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Noodles cheap calls cost oodles?

Link: Noodle for cheap calls Had a tip in from an SMS Text News reader earlier about a service called Noodle. The concept is quite simple – you get a new number which you use instead of your existing mobile number, and everytime you make or receive a call you earn 2p a minute cash. Is […]

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ITV premium revenue drops 20%

Link: BBC NEWS | Business | Phone-in confidence fall hits ITV ITV has warned a string of high-profile scandals surrounding premium rate phone lines has hit the number of people using the services, knocking revenues. A lack of consumer confidence had led to a 20% fall in income from the phone lines in March and […]

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Allfreecalls returns as Yak4ever

Cast your mind back to the first few weeks of January this year. Whilst most of us were recovering from the rather large financial (and health) dent of Christmas, SMS Text News regular Pat Phelan and his team of merry techies had just launched a service in the USA called Allfreecalls – which gave you […]

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The Sun Newspaper quotes Eckoh whistleblower: ‘Eckoh is a shambles’

Ooh my. Eckoh have certainly got a roasting in today’s Sun newspaper. If you’re into serving clients who deal with consumers, it’s the sort of press you don’t really want. Pulling the sensation apart from the facts (if any), well, that’s rather difficult. Here’s the article: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2007100754,00.html. VIEWERS are losing out DAILY as computers handling […]

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Skype on Three’s X-Series – The TEST!

One of the biggies with the X-Series from Three is the ability to use Skype on your handset. As part of the X-Series deal, you get 5,000 inclusive (“unlimited”) minutes worth of Skype calls — around 2.5 hours a day. I wasn’t expecting much from the service. In fact I was expecting nothing short of […]

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Arun reckons flate rate pricing is coming in a few years

Link: Vodafone Chief Predicts Flat Rate Pricing at MobHappy Rather an odd story in Friday’s London Evening Standard. Hard on the heels of 3’s announcement on pricing for its X-Series, Arun Sarin, CEO of Vodafone ‘predicts” that flat rate monthly pricing would be the norm ‘within a matter of years”. To someone who doesn’t work for […]

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BlackFin’s wickedly good Voice Exchange telephony service

Stop all the clocks for a moment and have a read of this. I recently met up with Dan and Jay of emerging telephony service, BlackFin. They’ve been in stealth mode for some time but were kind enough to show me the demonstration for their virtual exchange service a few months ago. Within seconds of […]