UK telecoms operator EE has launched a new home TV service that lets customers use smartphones and tablets as remote controls for their home television.
EE TV, which will be available later this autumn, is based on a ‘smart box’ that plugs into a TV set via an HDMI socket. It’s equipped with a 1TB hard drive for recording, along with 4 Freeview tuners and WiFi connectivity.
Dixons Carphone, EE and Vodafone have all offered roles to a number of staff affected by the closure of Phones 4u stores.
Over 5,500 staff worked for the retailer when it went into administration last week.
Over 5,500 jobs at risk
UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u and a number of its associated businesses - including MVNO Life Mobile - have gone into administration today.
The company says it follows the decisions of Vodafone and then EE not to renew their network agreements, which represented over 90% of all connections it made.
It’s reported that Vodafone UK won’t renew its network agreement with Phones 4u when it ends in February next year.
This means Phones 4u shops will not be able to offer ‘pay monthly’ connections and upgrades on the Vodafone network.
A ‘priority answer service’ option for EE customers has proved unpopular with some customers, according to press reports.
Earlier this month the network introduced a new 50p priority option for calls to customer services.