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Xiaomi comes to Ireland: Thanks to Three

November 2, 2018 | 1

Three Ireland is exclusively launching Xiaomi’s smartphones and other products in the Irish Market and TheEffect.Net team were at the official launch event in Dublin last night. Xiaomi, (pronounced ‘Shaomee’) is now the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, and makes … Read More

Vodafone Ireland Launches 2-hour ‘Fix&Go’ repair service for devices

October 2, 2018 |

For all you ‘accidental phone droppers/smashers’ and general unlucky phone users out there, you’ll be delighted to hear Vodafone Ireland has just launched a new service called ‘Vodafone Fix&Go’, a new that aims to provide smartphone users on … Read More

Sony Unveils Xperia XA2 & Xperia L2 at CES 2018

January 8, 2018 |

Sony Mobile has just unveiled the new Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 mid-range smartphones at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. First out of the gate in 2018 with new smartphones, these new offerings aren’t going to be competing with the … Read More

Samsung Announce New Galaxy A3 & A5 Smartphones

January 2, 2017 |

Samsung today announced the latest Galaxy A series which will be available in Ireland in two variants, the 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 models.

The Galaxy A and a metal frame and 3D glass back that can be seen as … Read More

Samsung Gear 360 Now Available In Ireland

October 20, 2016 |

Samsung Ireland has just announced the availability of the spherical little camera that lets you capture instant 360 degree photos and videos on your Samsung phone. Important to note though, the new Gear 360 camera only works with the Galaxy … Read More

Virgin Mobile Launch First Ever Mobile Phone Range & Their 4G Network

July 5, 2016 |

At an official unveiling event in the rooftop bar in The Marker hotel Dublin this morning, Virgin Mobile Ireland have just announced their first ever mobile phone range, their new ‘Freestyle’ contract and the launch of their 4G network.

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Alcatel Announce New Idol 4 & Idol 4S

February 22, 2016 |

With MWC 2016 in full swing in Barcelona, Alcatel have brought their latest Android offerings to the table in the form of the new Alcatel Idol 4 and 4S smartphones. If you had a chance to read our review of … Read More

NEWS: Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Announced

March 1, 2015 |

At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the sequel (or sequels rather) of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung launched two phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Both have been redesigned on the inside and out … Read More

Three Ireland’s takeover of O2 – What it means for you

January 29, 2015 | 2

Three and O2 have jointly released more details on what will happen to their customers during their merger which is currently ongoing. We’ve sifted through everything and broken it down for you.


What happened?

Hutchison (who own Three Ireland) … Read More

Bigger is better….right?

February 20, 2014 |

The preferred size of a mobile phone is an unusual phenomenon. When they first launched, they were huge, cumbersome devices, not something you could easily slip into your pocket. However, as time passed and they became more popular, they gradually … Read More