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iPhone 3G Launch Day: Queue-cast

Dan Lane covered the launch of the iPhone 3G here, but as his subsequent posts revealed his own purchase wasn’t as smooth as it might have been *cough* 8 hour wait *cough*.  If like me you revel in other people’s pain listen to this special podcast ‘queue-cast’ edition to hear a man who doesn’t know […]

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Ryanair won’t let me use ‘flight mode’

On Thursday I’m flying to Dublin for Unlimited Drinks on one of Europe’s most-used and least-loved budget airlines Ryanair.  I have, in the past, been terribly bored on Ryanair flights because they ban the use of any mobile phones during the journey… even if they’re in ‘flight mode’.  That means no games, no music and […]

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I’ve got the keys …

… to SMS Text News Towers. While Ewan’s away sunning himself busy working (as you can see here), he’s foolishly given me the keys to SMS Text News Towers. So that means that your favourite blog on mobile related issues is in my hands for the next couple of weeks (actually, I think he just […]

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Welcome To Three-Fail

Afternoon readers, Whatley reporting in… My post quota has been a bit low lately, (sorry Ewan), I’ve been working hard on a top secret SpinVox project, (more on this next week – promise), in the meantime however allow me to share with you something that appeared on my radar earlier today care of my friend […]

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Nokia Sponsored The Grammy’s, But You Couldn’t Tell

Last Wednesday, Nokia announced via Press Release that they had signed on as the Official Sponsor of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Big title, no? Likely cost them quite a bit of change to get that title, so you would expect that they would make good use of it, especially as the Execs are talking […]

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Motorola Embarasses Itself At Mobile World Congress 2008

It’s no wonder Motorola’s mobile phone business is in the toilet isn’t doing well. Here we are at the biggest mobile phone event of the year, the 2008 Mobile World Congress. Sony Ericsson dropped 7 handsets on us last night, including the X1, with Windows Mobile (a first for SE) and stinkin quad-band HSDPA support, […]

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Operators Opinion

AT&T Sues Pre-Paid Phone ‘Traffickers’

AT&T has filed a lawsuit against Wireless Exclusive, L.L.C., for pre-paid phone trafficking. What on earth is pre-paid phone trafficking? Well, Wireless Exclusive is allegedly buying pre-paid phones in bulk (or making several smaller purchases), unlocking them, and selling them overseas for a premium. Excuse me, but I’m not quite sure I understand how this […]

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AT&T Boosting Pay-Per-Use Messaging Rates Again

You read correctly, AT&T, the biggest GSM carrier in the United States, will be once again raising the cost to send or receive a message. Text message rates will go up $0.05 to $0.20 per message, while MMS rates will also increase by a nickel, up to $0.30. Note that these changes only affect subscribers […]

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Canadian Gets $85,000 Data Bill

Recently, a Canadian fellow, 22 years old, stopped into a Bell Mobility store to get himself a new phone and took advantage of their new unlimited mobile browsing plan. He assumed that this meant any data coming through his mobile was unlimited and set it up to tether his home computer to his phone’s data […]

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Nokia N-Gage To Launch Next Week

Over at FutureWatch, the official N-Gage blog, ikona has revealed that they intend to officially launch Nokia’s new N-Gage gaming platform next week sometime. Nokia originally launched N-Gage several years ago as a product line, and was laughed out of the gaming industry. With only two poorly designed handsets, games only available on physical memory […]

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Misread text causes mass police response

Link: SMS confusion leads to hold-up false alarm | Herald Sun A WOMAN sparked a frantic police response in central Brisbane today after misreading a text message from her boyfriend about a possible armed hold-up. However, a police spokeswoman said the incident was a false alarm and the result of a “miscommunication”. She said a […]

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California wants to ban teens texting whilst driving

Link: Laws Target Teen Drivers’ Cell Phone Use – Breaking – Technology – smh.com.au Rather than banning mobile usage completely, California – and a handful of other States – has come up with a nifty idea. They’re planning to ban teens from texting whilst driving. Narin Leininger knows about the risks of talking on a […]