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3:10 to Yuma — today’s FilmToGo movie

Just a quick reminder to the Orange customers reading — you can download the 3:10 to Yuma movie courtesy of your operator today. You’ll need to be quick as midnight is approaching. It’ll only cost you 35p. I quite enjoyed this one when it came out last year I think so I’ve downloaded it again […]

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Everything Everywhere removes 22 senior executives — good news, I think

Mobile News is reporting that 22 senior executives are to go at Everything Everywhere. I think this is good news — anything that will help the company move faster and quicker, without too many things being ‘stuck in committee’ can only be positive: Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee continues restructure policy axing 22 senior positions […]

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It’s Thursday, so it’s time for your free Orange film: The Losers

It’s FilmToGo Thursday. Or Orange Thursday. Or Orange FilmToGo Day! This week’s film is The Losers which, I have to say, looks like good old fashioned suspend-your-disbelief Michael Bay-style action. Plus it features that dude from The Wire, Idris Elba. Anything with him is bound to be worth a look. I forgot my Orange iPhone […]

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Everything Everywhere: An open letter to Olaf Swantee — from a senior executive

I was contacted recently by a senior executive at Everything Everywhere in the wake of the announcement of Tom Alexander stepping down. The executive detailed mounting frustration from across the business at the lack of progress under Tom’s leadership — and some dismay that the new chap taking over from Tom, Olaf Swantee, doesn’t quite […]

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Orange Thursdays FilmToGo App Experience: Completely seamless

Today was my first proper go at experiencing Orange Thursdays, the new service from Orange. I’m on record as saying that this is one of the smartest moves from an operator in quite some time. Indeed, it’s a brilliant addition to the company’s hugely popular Orange Wednesdays 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal valid across the UK. […]

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Orange Thursdays Film To Go: Have you downloaded today’s movie?

Somebody somewhere at Everything Everywhere needs a big, big pat on the back. The deal that Orange has done with Apple to give away free movie rentals every Thursday (full info) will have cost the company money, no doubt. However it appears to be paying huge dividends. Everybody who subscribes to the iTunes newsletter — […]

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Operators Opinion

Orange Film To Go: Free iTunes movies on Thursday – genius move

It’s not often that I feel ready to pronounce good news in the mobile industry, especially when it comes to mobile operators. For the most part, mobile operators collectively have their heads in the sand. Frankly, it’s been utterly depressing to watch. Oh, I know you’re not all bad. Collectively, you’re utter shit. Individually, though […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 7: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

  Listen! This week we reminisce about the devices we’ve owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real ‘market changers’, a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer. Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic drawers. Amongst the devices we discuss this week are […]

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iPad 2 and iPhone 4, £99 on 24-month contract

I just came across this advert on the back of one of the Telegraph supplements this morning. The deal looks pretty good to me. Yes, it does require a 24-month commitment and £99 up front. But at £65 per month, you will get both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4. I think there will […]

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First look at Orange’s Samsung Tocco Quick Tap

Thanks to Orange I managed to get hold of the all new Samsung Tocco handset with Quick Tap contactless payments support. I filmed a quick video overview with Socialcam to show you what it’s all about. I did a semi-unboxing (I’d already switched on the phone) and then I set about messing around with the […]

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Quick Tap contactless payments from Orange & Barclaycard: Live today!

Well then — it’s good news this morning for Orange and Barclaycard. They’ve left other mobile operators waving in the dust with the launch of their all new ‘Quick Tap‘ contactless payments service. You know the drill, right? We’ve been hearing about this sort of use case for quite a while. If you’d like to […]

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“That’s enough to update your Facebook status around 3 times a day”

Thanks to the reader who DM’ed me this afternoon on Twitter to highlight this page on the Orange UK website. If you happen to be a ‘Monkey’ customer and you top up more than £5 once a month, you’ll get a whopping data allowance. Please make sure you are not eating any cornflakes before you […]