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Unlimited Cellular Service for $20 a month? Talk Phone Wireless to Launch New MVNO Wireless Cellular Phone Service Using Crowdfunding

Talk Phone Wireless a new wireless cellular phone company plans to launch their new wireless phone services using a crowdfunding campaign to fund the release of their new wireless technology service. Talk Phone wireless will be offering an unlimited everything plan and aims to lower the cost of consumers cellular phone bills by 50% monthly … Continue reading

Elephant Talk Signs Contract with OpenMobile, the Newest MVNO Launched in the Netherlands

Elephant Talk Communications Corp, a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and cyber security solutions, today announced that the Company’s software platform was chosen by OpenMobile, a new MVNO in the Netherlands, to support its commercial launch. OpenMobile (www.openmobile.nl) specializes in offering secure connectivity services to the consumer and … Continue reading

Woolworths Is Australia’s Newest MVNO…Again

Woolworths and Telstra have signed a partnership agreement, which means that one of the country’s largest supermarkets is getting back into the mobile game. Say hello (again) to Woolworths Mobile. Details on the new Woolies MVNO are scarce at this point. No plans have been outed as of yet, but it’s fair to assume that … Continue reading

CAT Telecom names new MVNO partner for 3G service

CAT Telecom will soon award a mobile virtual network operator contract to Data CDMA Communication – CAT’s third MVNO partner for its third-generation cellular service on the 850-megahertz spectrum. CAT’s other MVNOs are Real Move and 168 Communication. Sanpachai Huvanandana, acting chief executive officer of CAT, said yesterday that the new partner was expected to … Continue reading

Drillisch bolsters German MVNO play

Drillisch saw its status as the emerging competitive threat to Germany’s incumbent mobile operators boosted by two deals. The MVNO has taken over 301 shops and 300 employees from Telefonica Deutschland, one of the conditions attached to the operator’s acquisition of German rival E-Plus. In addition, local cable operator United Internet has purchased a further … Continue reading

South Korea Takes Action to Boost MVNO Uptake

South Korea’s telecoms regulator has reduced the rates paid by MVNOs to their mobile network suppliers in an attempt to improve competition in the market. As part of the changes, the the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) reduced the rate of wholesale prices charged by the country’s three main mobile networks, and … Continue reading

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Kenya’s Equitel is poised to start selling a second batch of one million SIM cards in the local market, but is still waiting to discover which number prefix the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will allow it to use. The development was confirmed by John Staley, Equity Bank’s Chief Officer for Finance, Innovation and Technology, … Continue reading

Carphone Warehouse reveals pricing details of its new iD MVNO

iD launches tomorrow with four tariffs and contract lengths of between 30 days and 24 months Carphone Warehouse has revealed limited pricing details of tariffs for its Three MVNO, iD, which launches tomorrow. Contract lengths vary from 30 days to 24 months and will offer “increased flexibility and value”, according to the retailer’s UK chief … Continue reading

Tesco readying its MVNO for potential sale

Reports claim retailer is looking to offload Tesco Mobile after posting record £6.4bn losses for FY2015 Tesco is looking to offload its MVNO after reporting record losses of £6.4 billion last year, according to reports. The retailer hopes to sell Tesco Mobile to help alleviate debts of around £22 billion, the Guardian claimed. Tesco Mobile had a … Continue reading

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

British supermarket giant Tesco is said to be in discussions with bankers with a view to putting its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) subsidiary Tesco Mobile up for sale, as part of efforts to divest non-core assets, the Financial Times reports. According to people with knowledge of Tesco’s operations, the MVNO business could be worth … Continue reading