Thursday, 27 November 2014

Deal of the Week | Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Deal of the Week.

Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Available in Black, White or Gold) FREE on EE with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 5GB Data & 180 IDD Minutes for International or Roaming in Europe or USA for only £40.00 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. 24 Month Contract Term. Contact us for more details.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Deal of the Week | iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Deal of the Week.

Get the iPhone 6 16GB (Available in Silver, Gold or Space Grey) FREE on O2 with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts & 8GB Data for only £40.00 ex vat per month*. Or why not upgrade to the 6 Plus 16GB for FREE on O2 with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts & 8GB Data for only £44.17 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. 24 Month Contract Term. Contact us for more details.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Testimonial | Oliver Ling

I recently asked Damon from Top Comms to look into the mobile phone contracts held by my wife and myself, as they were approaching the end. Damon arranged to combine the two contracts into one, which not only reduced our monthly charges but also provided myself with a new handset. The whole transaction was handled by Top Comms with no delays and no disruptions to ourselves. My new handset was even delivered 2 weeks before the new contract came into force.
I will have no hesitation in recommending Damon and Top Comms to friends and business contacts as they were a pleasure to deal with, compared to the networks and their impersonal call centres.

Martin Oliver
Director •  01902 305599 •

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Deal of the Week | Free of Charge Top Handsets

Get a FREE iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S5 with Unlimited UK Minutes & Texts, along with 5GB of Data. All for only £27.50 ex vat per month*!

For details, contact Top Comms. 
 01902 753146

Thursday, 17 July 2014

5 Tips | Keeping Your Handset Working At It's Best

Have a busy work schedule or running your own business? The last thing you want is a slow handset. We know how important it is for you to keep your smartphone working at it's best... Everyone likes to get the best out of everything after all!

Below we have put together 5 tips that we feel will help your handset to work at it's best, from saving your battery to saving your data allowance.

1) Weak Signal Kills Your Battery
Phones use more power when they're trying to access a weak network signal.

2) Smart Phones Need A Fresh (Re)start
In order to get rid of your smartphone's reserved memory by programs no longer running, they need to be restarted every one or two days.

3) Video Kills Your Data Allowance
It''s easy to burn through your monthly allowance of data with videos. A single HD Movie could use up to 700MB of data!

4) Skip Screen Protectors
Nowadays, touch screens already come with a protective layer of glass or other hardened material that make scratching them nearly impossible.

5) A Weak Case For Cases
The smart phones of today often include carbon fibre, or other hardened materials that are quite tough. Cases brought from the high street may offer a bit of extra protection, but they'll often hinder access or slow responsiveness down of the phone's screen and buttons, that you'll access frequently.

Is your handset working at its best? Will you be trying out any of these tips?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Deal of the Week | HTC One Mini 2 on Vodafone

Deal of the Week.

Get the HTC One Mini 2 (Gold or Grey) for your Business FREE on Vodafone with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts & 4GB Data. All this for only £32.50 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Testimonial | Recruit Recruit

Dear Damon,

I would like to thank you, and your team, for making out contract renewal such a trouble-free experience.

As the owner of a busy recruitment agency I depend heavily on mobile communications and also have little time to spend trouble-shooting problems with things. Over the last few years we have has at least one issue or another when renewing contracts and getting new handsets. Every company we have used previously has been less than helpful once they had our contract in their grubby little mitts and I have spent countless hours sorting out trivial matters before being able to get on with running my business.

Your team could not have been more than attentive or efficient. They have sorted everything out, remembered key dates for different handset "go live" (as my Operations Director was on holiday when the contract transferred), and generally been pleasant and productive in ensuring that everything is sorted without a hitch. They even helped me when I was being a bit of a techno-muppet, without making me feel stupid!

Even though you were on annual leave when out phones were delivered, Sarah was informed and completed the whole transaction in a friendly and professional manner. I have not had to chase a single thing - its all been taken care of. For even more peace of mind, your team have permission to deal with EE on out behalf so that I never have to endure the torture that is automated systems EVER again!

I would not hesitate to recommend Top Communications to anybody seeking business mobiles. You are a great example of how business, and customer service, SHOULD be done!

Kind Regards

Sarah Bishop
Managing Director

Monday, 9 June 2014

Review | Nokia Lumia 630

At only £90, the Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the most affordable smartphones around right now.

Like the rest of the Lumia range, the 630 is a very bright and cheerful phone. It comes with a matte plastic case and this actually pops off, so you can slot in a SIM card and replace the battery should you wish. The matte finish isn’t quite as premium as the iPhone 5C’s gloss, but the handset feels very sturdy and should survive a few knocks and bumps. The Lumia 630 is available in either green, orange, white or yellow as well as plain black.

