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How to increase your Apple iCloud Storage

How to increase your Apple iCloud Storage

With every Apple device, you automatically receive an initial 5GB of free iCloud storage for your Apple photos, videos and files. However, we understand you may wish to exceed this limit. To do so, you can follow the instructions for your device below:

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage or iCloud Storage. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage.
  2. Tap Buy More Storage or Change Storage Plan.
  3. Choose a plan.
  4. Tap Buy and follow the onscreen instructions.

On your Mac

  1. Choose Apple  menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Click Manage in the lower-right corner.
  3. Click Change Storage Plan or Buy More Storage.
  4. Choose a plan.
  5. Click Next and enter your Apple ID password.

On your Windows PC

  1. Open iCloud for Windows.
  2. Click Storage.
  3. Click Change Storage Plan.
  4. Choose a plan, then click Next.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password, then click Buy.

UK Pricing

  • 50GB: £0.79
  • 200GB: £2.49
  • 2TB: £6.99

Please note these are monthly billing plans. Each month you’ll receive an email to remind you of your upcoming payment, unless you choose to stop payments by downgrading your plan.

Get in touch

If you have any issues purchasing more iCloud storage, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your account manager, we are always more than happy to help! You can phone 01252 854352 or email support@cmmtelecoms.co.uk.

HTC has unveiled their new devices

HTC has unveiled their new flagship devices

HTC has introduced the new U11+ and U11 life, although those with their heart set on the U11+ will have to wait until the 20th of November.

Design

While the U11+ takes the screen size up a notch from it’s predecessor the original U11, at 6″, compared to 5.5″, the life boasts a more compact form at 5.2″. Both models feature water and dust resistance, curved edges and a fingerprint sensor but the back on the life model is acrylic while the plus model is glass for a more premium design. However, the largest difference in design between the two new models is the quality of the display. The  Life features a 1080 x 1920 Super LCD display while the U11+ sports a QUAD HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9) display that could rival the Samsung Galaxy 8.

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Key specs

The IP68 rating on the U11+ is the highest you'll find on a phone. This means you can dunk it in more than one meter of water, worry free, although we don't recommend it. The U11+ also has BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition which the HTC has claimed is 30 percent louder than the U11 life, thanks to the additional space. The U11+ also packs a new battery, which offers a 30% increase in battery stamina compared to the previous U11. Alongside the Quad HD+ screen and faster processor, quite clearly, the U11+ spec's knock the life model out the park. However, for a budget smartphone, the U11 life does offer the latest version of Android, water and dust resistance (although a weaker version than the U11+) and a 16MP camera, which interestingly is higher in pixels than the U11+. It's worthing noting however that the U11 life features the 'purest form of Android' while the U11+ features Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC's Sense overlay. For life users, this does mean no bloatware and guaranteed updates. 

U11 Life

The 'mini' U11

32GB of Storage & 3GB RAM or 64GB & 4GB RAM

  • 5.2" Super LCD display
  • 16MP front camera
  • Android 8.0
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor
  • IP67 water & dust resistance 
  • 2,600mAh battery

From £349 SIM free

U11+

Flagship device

64GB of Storage & 4GB RAM
or 128GB & 6GB RAM

  • 6" Quad HD+ display
  • 8MP front camera
  • Android 8.0 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • IP68 water & dust resistance 
  • 3,930mAh battery

From £699 SIM free

SIM free & contract deals available 

If you are interested in either of HTC's new releases, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your account manager on 01252 854352 or email sales@cmmtelecoms.co.uk. We are always more than happy to help!

Great news! Vodafone WiFi Calling at no extra cost

Make calls over WiFi with no additional charge

Voda Wifi Calling

Stay connected in more areas than ever before

Frequent business traveller? While mobile coverage can vary from place to place, it’s likely your hotel will provide you with WiFi. With Vodafone’s WiFi Calling, you can make and receive calls without any mobile reception as long as you have a good WiFi connection. The service is also ideal for those living or working in rural areas, where mobile coverage may be inadequate.

How does it work?

All you need to use the WiFi service is a compatible device on a supported tariff.  No extra  hardware or app needed. Calls can be made via your standard address book and from your normal number. Better yet, the person you’re calling doesn’t even need to have Wi-Fi calling.

img_690x200_infographicWi-Fi Calling does not replace cellular calls. If you have a strong mobile signal and a strong Wi-Fi signal, the network will prioritize the mobile network over Wi-Fi.

Why isn’t there an added charge?

There is no additional charge for using the WiFi calling service. Any calls you make will come out of your existing monthly minutes allowance – as normal calls would via a mobile signal!

