Monthly Archives: July 2013

Unsolicited calls come to the attention of UK consumer rights organisation; campaign launched

Nuisance phone calls in the UK are on the rise, but the powers-that-be seem unable or unwilling to take action. Now consumer rights magazine Which? has entered the fray. The magazine found that only 17% of consumers made the effort … Continue reading

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Which is the best UK mobile network for text delivery…and which is the worst? July 2013 report tells all…

How many texts do you never receive? Is it true that undelivered texts are deleted after three days?  Is it better to be on the same network…or different networks as your friends? Would you get a worse service from an MVNO…or … Continue reading

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2% of all UK texts go missing: what is Orange doing with them?

In the TelecomsMarketResearch.com UK text tests, some 1,128 text messages were sent in July 2013, of which 23 (2%) have never arrived. Of these 23 undelivered texts, 5 were ‘on-net’ (treating Orange, T-Mobile and Virgin as separate networks) i.e. never left the originating … Continue reading

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British Telecom eyes UK ICT facilities market

Where do you go to grow your business when you have tried just about everything else? I pondered this question when a well-manicured researcher from Gfk-NOP phoned me the other day to ask me about my business relationship with BT. … Continue reading

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EE UK’s best Mobile Network Operator for on-net text delivery; Vodafone, O2 not so good

One might think that mobile networks would be very good at delivering texts (SMS) within their own network, and less good at handling texts received from rival networks. Although still in their first month, the TelecomsMarketResearch.com text transit tests are … Continue reading

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Does a hosted MVNO provide a worse service that its MNO host?

How does your mobile network perform? And does it matter if you have a mobile phone with a Mobile Network Operator or with a Mobile Virtual Network Operator? Networks are a fundamental part of our daily lives; we take electricity, … Continue reading

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Virgin Mobile still running on T-Mobile UK’s network 3 years after formation of EE

In early 2010 Orange and T-Mobile announced they were merging their UK operations to create an new brand: ‘Everything Everywhere’. This made them at a stroke the largest UK mobile operator by subscribers, and the pooled spectrum subsequently allowed them … Continue reading

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Network operators will make USD 6.9 billion from undelivered text messages in 2013

How many texts go missing? Stories of texts turning up hours or even days after they were sent – and the consequences – are many and legion. After the weather, it’s probably in the Top 10 of what people talk … Continue reading

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How do I know if my text has been received? 66% of texts in a recent test failed to arrive…

How do you know if a text that you have sent has been received? This problem is in the same category as how do you know the light in the fridge has gone out when you close the door?. Followers … Continue reading

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Pan-European digital music rights simplified…but reaggregation is not a new idea!

Why are there no surviving manuscripts of any of Shakespeare’s plays? On the one hand, you might think the Bard didn’t file his plays away and Mrs. Shakespeare had a blitz on old rubbish lying around the house. It was only when … Continue reading

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