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iPad reportedly bursts into flames in Australian Vodafone store

According to a report in news.com.au, a Vodafone store in Canberra had to be evacuated after an iPad demo model exploded. The report did not identify the iPad model involved, but it was likely an iPad Air. A Vodafone spokesperson told the website that a burst of flames shot out of the charging...

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Verizon CEO: No Canadian expansion planned

The Canadian government has been looking for ways to expand mobile coverage from three nationwide carriers -- Rogers, Bell Wireless and Telus -- to four. There were hopes that US carrier Verizon Wireless would purchase a small Canadian regional carrier, then buy spectrum in a government auction...

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Verizon buys itself from Vodafone for $130 billion

America's largest mobile phone carrier Verizon Communications announced yesterday that is was buying out British firm's Vodafone 45 percent stake in the company for US$130 billion. The deal will give Verizon 100 percent ownership in the company. Until the buyout yesterday, Vodafone had owned its...

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O2, Vodafone launching 4G in the UK on August 29

Up until now, those with an iPhone 5 or compatible iPad who wanted 4G service in the UK could only get it from one provider: EE. But thankfully that will change at the end of the month, as O2 and Vodafone have announced they will be offering 4G service in the UK come August 29. On O2, 4G will at...

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Vodafone UK advising iPhone 4S owners against iOS 6.1 update

If you're a Vodafone customer in the UK and own an iPhone 4S, you've probably received an SMS message from the carrier cautioning you against updating your device to iOS 6.1. If you somehow missed the alert, consider this your heads up. Vodafone issued the SMS, which advises customers to...

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Vodaphone Germany iPhone 5 unboxing video

While you wait for your iPhone 5 to arrive, watch this unboxing video posted by an excited user in Germany. The user is reportedly a Vodafone carrier rep. In the video below, you can see him open the box, inspect the various contents and power the iPhone 5 on. Pretty exciting, no? He...

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iPhone 5 contract prices for UK phone networks published

The US isn't the only country whose residents are up early pre-ordering the iPhone 5 today. Other countries like the UK are also kicking off sales of the next generation iPhone. In the UK, customers have a variety of carriers, several different price points and even multiple retail stores from...

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Everything Everywhere, Explained: the UK gets LTE

Following the recent regulatory approval, UK telecoms operator Everything Everywhere today announced its new LTE service under the new EE brand name. The network is currently running in engineer testing mode in four cities (Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London). With few users to congest the...

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Apple wins ad standards conflict over Siri in the UK

When the iPhone 4S and Siri first arrived in the UK last October, carrier Vodafone created a website ad that promoted the features of Apple's intelligent assistant. The ad touted (among other things) that Siri "can even use information from your iPhone -- such as your location, contacts and contact...

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Opinion: Delayed New Zealand iPhone 4S launch shows the perils of drawing Apple's ire

Although it missed out on getting the original iPhone, New Zealand was the first country on Earth to sell the iPhone 3G. Unfortunately that wasn't the only way NZ distinguished itself during the iPhone 3G launch; thanks to local telco Vodafone NZ, the country also featured some of the highest...

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Vodafone Germany lists "iPhone 4S" at 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Tomorrow is Apple's big press event and, as expected, rumors about the upcoming iPhone models are beginning to escalate. In the past several days, the iPhone 4S has been spotted at Cincinnati Bell's website and Apple's inventory system and the iPhone 5 has surfaced at Radio Shack. Today, we can...

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Vodafone already advertising iPhone 5, maybe

Vodafone Australia has put up a teaser page advertising the upcoming iPhone 5. Or, we assume they are talking about the iPhone 5 because the page says, "Register now for this year's biggest smartphone release." It's hard to believe that Vodafone would consider anything but the next iPhone as...

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The iPhone user's Down Under travel guide

If you own an iPhone and you're traveling to Australia or New Zealand, you might be wondering how your handset will work Down Under. The good news: as long as you have a GSM-model iPhone (i.e., not the Verizon iPhone), and as long as it's unlocked, your iPhone will work just fine down here. But...

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My excellent, fun-time, rage-inducing iPhone 4 adventure

As I write this, I have been an iPhone 4 owner for ten days. I've replaced one iPhone 4 so far, and I'm about to send the replacement back, too. You know why? Because both of the iPhone 4 units I've owned have had the same design flaw. No, not that one. No, not that one, either. A few days after...

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iPhone 4 launch takes place in New Zealand, but confusion reigns down under

Imagine if Apple's handset prices in the US weren't announced at WWDC, and the subsidy pricing was up to AT&T. Imagine if AT&T told potential iPhone customers that the iPhone 4 would launch on July 30, and pricing info would be released well in advance of that. Now imagine the weeks...

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