Category Archives: T-Mobile

BT in negotiation to buy EE

Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE – Britain’s largest mobile network group – for £12.5bn.

It said the period of exclusivity would last “several weeks” to enable it to carry out the necessary negotiations. In late November, BT said it was in talks to buy either EE or O2, which is owned by Spanish firm Telefonica.

Vodafone, Sky, Virgin, Talk Talk and 3 – the other major players in this market – will all be watching developments closely.

EE leads the market in 4G (the fastest mobile bandwidth), has 24.5 million customers, and holds 33.8% of the UK mobile market by revenue, according to Citigroup.

BT said owning EE would accelerate its plan of giving customers seamless access to the Internet whether via fibre broadband, wi-fi hotspots or 4G mobile services.

If acquisition goes ahead, BT will be able to provide innovative packages of TV and telecoms that could reshape how people buy their communications services in the UK. For example, BT Sport could be offered with no data charges, or even exclusive access, on an iPad or smartphone.

The decision to buy a mobile business will also reduce BT’s reliance on earnings from Openreach, the infrastructure arm of the company. Analysts said the deal will turn the unregulated consumer access and content business into more than half the enterprise value of the group.

The deal also provides BT with a new story to tell investors and an opportunity to reset market expectations over future earnings. There were signs that growth in its core superfast broadband business was slowing in the last quarter, while its TV business — for all the noise and fanfare — has not seen spectacular growth.

However, there are also some problems ahead, not least the need for network investment as EE has aimed to provide 4G services to 98 per cent of the country within the next few years.

 

T-Mobile to increase prices by 3.3% for most of it’s customers from 9th May

This is no April’s Fool joke, if you are a T-Mobile customer, then you probably have received bad news by text saying their prices for mobile contracts are going up 3.3% inline with inflation. The means from 9th April 2013 most of the customers will pay more for their contract.

Some customers are not affected, customers on Mobile Broadband and consumer 30 day SIM Only, will not be affected. Latest Pay Monthly 24 month plans and new Full Monty plans, available since 22 January 2013, are also not impacted.

t-mobile_price_increaseAccording to T-Mobile website, you can cancel your contract by paying any cancellation fees applicable, you will need to contact customer services to see the impact.

In this time of economic hardship for many customers, this is an unexpected bad news from T-Mobile. There is a calculator on their website to help you see how much it will affect you.

T-Mobile gives you an option to fix the price for the duration of the contract, following is the table of how much you will need to pay to fix your contract:

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It looks like if you have signed up more than 6 months ago and you are not on 24 months contract, it doesn’t make sense to pay extra for fixing, since you are quite far into your contract already. I do not expect T-Mobile to increase prices more than once per year, so I would suggest not to pay this. Of course you need to do your own calculation. But if this is something that they are planning to do regularly, then it is a bad news and you should vote with your feet!



Unlimited Full Monty plan for only £16 – limited offer from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has discounted their popular Full Monty 31 plan to £16 for next 12 days only! t_mobile.gif

This plan is SIM-only plan for 12 months, but it gives you almost everything unlimited:

  • Unlimited voice calls (UK mobile numbers and landlines only)
  • Unlimited texts
  • Unlimited internet (tethering excluded)
  • Unlimited voicemail calls
  • Access Wi Fi on London underground

Calls to 08 numbers are not included and charged at 40p per minute, picture messaging costs 30p each.

You will get combi-SIM, plan is good for data extensive devices like smartphones or tablets since data usage is unlimited, and if you order online, free delivery is included!

Check offer here.

Online exclusive offer – T-Mobile unlimited SIM only for £16 today only!

T-Mobile has a fantastic offer on SIM-Only 12 month contract which gives you unlimited calls, texts and internet! If you are happy with your phone and just need a SIM, this is very good offer. It is only through T-Mobile’s website and it ends today.
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Few things to know about this deal:
– Unlimited calls are to all UK mobile networks and landlines starting with 01,02 and 03
– Unlimited texts to UK mobiles
– Data is unlimited but fair usage applies. Your usage may be throttled if you are a heavy user
– No tethering allowed
– Calls to numbers starting with 08 and 0500 are charged at 40p per minute
– Calls to numbers starting with 070 and 09 are charged even higher
– You can use Wi Fi on London underground free

For more information check T-Mobile website.