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o2 is eating it’s own dog food with “Joined Up People” enterprise offering

Kudos to o2 Enterprise. The team specialises in helping enterprise organisations embrace flexible working. Instead of simply knocking out a few whitepapers, the company has taken a different path. It’s embraced the flexible working ethos itself! Here’s a quote from their story [PDF]: We’ve been on a journey. We’ve saved millions. We use hundreds fewer desks. We’ve changed […]

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You can only lease 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4S devices from o2

Quite a few people have been asking about my experience leasing an iPhone from o2 the other day (here’s my post about my intent to do so). Alas I didn’t manage to do so. Here’s the overview: I sat down with Ronnie at the o2 store in Richmond-Upon-Thames on Tuesday afternoon. When I arrived into […]

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Devices Opinion

I’m going to lease an iPhone 4S from o2 this afternoon

Did you hear about o2’s new leasing programme for iPhones? It caught my attention because it’s almost something I’ve been banging on for quite a while. My favourite operator innovation concept is that I just pay a flat fee per month and receive whatever device I want. The idea being that I finally divorce myself […]

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o2’s Workshop concept store is very, very promising

This afternoon I needed to buy a decent tripod for the video camera. I left the old-old tripod in some hotel, somewhere on the planet — deliberately, as it was getting too clunky and too annoying. I bought a new one but negated to recognise that it didn’t work very well for stand-up interviewing. It […]

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Operators Services

o2’s innovation team launches international calling card app – love it!

I have to say kudos to the team at o2’s innovation labs. Kudos gents. They’ve created an international calling card application that you can download for your app. It’s a really nice idea — and something that I think most o2 customers who call abroad now-and-again should have on their phone. If you’re a regular […]

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o2 launches Guru TV to provide video help for customers

Good news. I’m pleased to see o2 has jumped on to Youtube to establish a help channel for their customers. It’s called Guru TV and it boasts a whole host of instructional videos featuring topics like, ‘how to setup WiFi on a BlackBerry’ and ‘How to change wallpaper on a Sony’. Some of the videos […]

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James Parton introduces Telefonica’s all new developer platform, BlueVia

There’s been a lot of positive chatter in recent days about Telefonica’s BlueVia service for developers. So I asked James Parton, Telefonica’s Head of Developer Marketing, to give us a quick overview. Telefonica is well known for being serious about working with developers — and I’m pleased to see continual innovations and iterations in their […]

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Palm Pre Power Button Failure: o2 says £117.50 to fix

I got this note in from Mark who’s having some trauma with o2 and Palm. Have a read… Hi Ewan, I have been a fan of Palm for many years starting back in 1996 with a US Robotics Palm 1000 and over the years have purchased many of their products. Through blind loyalty I even […]

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The £1.2m o2 iPhone Scam: How did it happen?

Like many people I was very interested to read this story about the recent scams committed on the o2 network (and others). At first it was rather funny to read. It was a bit of ingenuity, a clever ruse and a way to get back at the operators that charge too much anyway. Yeah, yeah, […]

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Would you have a Samsung Galaxy for £22/month?

Michael at MobileBurn highlights a tweet from o2 Germany pointing out that the all new Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet will hit the network in October costing €99 up front with a €27.50 contract. If you translate those prices directly to sterling, that equates to £82 up front and £22 per month. Now I reckon […]

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o2 Germany offers free Telmap navigation with ADAC traffic info

I picked this one up as a rather interesting example of the growing influence of ‘free navigation’. First we had Google offering turn-by-turn with Android devices in the States, then Nokia stole the show (and killed the share prices of the other navigation companies) by offering free navigation with almost every new device they manufacturer […]

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Enjoying watching the industry dance to Apple’s tune

Hands up anyone who actually believes that Apple completely screwed up it’s supply chain, and thus was forced to reluctantly delay iPad shipments to Europe? Yeah… it’s precisely what I’d have done. It’s a winning strategy. An absolute winning strategy, whether the company truly did screw things up or not. You really do have to […]