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Sky launches its own mobile service

Entertainment company Sky has announced what it’s calling “the UK's most flexible mobile service”.

Customers with another Sky service will be able to sign up for Sky Mobile from mid-December, with a full launch expected in early 2017.

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Looking back at February: from security scares to multiple MVNOs

Podcast - 27th February 2015

We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.

We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.

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Sky plans a move into mobile with Telefónica UK

TV and online entertainment business Sky has agreed a mobile voice and data partnership with Telefónica UK.

As a result, Sky plans to launch its own mobile services in 2016.

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Major UK mobile networks agree new moves to protect against 'bill shock'

The UK government says it’s worked with telecoms companies to reduce the risk of consumers receiving unexpectedly high bills if their phone is stolen.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced a new agreement with EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone to cap bills on a mobile phone that has been reported lost or stolen.

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Vodafone plans 4G UK launch on 29th August

Vodafone plans 4G UK launch on 29th August

Vodafone UK has announced that it’ll be launching its 4G mobile data service in the UK on 29th August 2013; the same day as O2 launches 4G on its own network.

SIM-only 4G deals will cost from £26 per month, while 24-month price plans with a 4G phone will cost from £34 a month.

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