3 UK to pre-install eBay app on Android smartphones

Rating: Follow items without worrying about the data bill

UK mobile operator, 3 UK,  has struck a deal with eBay to embed its popular online shopping app on around 700,000 Android handsets. Smartphones with the latest version of the Android software will be in stores with the app pre-installed from this Spring. “The deal with eBay is part of 3 UK’s efforts to allow people to experience the benefits of the internet wherever they are,” commented Neil Andrews, head of media sales and content services. Andrews added, “Customers looking for a bargain can shop with the eBay app at high speeds on the latest devices without fear of ending up with a massive out of bundle charge.”

eBay is already one of the most used shopping apps with over 70 million downloads worldwide.

The company generated almost $5 billion in mobile revenues last year, more than five times the amount compared to 2010, spurred by the surge in mCommerce and smartphone usage.

The app – which will appear on the main apps menu as well as on the side swipe screen – will ensure 3 UK’s mobile internet userbase can access eBay’s world leading online marketplace on the go.

With 3 UK’s All-You-Can-Eat data plans, bidders can browse the catalogue of items, watch auctions and bid wherever they are, without worrying about high mobile data bills.

3 UK recently upgraded its network to provide mobile internet speeds of up to 21.1 Mbit/s.

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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One Response to 3 UK to pre-install eBay app on Android smartphones

  1. Power says:

    It is interesting that 3 continue to make attractive offers including their data package and now faster speeds.

    Can they overcome their reputation for poor service. I have yet to come across a person who has stayed with them at renewal or upgrade time.

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