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Blykwatch – S.O.S.

Ricky is back with his Blykwatch…and he thinks a little C.P.R. is necessary. — Lifeguard needed to save BLYK Firstly contrary to what both Ewan and James Whatley promised on the podcast there will be no pictures of me in Speedos and running on the beach. If that’s what you are into check out this […]

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Blykwatch – Special Edition

We interrupt your regularly scheduled SMS Text News reading for this special Blykwatch from Ricky…. — BLYK network problems, 7 days later STILL NOT FIXED!! I was not due to report for another 7 days however I feel the need to write an update with what is going on with their SMS problems. I first […]

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Blykwatch – network problems and data on the horizon

Ricky’s back again with his Blykwatch update… — Hola readers Well this edition was probably going to be pretty boring, a simple update of what messages I received and that’s about it. However, today (Sunday 11th May) has made this edition an interesting one. Firstly let’s tackle the network problems, currently BLYK’s SMS servers are […]

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Blykwatch – Innovation arrives

Blyk watcher Ricky is back once again with what’s been happening the past couple weeks. — BLYK goes Innovative! Hello it’s time to update you all on my past two weeks of BLYK watching, at the end of the post two weeks ago , I said I wanted BLYK to be innovative well as you […]

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Blyk: 29% average response rate to adverts

Antti Öhrling, Co-Founder of Blyk, was at the APA conference yesterday discussing the latest advertising trends. This video is worth a look if you’d like a good introduction to what Blyk, the ad-funded MVNO, is doing. You’ll get some excellent stats (29% response rate!) and some example adverts together with example responses from the Blyk […]

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Blykwatch – Music galore and more

Back once again is Blyk Master Ricky ready to instill his great Blyk wisdom upon us. — Sunday 16th March 2008 A SMS from MTV Base telling me about some special shows this week! Kind of Cool! Monday 17th March 2008 Firstly a MMS informing me of that the band Operator Please (I still have […]

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Blykwatch – The Omnibus

Time to catch up with our Blykwatcher Ricky Chotai. He’s starting to get a little bored of Blyk when nothing is happening, but will there be light at the end of the tunnel? Read on to find out… — Firstly apologies another quite short post, again been very busy and to be honest nothing much […]

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BlykWatch: Campus teams doing their work

This week’s BlykWatch from Ricky Chotai covers a lot of ground. Let’s jump right in (I’m going to comment inline): – – – Monday 18th February 2008 No brand messages today, so I thought I would try something new, twitter. I saw that the blog had an item about it so I signed up with […]

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This week’s BlykWatch – data, Swatch and Thailand for 135GBP

Ricky Chotai’s back with another BlykWatch column charting his experience of UK ad-funded MVNO, Blyk. This week, amongst other things, Ricky points out that Blyk’s ‘free texts and calls’ model is missing what many youngsters are now demanding: data. – – – Monday 11th February 2008 A brand message from Blyk Music today, letting me […]

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BlykWatch – Paranoid diarist, Absinthe and a student that actually does essays

The first BlykWatch diary posted last week has been very well received, judging by the phenomenal response from a wide array of readers. I agree with reader, Tom, who emailed in saying that it’s excellent to ‘get an insider look into the service’. Since you can’t easily join Blyk (most analysts, investors and indeed, anyone […]

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BlykWatch: Report indicates Blyk service interrupted *UPDATED*

Ricky Chotai, our BlykWatch columnist, wasn’t due to report in until next week’s scheduled update — however we interrupt today’s regularly featured content to bring you this BlykWatch missive. Ricky reports that Blyk appears to have suffered some manner of service interruption. There’s nothing about the issue on the Blyk blog or the Blyk press […]

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New: BlykWatch at SMS Text News

I’ve been following Blyk, the UK (and soon to be international) advertising-based MVNO for a long time — ever since it was a glint in the milkman’s eye — or, more precisely, ever since news of it publicly broke a long time ago. I did a count last week — I routinely get about 10 […]