Mobile

Can a supermarket phone shake up the mobile market?

Friday, May 9th 2014

Visions of the budget ‘brick’ often sold in supermarkets such as Tesco sprang to mind, although chief executive Philip Clarke was quick to tell the BBC this would be an ‘aggressively...

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The lessons we've learned from Asda's network migration

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) play an important role in the UK's telecoms market. With a slim four cellular networks – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – for consumers to choose...

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Asda Mobile extends number transfer deadline

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Asda Mobile began transferring its services from the Vodafone network to EE’s network in October and completed the switchover yesterday (30 April). Customers were told they would need to get a...

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What mobile means to the tech world's bottom line

Friday, April 25th 2014

There's lots of blue sky thinking in the technology sector these days, which results in no shortage of remarkable news. Projects such as Google Glass and Amazon's automated delivery drones...

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Will 2014 be the year of the smartwatch?

Friday, April 11th 2014

It's become passe to predict the smartwatch will be the technology world's next big thing. Year after year, Apple surprises the world by not launching the iWatch, while other entrants such as...

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UK mobile payments doubled in 2013, says BBA

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Britons are embracing a mobile banking revolution, according to a new report. Figures released by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) on Monday (31 March 2014) show UK consumers now make 5.7...

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Brits abandon "dozens" of activities due to smart technology

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Experts have unveiled a list of tasks, jobs and pastimes which have fallen victim to technology - including visiting the travel agents, checking a map and writing to pen friends. Researchers who...

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Will network consolidation hurt consumer choice?

Friday, March 28th 2014

The inevitable has finally happened – EE has stopped selling Orange and T-Mobile plans online. Consumers can still sign up with the brands if they so desire, either by popping into a...

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Vodafone pulled plug on Ovivo over withheld payments, say sources

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

According to anonymous sources, Vodafone pulled the plug on ad-supported mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ovivo last week because it withheld payments. The carrier, which handed out unlimited...

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Are we still using Facebook to keep in touch?

Friday, March 7th 2014

According to a 2013 study 71% of adults use social media to stay in touch with current friends and reconnect with old ones[1]. The most successful social network, Facebook started as a tool for...

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