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EasyMobile is on the verge of launching its discount mobilephoneco in the UK, according to the Evening Standard.

The London newspaper reports that easyMobile - which is run by Danish telecoms outfit, TDC, piggybacks on T-Mobile's network and operates under the Easy brand - will charge a flat rate of 9p a minute for UK calls and 3p for text messages.

Typically, mobile phone charges can range from 5p to 30p a minute depending on network operator charges and the time of day calls are made.

EasyMobile has said its discount phone service would launch in the UK sometime in March. Details of easyMobile's pricing are not currently available on its website.

EasyMobile chief exec Frank Rasmussen declined to comment on the pricing. He also declined to say when the service would be launched in the UK. It could be today. Or tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. Or the... ®

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