Posts tagged as: O2

Verizon Adds New Wireless Exec

Verizon Communications today said it has put former O2 UK executive Ronan Dunne in charge of its wireless business. Dunne will serve as executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless, effective in September. Dunne will be responsible for all of Verizon Wireless’ operations, such as marketing, wireless, network, customer care, and digital. Dunne […]

Telefonica, Hutchison Whampoa Confirm Negotiations Over O2 Acquisition

Telefonica, owner of British carrier O2, and Hutchison Whampoa, the parent company of competitor Three, have confirmed they are in talks over a potential acquisition, following earlier reports. The two have entered “exclusive negotiations,” which could see O2 change hands for an estimated £10.25 billion ($15.4 billion) if discussions between the executive teams succeed. According […]

British Telecom in Talks to Reacquire O2 – Also looking at EE Too

British Telecom (BT) may reacquire O2, a mobile phone network the company originally created, according to reports. BT is said to be in talks with two carriers about a possible acquisition, and while one is the Telefonica-owned O2, the other potential target is EE, the carrier offering services from both Orange and T-Mobile in the […]

UK Carriers Sign Agreement with the Goverment and Ofcom to Cap Stolen Phone Use

Customers of mobile phone networks in the United Kingdom will be better protected from high bills after their phone is lost or stolen. EE, Virgin Media, Vodafone, and Three have all signed up to a government agreement that will, among other obligations, place a cap of £50 ($82) on the customer’s liability for usage from […]

Nintendo and O2 to Give 3DS Owners Free Wi-Fi in the UK

O2 has partnered with Nintendo to offer free Wi-Fi access to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL owners across the United Kingdom. Players will be connected to the service automatically whenever they enter one of the “thousands” of available hotspots. High-street chains such as McDonalds, Costa Coffee, Toby Carvery and Pizza Hut will be covered […]

O2 Reports ‘Charger Out Of The Box’ Trial Successful – No Pack-In Charger by 2015

Last year European carrier O2 announced that it would be trialling a program that would see it sell the HTC One X+ without a wall charger. The company explained that around 70 percent of customers already have a charger that they can use, so including another with a new device is wasteful. Now the results […]

O2’s LTE Tests Hit 150Mbps in Real Speeds in the UK

UK wireless provider O2 has shared some results from its ongoing 4G LTE tests in London. Involving 1,000 consumers and businesses, some have reported reaching speeds as high as 150Mbps, which is on par with some top-rung home Internet offerings and the theoretical peak of LTE. A more representative number range was the average of […]

O2 Will Stock the HTC Rhyme in the UK

The Rhyme was announced last month in the states, and now it is available in the UK from O2, who are offering the device on a range of their monthly contracts. The HTC Rhyme features a 3.7 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, it will come with Android Gingerbread […]

O2 Connect Brings Free VoIP Calls to Android and iOS

UK carrier O2 has announced it plans to trial a VoIP service for its mobile phone customers. Called O2 Connect, the Skype-like service will allow smartphone users to use voice and text services over a Wi-Fi network from their mobile device, and call or send a message to any UK mobile or landline number. The app […]

Twitter Will Let You Post Photos by MMS – AT&T, Verizon, and Cellular South On Board

Twitter has upgraded the direct messaging capabilities for its texting service. Now, in addition to tweets, users whose service providers support MMS can attach and share videos. To send, all a user needs to do is enter the text of a tweet as normal, attach a photo to the message, and send it to the […]

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