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Samsung teams with MasterCard for European launch of Samsung Pay

Samsung teams with MasterCard for European launch of Samsung Pay

MasterCard's digital platform will allow users to make contactless payments on flagship Samsung devices Samsung has partnered with MasterCard for the European launch of its contactless payments …

Microsoft reveals which smartphones will receive Windows 10

Microsoft reveals which smartphones will receive Windows 10

10 Lumia devices named among the first to receive update to new operating system Microsoft has published a message on their website confirming which devices will be the first to receive Windows 10 …

Vodafone partners with PowaTag for pre-paid top-ups on the go

Vodafone partners with PowaTag for pre-paid top-ups on the go

Mobile commerce platform will allow Voda's pre-paid base to top-up from catalogues and retail by scanning specialised tags Vodafone UK has announced a partnership with Powa technologies that will …

EE launches Euro Pass and Euro Data Pass roaming package

EE launches Euro Pass and Euro Data Pass roaming package

Customers get unlimited calls, texts and a data allowance for £4 per day in Eurozone countries, including 4G (where available) EE have launched a new roaming bundle for pay-monthly customers that …

Unified Comms

AKJ rebrands as Aurora for ‘new beginning’

AKJ rebrands as Aurora for ‘new beginning’

Company also rebrands its billing software as the Affinity Software Suite  Telecoms billing software provider, Aurora Kendrick James, has rebranded as Aurora to signal the “new beginnings” of …

VIA looks to hit £1m mark with expansion

VIA looks to hit £1m mark with expansion

Hosted telecoms provider to significantly expand its reseller base London-based hosted telecoms provider VIA wants to double revenues to £1 million this year by significantly expanding its …

Ericsson extends BT Sport partnership

Ericsson extends BT Sport partnership

Telecoms infrastructure manufacturer to design, build and run three new BT Sport channels BT has partnered with telecoms infrastructure provider Ericsson for the launch of three new BT Sport …

Exertis named fastest growing NEC UC distributor

Exertis named fastest growing NEC UC distributor

Distributor says it grew sales of manufacturers unified comms products by 140 per cent in the past year Exertis has been named as NEC's Fastest Growing EMEA Unified Communications …

Features

BlueWave founder and Apprentice star dies aged 27

BlueWave founder and Apprentice star dies aged 27

Stuart Baggs founded Isle of Man broadband provider in 2007 and appeared on the BBC show in 2010 BlueWave Communications founder and former Apprentice star Stuart Baggs has been found dead at the …

EE making complaints progress after overhaul

EE making complaints progress after overhaul

Operator says “unacceptable” failures in processes led to £1 million Ofcom fine …

Vodafone revamps B2B partner programme

Vodafone revamps B2B partner programme

'Dated' VPS model to be rebooted for unified communications capability focus Vodafone has admitted its partner programme was dated and that transformation was needed, but reassured dealers the …

Lebara pioneers migrant VOD and streaming offer

Lebara pioneers migrant VOD and streaming offer

Ethnic MVNO targets 100,000 Lebara Play subscribers in first twelve months Ethnic MVNO Lebara Mobile has revealed a “world first” multi-million pound streaming and video-on-demand service for …

Comment

HTC has brilliant smartphones but future looking bleak

HTC has brilliant smartphones but future looking bleak

James Pearce finds it difficult to see how the manufacturer can turn things around …

Testing times for the new kids on the mobile market block

Testing times for the new kids on the mobile market block

James Pearce looks at how John Lewis, Westcoast and Gigaset might fare over the next 12 months in such a competitive industry …

Dealers’ cheers over iPhone move

Dealers’ cheers over iPhone move

Paul Withers explains how receiving iPhone stock through B2B distribution will make a dealer’s life much easier and significantly increase their chances of holding onto customers …

Cyber security starts at home

Cyber security starts at home

The number of security threats to mobiles is growing. James Pearce warns it’s up to the consumer to protect their device and urged dealers to push out solutions to them to increase their own …

Reviews

Mystery Shopper: HTC phone for under £30pm

Mystery Shopper: HTC phone for under £30pm

Mystery Caller has always used phones made by HTC and is looking to get himself a new device. He wants it on a monthly deal for under £30 – what phones will the sales staff offer him and who can …

Mystery Shopper: Shepherd’s Bush

Mystery Shopper: Shepherd’s Bush

Mystery Shopper is looking for a cheap-as-chips 4G smartphone, but doesn't know whether to get it prepay or on pay monthly.  What will our sales staff recommend? =5: Vodafone Product range …

Microsoft Lumia 640

Microsoft Lumia 640

Microsoft is back with an updated version of the Lumia 635? Can this budget smart phone deliver irresistible value for money where its predecessor …

Mystery Caller: LG G4

Mystery Caller: LG G4

Mystery Caller has seen adverts for the new LG flagship, the LG G4, and decided he wants one. Which operator knows the most about the device and can come up with the best …

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