Samsung have announced that it has hit 10 million channel sales of its latest Galaxy S4 handsets. Since the phone has not been out for a month yet, this makes it the fastest selling Android phone. Continue reading
BT Wholesale has signed a 10 year deal with O2 (Telefonica UK) to support the operator’s forthcoming launch of 4G mobile network services. The deal is said to be worth around £500m over the next decade. Continue reading
Ofcom has announced a proposal to change the way consumers are charged for calls to Freephone numbers, 08, 09 and 118 numbers, known as non-geographic customer service numbers. These numbers currently charge more if rung from a mobile line, compared to a landline. The variance in the costs to these numbers from different suppliers currently causes confusion to users. Continue reading
Apple have recently rolled out a new method to secure users’ Apple ID. The Two Step Verification process is designed to strengthen the security of their account. Switching it on provides an extra level of security to a user’s Apple ID making it harder to gain access or to make purchases. Continue reading
Ofcom have announced the winners of the 4G mobile auction. After 50 rounds of bidding which raised just over £2.3 billion, both Vodafone and O2 were able to secure parts of the network for their planned 4G coverage. Continue reading
Today, Ofcom announced the names of the parties that have successfully qualified for the upcoming 4G auction. Continue reading
Last Tuesday, Ofcom opened up the registration for parties interested in bidding for the 4G licenses next year. Applicants had until 16:00 on 11th December to express their interests as well as submit the initial £100,000 deposit. Continue reading
Vodafone UK has given more details on how they will be sharing masts across the UK with O2 UK. As reported here back in October and June, instead of having seperate masts for each network, they will be putting their masts and O2’s masts together, getting rid of duplicates and building out some new ones. Once done, Vodafone estimate that there will be 18,500 of them. Continue reading
Research published by Deloitte, a business advisory firm predicts that smartphones will help generate sales of up to £3.5bn this Christmas in the UK..
This isn’t only direct sales of handsets but also how people will be using their handsets to help with their shopping. For example to reasearch proces, store Christmas shopping lists and to actually pay for goods. Continue reading
From early next year, Vodafone customers will be able to use the London Underground Wi-Fi service for free.
The infrastructure for this network was installed by Virgin Media earlier this year in time for the London Olympics, and Virgin Media has allowed all users with Wi-Fi enabled devices to to use it without charge. However Virgin Media announced last month that the service will be chargeable to non Virgin Media customers from the beginning of 2013. However, Vodafone have manage to come to an agreement that their customers can log into the Wi-Fi service for nothing, using their My Vodafone account details. Continue reading