Compatible devices and plans

Apple

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6S 
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X

Samsung

  • Galaxy A3 (2016  & 2017)
  • Galaxy A5 (2016 & 2017)
  • Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Note 8

Vodafone

  • Smart Ultra 7
  • Smart Platinum 7











Supported plans:

Red Sharer, Business Plus, Business Advance and Red Plans

Please note

Call Waiting settings are not active when you’re on a WiFi call. Services such as Call Waiting, Call Forwarding or Withhold Number can be configured in your device “Settings”. Our support team are more than happy to help with this.
The use of Vodafone’s Voicemail diversion activation / deactivation codes 1210, 1211, 1213 and 1214 and Vodafone’s “Last Caller’s Number” (LCN) retrieval code 1471 are not available when WiFi Calling is enabled. However, you can still check your phone’s call log to see missed calls.
Wi-Fi calling will not work while you’re roaming. In some circumstances you may be able to enable WiFi Calling while abroad, but we recommend you avoid this as you may incur international roaming charges.
If you make a 999 call when using Wi-Fi Calling, your phone will attempt to make that call using a normal mobile reception. If there’s no mobile network available, the call will be routed over Wi-Fi and the emergency services won’t be able to identify the your location automatically.
You currently cannot roam from Wi-Fi to Mobile and vice-versa.
The quality of calls using Wi-Fi Calling is dependent on the Wi-Fi and the if either of these suffer capacity or latency issues, call quality will suffer.

Activate WiFi Calling on your device

To take advantage of Vodafone WiFi Calling, please contact your account manager on 01252 854352 or email sales@cmmtelecoms.co.uk. We are always more than happy to help!

HTC U11 Plus due to launch November 2nd

HTC U11 Plus due to launch November 2nd

HTC has confirmed on Twitter that it will be releasing a new addition to the HTC U series on November 2nd 2017. It’s expected that the HTC U11 Plus will be unveiled. The HTC U11 Plus will be a upgraded version of the existing HTC U11 and be closer to a true flagship in regards to specs and features.

HTC event

Rumours suggest the HTC U11 Plus will feature a 6″ display with an edge-to-edge design, as seen in the recent Apple iPhone X. This will be a 0.5″ increase in screen size compared to the HTC U11. The specs are competitive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 64GB or 128GB of storage. The latest flagship will also include a memory card slot so you can expand the capacity.

According to renowned leaker, Evan Blass, the new device will also support Qualcomm’s Quick Charging 3.0, as well as feature the same extra’s as the original U11 such as Edge Sense and BoomSound. Further whispers include a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera and the latest Android 8.0 operating system.

Check back at the blog for more updates.

Co-op bank added to Samsung Pay

Co-op bank added to Samsung Pay

On September 26th 2017, Samsung announced that Co-operative bank cardholders can now register and use Samsung Pay on their Samsung devices. Further UK banks in Samsung’s portfolio include MBNA, Nationwide, Santander, First Direct, HSBC and M&S Bank.

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Alongside the S7 and S8 range, the new Note 8 phablet has also been added to compatible devices. Further devices include the: S6, S6 Edge, A3 (2017), A5 (2017) and gear S3 smartwatch.

How to use Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay can be downloaded from the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. Once you’ve signed into your account, you’ll go through the security authentication process – scanning your fingerprint or iris and entering a pin. To add your cards you’ll need to snap a picture and provide your signature where necessary then you’re ready to use the new service virtually anywhere you can tap your contactless card – however it’s worth noting a limit of £30 may apply depending on merchant policies. As long as you have an internet connection you’ll receive a push notification to your phone after each transaction so you can keep track of all your transactions – you can also do so via the app for each card by tapping on it.

Security features

You can authenticate transactions by your fingerprint, pin number or iris scanner. In the unfortunate case that your device is lost or stolen, you’ll be able to remotely lock or erase your Samsung Pay account with Find My Mobile. Samsung’s Knox technology is also in place to constantly monitor your phone ensuring your information is safe, while tokenization creates a unique randomised set of numbers at each new transaction so your real card number is never used from your phone.

Nokia releases 3G variant of the 3310

Nokia releases 3G variant of the 3310

The original 3310 was one of the World’s best-selling handsets with around 126 million units sold worldwide, 17 years ago. In May this year, Nokia released a revamped 3310 which also exceeded expectation with demand 7x more than Nokia expected and now the Finnish mobile giant is releasing a 3G variant.

Design

Alongside 3G, the 2017 3310 features a colour screen (gasp), and a bright plastic shell available in glossy yellow, glossy orange, matte grey and matte dark blue colour options. Keeping in line with tradition, the 3310 sports Nokia’s reliable keypad. Noticeably sleeker than it’s predecessor, the updated 3310 is thinner by 9.2mm and weighs 53.4 grams less than the original.

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Specs

Upgrades include a 2MP camera, micro-USB charging port, headphone jack, microSD storage and Bluetooth. However it’s still an old-school phone so there’s no WiFi, GPS or app store but there is 3G internet, an upgrade from 2.5G featured in the original revamped model earlier in the year. Further features include calls, texts, lo-fi photos and the much loved Snake for all those feeling nostalgic. But even better than Snake, Nokia claims the battery on the updated 3310 will last almost an entire month on standby.

Full overview:
  • 320 x 240 colour screen
  • 2MP camera with LED flash
  • Nokia Series 30+ Software
  • Opera Mini Browser and 3G internet connection
  • 6.5 hours of talk time and a month-long standby
  • FM Radio
  • Micro-USB charging port, MicroSD storage
  • Headphone jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 128GB internal memory

Price & availability

The 3310 is available on the O2 network for £49.99. For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch: 01252 854352 or email: sales@cmmtelecoms.co.uk.