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Alltel opens up its Wi-Fi service with Boingo

Alltel Wireless has announced that it has signed a deal with Boingo Wireless that will allow anyone to access to its more than 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the US. The deal with Boingo means that you can sign in and pay for usage without having to have a contract with Alltel. The rates are $19.99 […]

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News Services

1.2 million venues have been buzz’d

If you’re planning to go out for the night in any of the major US cities then you might want to try out buzz’d. By texting your zipcode to buzz’d’s shortcode you can be told the answer to the question on everybody’s lips – “What’s going on around me right now?” There are now 1.2 […]

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SME guide to buying telecoms now available

If you run a small or medium-sized business in the UK and are confused about how to get the best deal on your telecoms then help is at hand. The snappily titled ‘What To Look Out For And What To Watch Out For: Hints And Tips Guide To SME Telecoms & Mobile Procurement’ has now […]

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Register to vote by text

At SMS Text News towers we love to hear about new ways of using your mobile phone in every day life. This story fits that bill. Now, thanks to Mediaburst and DSI UK voters will be able to register themselves on the electoral roll by text message. The service will be launching in August and […]

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News Operators

Blyk expands into Europe

Blyk has announced that it is hoping to repeat the success it has had in the UK and will be expanding its operation and moving out into more European countries next year. It already told us that it was moving into the Netherlands in January of this year and today it has announced that the […]

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Siemens – “too German”

Without resorting to obvious stereotypes, this is not about Siemens executives always putting their towels on the sun chairs by the pool first thing in the morning, or about them being ruthlessly efficient in penalty shoot-outs. Instead, it is a comment from Peter Löscher, the head of Siemens (and himself an Austrian), about the company […]

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iPhone hand-me-downs

When I was little hand-me-downs were all about getting your older brother’s old clothes. Now according to this article in PocketPicks it can mean iPhones as well. Anyone who upgrades from the 2G iPhone to the new 3G one can simply pass the old one to family or friends. It seems if the recipient is […]

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Students – £50 off mobile broadband

Ricky and your Blykwatch mates – this one’s for you … NatWest has announced its new student deals and they include a £50 voucher off 3’s Mobile Broadband. They also include £100 off an ASUS laptop. Fear not though, they are still offering a student railcard. The deal is obviously trying to attract the more […]

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News Operators

Another mobile operator in the UK?

A company called Mapesbury Communications Ltd has announced that it has signed a deal with Spectrum Interactive (UK) for the rights to broadcast a GSM service from payphone kiosks. It says that this will be the start of a new mobile phone service called UK01. According to Magnus Kelly, the CEO of Mapesbury, the agreement […]

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Devices News

Android phone delayed

A report in the Wall Street Journal today talks about how Google is having to revise its plans regarding the release of the first handset powered by Android. T-Mobile USA is hoping to release a handset in the fourth quarter, while in Europe talk is of “Christmas time”. The world’s largest operator, China Mobile, is […]

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Give up smoking – by text

A recent service by GPS in Barking and Dagenham to target people who want to give up smoking has apparently seen great response rates from patients when targeted by text message. The service, run by iPLATO, is being used to ask patients what there current smoking ‘status’ is. The idea is that those who have […]

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Afghanistan – over 4 million wireless subscribers

Over the past few weeks the two major networks in Afghanistan have both announced that they have hit the two million subscribers mark. Afghan Wireless Communications hit this mark in May of this year, while its main Roshan rival caught up last week. This all sounds pretty impressive given the stories we hear of bombs, […]