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Operators

O2’s On & On price plans signal the arrival of a commodity world

If you wanted any confirmation that the mobile industry is commoditising fast, have a read of this release from UK giant, O2. After £26 a month, voice and calling minutes are unmetered and you get a gig of data included. An extra fiver gets you 2 gig. (Plus the usual exclusions like 0870 numbers.) You […]

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Operators

T-Mobile’s Full Monty price plan: Unlimited everything — it’s brilliant and it’s the way ahead

For a long time I’ve been banging on about mobile operators simply not ‘getting it’. One of the key points I’ve been keen to assert is that dicking about charging me stupid little pennies (or, actually, huge lumps of pennies) for calls, texts and so on, was a total waste of time and resources. In […]

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Devices Operators Services

XCom Global now offers unlimited MiFi usage for $14.95/day in 195 countries

I have to say I’m sorely tempted to try out XCom Global’s latest offering. They can now offer you unlimited data via MiFi (or USB stick) for a thoroughly reasonable $14.95 per day across a phenomenal 195 countries (up from 67 previously). There’s no charge for the equipment and delivery is (generally free if you […]

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Operators Opinion Services

Let’s kill ‘unlimited’ once and for all?

Ben Smith over at the all new Wireless Worker site makes a rather challenging point about the mobile data market: We have a chance – let’s kill ‘unlimited’ once and for all The word ‘unlimited’ has been abused too much and too long by telecoms companies to be rehabilitated. It should be killed off now we […]

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Opinion

My unlimited data Google Search Story

I made the following video with Google’s Search Story service. The first search? For the definition of “Unlimited”. Heh. Have a good weekend…

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News

Virgin Mobile: More abuse of the word ‘unlimited’

Virgin Mobile have just announced a fixed-price per day of 30p for pay-as-you-go (albeit post-paid) data and unlimited use. For fun, let’s remind ourselves of the definition of ‘unlimited’: un-lim-it-ed [adjective] 1. not limited; unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade. 2. boundless; infinite; vast: the unlimited skies. 3. without any qualification or exception; unconditional. Wow… Infinite, unrestricted […]

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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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News

Fancy an unlimited orgy of fun?

Not what you think. Ricky, our BlykWatch correspondent, came across this rather smart o2 viral challenge for students. 40 multiple choice questions that you have to answer as soon as possible. Get as many points as you can for your Uni and win a bucketload of iTunes and National Express vouchers. Here’s the a pic […]

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Operators

Operators ask to dodge termination fees

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has referred the question of wholesale mobile termination rates – the fee each operator charges another to connect a call on their network – to the Competition Commission after appeals by BT and 3. The appeals come after Ofcom changed the controls on mobile termination rates early last year, which it […]

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News

Apple to give away unlimited free music with the iPhone?

According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is looking to make a break with its traditional pay-per-song iTunes model and switch to offering giving away a swathe of with each purchase of an iPhone (or an iPod, for that matter). In return for unlimited access to the iTunes library, individuals would be expected […]