Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator, has released the results of the UK's 4G auction. The winners are Everything Everywhere, Hutchison 3G UK (Three), Niche Spectrum Ventures (a BT subsidiary), Telefonica, and Vodafone.
The evolving mobile device plan: how prepaid plans are changing the mobile game
A few recent developments have woken us from our 2-year-plan slumber. We’ve been exposed to a very inexpensive unlocked phone in the Nexus 4, and T-Mobile has decided to stop subsidizing phones. If we can get a great unlocked phone for a reasonable price, or a cheaper rate plan with an unsubsidized phone, why shouldn’t we? Are we able to end our dependence on carriers? It’s possible, and maybe even better, to break away from the normal routine.
Vodafone UK to start selling used phones with their “Nearly New” program
As we inch toward a true global conscience, we are increasingly dependent on being connected. Being connected is what defines us, with things like social media, blogs, and news sites. Here in the USA, we are fortunate to have a huge network of connectivity, but are we doing the right things with our network?
Santa brings Jelly Bean to Telstra’s Galaxy S3 and One X on Vodafone and Optus
Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon’s Kindle Fire(s) and Apple’s iPad mini have taken the dull and monotonous 7-inch tablet fight from the past few years and have transformed it into a high-stakes take no prisoners kind of war.
Vodafone’s Red Hot service allows you to rent a new phone every 12 months
When it comes to American phone carriers, upgrades and contracts are a complete nightmare. For most people in the U.S., when you buy a phone you must wait 2 years before you can buy another. This is of course completely illogical because at the rate technology is currently progressing, your Android phone is out of date if you’ve had it longer than 2 months. At the same time, these carriers are completely eliminating unlimited contracts and moving to only tiered plans.
Telecommunications regulator sets dates for further 4G rollouts in the UK
It is all well and good having advanced Android phones with support for 4G LTE technology, but those in the UK (which has a population in excess of 60 million people and in Europe has a standard of living second only to Luxembourg) have been limited to just one 4G operator.