Friday, 10 August 2012

UK Post Office wants mobile too (open for speculation)

Mobile Today has reported that the UK Post Office is seeking a partner for an MVNO. Why? The theory is they will attract customers from Tesco, Virgin and other MVNOs, according to Strategy Analytics director Neil Mawston. Shaun Collins, Managing Director of CCS Insight, said "I suspect we will increasingly see more and more large household brands like the Post Office consider entry into the MVNO market and the related services that offers."

All in all I do not see this being a game changer. I am surprised that it has taken the Post Office such a long time to get to this point, especially with the white label MVNO market flooding consumer choices. The Post Office missed the opportunity to be big in the mobile market by several years as the UK is now well covered across niches that do not even exist. I really hope any business plan they embark upon goes beyond pushing mobiles at a seniors sector who do not want and will not use mobile phones (yes many do, but targeting technology refusers is not a business model).

Thursday, 9 August 2012

GameStop Mobile will not be an MVNO

Days after amazing the gaming industry with the launch of an MVNO, or at least putting up a website with the appearance of offering mobile services, Engadget Mobile has confirmed in an interview with GameStop that no such MVNO will exist.

GameStop CEO Paul Raines was quoted by Engadget: "We don't have an MVNO (laughing). If you are trying to provide your customers with a bundle that comes with a pre-owned phone and will allow them to play games, make calls, and everything else -- you don't have to have a network to do that; you can sell SIM cards and pre-paid plans, those things exist, and we are in the process of testing several to see which ones makes sense."

PrepaYd Wireless Denies it has Merged with Zapp Unlimited

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PrepaYd Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of PrepaYd, Inc. (OTC PINK: PPDC), today announced that a website and email claiming that PrepaYd Wireless had merged with Zapp Unlimited were false.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

TELMORE signs with MetraTech

MetraTech Corp., provider of agreements-based billing and compensation solutions, today announced that TELMORE has selected its MetraNet monetization platform. 

"The Danish telecom market is one of the most competitive in the world," said Thomas Hagen Stampe, IT Director at TELMORE. "We selected MetraTech because the company understands our pain points and its MetraNet solution can address market demand for the highest levels of customer responsiveness while simultaneously enabling us to deliver the innovative solutions that our customers want. The MetraNet platform is unique in supporting the implementation speed required to enable us to introduce new pricing and products at a competitive pace. In MetraTech, we have found a partner that will work with us to achieve our business objectives."

"We are very excited to be working with TELMORE, one of the most innovative MVNOs in the world. Their use of MetraNet to increase their competitive advantage in the Danish telecom market demonstrates the breadth of business models that our solution is quickly able to support," said Scott Swartz, founder and CEO MetraTech Corp.