-datacard/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want to live the road warrior dream, enjoying home broadband speeds out on the street? Vodafone’s new 3G Broadband Data Card can make this happen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="511" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/e172_13_0.jpg?1364300695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You may, of course, be wondering what the fuss is about. 3G has been around for a couple of years now, and cards that let your laptop get online at high speed are old hat. </p> <p>The problem with the last generation was that speeds actually topped out in the slow lane, which means around 384Kbps in the real world.</p> <p>Live the road warrior dream</p> <p>This new mutha of a card, by comparison, stormed along at 1.8Mbps while we were using it. That sort of speed brings you up to the pace of your average, wired, home broadband connection.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great if you live in London. Crap if you live in Hurstmonceaux. If you can afford the price and need broadband while on the hop, why not give it a try. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/vodafone-35g-datacard </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-35g-datacard/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/vodafone/vodafone-35g-datacard/review#comments 3.5G Datacard Geek accessories Vodafone Tue, 07 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3363 at http://www.stuff.tv