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EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

With all eyes on IFA this week the UK's largest 4G network are kicking things of nice an early by announcing some restructuring with their Pay-As-You-Go offerings. As you'll see from the following press release EE have studied what PAYG users are after and have come up with some solutions which include 4G packs from just £1 per week.

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EE rolling out 4G to 15 new UK towns with high-speed donkey rides to boot!

Good news for you folk in the UK that use EE as your network of choice. Today see's the countries largest carrier announce their 4G service in 15 new towns – including – Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield, Coatbridge, Lisburn, Bangor (NI), Newtownards, Omagh, Port Talbot and Neath. This follows the recent announcement that EE is expanding its double-speed 4G network to 20 more towns and cities before the end of 2014.

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EE in the UK to roll out reduced EU roaming charges from July 1st

Good news for UK smartphone owners that are on the EE network. From July 1st if you travel into Europe your roaming bills are going to be a wee bit cheaper!

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CoPilot to unveil new Windows Phone features at MWC, also coming to Windows tablets

With Mobile World Congress kicking off in Barcelona this week, users of CoPilot Navigation for Windows Phone are in for a treat as the company is to unveil a bunch of new features to make the app even more user friendly and feature rich. Not only that, but the experience is coming to Windows 8 tablets.

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EE launches ticket service to provide discounted access to music, comedy, family friendly and other attractions

From today, EE Windows Phone users in the UK can now take advantage of a new service launched by the network called EE Tickets. For those of you that like to go to music concerts, theatre shows etc., you can sign up with the new service and receive notifications when new deals are available. With many tickets being offered at a discounted rate what's not to like? 

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Android users can now download the official Windows Phone Central app

For those of you that carry more than one smartphone you'll be pleased to hear the Mobile Nations family now has a new app addition - Windows Phone Central for Android. I'm sure its pretty fair to say that most of us will have friends rocking an Android smartphone - so send them over the below link and get them introduced to what Windows Phone Central has to offer.

They currently may not know what they're missing out on. 

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Keep your passwords backed up and secure with Enpass for Windows Phone

Enpass (enpass.sinew.in) is an application that is purely designed to store your passwords and important information. The reason I like this one over some of the others we have looked at is down to two reasons. The first being that it’s a real beauty on the eye and super easy to use. And secondly, it allows for two cloud syncing options. Secure yourself for more details past the break.

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We take a look at 4G LTE on Three UK, comparing speeds against current gen

For UK mobile consumers there is just one main network left to join the 4G party and that's Three. As most folk will be aware – EE, Vodafone and O2 have already launched LTE across Great Britain, although EE are clearly leading the way as they had a big head start. 

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UK network EE doubled its expected 4G customer base in 2013

It would appear that the UK mobile consumer is loving 4G, according to the latest statement from EE. The network, who was first to introduce LTE to the UK, had a target of signing up one million subscribers in 2013 and it only took ten months to get to that goal. During the following four months a further one million folk joined EE which goes to prove two things.

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EE in the UK announce a new 4G roaming deal with AT&T - more carriers to follow

UK network EE has today announced it has teamed up with AT&T to offer visitors to the UK 4G LTE services, with more carriers to follow suit in the New Year. What this means (initially) for AT&T Windows Phone customers who pop over the pond is that they will automatically pick up the EE 4G network as long as you have a 4G enabled device. 

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Good people of Malaysia - Why not head to the Nokia Lumia 1520 Workshop on Saturday?

Are you in Malaysia and thinking of making the switch to Windows Phone? If in doubt why not head along to the Nokia Lumia 1520 workshop that Nokia Malaysia and Lowyat.NET and getting together to hold? The event is taking place on Saturday, December 21st in Kuala Lumpur.

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New customers to get free minutes with EE on PAYG this Christmas

With Christmas 2013 just around the corner, the UK's biggest mobile network is getting festive and offering new customers some extra incentives to choose them over the competition. If you are in the market for a new Windows Phone, you'll see below in the full description that new EE Pay As You Go customers will get an extra 168 minutes each month when they top up just £10.00. This is on top of the normal minutes you would get for your money. Why 168? - I have no idea, but who’s going to complain about free stuff! 

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Nokia gets festive with a comical Lumia Christmas tale

I can't say I'm a big fan of getting up early on a Sunday morning but at least today I had something to smile about once I dived into my emails. Nokia U.S. are officially oozing Christmas spirit with the latest video to hit their YouTube channel

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 goes on sale SIM free in the UK

We announced a short while back that the Nokia Lumia 1520 was available in the UK to pre-order. The day it goes on sale is now here and folk wishing to pick up the monster 6 inch Windows Phone can do so SIM free at unlocked-mobiles.com for £549.98 (inc VAT) for the 32GB version (about $900 U.S.). As an added bonus you'll also get a £20 app voucher that can be used during the lifetime of the phone. 

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The Nokia 1020 now available from Advance Telecom in Pakistan

It's been a steady global roll out for the Nokia Lumia 1020 over the past few months and the Windows Phone with the 'super camera' has now hit Pakistan. Local carrier Advance Telecom has announced via their Facebook page that they now has the device for sale for Rs. 82,500.

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 goes up for pre-order in the UK

If you've been waiting to get your hands on the the latest new, all singing, all dancing Windows Phone then now is the time to pay attention. UK retailers now have the Nokia Lumia 1520 up for pre-order with deliveries expected to ship from Friday 6th December. 

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UK MVNO giffgaff to sell a range of Nokia Lumia Windows Phones

Over in the UK it's normally just the big four mobile networks that make the headlines on a regular basis. This time around though it's MVNO giffgaff - which runs off the O2 network. For the first time, the carrier is having a change in direction and from the end of November will sell smartphones in addition to just SIM only deals. 

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Huawei announce the Ascend W2 Windows Phone - UMTS shipping right away

Huawei have made the Ascend W2 UMTS version official - giving consumers in the smartphone market yet another option when deciding on which smartphone to purchase. According to the below press release the device should be available now in China (but has already been listed at retailers) - with roll outs later this month to Russia and the Netherlands, and further markets to follow in due course. 

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Xbox titles TinyPlane and Dream Track Nation take a price drop

If you are looking to take advantage of two Xbox games that have received a price drop you'll want to check out TinyPlanes and Dream Track Nation. We've reviewed both in the past and to be honest they didn't get the best reviews - which may have put you off purchasing them at the time. Originally Nokia exclusives, the games can be downloaded to any device. 

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WhatsApp update now live in the Store; brings voice messaging improvements and more

We told you recently of the upcoming changes expected with the cross platform instant messaging application WhatsApp, and the word on the street is that the update is now live. The changes in this version may not be the biggest in the world (unless you're on Windows Phone 7 - orientation lock!) but there are some welcome updates for you to enjoy. 

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