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Help: Is this a mobile developer FAIL?

Whilst we get busy with the new design and arranging of developer interviews, I need your assistance on this conundrum. I’m not sure whether it’s a complete ‘FAIL’ (as the phrase goes) on the part of the developer, or whether it’s just-one-of-those-things

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Mini-review: SIM4Travel Roaming SIM

Updated: With thanks to commenter ‘BigJohn’ for his note about the use of a Jersey Telecom number range. One of the services I have been most remiss in not writing about after my time in China was SIM4Travel.  Now owned by the chaps over at Truphone we’ve been waiting for ‘a bit’ to see what […]

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Operators

3UK are set to launch a new unlimited package

Over at Mobile News they are reporting that 3UK are set to launch a new unlimited package at £15. Unlimited calls, texts to 3 customers and 1GB data to boot 3 last week revealed it’s to launch a new £15 unlimited calls and text tariff through stores in November. The deal, which also includes 1GB […]

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What’s Your Favourite Mobile, EVER?

A thought for the weekend, and considering this horrendous weather, a thought that might take you back a few years! I’m asking, what has been your favourite mobile phone, you have owned, ever! I’ll start with mine. Now for me, this is an incredibly tough choice, it’s between the Nokia 3310, and the Nokia 3200! […]

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If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?

A thought I’ve pondered over a lot. If I had my way I would change a lot (not only in Mobile), but in the rest of the world. But let’s forget about that; let’s think purely Mobile, purely communications, and sales. What would you change? What has to annoy me the most with mobiles, especially […]

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Operators

Orange landline problem – can you help?

Got a note in from a reader: My girlfriend is on Orange and whenever she calls landlines, the sound is distorted and she can hear herself talking, calling mobiles – its perfect.. shes had 5 different phones – still the same fault. Any thoughts? Very strange. My Orange connection is fine with landlines. It must […]

Miidio UFO – Mobile music can sound good!

There’s a lot to be said about the quality of music from mobile phones; and let’s be honest, the majority of it is pretty bad. The speakers are useless; the equalizers are generally programmed to sound as bad as possible, and in all, not many people like them. I however, may have found a solution. […]

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Apple admits something’s wrong… Well it couldn’t exactly deny it

Has anyone else been following this MobileMe fiasco?  If you haven’t then click here.  You back with me?  Good. I’m not sure what’s impressed me more, that an Apple application doesn’t simply work or that the company has kept users updated.  Apple has demanded that one of its staff blog on the subject.  The opening […]

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Thank you Orange.

I’ll give credit, where credit is due, and despite my ramble about Data Charges yesterday (which I still think are appalling), Orange have tried very hard to redeem themselves. They’ve given me back some more credit, and given me free evening browsing, and bundle thing for a month. So thank you! What’s more amazing was […]

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Excellent delivery notification / re-scheduling by SMS

As a postscript to yesterday’s post bemoaning the state of Westminster Council’s ‘pay by mobile’ parking system, I got a surprising text from Virgin Vie today about an order for some home furnishings. “Your VIRGIN VIE AT HOME parcel will be delivered today.  If you need your delivery on an alternative date reply to this […]

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Services

Sony Ericsson And Broca Use SMS to Measure Satisfaction

Sony Ericsson, Broca, and T-Mobile UK have all gotten together to attempt to solve a common problem – how to measure customer satisfaction following a handset repair. The three have teamed up and decided to use Broca’s cool technology to deliver a satisfaction survey – via SMS – to the customer’s handset after a pre-set […]

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Anecdotally, the networks performed last night

I have been sending transatlantic and transpacific text messages of goodwill and cheer over the past 24 hours and not one message was delayed or arrived late, as far as I can tell. That’s good news. I was hoping that our network operators around the globe had put the right equipment in place to finally […]