Broadband Genie blog

  • TalkTalk logo Get a £100 voucher with all TalkTalk deals Announced on 27 May 2015 Expires on 04 Jun 2015

    Sign up for any TalkTalk broadband deal by the 4th of June and you’ll receive a £100 Love2Shop voucher that can be used in loads of high street stores. Voucher specials aren’t unusual,...

  • O2 logo Get double data on O2 tablet deals until tomorrow Announced on 26 May 2015 Expires on 27 May 2015

    O2 is currently offering double its regular data allowance on select tablet packages, but this deal is only available until tomorrow so don't hang around! An iPad Mini with Retina Display including 2GB...

  • Virgin logo Free tablet with Virgin broadband and TV bundles Announced on 26 May 2015 Expires on 28 May 2015

    Virgin Media has a limited time offer on some of its TV and broadband bundles, but you’ll have to move quick as these deals end on Thursday! Sign up for the participating offers before the 28th...

  • 5.9m people in the UK have never used the internet

    The Office for National Statistics has released its latest report on internet use on the UK, and it reveals that there are still millions of people who’ve never stepped online. It’s no shock to find that young people are the most active - 99 of the 16-24 age bracket are internet users - while the 75 and over age group have the lowest numbers at 33 . The report reveals that 5.9 million...

    by Rob Hilborn on 22 May 2015
  • Broadband Survey year vs year: has our broadband improved?

    We recently published our 2015 Home Broadband Survey, which examined the performance of major ISPs over the last 12 months by asking thousands of broadband users from across the UK to rate their provider in key areas: customer service, technical support, reliability, speed satisfaction and whether they would recommend their provider to others. We've gathered a fair amount of data since the survey...

    by Matt on 21 May 2015
  • The mobile network's ad-blocking plan: who is it really for?

    Last week the Financial Times reported (paywall) that mobile operators in the EU were planning to block advertising for their customers with a network level filter. They’re said to be using a solution created by Israeli firm Shine which is capable of blocking most advertising from appearing, though “in feed” advertisements like those shown in Twitter will still get through. ...

    by Rob Hilborn on 19 May 2015
  • EE logo EE launches new mobile Wi-Fi dongles, with £5 off new Osprey 2 Mini Announced on 12 May 2015 Expires on 31 May 2015

    EE has revamped its range of mobile Wi-Fi dongles, launching a new Osprey 2 and Osprey 2 Mini, along with a price cut for the latter if you pick one up by the 31st of May. We would generally recommend going...

  • Competition: win an Apple Watch Sport!

    Fancy getting your hands on the hottest new Apple hardware? Complete our survey below and you'll be in with a chance of winning an Apple Watch Sport worth £299! From next month OFCOM is introducing new rules for switching broadband providers. The major difference is that switching will now be a "gaining provider led" process, which means that you will no longer need to contact your...

    by Matt on 08 May 2015 2 Comments
  • BT says profits are up, but what does this mean for broadband users?

    BT announced today that it’s seen a 14 rise in pre-tax profits to £2.64bn for the first quarter of 2015. The rise has been attributed to a number of factors, including a cut in costs, hundreds of thousands of new fibre broadband users and the popularity of BT Sport. BT’s TV bundles may be a big part of this. The firm recently extended its Premier League deal, and added the UEFA...

    07 May 2015
  • Election 2015: what do the party manifestos say about broadband?

    We recently conducted a poll about online voting and one of the questions asked was whether voters were aware of what the party manifestos had to say about technology issues. Just over 60 said they didn’t know, so ahead of the voting tomorrow let’s take a look at the party policies relating to broadband, and what it might mean for both home and business users. Broadband Genie is...

    by Matt on 06 May 2015