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O2 Launches £5m ‘Surprises’ Campaign with Buongiorno

In a bid to retain UK customers in the pre-pay market – something notoriously difficult to do – O2 have launched their ‘Surprises’ campaign this week.  Customers topping up are given a code which guarantees a prize when entered at the campaign’s online ‘hook a duck’ fairground-game themed site – prizes range from free texts […]

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Asus rebranded phone also gets a breath of fresh air

With a gag we’re going to flog until someone laughs, a new PDA phone arrives on O2 under the Xda brand on both pay as you go and prepay contracts. Running from the same Marvell PXA930 processor as the soon to be released BlackBerry Storm, the Asus P552w comes to us under the guise of […]

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A&L’s prepay travel card comes with text-top-up

When I was a young man… and, more and more I’m feeling a bit middle aged (I’m almost 31), I went to Prague with my friend James for 3 days to ‘see a bit of the world’. We were first year students at UCL and we reckoned we should go to Europe every 2nd or […]

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UK Prepay vs Contract: A complete joke!

The pre-pay (pay as you go) in the UK is an absolute joke, I have been looking at what is on offer and it really flocked me off. I checked my email today and in it was a weekly email from Martin Lewis (of Money Saving Expert), and it was details about the cheapest pre-pay […]

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O2 UK launches the iPhone on prepay

We asked Ricky to look into the new prepay iPhone: It is going to cost you £350 for the 8GB version, and £400 for 16GB. This will include unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months. It launches Sept 16th. Who is the prepay version of the iPhone aimed at? I would at a […]

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Virgin Mobile gets £366m writedown

Ouch. It looks like Virgin Media’s mobile arm has let the side down if the latest set of quarterly results is anything to go by: the company has announced a massive goodwill writedown on Virgin Mobile in its second quarter financials. In short, Virgin Mobile is now worth £366 million less than originally thought in […]