Archive for Carrier News

  • Samsung and Apple take patent argument to court Samsung and Apple take patent argument to court

    Ongoing troubles between Apple and Samsung have resulted with the pair ending up in court in California to put the patent claims against each other to rest. The issue revolves around claims made by Apple stating that Samsung have copied seven of their ideas for use in their own handsets including t...

  • Which? campaign receives 15,000 signatories Which? campaign receives 15,000 signatories

    The Which? campaign to make sure that fixed contracts maintain the same terms and conditions has received a large level of support with 15,000 customers currently giving the campaign their signatures. The Fixed means Fixed movement aims to ensure that the price and all other aspects of a fixed deal...

  • Which? Calls for fixed-term mobile contracts Which? Calls for fixed-term mobile contracts

    Consumer group Which? has called for mobile phone fixed-term contracts to do what they claim to at the start of the contract. An investigation conducted by the group found that many mobile operators insert hidden clauses in the small-print to increase costs during the contract period. Estimates sug...

  • Provisional deal agreed to lower mobile roaming costs Provisional deal agreed to lower mobile roaming costs

    A deal has been provisionally agreed between MEPs and the Danish Presidency of the Council of Ministers to lower mobile data roaming and phone call charges while overseas. While the plan still requires the approval of the European Parliament as a whole, if successful it would come into effect from ...

  • Ofcom to tackle mobile phone bills Ofcom to tackle mobile phone bills

    Ofcom has announced an action plan designed to tackle the problem of surprisingly high mobile phone bills. The regulator is launching the plan in the wake of a review into the problem of 'bill shock', which leaves many customers on mobile phone contractors shocked by their high charges. ...

  • BlackBerry maintains grip on UK market BlackBerry maintains grip on UK market

    RIM's BlackBerry smartphones have maintained their grip on the British market, with recent figures confirming that they have been the most popular smartphone platform for the past two years. Referencing data from GfK, RIM stated that its over-the-counter sales accounted for an average of 27.7 ...

  • Unlimited smartphone contract launched Unlimited smartphone contract launched

    T-Mobile has announced a new smartphone contract tariff that really is unlimited. The Full Monty package is aimed at first-time users who are keen to pay a single subscription charge without any unpredictable extra data payments. This makes it the first smartphone contract deal to truly provide unl...

  • BlackBerry bosses quit in smartphone shake-up BlackBerry bosses quit in smartphone shake-up

    The bosses of BlackBerry developers Research in Motion (RIM) have quite amid pressure from investors. Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie resigned as the firm continued to lose market share to the Apple iPhone, as well as growing competition from Android-powered handsets. Thorsten Heins, the chief op...

  • Sale imminent for Nokia? Sale imminent for Nokia?

    The sale of Nokia smartphone division to Microsoft could be imminent, if the rumour mill is to be believed. A number of similar suggestions have circulated on previous occasions but this time there are claims that the chief executives are due to meet in Las Vegas shortly in order to finalise the sa...

  • Strong smartphone sales offer boost to Samsung Strong smartphone sales offer boost to Samsung

    Samsung looks set to report a strong quarterly profit for the fourth quarter of 2011 thanks to particularly high levels of smartphone sales. The company is the world's top provider of memory chips and smartphones and has already rushed past Apple in the smartphone market, according to Reuters....