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Mr Operator: Mobile data ‘congestion charging’ is coming soon

I’m delighted to bring you an all new perspective from Mr Operator — a real favourite with the readers here at Mobile Industry Review over the years. Mr Operator is a very senior mobile industry executive working for an international mobile operator. His identity — like that of the Top Gear Stig — is a […]

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Are you loving your 3UK MiFi unit?

I’m getting good feedback from a lot of people who’ve popped down to their 3UK store and purchased one of the 3UK MiFI units.  One of which is Liam Westley (one of the most knowledgeable and capable ultra-geeks I know).  Liam is really delighted: So, what are my first impressions? This is a fantastic device; […]

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British iPhone plots his Apple iPhone data usage

For any mobile operator about to introduce the iPhone (I’m looking at you, Vodafone and you, Orange, in the UK), this will be of interest. MIR reader, Derosnec, posted a comment this morning on yesterday’s iPhone operator poll discussion.

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Novatel’s MiFi hits Carphone Warehouse this week

If you’re thinking about upgrading your mobile broadband experience, you might take a look at the Novatel Wireless MiFi unit. We’ve reviewed here on Mobile Industry Review (see the video) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually managed to sit and work on my Apple Air for a good few hours in the pub via the […]

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Novatel’s MiFi personal wifi network coming to Vodafone

Hello, Jonathan Mulholland here again! So, who’s getting a MiFi unit from Vodafone, then? The above image is from Vodafone Germany, where the MiFi is already available. I understand that UK pricing and availability is also going to be confirmed very soon. The MiFi is a personal, portable WiFi router that uses a mobile network […]

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3’s mobile wifi (“MiFi”) package revealed, take a look!

Remember we recently brought you the *must have* gadget for mobile desktop ninjas, the Novatel Wireless 2352 MiFi unit? Well, 3UK are launching their own version. This month. September 18th to be precise. (Or the night before if you’re talking with the telesales/online people). Have a look: It’s rather nifty, eh? Here’s the release from […]

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3UK launches advertising on it’s mobile broadband dashboard

If you’re a 3UK customer, and you’ve got the latest version of their mobile broadband dashboard running, you’ll shortly be seeing some modifications in the form of advertising. Way back when, 3 completely surprised the other operators with the success of it’s tenner-a-month deal for mobile broadband (including a dongle on a 12 month contract). […]

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3 and Vodafone: Two roaming data cost cuts, two very different offers

Why do mobile tariffs always seem to be overly complicated? With the recent July 1st EU charges cap there was a chance to make the cost of using data services abroad nice and simple. So how did the operators do? Let’s take two examples. First, Vodafone. They announced a cut in roaming charges across the […]

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Why I need Vodafone’s new femtocell Access Gateway

I arrived back into the country on Sunday afternoon and promptly drove straight to Billericay, Essex. I used to live there (for work purposes) as it was the best place to live to be near one of my major clients. Now I’m resident in Chiswick, W4, London. But not formally. Not yet. I don’t have […]

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How to tether your iPhone 3G’s data/wifi connection – free

Company founder, geek and entrepreneur, Josh Russell, posted this link to a very useful set of instructions on how to use your iPhone 3G (using OS version 3.0) to share it’s data connection. The concept being that you don’t need to mess around with a 3G data dongle — you can just use your iPhone […]

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Next generation mobile internet powered by coffee!

Ok… so it’s not quite what you might have been thinking. Thank you to Mr P for sending this in. Why the chap pictured is walking about with an ‘internet’ sign on his head, I do not know. I suspect the service level is a lot more consistent than your average mobile broadband experience, though.

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Rubbish British broadband speeds; this post is for posterity

I’m posting this on the 5th of March 2009. I’m doing it for posterity’s sake so I can look back and remark just how shit the UK’s infrastructure is. Some people in the country are lucky enough to have nice fast connections. It seems that wherever I tend to choose to live, the infrastructure is […]