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The Vodafone 155: A phone for the old, complete with SOS options!


The new Vodafone 155 mobile phone is designed with senior mobile users in mind, to make dialling numbers, listening to calls and writing and reading text messages as accessible as possible – and all for just £25 on Pay As You Go price plans. 
With an emergency ‘SOS’ feature, the Vodafone 155 also helps to provide peace of mind for users as well friends and family concerned about their wellbeing. When the ‘SOS’ button on the back is held down for a set number of seconds, the phone emits a loud alert sound, sends out a ‘help’ text message to four designated SOS contacts, and will then automatically try to ring them via hands free.
A large uncluttered display and big buttons makes keying in numbers easy and features such as hearing aid compatibility, high volume ringtones and noise cancellation technology make it ideal for the hard of hearing.
Reliability and practicality are crucial, so the Vodafone 155 has an extraordinary standby time of at least twenty nine days, and a talk time of up to 600 minutes – making it easy to stay in touch should there ever be an emergency. The phone also includes a desktop charger and loudspeaker.
Customers can pick up the Vodafone 155 in store now, where the staff can also help to transfer the contacts and content from their previous phone to their new handset using Vodafone RED Box.

For prices and more information please visit the Vodafone online shop.


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T-Mobile confirms no 1Mb/S data restriction on ‘The Full Monty’ plan


“Our groundbreaking Full Monty plan allows for full enjoyment of data services on the latest smartphones, such as social networking, browsing, music downloading and video streaming.

We continually look at our customers’ data needs and requirements to ensure we’re able to provide a great network experience for everyone.

We can confirm that we do not have a 1Mb/S maximum data download speed in place for The Full Monty plan – nor for any of our other pay monthly or pay as you go price plans – and we are confident that our average data speeds are as good, if not better, than anyone else in the industry.

T-Mobile joined forces with Orange in 2010 giving customers free access to each other’s signal and coverage. Further to this, thanks to the ‘big 3G switch on’ last year, we now offer our customers the UK’s widest 3G coverage. We are constantly developing our network, and recently announced we’re investing a further £1.5billion in network improvements over the next three years.

We apologise for any confusion caused by this matter.”

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New BBM Music Offer Means Free Music for You


The BBM Music team has been very busy over the last few months launching  BBM-connected social music service in eight different countries around the world. RIM are excited that BBM Music is now available for download in Canada, the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Australia – with more regions still to come, so stay tuned! If you haven’t yet tried BBM Music, RIM are even more excited to let you know that in the month of February 2012, you can download BBM Music FREE for up to 4 months in Canada or the US, or FREE for up to 6 months in the UK, Spain & Italy.

Along with the free trials, RIM have added some new features to BBM Music v1.1.

You can see the features below:

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Phones 4u is today announcing the national rollout of JUMP (‘Just Upgrade My Phone’) – a new type of contract which enables consumers to upgrade their mobile phone, from a selection of the latest smartphones on the market, as often as every 6 months.

Differing from other flexible offerings on the market, JUMP doesn’t require any upfront fees at the point of upgrade and customers own rather than lease the handset. For the added flexibility of being able to upgrade as often as every six months, customers will only need to initially pay an average added monthly cost of £2.99 – £3.99, dependent on the original JUMP contract chosen.

JUMP has been successfully trialled since May 2011 in 100 stores. The national rollout begins today and the offering is expected to be available in all of Phones 4u’s 586+ stores, via Phones 4u online and via Phones 4u telesales by May 2012. We will also be supporting JUMP as part of a wider multi-million pound ATL Phones 4u campaign this year.

Alistair Firth, Director of Customer Development at Phones 4u said: “Technology is moving fast and innovative handsets are launching all the time on the market but to date there’s been a disconnect between the frequency of smartphone releases and the length of mobile phone contracts on offer.We want to give our customers the freedom to own the very latest smartphones like the iPhone 4S without having to wait 18-24 months for an upgrade. The idea for JUMP was born out of research we conducted that revealed people were frustrated by the inability to upgrade their handsets sooner”.


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OtterBox Defender case for BlackBerry PlayBook – Unboxing Video

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Finding the right BlackBerry PlayBook case can be daunting, so OtterBox made it easy for you.
Whether you’re a business professional, a gamer, a socialite or all of the above, you’ll love how the OtterBox Defender Series for BlackBerry PlayBook keeps your new tablet safe. The snap-on shield protects your touch screen display, and this multi-layer case is the perfect defense against heavy drops, bumps, shocks, scratches and dust.

You can order the OtterBox Defender for the BlackBerry PlayBook from Expansys.  Priced at £36.99 it is not the cheapest case but certainly the one to give you the most piece of mind. From previous OtterBox products I can say they have to give the best protection on the market.

You can see the unboxing video below:


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