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Refurb smartphones to attract Vodafone pre-pay users?

Vodafone have announced they are to sell ‘officially refurbished’ smartphones. Available to all they come with a warrantee at a discounted price. Handset availability will depend on which devices other customers have previously returned. However, the announcement suggests their focus is firmly on reducing device costs for pre-pay customers: It makes it more affordable for […]

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35 days to get an iPad Mini on EE’s 4G service…

Both EE and Vodafone appear to be having serious stock problems with the iPad Mini. This is a bit of a problem for me as I was thinking of getting one from either firm; although on balance I reckon EE is my preference at the moment. Although I’m disappointed EE don’t have any stock I […]

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Vodafone UK comes out fighting with a 70% discount contract offer for customers upgrading to 4G

No wonder Vodafone has been smiling politely along with it’s other maligned competitors whilst Everything Everywhere has been hogging the 4G limelight. They’ve been hatching an inspiring offer that will, I suspect, create significant havoc for the competition. Have a read of this press release that just hit my inbox: Vodafone is launching its 4G […]

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Informa’s Thomas Wehmeier weighs in on Everything Everywhere 4G: “A Major milestone for UK mobile market”

Informa Telecoms & Media’s Principal Analyst, Thomas Wehmeier, reckons the news today from Ofcom is rather positive: Ofcom’s decision to allow Everything Everywhere to use 4G LTE in its 1800MHz spectrum is a major milestone for the UK mobile market. The timing of today’s ruling now opens the door to the arrival of 4G in […]

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Morgan Mullooly of Analysys Mason gives us a viewpoint on the EE/Ofcom/Vodafone spectrum debacle

Further to my earlier post, here’s some rather useful perspective from Analysys Mason’s spectrum specialist Morgan Mullooly. Ofcom’s decision is really rather startling – if not completely unexpected. Although Ofcom gave an initial informal knee- jerk head-nod to the proposal [to permit EE to use its 1800MHz spectrum for LTE] when it was first raised, […]

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Vodafone UK is “shocked” at the “careless disregard” of Ofcom on 4G spectrum

The team at Vodafone UK are seriously annoyed. Enough to use some rather emotive language when describing the behaviour of the industry’s regulator, Ofcom. What’s Ofcom done wrong this time? They’ve allowed Everything Everywhere (i.e. T-Mobile and Orange) to use their existing 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G services. The short story being that, theoretically, Everything […]

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