Broadband Genie blog

  • TalkTalk logo Up to £85 voucher on all TalkTalk deals until 7th of August! Announced on 31 Jul 2014 Expires on 07 Aug 2014

    Now is a great time to grab yourself a broadband bargain as TalkTalk is offering an amazing deal across its full range.  Until the 7th of August anyone signing up for a TalkTalk broadband package will...

  • Tesco logo Free Google Chromecast with £4 Tesco unlimited broadband! Announced on 28 Jul 2014

    There's a new Tesco offer which should be just the ticket for anyone looking to upgrade their home entertainment to get the latest movies and TV without the expense of a premium bundle Sign up...

  • EE logo EE Buzzard and Osprey 4G dongles now FREE up front! Announced on 23 Jul 2014 Expires on 31 Jul 2014

    EE is giving you the chance to pick up its new Buzzard and Osprey mobile broadband dongles for free with a limited time offer. The EE Buzzard is the first 4G mobile broadband device launched by a...

  • BT logo Join BT Broadband now and get up to £90 to spend at Sainsbury's and Next! Announced on 22 Jul 2014 Expires on 05 Aug 2014

    BT Broadband has a cracking deal on its home broadband and phone packages right now that can net you up to £90 to spend in Sainsbury's and clothing retailer Next.  Sign up for select packages...

  • Mobile Broadband Road Trip 2014 in detail

    We recently published the outcome of our 2014 Road Trip, a test of the UK’s mobile broadband providers which aims to put mobile internet under scrutiny in real-world conditions. The Awards page shows the key results in various categories so if you just want to see where each network ranked head over there, here we’re going to delve into a bit more detail about the testing and results. ...

    by Matt Powell on 14 July 2014
  • Sky logo Celebrate a summer of sport with free Sky broadband! Announced on 16 Jun 2014

    With the World Cup on now and Wimbledon starting shortly sports fans have a lot to be excited about this summer, and Sky is getting in on the action with an incredible value offer for both new and existing Sky...

  • 5G and the future of mobile broadband

    It seems more than a little premature to be talking about 5G. We’ve only just recently gained access to 4G in the UK and even that remains mostly limited to bigger towns and cities with a while to go before it begins to challenge the reach of 3G.  (Though even 3G hasn’t spread as far as it should; just this year Vodafone was almost fined for not fulfilling its agreement to provide 3G...

    by Matt Powell on 14 April 2014
  • Infographic: TV packages explained

    Premium TV bundles used to be straightfoward - you could either go for Virgin Media cable or get a Sky dish bolted to the side of your house. Now there's a lot more choice, which is definitely a good thing but does make selecting the right package a little more complex.  While Sky and Virgin still lead in terms of sheer variety of channels, TalkTalk and BT's TV offerings have...

    by Matt Powell on 18 December 2013
  • Caps, allowances and unlimited broadband - a guide to home broadband data usage

    No longer do we have just a single computer connected to the internet. Instead, households are increasingly likely to have multiple laptops and desktops along with smartphones and tablets, games consoles and smart TVs, plus a multitude of other hardware all communicating over broadband.  But this gadget lust places increasing demands on our connections, which can be troublesome if your service...

    by Matt Powell on 17 December 2013
  • Next-gen consoles and broadband: using the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 online

    It’s been eight years to the month since the Xbox 360 went on sale and heralded the start of a new generation of consoles. This was followed by the PlayStation 3 a year later in November 2006 (or March ‘07 for us in the EU, the slackers).  That’s not a bad run, especially when the first Xbox only lasted around five years, but developers have about reached the limit of what...

    by Matt Powell on 21 November 2013