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Google announces death of mobile operator business model. Finally! [insert hope here]

On Day 2 of Mobile World Congress, it happened. The Earth moved. Mountains rose. Valleys shifted. Islands disappeared. All metaphorically speaking, you understand. Google has announced that they’re getting into the mobile network game. But don’t panic! Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring! You see, Google did the announcement quietly. It wasn’t a full scale Google I/O […]

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Can Google please put the mobile operators out of their misery?

Google? Amazon? I really don’t mind, but I would like one of the key industry players to start mopping up the business. When the ONLY thing your mobile operator can offer you to differentiate themselves is a flipping Netflix or Spotify subscription — to try and justify the stupidly expensive 24-month price plan you’re about […]

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Mobile by Sainsbury’s: What are they smoking?

About a billion years late to the table, Sainsbury’s, the UK retail giant, has decided to step into bed with Vodafone to develop it’s own MVNO. Tesco, their arch rival, ran away with the retail-giant-owns-the-MVNO-world prize years ago. Every year I’m sure someone, somewhere at Sainsbury’s was forced to dust off the MVNO business plan […]

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The Royal Mail is about a billion years too late for it’s MVNO

Gahh. Just when you thought the market couldn’t get any stupider… The UK’s Royal Mail is reported to be in talks with companies to set up its own MVNO service. The company has around 11,500 retail outlets across the UK, giving it a huge retail presence via UK's Royal Mail Looking at Setting Up MVNO. […]

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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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Orange adds another ethnic MVNO to its bag

It seems that Orange not being content with its deal with Lyca Mobile, has just signed another ethnic MVNO to its collection GlobalCell. GlobalCell will be aiming their SIM only services to migrants from countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania and Russia, and will also offer customer service in those languages as well as English. […]

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Qualcomm healthcare MVNO on the way

It looks like Qualcomm is finally getting its MVNO off the ground, according to Wireless Week, which reports that the company has picked a CEO for the operator who will start work next month. The MVNO, which will go by the name of LifeComm and offer healthcare based services (although no word on specifics) as […]

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Helio and Virgin to merge

It looks like the axe is about to fall on US MVNO Helio. According to the Financial Times‘s sources, Virgin Mobile USA is to merge with the SK Telecom-owned operator, with a deal to be announced as early as this week. The FT says Virgin Mobile and Helio will combine, Virgin Mobile will issue new […]

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Branson loses $250 as Virgin Mobile USA stumbles

If Virgin boss Richard Branson weren’t so rich, he might a bit disheartened right now. According to The Times, the drop in Virgin Mobile USA’s share price have caused Branson a personal loss of over $250 million, with the stock falling by 85 percent since the company floated on the stock exchange. The share price […]