The Lumia 630 runs Windows Phone 8.1, which is the latest version of Microsoft. It brings with it a host of features that have so far been missing. Action Centre lets you pull down from the top of the screen to see notifications and settings, just as you would on Android and iOS. You can also keep tabs on your usage thanks to the Battery Saver app, Data Sense, and Storage Sense.Seeing as Nokia is now owned by Microsoft, services like a full version of Office 365 and SkyDrive now come as standard! You also get Xbox Music and Video apps.

The 5-megapixel camera takes bright pictures with plenty of contrast and comes with autofocus, though the lack of flash is a bit disappointing. The picture quality isn't bad, and colours are generally accurate. Also, the Nokia Lumia 630 doesn’t have a front-facing camera, so no selfies or video chat!

The Lumia 630 is fine for everyday tasks like web browsing and is great value for money. You have to expect a few compromises for just £90 after all!

What do you think?
Is the Nokia Lumia 630 good value for money?

Friday, 6 June 2014

Deal of the Week | NEW Nokia Lumia 630

Deal of the Week.

Get the NEW Nokia Lumia 630 FREE on EE's super fast 4G Network with 500 Minutes, 500 Texts & 500 MB Data. All for only £17.00 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Deal of the Week | Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Deal of the Week.

Get the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini FREE on O2 with Unlimited UK Minutes, Unlimited UK Texts & 1GB Data. All for only £23.33 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Deal of the Week | Nokia Lumia 925

Deal of the Week.

Get the Nokia Lumia 925 FREE on EE's super fast 4G Network with 1000 UK Minutes, 1000 UK Texts & 1GB Data. All this for only £25 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Paym - Mobile Payment Technology

A new system has now been created that allows online banking customers to send and receive payments by just using a mobile phone number. Paym is run by the Payments Council, this is an industry body that is expecting at least one billion mobile payments to be made by 2018.

To use Paym you need to register your mobile phone number with your bank and download your bank's mobile app. Then instead of adding a payee's sort code and account number to make a transfer, you simply select their number from your phone book and you can transfer up to £250 per day. All mobile number payments are sent and received at the same speed of existing online transfers.

Two top questions people are asking about this service is why do we need this and is it safe? We need this as it is more convenient to pay someone by using their mobile number in your phone book rather than having to write down sort codes, account numbers and bank names, it is just helping make transactions more easier and quicker.
Now onto the safety side. The Payments Council insists that the new technology is completely secure as customers will still need to login to their online account, so the same security as used previously will still apply. As with any new technology their is always fraud risks so they do still recommend that you check your account frequently to make sure that their is no suspicious activity.

Does Paym sound like something you will be using? Or will you stick to the good old sort code and account number?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Deal of the Week | iPhone 5c on EE

Deal of the Week.

Get the Apple iPhone 5c 16GB (Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink or White) FREE on EE's super fast 4G Network with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts & 3GB Data. All this for only £35 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

4G | How can it benefit your business?

There are many benefits of 4G for personal use, but how often do you hear about the benefits for businesses?

4G was first launched in October 2012 by EE who now have around 28 million customers. With the increasing number of businesses adopting mobile working policies, there has been a much bigger focus on connectivity on the move. In order to increase productivity and efficiency of employees, your business needs 4G which is faster than 3G, making it a lot easier to work when away from the office. That could mean on a train journey, at the airport, when visiting a client or customer or any other time or place when WiFi isn’t readily available.

You may be thinking 3G can do this for me too. Of course, 3G can offer the capabilities of receiving emails or social networking. But in order to send large files quickly or to use new business applications such as video calling, a much faster connection is needed.

These tools, as well as increasing productivity, can cut costs for a company, reducing the need for employees to travel, as well as cutting necessary office space as more people work from home.

But there’s more to 4G than just speed. For example, EE has partnered with iZettle to provide small businesses with 4G powered mobile payment terminals. A card reader has been developed which can be plugged straight into a 4G smartphone or tablet and used to accept payments, so if you don’t have a static place of business it’s a simple, secure solution for taking payments wherever you happen to be.

EE is also working with supermarkets and high street stores to modernise their businesses with the help of 4G. Through an initiative called ‘Connected Retail’ the network is helping businesses improve their productivity and their ability to communicate with customers by outfitting managers with 4G equipped tablets, so they can do admin work from the shop floor and by developing apps which customers can use while they shop, giving the store key information about their buying habits.

Another way in which EE is thinking outside the box with its approach to 4G for business is by equipping RAC patrol vehicles with 4G equipped devices which track their speed, location, breaking distance, fuel consumption and more. Among other things, this allows the drivers to become more aware of bad habits and work on changing them, reducing petrol consumption and saving money in the process.

