During the upcoming festive period, our opening hours are changing slightly, so we wanted to make sure you are aware of the support available to you.

Working with catering company Zebedees over the last few years, Uplands continues to ensure that business mobile needs are met as the Zebedees catering team travel throughout the Southeast to major UK locations like London, Sussex, Brighton and Essex delivering nutritious, freshly prepared meals to children in nursery.

With more and more companies opting to use mobile devices as their primary communications systems for everyday business operations, Uplands is here to offer our top tips to ensure you’re getting the best out of your business device to maximise company growth.

The Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) has been the backbone of the global telecommunications network for over a century. However, with the advent of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, the days of the PSTN are numbered.

Alongside the upcoming switch off of the old analogue phone network, the PSTN, the UK Government and all major mobile operators have agreed to additionally phase-out existing 2G and 3G networks to support the new 4G and 5G networks, which according to Ofcom, offers faster and more reliable services for customers.

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, businesses are recognising the importance of giving back to their communities. At Uplands, it’s paramount to us that we’re making a positive impact and helping to address and tackle issues in our local and wider communities.

We have come to a successful end to Q1 at Uplands, and we’re pleased to announce that we have acquired two new customers in the last few weeks. We’re proud to consistently provide our award-winning services and to see the Uplands Group branching out further with exciting new business.

As we welcome the spring season, it’s the perfect time to give your iPhone a much-needed spring clean! With smartphones being an integral part of our daily lives, it’s essential to optimise their usage and performance. From clearing out old apps to managing storage, there are several ways to declutter your device and make it run seamlessly.

Over the last few years, we have seen a surge in people opting for refurbished phones as a sustainable alternative, with a report from UK-based price comparison website uSwitch last year revealing that over 22 million mobile users in the UK would consider buying refurbished over new.

Leading tech research and advisory company CCS Insight’s recent survey results in December showed that 40% of mobile phone users opted for a phone-free contract, beating the traditional phone contract users' vote at 35% for the very first time.

Our Direct Partner O2, has made recent changes to roaming in the USA, announcing that some phones which use 2G and 3G services will no longer be compatible with USA networks from 2023. These changes from American mobile network operators with roaming agreements tied to networks in the USA, are set to heavily impact visitors travelling from the UK.

Spotlight on Business Administrator, Chris Evans, the newest member of our team! Chris joined the team in early December. He has lots of experience in the sector and wanted to continue working in the phone trade. He has said he was impressed with “the business’s longevity and friendly team,” which is what initially drew him to the company.