Virgin Media to double data for new sim-only customers this month – and you won’t need a contract

Virgin Media The best sim-only deal of the bunch offers unlimited texts, 5,000 free calls, and 20GB of data for £15 a month Virgin Media is offering mobile users an impressive selection of sim-only deals all this month. Both new and existing mobile customers can pick up double data allowances on the brand’s £6, £9…

Spain’s Tuenti to offer all users free 4G

Tuenti, 4G Telefonica-owned MVNO Tuenti is set to phase out all extra payments to access 4G services starting later this month, announced the operator on its website. Tuenti launched 4G services back in June 2015, but users wishing to access the faster speeds were charged an extra EUR 2 a month for the privilege, which…

Spanish MVNO Pepephone increases data on mobile plans

MVNO, Pepephone Spanish MVNO Pepephone, now part of MasMovil, has announced new tariff plans with more data. Its offer now starts at 1.5 GB for EUR 6.90, an increase of 300 MB for the same price. The 2 GB plan increases to 2.5 GB for EUR 10.90, the 3 GB plan rises to 4.5 GB…

Brief: Mobile Vikings to convert unused minutes into data

Mobile Vikings Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings announced a new offer for customers to convert unused minutes into additional data the next month. Each Vikings plan comes with a bundle of monthly minutes to off-net numbers. Each of theses minutes unused in the month will be converted to 5 MB valid during the following month. The…

Google may soon expand Project Fi to include group plans

Google, Project Fi Project Fi, Google’s mobile virtual network operator that piggy-backs off Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile’s network, may be gearing up to finally launch group data plans. The service initially began invite-only in 2015, but slowly expanded to anyone with a Nexus 6, 5X, and 6P earlier this year. What makes Fi special is…

Less than a third of Brits use their phone mainly for calls

Brits, phone Less than a third of Brits use their mobile phone mainly for calls, according to a survey from giffgaff. Instead, we’re a nation of texters, with 36 per cent of respondents saying that texting and instant messaging was the primary purpose of their phone. This contrasts with the 29 per cent who said…

Virgin Mobile Mexico drops free social network data

Virgin Mobile, Mexico Mexican MVNO Virgin Mobile no longer offers unlimited free access to select social networks. Since 01 September, Virgin Mobile users can longer access unlimited WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or music streaming via the operator’s various Rock tariffs, with the amount of bundled data for social networks limited according to the chosen plan. However,…

Tesco Uses Mobile Advertising to Offer Novel Bill Payment Method

Tesco, Mobile Advertising, Bill Payment Marketers have long had a problem getting users interested in advertising. Where it used to be a minor issue, seen as a necessary evil to enjoy many common items inexpensively or free, it’s increasingly regarded as intrusive and a thing to be avoided. That means new tactics are required to…

XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo form joint venture in Indonesia

XL Axiata The new firm will provide consultancy services for future collaboration between the two telcos Indonesian telecom operator XL Axiata announced it will enter a joint venture with compatriot operator Indosat Ooredoo to provide consultancy services in future network collaboration between the two firms. The JV is dubbed PT One Indonesia Synergy. “The purpose…

Republic Wireless touts new smartphones, hints at GSM expansion

MVNO Republic Wireless MVNO Republic Wireless said it plans to add 7 GSM-based smartphones in July, to go along with plans for a GSM-based cellular partner Wi-Fi-first mobile virtual network operator Republic Wireless continues to bolster its service offering, announcing plans to add new smartphones to its device lineup and again hinting at expanded cellular…

Telco startup OMG Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator looking to capture the youth market through experiences

OMG Mobile MVNO Despite the high prices, often poor coverage, slow internet speeds, and lack of perks we get from our telecommunications providers, the level of smartphone penetration in Australia is among the highest in the world, meaning our telcos are able to make a lot of money out of us for doing, well, not…

New 4G MVNO launching in Singapore

4G MVNO A new 4G MVNO is launching in Singapore that aims to give consumers a new way to interact and consume telco services. Digital telco Circles.Life will target the data savvy consumer segment in Singapore. The operator will use M1’s infrastructure under an MVNO model similar to the one Virgin Mobile had with Singtel…

Vaya’s Price Guarantee promises savings (but you have to find a plan that qualifies)

