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It’s official: 3’s data network run by hamsters; string [Fixed]

I am now regularly based in Richmond-Upon-Thames. And what a flipping nightmare it is from a mobile connectivity perspective. Vodafone struggles to get anything more than Edge. And even when there’s an Edge signal, the 1.5k throughput is sufficient to query Google and nothing else. Total unmitigated rubbish. My solution was to refer to my […]

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iPhone 4 Price Comparison from 3UK

The helpful chaps at mobile operator 3 have published this rather useful iPhone price comparison chart (thanks to Squakbox who pointed this out). It makes for interesting reading. Obviously, 3 comes out pretty good against the other mobile operators, provided you don’t consider Tesco’s offering (which they haven’t). Have a read on slideshare…

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3UK ‘e-bill’ text message notification FAIL

Stephen Davies isn’t that impressed with 3UK this morning. Have a read of his Twitter message: Three Mobile ‘e-bills’ FAIL. Text message with link to mobile site diverts to Three regular site. Can’t login from phone. Pointless. Wholly pointless particularly if you’re using a dumb handset that can’t even display regular webpages properly. Who at […]

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INQ1 hits 3UK today. £79.99. Get one!

The INQ1 is available today. COME ON! From the 3UK release: INQ1 will be available free on a contract tariff from £15 per month offering unlimited free Facebook, Skype, Windows Live Messenger and web access, plus 75 minutes of calls to other networks, unlimited texts, unlimited email and unlimited free 3-to-3 calls*. £20 will get […]

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3UK spoof’s T-Mobile UK’s hand-up-cow’s-arse commercial

Heh. Got a moment? I’ve got a Youtube video for you. Here’s the first screen: If you’ve got a moment, watch the full vid…

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Comes With Music hits 3UK

3UK, previously one of the top electronic music retailers in the UK after iTunes, is embracing Nokia’s Comes With Music offering. Interestingly, it’s hitting their N95 8GB handsets – not the standard 5000 series devices. And that makes a lot of sense. If you already have an N95 8GB then you won’t qualify. I understand […]

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3UK launches real-time in-video advertising

Despite getting rightly beaten up by colleague Ben Smith (regarding their rather appalling 3G / WiFi Router), we’ve got some good things to say about 3 this morning. 3UK has done a deal with 4th Screen (the single point of contact for mobile advertising that’s part of MIG) and Mobix Interactive (the technical supplier). Later […]

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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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Orange adds another ethnic MVNO to its bag

It seems that Orange not being content with its deal with Lyca Mobile, has just signed another ethnic MVNO to its collection GlobalCell. GlobalCell will be aiming their SIM only services to migrants from countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania and Russia, and will also offer customer service in those languages as well as English. […]

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3UK are on a mission. In other news, I almost beat the crap out of the mainstream media today.

I appreciate it. I appreciate all the work that the marketing and public relations teams do for product launches and things like this. Today’s event with 3 was billed as a ‘Christmas in July’ preview of the company’s ‘fall line’ — their Christmas line up. It’s not just TV channels or fashion/retail chains that need […]

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Quick demo of 3UK web access working

A few international readers have emailed me over the last week or so asking about 3. In particular, Kevin wanted to know ‘what 3UK’s web portal is like’. Instead of just emailing him back, I knocked up a little video via QIK. This is 100% irrelevant if you’re an existing 3 user, but might be […]