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44% won’t bother using mobile data again

Link: 160Characters Association. 44% of UK mobile phone users who used a mobile data service for the first time during the 2006 Football World Cup will not use it again according to an NOP survey commissioned by Olista. Pricing, ease of set up and use were identified as the key barriers to mobile data uptake. […]

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6 quid a meg on T-mobile

I’ve just been reminded by reading Mobile Weblog that I’m blowing over 6 quid a meg on mobile data at the moment.  So that means every time I take a 450k picture and ShoZu it, I’m being nailed for about 3 quid.  I will stop.  By the way, I flicked on my phone at Nice […]

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Onspeed reportedly delivers 384kbps -> 2.7mbps

Got a note from Norm Hosken, MD of Teamwork Asia (the Asia Pacific distributors of UK acceleration software Onspeed).  He pointed me to this press release which he correctly asserted would be of interest to me.  Very much so!  Teamwork have just completed a test with Onspeed whereby they: … achieved a median acceleration rate […]

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This blog coming to you via N90 over bluetooth

I’m in Cannes for one of our clients.  Overlooking the Croisette at the moment.  There was a lot of excitement at the World Cup… I had to wait 30 mins for a taxi from the airport because everyone was, understandably, glued to their TVs.  The hotel I’m staying at doesn’t have wireless.  How annoying, eh?  […]

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Fon’s $5 Social Routers

I’ve been reading Nuno’s piece @ 21talks.net on the Fon summer promotion.  10,000 routers are to be given away by Fon (at the cost of $5 plus delivery).  I’ve ordered one.  I like the concept.  I wish them every success.  I’m looking forward to being able to use other FON enabled social routers!   If you […]

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UK mobile data customers paying too much

Mobile Marketing Magazine carries a fiscally stimulating report by Coleago Consulting, showing the price differences for mobile data customers in the UK and in Germany. Basically, UK people pay more. 😀 The launch of 3G mobile broadband data cards for laptop users by both Vodafone and T-Mobile last week has highlighted the startling differences in […]

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T-mobile UK finally limps out the door with HSDPA

WOOOOOOOSAAAAAAHHHHH WOOOOOOOSAAAAAAHHHHH BREATHE DEEPLY. Control the annoyance. Box it. I am apoplectic. Again! I went out and got a T-Mobile MDA Pro last year. November I think. I did so off the back of news items from T-mobile UK assuring that they would have HSDPA (i.e. ‘fast’) mobile internet live by January 2006. Come March […]

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Vodafone deactivates service in CM12 0– postcode

[Yet another one about Vodafone.  I’d like to point out that I don’t have any particular issue with the network — they’ve been featuring rather a lot here on SMS Text News recently.  This isn’t by design.] My dad is absolutely seething. I didn’t get much of a chance to talk to him the other […]

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Portio Research: Future mobile services & applications

Portio Research are back with their latest extensive report. This time they’ve spoken to 750 mobile consumers across 10 European countries. Here are the headline contents: Understand consumer attitudes towards mobile TV, video calling, mobile music, mobile email, MMS, mobile advertising, adult content and much more Covers Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, […]

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Nokia N90 as a bluetooth modem on Apple

Well there’s nothing like your broadband connection going offline to make you want to try hooking your N90’s unlimited T-mobile data account up to your Apple over Bluetooth. Synchronising address/calendar data between the two devices is an unrivalled pleasure.  However, try as I might, I couldn’t get the N90 to give me a data connection.  […]

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Disconnected from the hive mind

Well I’m definitely giving my Vodafone card a run for its money.  Or for the 50 quid or so I pay every month for unlimited access…. which, for me, actually means using it once or twice on the train and a few times in a hotel lobby when there’s no wireless internet.  Or when the […]

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T-mobile UK devolving entertainment responsibility to the user

I was sat in Chez Gerard in Covent Garden this afternoon venting forth on the virtues of T-mobile UK’s gorgeous 7.50/month unlimited data service. Opposite me sat the executive who heads up Mobile Strategy for a global entertainment content company. “Isn’t it good? T-mobile point you straight at Google and let you get on with […]