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New service from Orange’s Libon ensures you’ll never miss a call again

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Dan Walsh of Mustard PR, who wanted to give me the heads up about a new feature being launched by his client, Libon. Libon now uses Wi-Fi to allow you to place and receive calls using your mobile number if you’re experiencing poor mobile coverage at home, in the office or […]

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Operators

Everything Everywhere (“EE”) launch press release: Read it in full

Now and again I like to publish press releases in full when I feel the situation warrants it. I think the launch of the UK’s first 4G network qualifies, particularly since the release reveals some rather interesting offerings. First, though, have a read: – – – – – EE TO LAUNCH SUPERFAST SPEEDS, EXCITING NEW […]

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Operators

Everything Everywhere is hunting for a Social Media Data Manager

For those of you reading who’re seriously into social media — I know there’s quite a few of you — you might be interested to have a look at the job spec for Everything Everywhere’s new Social Media Data Manager role. It pays £40k, plus car allowance, plus bonus, plus flexible benefit options — and, […]

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Operators

Vodafone UK is “shocked” at the “careless disregard” of Ofcom on 4G spectrum

The team at Vodafone UK are seriously annoyed. Enough to use some rather emotive language when describing the behaviour of the industry’s regulator, Ofcom. What’s Ofcom done wrong this time? They’ve allowed Everything Everywhere (i.e. T-Mobile and Orange) to use their existing 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G services. The short story being that, theoretically, Everything […]

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Operators Opinion

Is offering a 4-month “deposit” a smart idea for new iPhone contracts?

I have to say I was very surprised to see Orange offering a “deposit” for iPhone contract purchases. What is the point? I’ve not seen this approach anywhere else. I suppose it bridges the ‘free’ gap. Huge chunks of the UK customer base still demand free phones — so a 4-month refundable deposit could be […]

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Operators

Orange: The next mobile phone account I’m about to ditch

I’ve got an Orange contract account.  I’ve been perfectly happy with the service.  But I can’t tell the difference, nowadays. I think it was earlier this year when I suddenly realised that there was no direct benefit to me whatsoever operating multiple mobile operator accounts. For the longest time it’s been rather useful if I […]

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Devices Operators

iPhone 4S 64GB and iPad 3 64GB: £199 up front, £66/month

I’m delighted to see that Orange has brought back their rather smart deal for anyone wanting both an iPhone and iPad. You can pick up the top of the range iPhone 4S 64Gb and the new iPad 64GB for a £199 up-front fee and then £66/month (for 24 months). If you absolutely positively have to […]

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Devices Operators

Orange announces New iPad is coming

Well then here’s the first of the UK mobile operator announcements on the all new Apple iPad. They’ve been forced (I imagine by Apple) to stay rather quiet about it up until now. So if you are rather frustrated to find Apple is [strategically] “out of stock” then buying from an operator might be an […]

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Operators

Good luck to Everything Everywhere’s Conor Maples

Conor Maples has led the Everything Everywhere charge into social media and done a phenomenal job of it. He’s got another role now — focusing only on social media (rather than a mix of PR/social) so he’s saying goodbye to his @conorfromorange account: Dearest Twitter, the time has come for me to say goodbye to […]

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Devices Operators

Orange: Free XBOX 360 when you buy a Nokia Lumia 800

Have you been hearing about this deal from Orange? It’s been capturing the imaginations of quite a few normob (“normal mobile user”) friends and family. I’ve overheard people discussing it multiple times a day so — anecdotally at least — it’s certainly gathering a lot of attention. Here’s the offer: If you upgrade to the […]

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Operators

Great feedback on Orange’s Pocket Landline service

A little while ago I picked up some news from Orange about their new Pocket Landline service. It enables anyone to add a landline number to their account that will then redirect (at no additional charge) to your phone number. Great if you want to look local but you don’t want the hassle of managing […]

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Services

Get a landline redirect with Orange Pocket Landline for £10/month

I just came across this service from the team at Orange Business called Pocket Landline. It does what it says on the tin. For a tenner a month, you pick a local landline number that’s redirected to your Orange Business mobile number. Job done. That’s it. It’s a really good concept — aimed at businesses […]