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Freephone cross network voice shortcodes: Not so fast!

You could be forgiven for assuming after the recent announcement from MIG, that free or zero-rated voice shortcodes are now fully available in the UK. At least, that’s what I thought when I read MIG’s news (which we featured on our press release news site, Mobile News Today). Alas I hear from various sources in […]

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Anyone for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express? It’s free!

Just got this in from BlackBerry’s European PR: Research In Motion (RIM) has today launched BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express as a free download from www.blackberry.co.uk/serverexpress. BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express is free new server software that wirelessly and securely synchronizes BlackBerry® smartphones with Microsoft® Exchange or Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server. Learn more about BlackBerry Enterprise […]

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iPhone 3G free on £34/month for 24 months from Carphone

Carphone Warehouse will put an 8GB iPhone 3G in your hand for just £34 per month — on a 24 month contract. That’ll get you 600 minutes and 500 texts per month. And if you fancy the idea of a 16GB one, add on an extra tenner. For anyone really keen to get stuck into […]

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School buses now come with free WiFi

These Icomera folks, the WiFi-in-public-transport chaps, are doing rather well. Fresh from sticking WiFi on buses all over the place, they’ve now done a deal with The Green Bus company. The Green Bus company are, as the press release states, ‘the emerging market leader in school transport thinking in the UK’. Clearly. If they’re putting […]

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**UPDATED ** NokiaWorldWatch: SIM free iPhone spotted in airport ** UPDATED **

SIM free iPhone seen just as we’re about to board the plane back to Blightly. Although not really in the remit of NokiaWorldWatch, we thought we’d bring you this shot seeing as it’s still almost part of the press event. Also not actually having seen an unlocked Apple handset before it piqued our interest, just […]

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News Operators Opinion Services

Using SMS for the greater good!

I love it when I see mobile phones being put to good use, and I also love it when say for important issues, mobile phones are being utilised to capture a target audience in the best sense and way possible. I was browsing around my daily choice of news reads, when I came across an […]

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News Opinion

Why pay for premium wall-papers, when I get them for free?

Is just the question I’m asking! You see, the other day I was sitting in the School Library working hard on a piece of History work, when a class came in and began working on the available computers. The class was a mixture of boys and girls who were thirteen/fourteen years young. A group of […]

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Devices

G1 is free on £40/month from T-Mobile

25,000 people have registered their interest for the G1 on T-Mobile UK’s site. I guess that means I won’t be in with much of a chance to win one. But this does point to a lot of interest from the UK mobile community. It most certainly won’t get the iPhone-style fan-fare — and if T-Mobile’s […]

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News

Text to screen in Churches; Roaming to heaven expensive or free to all believers?

Earlier in the decade, I spent the best part of a couple of years really getting wound up by my shoes sticking to the floor in nightclubs all across the UK with our text-to-screen service. Perhaps I was missing my calling. I picked up this note from the Atlanta Journal about how text is being […]

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Services

Free eBay text alerts for the month of September

Tamebay are reporting that eBay are waiving the standard 12p charges for the text message updates: eBay are running a promotion for SMS text alerts for September waiving the normal charge of 12p per message. You’ll be able to receive free alerts when watched items are about to end as well as place and raise […]

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Are operators blocking free US mobile broadband?

Over in the US, there’s an interesting plan brewing. The Federal Communications Commission is planning to auction a piece of spectrum off under the proviso that the winner of the auction has to offer a free wireless internet service with part of the spectrum. Operators, it seems, have been dragging their feet and causing delays, […]

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St Pancras Station now offers free WiFi

Mobile Industry Review reader Chris knocked me this news over this morning. He was checking out a story on ISP Review about St Pancras Station’s new free WiFi offering. It’s one of the key London stations now that the EuroStar terminal is based there. The St Pancras website carries this info: Right on! The back […]