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T-Mobile UK make me a very happy chappy!

It’s upgrade time for my T-Mobile Flext Contract, and I have been looking at new phones. The G1 maybe? The INQ 1 is awesome but I not so keen on the three contracts. I popped into my local T-Mobile shop and asking what was showing up on my account for renewing, and basically I was […]

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Nokia Build: Fancy a MIR phone?

Nokia Build is a service that allows you to customize your phone directly from Nokia. As reported by T3; this service is currently limited to the UK and France and currently you can only customise a Nokia 7310. Sadly the 7310 is not the best handset in the world however if the quality is good […]

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Twitter no longer to deliver outbound SMS to Canadian users

The same thing that occurred to customers in the UK has now occurred to our friends over the water.  Full details are on the Twitter Blog, however I suspect this is due to the costs associated with maintaining the sms service as Canda, like Europe does not charge end users to recieve SMS. However there […]

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Blyk to launch a content portal

As resident BlykWatcher here at Mobile Industry Review, I felt it important to bring you the following update; from newmediaage Ad-funded MVNO Blyk is rolling out a portal in January to direct its 16-24-year-old audience to relevant content. The mobile operator, which offers free SMS and voice calls, will launch the On Blyk portal with […]

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VAT in the UK drops to 15%

This post is more of a question then an actual post. Those of you based in the UK will know that VAT is being lowered to 15% and your mobile service includes VAT. Will the networks be recaulating bills in regards to the drop automatically from the 1st of December? I certaintly will be contacting […]

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Were you one of the 300,000 disconnected T-Mobile UK customers?

I picked the following up in my RSS Reader from The Register; 300,000 UK T-Mobile customers had a quiet morning as they were unable to make or receive calls thanks to a database snafu that forced the operator to restore from backups – a process which is still in progress. The problems started at around […]

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O2 to offer 50 day money back guarantee on its mobile broadband

So o2 has currently been behind all the other networks when it came to mobile broadband, however it seems they may have pulled the cat out of the bag. From Mobile Today; O2 is looking to accelerate sales of its mobile broadband by offering a money-back guarantee amid growing consumer uncertainty regarding speeds and coverage […]

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Yammer now has UK SMS support

Ewan posted a while ago about Yammer and that team have been playing with it. Initially we used a fair bit now interest dwindled, until a few days ago that is. Yammer have now have the ability to send updates by SMS via a UK number and also the option to receive all yammers updates […]

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3’s Seriously Social Party Competition

This is another one I was contacted on Facebook by someone on Three asking to promote the opportunity to win £25,000 (Credit Crunch anyone??) to blow on a party for the winner and all their Facebook friends. For more details checkout their Facebook Page. Once again it is great to see companies like 3 embracing […]

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Nokia Comes With Music: Targeting University Students

It is always interesting to see how companies try and promote their services and engage with their target market. First up is Nokia’s Comes With Music, previously we have had a lot of coverage here on MIR however this post is written in the position as head of sales and promotions at my student radio […]

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SMS Shortcode needed for Student Radio Station

I need some help from you the lovely readers! You may or may not be aware that I am part of my university’s student station Shock Radio and we are looking for a short or long code. We would would then need the SMS to be delivered to an email address. We are a non […]

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Orange UK has two month exclusivity on the HTC Touch HD

Another network exclusivity was announced today the HTC Touch is going to Orange according to this article over at Mobile News. The Touch HD comes with a 3.8 inch, high resolution, widescreen WVGA touchscreen and a 5 megapixel auto focus camera. The device also comes with HTC’s TouchFLO 3D user interface and is fitted with […]