Mobiles guides

Find the answers to your questions about handsets, networks, roaming charges and more in's mobiles guides here.

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TikTok Skin-fluencer Report

Skin-fluencers are the latest group to join the TikTok famous. But what do we know about them and the content they share?

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These purchases could make you happier, according to science

These purchases could make you happy, according to science. We surveyed 2,560 people to find exactly which purchases have the biggest impact on happiness.

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What are mobile data allowances?

Getting online and using data is such a big part of using smartphones these days that it's important for you to know what your data allowances are and what they could cost you. Our guide covers all the questions you have about mobile data allowances and more.

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Should you buy a refurbished phone?

Although new phones are tempting, there are also good deals to be found on phones that have been refurbished. Would they be a good option? Find out about refurbished phones here.

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How to port your mobile phone number

To avoid having to change your number and tell all your contacts every time you get a new phone, it's necessary to port your number. But how? This guide tells you all you need to know.

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How to unlock a phone

If you want to switch networks but keep your handset, you'll need to make sure the handset is unlocked. How can you do that? Read our guide to find out.

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What’s the best network for roaming outside the EU?

If you often travel internationally, you'll need a mobile network that allows the cheapest possible data roaming outside the EU. Read our guide to assess your options.

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How to switch mobile network

Switching mobile network is common enough with so many companies operating at the moment, but it can be confusing if you've never done it before. Our guide runs down the hows, whys and wherefores of the process.

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What is 4G?

Do you consider phone connectivity when choosing a new phone? Learn all about 4G mobile network coverage here and find out how it compares to its predecessors.

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What are eSIMs?

eSIMs are the latest iteration of the SIM cards our phones rely to make calls. Find out how they work and how they might affect your phone in our comprehensive guide.

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Mobile phone safety

When it comes to mobile phone safety, how can we ensure that our children aren't caught out? Our guide to mobile phone safety lays out some best practices that everyone can follow for a more secure mobile experience.

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Mobile roaming charges

For the sake of your bank balance, it's important to know how mobile roaming charges apply to you while you're abroad. Find out about them in our guide.