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Operators

Three’s 0800-inclusive price plan policy is the way ahead

I’m more and more impressed with the output from the team at Three, the UK’s challenger network. I was delighted when they switched on 4G for their customers without additional charges. That was smart. All you needed was a 4G capable device and boom, you were entitled to 4G. Their recent announcement about inclusive 0800 […]

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News

Apple iPhone UK market share halves to 18.3%

An interesting set of stats arrived today in the form of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s smartphone OS market share news. Kantar appear to be one of the only research companies out there producing meaningful information for the mobile industry. They release marketshare data every four weeks — which is precisely what you need if you’re watching […]

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News

Listening to the UK Trade & Investment Minister

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Applications

ShoZu record 45% traffic uplift from UK snowfall

I dropped a note over to the ShoZu team to ask them if they’d seen much of an increase in traffic from their users as a result of the snowfall across the UK yesterday. I was expecting perhaps 10% increase, maybe 20% — but a 45% increase in uploads? Heh. Brilliant! If you took any […]

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Opinion

3 inches of snow brings UK to halt thanks to mobile networks

That headline above is not a quote from The Onion. I know most of the Americans and Canadians reading — and we do have a lot reading — simply don’t believe this happens. Here’s today’s headline from The London Telegraph Well it does. Do you remember the video I showed you recently? (“How bad are […]

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News

PhonePayPlus: The dinner lady of the UK mobile industry

PhonePayPlus is the proverbial dinner lady in the mobile industry school playground. Nominally known as the premium rate industry regulator, they typically hand out fines to companies that have made a huge, huge amount of money from spamming the mystified UK population — and who, have conveniently costed a fine into the profitability matrix. I […]

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Devices

Hyundai hits the UK mobile handset market with 15 handsets en route

The global behemoth, Hyundai, has entered the UK mobile handset market. Big time. There’s no toe-in-the-water nonsense from Hyundai. Nope. They’re hitting the market with 2, followed by 10 to 15 new handsets this year. That’s THE FIRST HALF of this year. Come on! A little bit of competition, eh? Plus you might get a […]

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News

RumourMill: Palm prē to be on Vodafone in the UK

In what appears to be another leak, Vodafone could be getting the latest handset from Palm with their very latest OS later on this year. Trumping all the other networks vying for the ultimate iPhone killer to be with them, bar O2 of course. The website MobileTopSoft ran a piece indicating news from ‘Vodafone officials’ […]

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Services

Record Vodafone UK usage across the Festive period

Just got this in from Ally at Vodafone: Nearly 170m text messages were sent over the Vodafone UK network during the 24hrs of New Years Eve and Day. At its peak, just after midnight, over 6,000 text messages a second were processed. The same period saw Vodafone customers make nearly 90 million calls. The festive […]

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News

UK Rail Agrees Mobile Ticketing Standard

Nick Dillon, on behalf of the chaps at secure mobile specialist, Masabi, dropped me a briefing note on the state of mobile ticketing on UK railways. It makes interesting reading: – – – – – Hi Ewan, I thought you might be interested to hear that the Association of Train Operating Companies, (which represents all […]

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News Operators Services

What is classed as inactivity on a pay as you go (UK)?

I have a question for you the readers!  Does anyone know what each of the networks class as valid activity to keep a sim active? My Student Radio Station, recently had there Vodafone number cut off due to not topping up, and I want to ensure this does not happen again. Do any of the […]

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News

UK Mobile VoIP numbers?

This question just in from a reader (oh alright, it’s my own question): Can anyone recommend a company that can provide a few UK virtual mobile numbers with voice terminated over SIP and SMS over SMPP or some other API? Preferably not numbers that are stupidly expensive to call and excluded from other MNO’s minutes […]