Mark Bridge writes:
Season of goodwill? Not in the mobile phone industry.
Orange UK is putting its prices up next month. It says the 4.34% rise is less than inflation, so you might think customers would be pleased. You’d be wrong. Also unhappy are many people who’ve discovered Carrier IQ software embedded on their phones. Fortunately for the UK mobile industry, most of those people seem to be in the United States. And there was unhappiness in Egypt as Twitter’s acquisition of privacy and security company Whisper Systems saw Whisper’s mobile encryption applications taken (temporarily) offline.
James Rosewell of 51Degrees.mobi talks about mobile device detection and mobile device data; two services that enable the creation of web pages automatically tailored to suit every mobile visitor.
There’s been a lot press interest in the recent decision by Orange UK to increase its ‘pay monthly’ price plan charges by 4.34% from 8th January 2012.
The company says ‘out of plan’ charges - additional calls, text messages and data - will not be changing.