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Steady as she goes at Three, no unseemly dash to be Four

Hutchison's Three network in the UK has seen a ten per cent increase in active users over the past year, it says, with a 14.4 per cent increase in contract punters. The six months to the end of June saw 3 with 9.2m users (7.5m active) of which 5.5m were on contract (5.37m active) - the rest being on prepay. The network lost …
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Polish Samsung Galaxy S IIIs first to scoff Jelly Bean update

Samsung has started rolling out Android Jelly Bean to a lucky few Europeans who have a capable gadget and don't have a pesky network operator standing in the way. Fandroids with a Sammy Galaxy S III in Poland are the first to get version 4.1, the latest build, of Google's mobile operating system, and other European countries …
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O2 tries to explain its new prudish nature

O2 has been busy explaining to customers why it's come over all prudish, and why they shouldn't worry about spending a little money to prove their age. O2 has begun enforcing an opt-in policy for access to grown-up internet content, redirecting customers to a company called Bango to prove their age with a credit card. That's …
Bill Ray, 4 Mar 2011
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T-Mobile daddy mulls US merger

Deutsche Telekom - owner of international wireless carrier T-Mobile - is mulling a multi-billion-dollar bid for Sprint Nextel, the third largest carrier in the US. According to sources speaking with The Daily Telegraph, the German telecom giant has pulled in Deutsche Bank to explore a possible deal for Sprint, a company with a …
Cade Metz, 14 Sep 2009
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Sale talks heat up at T-Mobile UK

Deutsche Telekom is in early talks with three companies to sell off its UK mobile business T-Mobile. The future of Britain's fourth placed mobile firm has been in doubt for some time. In the summer advisers JP Morgan were appointed to find buyers for the firm. Deutsche Telekom is talking to Vodafone, France Telecom and …
John Oates, 4 Sep 2009

iPhone solo loss stares O2 in the face

O2 is to lose the UK exclusive to the iPhone in October, according to documentation seen by a British mobile trade publication. Mobile Entertainment says the mobile operator solo status ends officially on 9 October. The magazine also quotes unnamed sources, who say that O2 may retain sole UK rights to the 3GS after this date …

Orange declares mobile broadband price war

Orange has set the cat among the dongles with the UK’s lowest mobile broadband pay-monthly tariff. For £4.89 ($8.29/€5.75), Orange’s Internet Everywhere serve provides the firm’s existing pay monthly, pay-as-you-go and home broadband customers with a 500Mb per month download cap and connection speeds of up to 3.6Mb/s. …
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O2 data fails, again

Updated O2 UK customers are again being left disconnected, disenfranchised and disillusioned as they struggle to get a data connection for the third time in as many weeks. O2 tells us that network problems are affecting "some users", but reports from far and wide indicate that the nationwide network is rejecting connections over 3G …
Bill Ray, 5 Aug 2009

T-Mobile UK starts shifting iPhones on the quiet

T-Mobile UK has started supplying iPhone 3G handsets to selected customers, while O2 UK continues to believe it has a UK exclusive on Apple's last-generation handset. Apple's 3G handset won't be available to just any T-Mobile customer - only high spenders who threaten to leave need apply, and only 150 of those a week will be …
Bill Ray, 3 Aug 2009
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Orange UK exiles Firefox from call centres

Yes, the corporate world is taking its sweet time upgrading from Microsoft's eight-year-old Internet Explorer 6, a patently insecure web browser that lacks even a tabbed interface. Take, for example, the mobile and broadband giant Orange UK. According to a support technician working in the company's Bristol call centre - who …
Cade Metz, 8 Jul 2009
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CPW and Vodafone finally make up

Customers wanting a Vodafone contract will be able to get one at Carphone Warehouse from 7 July, signalling the end of a two-an-a-half-year experiment to see how much power network operators actually had. Vodafone cut Carphone Warehouse out of selling contract connections back in October 2006, claiming that Phones4U had better …
Bill Ray, 2 Jul 2009
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Vodafone writes off £5.9bn

Data and India saved the day at Vodafone, which is writing off £5.9bn, mainly due to problems in Spain. For the year ended 31 March 2009 Vodafone made revenues of £41bn, up 1.3 per cent after favourable currency movements. Europe was up 13.6 per cent, Africa and central Europe up 11.2 per cent, while Asia Pacific and Middle …
John Oates, 19 May 2009
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Mobile roaming. Do you care?

If there is one topic that is guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of the average corporate telecoms manager, it's mobile roaming charges. The level of fees imposed by mobile operators on customers making or receiving calls when travelling internationally has been a bone of contention for many years. When talking about …
Jon Collins, 16 Jul 2007

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