Vaya MVNO Vaya’s latest salvo in the low-cost MVNO space offers plans at competitor rates plus a free month, but the devil is in the detail. Vaya’s latest promotional effort for its low-cost mobile services revolves around a scheme that’s probably familiar to many consumers; find a lower price than an existing Vaya SIM-only plan…

Telco wars heat up as new MVNO unveils pricing plans

Circles.Life MVNO Circles.Life’s basic plan starts at $28. A new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) has launched its pricing plan for its post-paid mobile service in Singapore. A basic plan with Circles.Life starts from $28, which comes with 3GB of data and 100 minutes of talk time. The use of over-the-top services also does not…

UK’s Tello launches in a cutthroat MVNO segment via Sprint’s network

MVNO The MVNO space became a little more crowded today with the launch of Tello, a service provider that has been active in the U.K. market for two years. Tello uses Sprint’s network and offers no-frills, a la carte plans with no activation fees, overage charges or contracts. And while users can build their own…

BokSel capitalises on linguistic advantage

BokSel MVNO South Africa’s first Afrikaans-only mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) has launched. BokSel is aimed at mobile users who prefer communication in Afrikaans. The new mobile network hopes to entice around 100 000 users. BokSel is the brainchild of Rennert van Rensburg, the man behind Afrikaans radio station Bok Radio. “There is a gap…

BokSel: South Africa’s new Afrikaans-only mobile network

BokSel MVNO Bok Radio has launched a virtual mobile network, with services advertised exclusively in Afrikaans. Bok Radio, a Cape Town-based Afrikaans radio station, has launched a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) called BokSel. Its website and services are offered exclusively in Afrikaans. “BokSel in an independent MVNO that manages its own product offerings, logistics,…

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

Verizon TravelPass You can now be connected in 100+ countries with Verizon TravelPass(SM) A new survey reveals one in three Americans is planning to travel outside of the U.S. in the next year. Of those traveling internationally, a whopping 80 percent plan to use their phone and data on their phone with 65 percent checking…

BRIEF: Deutsche Telekom starts MVNO with FC Bayern

Deutsche Telekom MVNO Deutsche Telekom announced the launch of a new MVNO with football team FC Bayern. FCB Mobile will offer prepaid and postpaid plans, delivered through the club’s fan shops, Telekom shops and online at www.FCBayernMobil.de . The prepaid starter kit costs EUR 9.95 for the same amount of credit, 500 MB data at…

Mast MVNO Now Supports Galaxy S6, S7 And Samsung KNOX

Mast MVNO Mast is a mobile network virtual operator with a difference. Mast is designed around the premise of using two mobile numbers on one smartphone, so it’s ideal for using that one smartphone for both work and personal life. Mast’s technology allows for the billing and data to be kept firewalled: if you have…

Eurotariff: Transatel, pioneer in European roaming, underlines shift in competitive environment

Transatel With the new regulation, also known as the Eurotariff, roaming in the EU will become cheaper starting April 30, 2016, and will be completely eliminated by June 15, 2017. Transatel, a stakeholder in the European telecoms market since 2000, remains an industry pioneer. Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO and President of MVNO Europe and Alternative…

Malaysian MVNO Tune Talk Unveils Special Plan for 3.5 million Indonesians in Malaysia

MVNO Tune Talk Malaysian Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) and a subsidiary of a leading budget airlines in the region, Tune Talk this week announced a brand new prepaid package, Bisa Pak to cater for 3.5 million Indonesians working and living in Malaysia. Apart from pre-bundled data that is designed to meet the growing appetite…

Cricket takes aim at T-Mobile with new unlimited data plan

Cricket Wireless T-Mobile Cricket Wireless on Sunday will launch a new unlimited wireless plan that’ll offer unlimited talk, text and data service for $70 per month. The rate drops to $65 per month for customers that sign up for the auto-debit feature, bringing the total monthly cost down to just $65 which includes all applicable…

US ZIP SIM – first self-activating, private prepaid SIM that lets you change numbers twice

ZIP SIM The first self-activating, private, instant, short-term prepaid US wireless service has launched with an enhanced focus on convenience and privacy. A revolution in SIM privacy has been declared in the US by Otono’s ZIP SIM, previously known as Ready SIM, with the ability to change phone numbers twice after activation. Otono says the…