EE is also focussed on security. It recently launched a new Super Secure 4GEE portfolio which allows businesses to securely manage access to company data and business applications.

While EE is certainly leading the way when it comes to 4G for business it’s not the only network that offers business services. Vodafone has also got some 4G business plans. There are Red Sharer plans, for example, which allow users to share a pool of data between them, just like EE offers.

Vodafone has also launched a service called ‘Sure Signal Premium,’ which is a device that can easily be installed into a work place and then gives users consistent and reliable access to Vodafone’s 4G network. It’s easy to set up and is designed to ensure there’s a high speed internet connection everywhere in a building, even areas where a Wi-Fi signal might be flaky, so productivity can be at a maximum at all times.

Then there’s O2, which is perhaps particularly appealing to small businesses, with things like a free subscription to Evernote Premium when you register, which makes it easier to work and take notes while keeping all your data synced across devices.

Of course, you have to think about the network coverage also. You can check the network coverage for each network here: EE, O2, Vodafone.

So, if you’re a business user and haven’t already got on board with 4G there’s never been a better time and if you have a mobile work force then it’s a move that’s essential.

Contact Top Comms today to find out the best 4G deals! 
01902 753146

Monday, 28 April 2014

Deal of the Week | HTC One M8

Deal of the Week.

Get the HTC One M8 (Silver or Grey) FREE on EE's super fast 4G Network with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 5GB Data & 180 IDD Minutes to use while calling or roaming in Europe or the USA*. All this for only £40 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tip of the Week | Windows 8 'Name That Tune'

You don’t need the Shazam music app to recognise a song you like. Windows Phone 8 has music recognition built-in making it easier for you to instantly find out the artist and name of a song that is playing, and to purchase it on the Windows Phone Store. 

Just follow these simple steps...

1) Tap Search on the bottom right corner of your handset and then choose the music icon (musical note) 
2) It will listen for a few seconds 
3) It will then tell you which song is playing 
4) If you tap on Store, it will then provide you with a link to purchase it on the Windows Phone Store

Do you find it annoying when you hear a good song on the radio but cannot think of the artist and track name? Will you now be using this tip on your Windows Phone?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Deal of the Week | Blackberry Z10

Deal of the Week.

Get the Blackberry Z10 (Black or White) FREE on O2 with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts & 1GB Data. All this for only £23.33 ex vat per month*.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8

Two of the top contenders this year in the mobile world is Samsung and HTC. Samsung have added to their Galaxy Family with the new S5 and HTC have added to their HTC One family with the HTC One M8.
But which one is the better phone?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a plastic perforated back with ridged silver sides where as the HTC is all about metal with its sophisticated and smooth metal finish. The S5 also has a removable back and is water resistance, where as the M8 has a non removable back but has BoomSound speakers.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available in Gold, Blue, Black and White and the HTC One M8 is available in Grey, Silver and Gold.

Both of these handsets are available in 16GB. There are rumours that bigger sizes are available but whether many stores will stock these sizes who knows. Why is this? Because each of these handsets come with a MicroSD slot, giving you that extra storage.

The HTC M8 has a 5 inch screen, the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S4 where as the S5 is a tiny bit bigger at 5.1 inches.
Each handset uses different core technologies. The S5 has a 1080p Super AMOLED display which are great at reproducing contrast, where the HTC M8 has an SLCD screen that’s much closer in tech and style to the iPhone 5s. The SLCD screens are better for outdoors as they offer a higher brightness.

Both phones use the latest version of Android: 4.4 KitKat but their interfaces are pretty familiar to their predecessors

Samsung have bumped up the S5's camera to 16mp but that's not it! It also has improved image stabilisation as well as new selective focus mode and a speedy auto-focus that will enable you to focus your image in less than a third of a second.
The HTC M8 only has a 4mp rear Camera but yet it has a 5mp front facing camera compared to the S5's 2mp. Does this mean the HTC can offer better selfies?

Prices and deals.
We are currently offering the M8 and S5 Free of Charge on EE @ £40 ex vat and both with an upfront cost of £49 ex vat on £35 ex vat plans.

What is your favourite handset? What one would you rather upgrade to?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tip of the Week | iPhone Undo Typing

Have you ever just typed a lengthy text message on your iPhone and then had a change of mind and had to delete it all to start over? Did you delete what you had typed by tapping the backspace key a few dozen times, or select the text with your fingertip and tap “cut”?
There is a much easier, well-hidden option!  Just shake your handset and the above image will appear.
You can use this trick when in the Messages, Mail, Calendar, Notes, or Contacts apps, among others. Tap the “Undo” button, and the text will just disappear.
Change your mind about the Undo? You can “redo” any typing you just undid by shaking your device again.

Have you ever tried out this handy trick? Do you find it useful?