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Virgin Mobile has NO business arsing about with Mobile Broadband

I see that Virgin Media/Mobile has launched a Mobile Broadband dongle. They have NO business doing this. No business at all. THIS from a company that charges 0.5 pence per Kb for mobile data to handsets. THIS from a company that still has ‘SEE ABOVE FOR WAP CHARGES‘ on it’s tariff page. WAP charges? Virgin […]

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4 million HSPA converts a month

HSPA is taking over the world. According to the GSM Association, there are now 50 million users on HSPA networks around the globe – a massive leap from last’s year’s figure of 11 million connections. The association reckons that new users will be joining HSPA networks at the rate of around 4 million a month […]

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3 win top UK mobile broadband prize

No surprise, actually, is it? Have a read of this: 3 UK’s Mobile Broadband offering has been named “Best Mobile Broadband” by the UK’s most popular dedicated broadband comparison site, www.top10-broadband.co.uk. The independent site, which claims over a million unique users each month, has given 3 UK the award based on analysis of data captured […]

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Are operators blocking free US mobile broadband?

Over in the US, there’s an interesting plan brewing. The Federal Communications Commission is planning to auction a piece of spectrum off under the proviso that the winner of the auction has to offer a free wireless internet service with part of the spectrum. Operators, it seems, have been dragging their feet and causing delays, […]

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3 has one million mobile broadband users in Europe

Kudos to 3. They led the way, in the UK at least, with the tenner-a-month USB mobile broadband revolution. This shows demand is strong for mobile broadband in all 3’s territories, including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Austria… … says the press release I got in this morning. Christian Salbaing, MD of European […]

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Devices News

Three’s USB broadband modem

I am still disbelieving, even after all this time, that I can actually sit and work on a USB broadband modem for 8 or 9 hours across a day, and for it to work continuously and without error. It really is very smart. I think I’m still expecting things to screw up. I remember when […]

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Vodafone mobile broadband data stick

Vodafone whacked me over a USB modem stick to use on the way to and from the Desert Island. (I’m given to understand that GRPS doesn’t quite work in the Maldives – so I’ll be using this one on the way to and from the airport in the UK.)

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BT shows off dual-mode ToGo

The rumours were true: BT has gone for another bite of the dual mode cherry, using an HTC smartphone, pictured here, called the BT ToGo. The dual-mode device will come bundled as part of BT’s Total Broadband Anywhere package – which covers home broadband, as well as mobile minutes, texts and 10 MB of mobile […]

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O2 gets on mobile broadbandwagon for £20

O2 has joined the rest of its operator friends in launching a so-called mobile broadband service – or a 3G USB modem to the rest of us. For £20 a month, O2 customers can get 3GB of data allowance and unlimited wi-fi at The Cloud hotspots with a free modem if they sign up to […]