Thursday, 16 August 2012

TalkTalk UK ... again

TalkTalk is entering the UK MVNO market. Not to be confused with TalkMobile run by Vodafone... the mobile offer which the old TalkTalk MVNO became when the group last had its foray in the MVNO market. Since then the TalkTalk business de-merged from The Carphone Warehouse and focused on fixed line services. Now the new operation is going triple play with an offer just for its existing clients.

PR follows...

The £5-a-month smartphone revolution

Britain's best value mobile deals unveiled as TalkTalk Mobile launches

16th August – The company which revolutionised the phone and broadband market is set to do it again, this time with smartphones.

TalkTalk Mobile ( launches today and it promises Britain’s very best smartphone deals.

Available exclusively to TalkTalk customers, TalkTalk Mobile will offer simplicity, range and great value plans – all handsets will be completely free with plans starting from £5 a month.

TalkTalk has partnered with Vodafone to bring mobile services to customers including a range of SIM only plans and now handsets. Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director of TalkTalk said, “If you look at phone and broadband packages, they’re cheaper now than they were five years ago. TalkTalk led the way in bringing better value to the market and we’re doing it again with our mobile offers, saving customers even more.”

TalkTalk Mobile has stripped out all the unnecessary costs, which are passed on to consumers in their monthly bills, in order to offer the best value to its customers. Three plans are available - Small, Medium and Large with different prices depending on the choice of handset.*

Customers can buy online or over the phone with those buying online getting double the data allowance.

This simplicity coupled with low running costs means that TalkTalk can now offer the most popular handsets at hugely competitive prices ranging from basic feature phones to high end smartphones.

“We want to do in mobile what we did in broadband,” said Tristia Clarke “and that’s to bring greater competition and choice and offer the best value to our customers.”

TalkTalk families are already £154 a year better off than they were with BT. Now, with TalkTalk Mobile they’ll be better off still. Not only will their monthly bills be lower, they’re less likely to eat up their call allowance because calls between all TalkTalk mobiles in the household and from TalkTalk mobiles to the TalkTalk home phone landline are free.

TalkTalk Mobile will also help customers stay in control by sending text alerts when 80 per cent of their monthly allowances have been reached and customers who buy online will  get even better value as they get double the data allowance.

Simple Karma agreement USA

PRWEB: Karma has signed up to Simplexity's MVNE services to provide it with access to the Clearwire network.

Who's who? Karma are a yet to be launched pre-pay wireless hot spot offering. Simplexity is an MVNE providing access to Clearwire's nationwide mobile broadband network. Clearwire is US WiMAX company offering mobile broadband services. Clearwire's biggest shareholder is Sprint.

The big difference with Karma is the users offering their connection as a WiFi hotspot in return for free allowances: "...Karma is introducing a new approach to data plans with ... pay-as-you-go data packages ... without the 2-year commitment. ... step further with its unique ‘social bandwidth’ ... allowing users to turn their Karma hotspots into open Wi-Fi networks. When a new user joins, they are taken to a personalized page about the owner of the nearby hotspot. Strangers can then sign in with their Facebook account and immediately get 100MB... For every user who does that, the owner of Karma gets 100MB... The more a user shares his Karma connection, the more free data he earns."