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The INQ 1- Student Perspective Part 2

Last week I covered the basics of the INQ1 now I am going to be looking in depth at the applications in particular the social networking ones. Facebook Let’s be honest, this is probably the reason why you bought this phone. When you first start the phone you are asked to pop in your Facebook […]

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The INQ 1- Student Perspective Part 1

The INQ 1 is available on 3 for free on one of their lower contracts at £15 per month, or for £80 on pay as you go. It has been dubbed the ‘Facebook phone’ due to its tight integration with online social networks, including Skype, last fm, MSN to name just a few. EBay integration […]

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MIR heads to Manchester’s Social Media Cafe

Ricky here! Manchester has it’s own version of London’s Social Media Cafe aka Tuttle Club and on the Tuesday 3rd February 2009, meeting between 6pm to 9pm. I will be down there representing Mobile Industry Review, sadly James, Ewan, Ben and Dan will not be able to attend, however I am sure I will be able to […]

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BlykWatch: Swap to £15 credit winds up some users

Those of you who are regular readers of the site will know that I covered a series on the site known as BlykWatch, which was where I posted regularly about UK ad funded MVNO Blyk. In September Ewan and I took the decision to retire the series as we felt nothing much was happening with […]

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T-Mobile UK’s pioneering multimedia campaign

T-Mobile is about to kick off a new ‘pioneering multimedia campaign’ this week, which will be nicer than the ads they’re running papers at the moment trying to give away a Nintendo DS to anyone buying a new mobile. Filmed and edited in just 36 hours, the premier of the latest TV commercial will take […]

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Upgrades return to normal service on O2 and T-Mobile UK

For those of you who have been waiting for a decent upgrade I recommend you get on the phone and threaten to leave 😉 and see what you get offered! The guys over at Mobile Today have more information on this matter. O2 and T-Mobile returned to the upgrade market this month after a three-month […]

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Skype: Am I missing something?

I am currently reviwing the INQ 1,  and it has a inbuilt Skype client which is heavily promoted in its advertising and some would even say the INQ 1 is simply the Skype Phone version 3. I have 2 Skype contacts, that’s it! Who actually uses Skype?? This really hit home when reading a post […]

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The INQ 1- Student Perspective

Firstly I would like to say a Happy New Year to you all! Now back to business The INQ 1 has had a lot of coverage here on MIR, both positive and negative.  Both Ewan and Jonthan both have handsets, and thanks to the chaps at 3mobilebuzz and Trevor from the INQ 1 Blog, they […]

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Surprise Surprise O2 brings back subsidies to normal levals

A few months ago we reported that O2 had removed subsidies on its £35 tariffs and this resulted in phones being free only on the more expensive £75 tariff. O2 intended on the other networks on doing the same,  however the other networks didn’t. It now seems that O2 has given into the market and […]

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Bluetooth Keyfob that prevents you from losing your phone

Jonathan Morris over at What Mobile has written an interesting post about a new gadget that will be hitting the shops early next year! Bluetooth is useful for many things, but the latest idea could be one of the coolest for some time. A keyfob sized gadget that backs up all your phone data and […]

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Gold Numbers are only £10 on Ikea Mobile

If you are in need of a Gold Number then head over to Ikea’s Family Mobile.  Currently the have an offer where new people who join can chosse a free gold number in the 0755 000 xxx range, they are also only charging £10 and the sim comes with £20 credit! Worth Checking out if […]

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What is classed as inactivity on a pay as you go (UK)?

I have a question for you the readers!  Does anyone know what each of the networks class as valid activity to keep a sim active? My Student Radio Station, recently had there Vodafone number cut off due to not topping up, and I want to ensure this does not happen again. Do any of the […]