Fixed-line telecoms provider Alpha Telecom has announced the launch of a UK virtual mobile network called Alpha Mobile. It's a prepaid mobile service that's expected to be available from over 90,000 retail stores across the UK by the end the year.
Buying a £30 SIM from the MVNO will give customers what the company describes as 'unlimited calls' to landlines and/or mobiles in more than 75 countries.
Mark Bridge writes:
I don't like marketing spin. You know, the kind of thing where the small print contradicts the headlines or where an embarrassing u-turn becomes a benefit. Given my chosen profession, I find it tends to stand out.
And so I turn my attention to T-Mobile's new 'You Fix' tariff. Sounds rather like T-Mobile's 2005 'U-Fix' tariff, but that may be coincidence. You pay a fixed monthly fee and - if you use all of your inclusive calls - you can add an additional allowance during the month by paying a bit more. Rather like buying a top-up on a prepay phone.
Airtime and accessory distributor Avenir Telecom has announced that it's now able to make connections to the T-Mobile UK network on behalf of its dealers.
The company, which has been in business for more than 20 years, was already able to connect via Orange, O2, and Three UK. It had previously stopped offering T-Mobile connections in 2009.
Second quarter results from HTC show revenue of NT$ 124.4 billion (£2.63 billion), up 104% year-on-year.
Handset shipments were up 124% from the same period in 2010 to 12.1 million.
Nokia has announced a new Symbian smartphone today: the Nokia 500.
It's a touchscreen device with a 1GHz processor running the Symbian Anna operating system. As well as having a name that doesn't fit with the previous E, N, C and X prefixes, the Nokia 500 is also notable for weighing just 93g – less than any other Symbian^3 device.