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New 'BT One Phone' service combines fixed-line PBX features with mobile connectivity

BT has announced a new business mobile phone service called BT One Phone. It combines the features of a conventional fixed-line PBX switchboard with mobile technology.

The new service follows the creation of a joint venture earlier this year between Sweden’s OnePhone Holding and BT.

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National security, phones for children, a new UK mobile network and a change of name

Podcast - 16th July 2014

This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.

We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.

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Vodafone announces budget own-brand 4G smartphones

Vodafone has announced two new own-brand 4G smartphones: the Vodafone Smart 4 power and Vodafone Smart 4 turbo.

Both new phones run Android v4.4 and are equipped with a set-up wizard as well as a selection of Vodafone apps.

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A week of mobile news, including a US launch for the Amazon Fire smartphone and a UK launch for Google Glass

Podcast - 25th June 2014

This week's podcast covers the launch of the first Amazon smartphone and the introduction of Google Glass to the UK.

We also talk about new WiFi-powered voice services from EE and Three, plans to reduce mobile 'black spots', BlackBerry's app partnership, smartphone theft, 4G innovation... and rechargeable trousers.

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EE announces WiFi voice calling service, with 4G VoLTE launch planned for next year

EE announces WiFi voice calling service, with 4G VoLTE launch planned for next year

EE says it’s planning to allow UK customers to make voice calls over WiFi connections “with a higher quality and greater degree of reliability than unmanaged VoIP services”.

Calls will be available via the standard dialler on the customer’s smartphone, with SMS messaging also available.

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