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LG Migo 'Shrek' phone UK MNOs missing out on emergency phones for kids

Parents less likely to churn if offered deal on emergency phone

Here at GoMo Towers, we have just made a significant discovery. Whilst the market for emergency phones aimed at young children is extremely healthy in some geographies (especially the USA), such devices are virtually non-existent in the UK (and probably most of Europe, too). We’d argue that Brit mobile network operators [MNOs} and mobile virtual network operators [MVNOs] are definitely missing out on a chance for customer retention here. Our research shows that offering parents with young children such a product would encourage them to stay with their current provider and would therefore reduce ‘churn’. Continue reading

promotionalcodes-screen Smartphones making many techs obsolete study finds

List of 50 items includes sat navs, & Bluetooth earpieces

A study recently undertaken by money saving website PromotionalCodes.org.uk quizzed over 500 online shoppers to ask them which technologies they think are now dead. Some of the answers such as typewriters and fax machines are hardly surprising. However, the inclusion of many of the Top 50 old techs can be put down directly to the popularity of smartphones. Here’s some good examples – pagers (thanks to SMS); alarm clocks; and polaroid cameras (cameraphones killed them). The inclusion of other techs is quite surprising – dash-mounted sat navs; DVDs; and Bluetooth earpieces. Continue reading

think global, act local - markin Top Connect launches TravelSim UK with +44 numbers

USA and now UK have local services

In a bid to strengthen its position as the world’s leading provider of international pre-paid communications with its TravelSim mobile service, telecoms expert Top Connect has launched a new service aimed specifically at UK customers. Each Brit is given a unique TravelSim number that starts with +44 77XXXXXXX. TravelSim USA customers already have mobile numbers that start with +1. In the UK, incoming calls from 66 countries are free, as are incoming SMS messages. Continue reading

http://www.ctechcn.com/chinamobile-iphone5s-iphone5c-december18-launch/#more-4250 Apple bounces back as Chinese flock to iPhone

iPhone shipments up 17% in Q2

Strong iPhone sales – driven by China – sparked a 7 per cent jump in Apple’s shares in New York last night [23rd April 2014], with overseas sales now accounting for two thirds of the manufacturer’s revenues. Shares in Britain’s Imagination Technologies – whose majority shareholders and customers include Apple – also perked up on the news this morning, with the stock rising more than 5 per cent in early London trading to around 193 pence. For its fiscal second quarter Apple posted earnings of $45.6 billion and a quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion. Continue reading

ios_711 iOS 7.1.1 update supposedly fixes Touch ID bugs

No massive improvements just bug fixes

It seems that Apple has just released a new update to its mobile OS. The 7.1.1 version of iOS supposedly offers improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition; keyboard responsiveness bug fixes; and fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled. Apparently, some iPhone 5s users have complained for a while that the smartphone’s fingerprint sensor tends to lose accuracy over time. Hopefully the latest release will make sure the iPhone doesn’t forget what your fingerprints look like. Continue reading

Snow+Rock, Runners Need & Cycle Surgery join Udozi

In time for the Spring shopping season

Stores will list all of their stock on Udozi so people can quickly and easily find lifestyle and outdoor gear in shops near them, available to buy today

Press release

April 23rd 2014. Udozi has announced that Snow+Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need are the latest high street retailers to come on board the local shopping platform’s ever growing database of reputable retailers. Hot off the heels of brands like Maplin and Evans Cycles, the latest additions to the Udozi portfolio have arrived in time to coincide with the official start of British Summer Time, helping outdoor fans find the perfect gear with which to enjoy the longer, lighter evenings. Continue reading

http://www.birminhammail.co.uk How to avoid bill shock when visiting South Africa

Try using a Goodspeed with a B4IGO SIM card
katie – source: Birmingham Mail
A while back a story hit the headlines here in the UK when a holidaymaker, Katie Bryan, managed to run up a bill of £2,609.31 whilst data roaming in South Africa. It had taken her 20 minutes to download 326 megabytes in the [...]

janrain_social Google’s single logon pays off in social logins share

Google continues to steal market share from Facebook

Google has increased its share of social logins according to a new report from Janrain. The company says this is likely the result of unifying all of services under a single Google login identity. Now that there’s a a single login for Gmail, Android, and the Play Store, this is helping Google+, YouTube and Drive. Curiously, Yahoo! has moved to stop consumers logging into its services using a Google (or Facebook) identity. Continue reading

- pemberton UK travel industry missing good app store optimisation

Yodel Mobile discovers typos & spelling mistakes in Apple apps

Research carried out by Yodel Mobile, has found that app discovery in the travel industry is stalling. This is due to simple things such as spelling mistakes (typos); omitting obvious keywords plus using only 30 per cent of available keyword capacity. These results come from Yodel’s analysis of the top UK travel brands and their efforts at discoverability within the Apple App Store. Continue reading