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Virgin Announces New Mobile Deal With Vodafone

Virgin Media has dropped BT-EE for Vodafone as it strikes a new five year mobile deal. Read More >>

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New App-based Mobile Network Targets Only the Welsh

A new mobile network powered by the underlying tech of Three has arrived to aim itself only at patriotic Welsh users, with RWG Mobile offering free calls to other users on the same network, Wi-Fi calling and 4G data connectivity, plus all the usual voicemail and privacy features you'd expect from any existing non-Welsh operator. Read More >>

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Apple Denies MVNO SIM-selling Rumours

The US tech giant has decided to directly address an internet rumour for once, telling the world that yesterday's supposed fact about it launching a mobile network of its own at some point in the future was not true. Read More >>

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Rok Mobile Includes Unlimited Music Streaming in its £25 SIM

A new mobile player has entered the UK this week, with MVNO Rok Mobile offering a calling and data SIM bundle that also includes the option to stream as much music as you want, without using any of your data allowance. Read More >>

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Apple May Launch its Own Mobile Network in, Say, 2021

Rumours are saying that Apple could be about to launch its own mobile network at some point in the future, with the tech giant apparently talking to existing mobile networks around the world about the technicalities involved in launching an Apple-branded MVNO. Read More >>

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Vodafone to Power the New Sainsbury’s Mobile Network

Sainsbury's is launching a full-on mobile network this summer, which'll be called Mobile by Sainsbury's. Mobile by Sainsbury's Feat. Vodafone would be a more accurate name, as the red network will be handling all the complicated backend stuff on behalf of the supermarket chain. Read More >>

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GiffGaff’s Going to Start Selling Phones Now

Making a departure from its steadfastly SIM-only approach, it seems O2's cheaper, community-run arm is going to start flogging phones. How GiffGaff's going to actually do it, well, that's still up for debate. Read More >>

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Is Argos Looking at Running Its Own Phone Network too?

Hot on the heals of Phones 4u's new incoming phone network, Argos is looking at setting up its own MVNO, apparently. You'll be able to sign up for mobile contracts from April, both phones and SIM-only, from traditional networks, but if all goes well, Argos is apparently going to launch its own MVNO. At this rate everyone and their dog will have their own network. Read More >>

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Phones 4U Launching its Own Network Using EE’s Equipment

From March there'll be another choice when it comes to buying your mobiles and SIMs, with retailer Phones 4U set to launch its own virtual network using EE's infrastructure. It'll launch with 3G phones and plans from this March, with 4G abilities set to arrive some time later this year. It'll be called LIFE Mobile and will offer data bundles as standard. Prices to come nearer launch. [EE] Read More >>

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GiffGaff’s Latest Balls-Up Exposes User PayPal Addresses

Uh oh, looks like the network run by the people has gaffed again. This time it seems GiffGaff's managed to publically send everyone's PayPal addresses to everyone else while attempting to pay community members back for all their shilling for the network. Read More >>

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Giz Meets the Guy Behind the People’s Mobile Network, GiffGaff

Powered and owned by O2, GiffGaff is an MVNO entirely unlike any other. Not only does it pay out cold, hard cash to its members for their support (one enterprising Birmingham lad made £13,000 last year alone), but the company puts its current userbase first, even stopping advertising for several months when they feared they were growing too fast. We pinned head-Gaffer Mike Fairman down recently, to give him the Giz Meets treatment: Read More >>