Vodafone Ireland Speed Tests

I’ve recently moved to Vodafone after going from Three to Lycamobile and then ending up with Vodafone’s student deal. I’ve been very impressed with Vodafone and they are definitely a step up from Lycamobile and Three when it comes to coverage. If I had to rank those three it would be (1) Vodafone, (2) Three and (3) Lycamobile. I did a post about Lycamobile speed tests results a while back so I though I would do another one with Vodafone speed results. These tests were done in South Dublin. The speeds have been very good with Vodafone bear in mind Vodafone…

Vodafone X – Great Prepay Deal

I recently needed to move from Three and after reviewing the options chose to move to Lycamobile. After a month using Lycamobile I decided to look around again as I was having issues with dropped connection and slow internet speeds. I came across Vodafone X from a boards.ie thread, somehow I missed it when going through all the networks. This is a student deal open to anyone with a valid student card or who is between 16-25. Vodafone have confirmed that once you sign up to the deal you will remain on the plan until you switch to another plan…

Lycamobile Ireland – Speed Tests

I forgot to publish this post so thats why the speed tests are from a month ago! It’s been nearly a month since I switched over to Lycamobile. I moved from Three Business over to Three Pay due to the price increase for the Business plan. This was a bit of an ordeal and I felt the CS was very poor so I looked to move away from Three altogether. After comparing the options I chose Lycamobile. Lycamobile offer 30GB data, unlimited Irish calls and unlimited Irish texts for €15 a month with 50% off the first month for new customers.…

Adding a custom launcher to Amazon Fire Tablet

*The article was written for the Amazon Fire 5th Generation. Amazon have launched a new Fire on the 7th June. I have not tested this with the newer model but expect it will be similar.* I bought an Amazon Fire Tablet when they were on sale for £34.99 and for the price its a complete bargain. Amazon have launched a new Fire Tablet on the 7th June costing £49.99. I would argue there is no better priced tablet out there. It’s by no means perfect but adding Google Play Store solves the majority of the downsides. The only other thing…

Installing Google Play store on Amazon Fire Tablet

*The article was written for the Amazon Fire 5th Generation. Amazon have launched a new Fire on the 7th June. I have not tested this with the newer model but expect the process will be similar.*   This will be a very picture heavy post. Amazon’s Fire ship with Amazon Fire OS which is a heavily modded version of Google’s Android. Amazon have it’s own app store for Android devices and by default this is the only App Store that comes with the Fire tablets – there is no Google Play Store. While Amazon’s app store does have a huge selection…