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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – To port or not to port, that is the question

This week I thought I’d look at mobile number portability having experienced it twice in the past month. Both experiences were very different but both were frustrating in their own way. My wife ported her number from 3 to O2 and from a technical perspective the process went very smoothly. However getting a PAC code […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Mobile cost control for enterprises with Agito Networks

Last week I met the team at Agito Networks to discuss their proposition for enterprise telephony. Agito was set up to address a number of issues in the enterprise mobile market. Poor in-building coverage is an issue for many businesses and has been exacerbated by the trend towards greener buildings which tend to use materials […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Truphone; the first global operator?

The item that caught my eye at Mobile World Congress was Truphone‘s announcement of Truphone Local Anywhere. As a long time fan of Truphone I’m always interested to see what they’re planning next and this looked like the announcement that nailed the question about where their strategy is taking them. In one respect announcing a […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – New phones for Normobs

This week I’m returning to the travails of the family Normobs (normal mobile users). A few weeks back I wrote about my son George’s search for a new mobile (to be fair he’s more than a Normob). Well this week we closed the deal for the next 18 months. George’s contract is in my name […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Too many numbers

I’m not attending Mobile World Congress this week and rather than blog about news from Barcelona which will be admirably covered by my MIR colleagues on the ground there, I thought I’d pick up on a related subject – contactability. One of the interesting points I’ve picked up from tweets, blogs and conversations is the […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Snow and making a drama out of a ‘crisis’!

Last week’s extreme weather conditions made little difference to me. Although I had planned to go to London on the Monday and Tuesday I changed my meetings to conference calls and worked at home. I actually had more productive days than I was anticipating! I’m always puzzled when we’re told not to make unnecessary journeys […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – A bright future for WiFi

Recently I’ve had several conversations with people about the future of WiFi. The debate around WiFi versus 3G data is a contentious one that frequently provokes a frank exchange of views! However this ‘either or’ debate misses the point because WiFi and 3G should be viewed as complementary, rather than competing, wireless access methods. I’m […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – BillMonitor and 47,220 mobile tariffs

Last week I met with Rebecca Jackson from BillMonitor. BillMonitor has been launched to address the key issue faced by all mobile users; which is the best tariff for me? There are already a number of price comparison tools on the web available from the usual price comparison websites; so what makes BillMonitor different? The […]

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Truphone update

I had a quick catch up with Geraldine Wilson, CEO at Truphone, this morning to see what their plans are over the next few months. Now that Truphone supports multiple handset software platforms a lot of work is going into making the user experience and functionality as consistent as possible across all handsets. This is […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – some thoughts around .tel and mobile users

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had several conversations with people about .tel domains and how .tel creates a simple, single place to store and share your contact data. .tel is a new top level domain that allows users to publish their contact data directly to the web, in the DNS, so it’s easily […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Mobile as a landline minutes stealer

When I was talking to Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson recently, she made the comment that Truphone expects an increasing proportion of its business to come from landline minutes substitution, rather than the big mobile operators. Mobile calls as a substitute for landline calls fall into two categories. The increasing size of mobile call bundles means […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – speaker failure update

The internal speaker on my INQ1 failed so I couldn’t hear the other party without switching to the external speaker. I phoned 3 and was pleasantly surprised how quickly they agreed it was a hardware failure and would have to go back to them. I phoned them on Friday, received a prepaid Royal Mail Special […]