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Karma Wi-Fi is giving Pulse Go users a free month of mobile data, offer ends Friday 8th April

If you’re not familiar with Karma, it’s basically a tiny Wi-Fi device (called the Karma Go) that turns a cellular signal into your own personal hotspot, along with a selection of flexible payment options; Pulse is the pay monthly option with 5 GB, 10 GB and 20 GB data tiers, and Refuel is the pay-as-you-go option with a GB costing around $14. If […]

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In-Flight Wi-Fi Adoption Boosted by Budget Airlines, to Reach More Than 10,400 Aircraft by 2020

Did you fly somewhere exotic over the holidays? Moreover, did the airline provide in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity? Just a few years ago, the thought of using a mobile phone onboard seemed like it would never become a reality but today, several thousand aircraft and dozens of airlines have installed Wi-Fi. This month, an annual report from Route Happy reveals that in-flight web access is growing among […]

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How important is WiFi (or connectivity) in a retail environment?

I’ve a question for you about the importance of connectivity in the retail environment. I’d like to determine if I’m an absolutely ridiculous edge case, or whether you’re feeling it too. I set out a scenario last night whereby I made extensive use of Whatsapp to help my wife decide precisely what present she’d like […]

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Google Maps with even smaller magical blue circles

Over at the Google Mobile blog, Adel and Arunesh have just updated us with some great info about a new feature added to Google Maps upcoming version. According to the entry, finding your location is going to be even more precise with the addition of the ‘My Location with Wi-Fi’ feature.  This addition comes right […]

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Heathrow gets T-Mobile’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot

If you are one of those regular air-travelers who often frequent the Heathrow Airport in the UK, this might come as a good news to you. Next time, pray that you get to use the Terminal 5 of the airport, so that you get to use T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi. Why’s that so interesting? Although technologically, the […]

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Alltel opens up its Wi-Fi service with Boingo

Alltel Wireless has announced that it has signed a deal with Boingo Wireless that will allow anyone to access to its more than 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the US. The deal with Boingo means that you can sign in and pay for usage without having to have a contract with Alltel. The rates are $19.99 […]

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T-Mobile launches $10 @Home

After a number of trials, T-Mobile has finally properly unveiled its home phone service. From next week, all of those T-Mobile users who really can’t bear to part with their home phone can sign up for the @Homer service, which promises unlimited nationwide long-distance calling (and other features like voicemail and call forwarding) for $10 […]

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Truphone snaps up SIM4travel for £1.3m

VoIP company Truphone has announced it has bought up the strategic assets of SIM4travel, which sells low cost roaming minutes and texts to European travellers, comprising its mobile virtual network enabler and its travel SIM capabilities. The acquisition cost Truphone £1.343 million in cash and £1.3 million in shares. Truphone says it will start integrating […]