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Three UK introduces ultra-simple 'pay as you go' tariff

Three UK introduces ultra-simple 'pay as you go' tariff

Three UK has launched a ‘back to basics’ Pay As You Go offer with three straightforward rates: 3p per minute for calls, 2p each for SMS text messages and 1p per MB for mobile data.

The company points out that it’s not forcing customers to pick different options or choose between a preference for texts, calls or data. There’s also no 30-day expiry of credit.

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Nokia to acquire full control of Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Corporation and Siemens AG have agreed that Nokia will buy Siemens’ 50% stake of the Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture for €1.7 billion (£1.5 billion).

The deal is expected to be completed during the third quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approval.

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Sainsbury’s and Vodafone are launching a joint UK mobile venture this summer

Sainsbury’s and Vodafone are launching a joint UK mobile venture this summer

A new mobile service called Mobile by Sainsbury’s is being launched this summer by Vodafone and Sainsbury’s in the UK.

It’ll run as a 50/50 joint venture with a management team of experienced mobile, retail and marketing experts from both Sainsbury's and Vodafone.

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Good news from Sony Mobile, bad news from BlackBerry

Mark Bridge writes:

I don’t know about you but I’m delighted to see Sony Mobile getting plenty of coverage for its new smart watch and giant smartphone. The company’s impressive presence at Mobile World Congress 2013 showed plenty of promise... and I’d say it’s now delivering.

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European mobile roaming charges drop again from today

The European Union’s Roaming Regulations, which were put in place last May, have caused mobile roaming charges in Europe to fall again today. Charges fell last July and are scheduled to fall again next year.

Although maximum prices for voice calls and text messages are falling slightly, there’s also a dramatic drop in the maximum cost of mobile data usage.

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