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Tesco Mobile users can save £3 a month by watching ads via Tesco Xtras app

It’s a fact of life that our mobile bills are inevitably higher than we’d like. One of the UK’s mobile operators has responded with an attractive offer to obtain a discount off your monthly bill, as long as you don’t mind watching an ad or two. Tesco Mobile has recently partnered with Unlockd, an ad and content-funded […]

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News: mobile roaming charges cut across the EU from today

From today, UK consumers who use their mobiles across Europe should see a reduction in their bills. The good news is that further price reductions when roaming are planned in all European Union countries from June next year, at which time all such charges will be abolished. For the moment however, there is an immediate cap on how much surcharge operators can […]

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News: EE aims to cover the entire UK with 4G

The UK mobile network EE said this week it will increase coverage over the UK by expanding 4G to more than 95 percent of the country by 2020. In 2015, EE signed a deal with the government to replace its Airwave network and also said it would eliminate zones of no coverage for consumers at the […]

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News: Three and O2 merger might propel Virgin Media into the big time

In the wake of recent developments regarding the merger of Three and O2, Virgin Media has hinted this week that the firm might take advantage of any forced sale of mobile spectrum. Three’s owner Hutchison and O2’s Telefonica also met recently with regulators in Brussels, as well as rival UK operators and interested parties. Virgin’s parent […]

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Roundup of the month – 5 things you may have missed

February has been a busy month in the mobile industry, with most of the important announcements and news coming during last week’s Mobile World Congress. You can’t fail to have noticed high profile news such as a raft of new smartphones, gadgets, and advancements in mobile tech in general, but as always there have been lots of […]

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Three+O2: Canning Fok’s rebuttal of UK Regulator is worth a read

Yesterday I was delighted to read Canning Fok’s response to the UK telecom industry regulator in the Financial Times. Canning, if case you are wondering, is a top chap at CK Hutchison Holdings, owners of Three UK. You can read the letter here — it’s in the ‘letters’ page so a subscription might be required: Guaranteed: […]

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Travelling abroad? GO-SIM makes it easy to use your mobile

Any of our readers that travel abroad frequently will probably know that it can be rather expensive to use your phone abroad, if you stick with your current mobile phone operator. And even with charges coming down in the coming years in Europe at least, for most people the high price of roaming and using […]

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Opinion: Richard Goold on Google’s Project Fi

Since Google announced its Project Fi initiative, there has been a lot of chatter about what it means for the mobile operators, and whether Google’s efforts will disrupt the market for the better. Today’s post is by Richard Goold of Moorhouse, who has 8 years experience as a management consultant including 5 years in executive leadership roles […]

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Three launches new 40 GB mobile broadband plan, but is 40 GB enough?

Mobile phone company Three UK has recently added a new option for anyone looking to sign up for mobile broadband. There is now a 40 GB data plan, costing around £45 a month, double the previous allowance of 20 GB (which admittedly only cost between £21 and £23 a month). There are several limitations however, as […]

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Free roaming this summer on Carephone Warehouse’s iD network

Now that the summer holidays are well underway, a recent study claims that almost a quarter of UK holidaymakers will be burnt by the cost of data whilst they’re away. Unfortunately, they’re paying over the odds for playing games, using Facebook and just surfing the Internet. It turns out that most holidaymakers spend around 40 minutes online […]

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Mobile operator Umniah turns to Bango Payment Platform for app store billing

In the last few weeks, yet another mobile network operator has chosen the Bango Payment Platform for app store carrier billing. Umniah, one of the fastest-growing Jordanian mobile network operators, plans a range of app store connections through Bango’s platform, starting last month with the launch of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. But why are platforms such as […]

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Aeromobile is off to a flying start in 2015

Over the past few years, you may have noticed talk of being able to use your mobile phone on a plane. Despite what seems like many years of discussion on the topic, you might not realise that some airlines have already installed special mobile network technology onboard, enabling you to get online before you reach your destination. One company in particular, Aeromobile, […]