Three UK has launched 0.facebook.com, the 'lightweight' mobile version of the social networking site. The service was announced at Mobile World Congress this year and went live in May, although it wasn't supported by any UK networks. Now Three says it'll offer its customers free mobile browsing on the new 'Facebook Zero' site for at least the next 12 months.
International mobile phone service provider Lebara has launched 'pay monthly' SIM-only contracts in the UK. Charges start from £10 per month and include up to 2000 Lebara-to-Lebara call minutes and text messages, along with an allowance of UK or international calls. There's a minimum contract term of three months. Lebara is also offering up to 10MB of mobile internet access per day free until 1st November 2010 as part of a special launch offer.
Telecoms technology company Ericsson has expanded into the mobile advertising business. It's launched AdMarket, an open, global market for buying and selling targeted mobile advertising. Network operators and content publishers will be able to use AdMarket to deliver advertising on mobile websites and other digital properties, enabling consumers to receive targeted advertising on their mobile phones. AdMarket promises to be a 'one-stop-shop' that handles technology requirements, relationships and settlements for the entire mobile advertising ecosystem.
Iain Graham writes:
Woe is me! I recently did a foolish thing, I tried (and unfortunately succeeded in) changing my home broadband supplier! Let me begin at the beginning...
Earlier this year the European Commission launched two iPhone-related investigations into Apple's business practices. One looked at Apple’s insistence that repairs were only available in the country where an iPhone was bought, while the other concerned Apple's decision that developers could only use Apple’s own programming tools and approved languages when writing iPhone apps.