Broadband Genie blog

  • Competition: enter our broadband survey, win an Apple iPad Air 2, LG G Watch R or Amazon Kindle!

    Our last competition of 2014 is our biggest giveaway ever! We want to know what you think about your broadband provider, and in return you'll get the chance to bag hundreds of pounds worth of high-tech goodies.  Every year in our Home Broadband Survey we gather data on the UK's internet providers to see how they perform in key areas such as speed, customer service and technical support....

    by Matt Powell on 20 November 2014 2 Comments
  • BT logo Grab £150 Sainsbury’s voucher with BT Broadband, and save with new BT TV Starter Announced on 17 Nov 2014

    BT has boosted its Sainsbury’s voucher offer just in time for Christmas and is now giving away up to £150 worth of shopping vouchers to anyone who signs up for applicable BT broadband packages today....

  • EE logo Get free data for life when you buy an EE tablet! Announced on 03 Nov 2014 Expires on 31 Jan 2015

    EE has an incredible offer on PAYG tablets right now, but you’ll need to act fast as it’s only available for a limited time. Anyone buying a pay-as-you-go tablet from EE before the end of...

  • EE logo Free tablets offer - exclusive to EE customers! Announced on 24 Oct 2014

    Are you on the hunt for a new tablet? Are you an existing EE mobile customer? If the answer to both these questions is yes then you’ll want to take a look at these ace money-saving deals. EE...

  • What is satellite broadband?

    Sky has been beaming TV into our homes via satellite since the 90s, and more recently it got into the broadband game with no small degree of success. So if we talk about satellite broadband Sky is likely to come to mind before anything else. But there is another kind of satellite broadband, and while it remains relatively obscure in comparison to most home broadband services it has a unique advantage...

    by Matt Powell on 03 October 2014
  • What is broadband max? The fastest broadband speeds and packages

    Back when dial-up internet was still commonplace and broadband was just starting to make an impact in the UK, BT delivered a product known as ‘ADSL Max’. This cutting edge technology promised a blazing 8Mb - a big leap over existing broadband. We enjoy much faster internet now of course, but you may still encounter phrases like ‘broadband max’, so let’s look at what...

    by Matt Powell on 24 September 2014
  • Is it time for a broadband upgrade?

    It’s been a long time coming but superfast home and mobile broadband is now widespread throughout the UK. Millions of us can take advantage of internet access which can far outpace the old ADSL that’s been standard for years.  Is it time you gave your broadband a shot in the arm and upgraded to a faster connection? Let’s take a look at what it means, what it could cost and...

    by Matt Powell on 17 September 2014
  • iWatch revealed: the Apple Watch is here

    Ending years of speculation, Apple has announced its first wearable technology in the form of a high tech wrist watch. Imaginatively dubbed Apple Watch, it bears more than a passing resemblance to many existing smartwatches but also introduces a few new features of its own. With a square, full face display the design isn't a million miles from competing models like the Samsung Gear and LG...

    by Matt Powell on 09 September 2014
  • What is wearable technology?

    Fitness and technology are not a new combination but the power and ubiquity of smartphones and a new class of wearable devices has seen fitness technology take a huge leap forward over the past few years, allowing us to track activities in great detail and receive instant feedback.  No matter what your chosen sport there’s probably a device and app that can provide more insight into your...

    by Matt Powell on 09 September 2014
  • How to find the best smartwatch

    The rise of mobile phones over the last few decades resulted in plummeting popularity for the humble wrist watch, as many of us gave up wearing one and just looked at our phone screens instead.  But now they're seeing a resurgence of interest, this time with a 21st century twist. What is a smartwatch, and how do they work? We’re all familiar with smartphones by now -...

    by Matt Powell on 03 September 2014