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

Cricket Wireless Spreads Smiles with New $70 Unlimited Plan on a Bigger Network than T-Mobile

Cricket Wireless $100 bill credit for T-Mobile customers switching to the smarter wireless choice Calling all smart mobile phone customers! If you’re looking for great coverage with simple plans, all-in monthly rates, and the freedom of no annual contract, we’ve got you covered. Cricket Wireless is taking a wrecking ball to long-term contracts and making

Tune Talk Madness Top Up: Reload & get Free credit or up to 4GB data

Tune Talk Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Tune Talk announced its new “Tune Talk Madness Top Up promotion” offering its prepaid subscribers who reload with free data or free credit, and in some cases, free data plus free credit. For example, a Tune Talk prepaid customer who reload RM50 gets 1.5GB of data plus RM10

רשת סלולרית חדשה: Hii Mobile, מותג זול לצעירים

Hii Mobile MVNO לשוק הסלולר הצפוף מצטרפת מתחרה חדשה: תכירו את Hii Mobile (היי-מובייל), חברת סלולר המכוונת בעיקר לשוק הצעיר הרווי ממילא, אבל מנסה לבדל את עצמה במיתוג צעיר, פעילות ברשתות החברתיות, חבילות תוכן ופנייה לתיכונים, סטודנטים וחיילים. המחירים מתחילים מ-29 שקל לחודש לחבילה הכוללת שיחות ו-SMS ללא הגבלה ו-5GB גלישה פלוס 1GB באם בעל

Жителям Москвы и Санкт-Петербурга предложат услуги бесплатного сотового оператора «Атлас» в мае

Atlas MVNO Как сообщает «Коммерсантъ», до 25 июля «МТС», «МегаФон», «Билайн» и Tele2 обязаны открыть свои сети независимым виртуальным операторам связи (MVNO). А уже в мае жителям столицы и Санкт-Петербурга предложат воспользоваться услугами нового бесплатного сотового оператора под названием «Атлас». Для использования «Атлас» необходим смартфон с возможностью установки приложений, потому как бесплатная работа оператора обеспечивается

Nizar Bouguila, Pdg de Tunisie-Télécom, annonce l’arrivée prochaine du MVNO Watani

MVNO Watani Dans un entretien accordé à African Manager, Nizar Bouguila, le président directeur général de Tunisie Telecom, a révélé l’arrivée prochaine de Watani, un nouvel opérateur de réseau mobile virtuel (MVNO), sur le marché télécoms tunisien. Ce nouvel acteur, ne possédant pas de concession de spectre de fréquences ni d’infrastructure de réseau propres, conclura

ALDI MOBILE AND WOOLWORTHS MOBILE SWITCHING ON 4G NETWORK

ALDI MOBILE Aldi Mobile and Woolworths Mobile will both be moving their customers across to a 4G mobile network in the coming weeks. The pair of telcos both resell a wholesale Telstra product, and as such, have presently only had access to parts of the company’s 3G network. While Aldi Mobile and Woolworths Mobile customers

BRIEF: 4ka has nearly 150,000 customers after six months

Swan Mobile Slovak mobile operator Swan Mobile, trading under the brand 4ka, is approaching 150,000 customers after six months since its launch. The operator offers a pre-paid card with the lowest rate at EUR 0.04 per minute/SMS/megabyte, in Slovakia and in the EU. Extending coverage is Swan’s main objective. It currently covers 50 cities with

GreatCall Updates Jitterbug Cellphones With Smart & Flip

GreatCall MVNO launches new smartphone, flip phone Cellular MVNO GreatCall, which targets cellphones and medical-alert devices to the elderly and growing baby-boomer populations, released its two latest cellphones, offering such updates as larger screens on both model and smartphone capabilities on the flip phone. The $149 Jitterbug Smart $99 Jitterbug Flip are available through GreatCalls’