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Takeovers, break-ups, national roaming, dubious advertising and the death of the landline

Podcast - 3rd December 2014

We begin this week's podcast with updates on two topics we discussed last week: the potential purchase of a UK mobile network by BT - and the crowd-funded Jolla Tablet.

After that we talk about the GSMA's reaction to national roaming, the potential death of the landline, a new threat to Google, management changes and advertising for 4G data.

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ASA upholds complaint about 'unlimited' 4G data on Lycamobile web site

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints about a promotional message from UK virtual network Lycamobile.

A link on Lycamobile’s web site referred to “Unlimited Data, now with 4G”, while an advertisement on the site said “£15 per month ... unlimited data now with 4G”.

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Chris Tooley appointed as CEO of Lycamobile

International virtual mobile network Lycamobile has appointed Chris Tooley as its new CEO.

He replaces Milind Kangle, who left the company earlier this year.

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Advertising complaint upheld after Lycamobile UK 'unlimited' usage claims

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about the www.lycamobile.co.uk web site, which referred to various tariffs as offering ‘unlimited’ calls, text messages and mobile data.

Smaller print then said “Unlimited usage is subject to a fair usage of 3000 minutes/texts/MB per month per SIM. Usage in excess of your fair usage allowance will be charged at standard rates.”

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Podcast - 8th October 2008

In this week's edition of The Fonecast we're talking to Milind Kangle, CEO of Lycatel - the company behind new UK virtual network Lycamobile. There's also a quick preview of the forthcoming Android-powered T-Mobile G1 and our usual look at the latest mobile news headlines.

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