MVNO Launch

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Xiaomi debuts MVNO service with new flagship device

Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi has launched an MVNO to compete with the country’s three major incumbents. Operating as Mi Mobile, Xiaomi will offer a prepaid plan which charges CNY0.1 for each voice minute, SMS and 1MB of data, as well as a post-paid tariff which provides users with 3GB of 4G data for a monthly … Continue reading


U.K. Consumers the First in Europe to Benefit from Free Voice, Data and Text for Life LOS ANGELES, CA & LONDON, U.K. – SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 – U.K. residents can now receive completely free mobile service. FreedomPop today announced that its much-anticipated 100 percent free mobile service is now available throughout the U.K., offering 200 … Continue reading

Dixons Carphone MVNO to shake up Irish market – study

Dixons Carphone MVNO iD’s launch in Ireland will shake up the market by offering a Sim-only service for EUR 20.18 a month, or EUR 166 a year less than the Irish average postpaid cost per user, according to a report by analysts Killbiller. ID was due to launch in the UK over the 3 network … Continue reading

Equity Bank, Equitel and Effortel deliver Africa’s first MVNO bank

MVNOs Effortel and Equitel are joining forces to provide Kenyan mobile subscribers with a new integrated banking service. To be delivered by Kenya’s largest retail bank Equity Bank, the partners claim this will be Africa’s first integrated banking approach delivered over a mobile network. Effortel will manage the technical and administrative aspects of Equitel’s MVNO … Continue reading

Project Fi review calls network transition ‘magic,’ but dings MVNO for lack of devices

Google’s Project Fi MVNO, which uses Wi-Fi hotspots for calling and data in addition to cellular connections from Sprint and T-Mobile US, is still an invitation-only offering right now. Yet the first professional review of the service by a major publication has emerged, and it’s a mixed bag, mainly due to a lack of devices … Continue reading

Virtual mobile network Helio makes a comeback after absence of 5 years

Helio was operational for a four-year period – from May 2006 to May 2010 – as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on the Sprint network. In mid-2008, Helio was purchased by MVNO Virgin Mobile for $39 million. MVNO Helio is back in action under the control of South Korean telecom firm UBI Telecom, and … Continue reading

Liberty Wireless confirms MVNO deal with M1 in Singapore

Liberty Wireless, a regional MVNO, has reached an agreement with Singapore’s third largest mobile operator M1 to use its mobile network to launch voice and data services towards the end of the year. Liberty, which will use the Circles Asia brand in Singapore, said in a statement it “aims to transform the regional telecommunications industry … Continue reading

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

The UK Post Office has entered the consumer mobile market with its new pay-as-you-go mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service. Post Office Mobile, which piggybacks on *EE*’s network and uses Transatel as a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), intends to leverage the Post Office’s 11,780 branches for distribution purposes. The new MVNO’s strap-line is ‘Pay … Continue reading

Chilean MVNO Simple plans to expand to Mexico, Colombia

Chilean MVNO Simple has plans to expand its service to other Latin American countries such as Mexico and Colombia, reports Diario Financiero, citing Simple’s general manager Victor Fernandez. “The idea is to replicate this scheme in all other countries,” said Fernandez, going on to describe Mexico’s relatively low mobile penetration rate and Colombia’s MVNO-friendly environment … Continue reading

Slovak MVNO Postatel to start in autumn

A new MVNO called Postatel, based on a cooperation between the operator Swan and Slovak Post, will start in Slovakia in the autumn. Swan and Slovak Post will probably use the network of Slovak Telekom, reports Zive.sk. Swan won LTE frequencies in an auction a year and a half ago, and has now started testing … Continue reading