UK virtual network Ovivo has revised its tariffs for smartphones and tablets. The ad-funded MVNO now offers 200 minutes of UK calls, 300 text messages and 500MB of mobile data every month for no charge on its ‘Freedom 0’ tariff.
Instead of paying a monthly fee, customers are shown online advertisements and will also receive some text message ads.
The UK government says it’s worked with telecoms companies to reduce the risk of consumers receiving unexpectedly high bills if their phone is stolen.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced a new agreement with EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone to cap bills on a mobile phone that has been reported lost or stolen.
Three UK has extended its ‘Feel At Home’ discounted roaming service to cover the USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau, enabling its customers to use their UK tariff allowances when making calls, sending text messages and connecting to the internet abroad.
It follows the launch of ‘Feel At Home’ in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Sweden three months ago.
Podcast - 13th November 2013
The past few days have been a good time for launches. Twitter has floated on the stock exchange, Kazam has revealed its smartphone range and EE has created a tariff with a million gigabytes of mobile data.
On the other side of the coin, Acer's CEO is quitting, Vodafone UK has missed its 3G coverage target and hackers can take control of your handset's camera to ascertain PIN codes.
A $1 billion rescue and an £8 million tariff
Mark Bridge writes:
We started last week with a change of plan from BlackBerry. No, it’s not selling itself to Fairfax Financial. Instead it’s aiming to raise $1 billion from investors. Cynics might suggest there wasn’t enough interest for a takeover.