Feeds

T-Mobile goes large on mobile net access

It's gonna be massive, apparently

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

T-Mobile is giving its mobile phone punters access to the net via their handsets in a move which the cellco claims will "redefine the mobile internet market".

Web'n'walk, as it's known, goes live with five devices. A further three are due to be added before Christmas and all come complete with colour screens capable of displaying content in both portrait and landscape format.

The service is designed to access all existing web sites without the need for the sites to be modified. Although the cellco admits there will be some exceptions, it insists that web sites are presented on mobile phones "as they would be presented on the PC screen".

Web'n'walk costs from £30 which includes 40MB of data usage a month and 100 inclusive voice minutes. Further time online can be bought at £1 per MB.

Hyping up the launch of its new service T-Mobile said it believes web'n'walk will lead to a "considerable growth in total internet usage and, ultimately, more internet traffic being carried by mobile than by fixed line".

Next year, the cellco pans to launch a service based on HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet Access) which it says will deliver speeds more than four times faster than today's 3G services.

Said T-Mobile UK boss Brian McBride: "Web'n'walk is literally 'pick it up and use it', the same way you already use the internet.

"It's a coming of age of internet, because it brings together the three key ingredients for mass adoption: the same internet experience customers are familiar with on their PCs - now mobile; devices that are simple to use and work the same way your PC does; and very affordable tariffs."

Last week O2 began offering its i-mode mobile internet service, while last month 3 unveiled plans to give punters access to a limited amount of web content beyond its own "walled garden". ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?
Speedy network claims only apply to 10% of customers
Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up
Turning it off and on again fixes glitch 12 HOURS LATER
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
Ofcom tackles complaint over Premier League footie TV rights
Virgin Media: UK fans pay the most for the fewest matches
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.