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New UK MVNO The People's Operator promises 25% of profits to charity

A new UK virtual mobile network is promising to give 25% of its profits to charity.

The People’s Operator (TPO) has set up a separate organisation - the TPO Foundation - that receives 25% of its profits and passes them on to good causes. In addition, customers can ask the TPO Foundation to give 10% of their individual monthly spend directly to a different charitable organisation of their choice.

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T-Mobile UK customers get opt-in offers powered by Blyk

Everything Everywhere has started offering a version of its ‘Orange Shots’ service to T-Mobile UK customers.

The new service will be called ‘You Choose’. Customers who choose to participate are asked about their interests and then receive tailored news, information and offers from relevant brands.

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Blyk co-founder Antti Ohrling leaves

Mobile media company Blyk, which ran a virtual network in the UK until 2009, has announced that co-founder Antti Őhrling is leaving “to explore new emerging opportunities”.

Mr Őhrling was also chairman of Blyk India.

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New CEO for Blyk

Mobile media company Blyk says Chief Commercial Officer Eric Kip has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Blyk co-founder Pekka Ala-Pietilä, who’s stepping down after five years of running the business, will continue as the company’s chairman.

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Nokia reorganisation, iPhone tracking, mobile payments and much more

In this week's edition of The Fonecast we're returning to the subject of location-tracking on iPhones. We then move on to Nokia’s reorganisation, Visa's investment in mobile payment start-up Square... and RIM's plans for BlackBerry.

We also prepare for our forthcoming 250th podcast by turning the clock back to 2008, when we spoke to virtual mobile network Blyk about its first 100,000 UK customers.

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