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o2: 5th best place to work, 2007

I took a walk-about the other day and popped into some mobile phone shops. It’s always interesting. I didn’t go in to any o2 stores though. I .. Well I can’t quite explain it. I seem to have some sort of aversion to o2 at the moment. I don’t think it’s entirely because of their […]

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O2 launches mobile broadband in Ireland

Link: ENN – Ireland’s IT Newswire Lucky consumers in Ireland will be able to get their hands on a 3G HSPDA-powered mobile broadband service shortly, giving them speeds of up to 3.6Mbit/s. The service includes up to 10GB of data transfer per month, and O2 claim will reach 75% of the population from launch. There’s […]

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No truth to O2 iPhone rumour

Link: Tech.co.uk | News | No truth to O2 iPhone rumour So now O2 are denying they’ve got the iPhone gig. At this point, I think I’m beginning to lose interest. Pass me my trusty non-touch screen Nokia, I’m heading out for some fresh air before my head explodes trying to piece this lot together.

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O2 to get UK iPhone gig

Link: BBC NEWS | Business | O2 ‘to get iPhone contract in UK’ The BBC are reporting this morning that O2 are about to sign an exclusive contract for selling the iPhone in the UK, with the handsets in stores ready for Christmas. Funnily enough an O2 spokesman “declined to comment on the reports”. The […]

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Bus mobile ticketing to hit the UK

Link: Mobile ticketing on the buses – vnunet.com Bus company Go North East have announced plans to introduce a mobile ticketing service this Autumn. The service, supplied by IT company Atos Origin, will be a prepaid service – with funds being added via a website. Before getting on the bus, the end user texts a […]

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o2 screws customer for £200+ in mobile data ARSE

Hot news in from an o2 subscriber and regular SMS Text News reader who has been royally screwed by Messrs O and 2. Do you remember a few months back when o2 was being nailed in the press for having an absolutely abysmal data policy? Well, a chap contacted me to say he’d got super […]

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A trip to the O2 store

I was in London earlier meeting a business colleague, who’s just arrived in the country for a couple of weeks. Rather than pay his horrendously expensive roaming charges, he got hold of an O2 prepay SIM and a top-up card. So far so good. I spoke to him last night and explained how to top-up, […]

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Hunting for Google’s UK MVNO on the High Street

I went hunting for Google’s UK MVNO this afternoon on London’s High Street (Oxford Street). I popped into three different o2 shops. Nothing. I don’t know what I was thinking. Now and again the mobile geekery inside me overflows into a wanton lust for technical advancement — and in the absence of any decent information […]

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Google, O2, Nokia and MVNO gossip!

Link: Ring Nokia: Google Phone = MVNO using O2’s network in the UK + Nokia + Google’s secret sauce Gossip gossip.. apparently there’s an announcement due in the next couple of weeks!

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Maggie gets 75meg/month data tariff for 10/month – on o2!

Just got this in from SMS Text News reader, Maggie: Just got 75MB data from o2 for £10 a month, with minimal voice, an 18 month deal. Not sure how interesting this is, but.. Very interesting indeed Maggie! Thanks for taking the time to write. If you’re on o2 and up for renewal shortly, it […]

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o2, piss-up, brewery, challenges with organisation

Another reader — J — has emailed me to tell me about his trauma with o2’s online ordering system. He’s also been trying to get hold of an 8800 Blackberry. (Shit hot looking, by the way, those.) Have a read of his traumatic experience… I rang up today — AGAIN — and was on hold, […]

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o2’s online store rumoured to be screwed by ‘a virus’

I had a phone call just now from a rather annoyed potential o2 customer. He’s been waiting a rather long time to get hold of a new 8800 Blackberry on o2. After calling repeatedly only to be told, ‘er, another three days, sorry sir,’ he phoned through to their business store this afternoon and managed […]