Our Worldwide Network Subscribers Index is Now Available

  • February 12th, 2014
Map showing Worldwide Network Subscribers

Behind the scenes at DialToSave we’ve been working on a Worldwide Network Subscribers interactive for the past 2 months, and it is finally live! You may have seen the link to it from our homepage but just to explain a bit about it – it’s unlike any other list of mobile phone subscribers you’ve seen […]

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UK Customers Can Switch Networks If They Receive Price Hikes

  • January 29th, 2014
No penalty says Ofcom

Ofcom, the regulatory body in the UK have said that people connected to any phone network can switch providers within 30 days of receiving a notice about an upcoming price hike. This is a law now in-place and will be music to the ears of the over 1000 people who had complained to Ofcom about […]

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SMS Revenues Decline For The First Time

  • January 15th, 2014
Messages 0 - Instant Messaging 1

A massive turning point in the history of mobile phones has be realised by research company Strategy Analytics, after they found that 2013 saw the first year-on-year revenue decrease for SMS and MMS services. The landscape of mobile phone usage has been changing for the past few years, with the emergence of services such as […]

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Jump Ship If Your Network Raises The Price

  • December 11th, 2013
Maria Miller

The UK for the past few years has been rife with the argument surrounding rising electricity prices and the cost of living going up. This has even been the main bone of contention that the Labour party use as their angle to ensure the Conservative party don’t come out smelling of roses from any Parliamentary […]

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Should businesses still consider using Blackberry Smartphones? [Guest Post]

  • December 5th, 2013
BlackBerry still the choice for businesses?

When Blackberry first hit the shelves back in 1999, millions of users were wowed by the fact that there was a mobile handset that could send email in addition to making calls and text. As well as consumers buying it, it proved to be a big hit with business users. After all, this was the […]

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4G Licenses Rumoured To Be Coming To Chinese Networks

  • November 20th, 2013
New base stations prepared for China 4G services

Rumours have been circulating over the past few days that the Chinese authorities will allow their major networks to start using the 4G spectrum for customers. These rumours have gathered prominence after it was revealed by a company insider that China Mobile’s departments for 4G have been “unusually busy” lately. Liu Dalong, director of the […]

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EE Launch World’s Fastest 4G

  • November 6th, 2013
Everything Everywhere

Speaking at the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, CEO of EE Olaf Swantee announced the launch of the company’s LTE-A signal, (theoretically) capable of 300Mbps download speeds. The launch has only so far been limited to Tech City in London, with the aim of rolling the service out commercially in mid-2014 when LTE-A […]

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Golden Age of Telecoms Nearly Over For All But A Few Remaining Markets

  • October 30th, 2013
Monk using a smartphone

For the past 20 years the telecoms industry has seen its “golden age”, even growing fast enough to catapult its most powerful figure, Carlos Slim, to the head of the Forbes Rich List. This growth is now beginning to slow and industry analysts Ovum predict that by 2018 the market will see its first decline. […]

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Mexican Village Launch Telecoms Service

  • August 28th, 2013
Villa Talea De Castro - the village in Oaxaca

After being forgotten by the biggest telecom companies in the world, including those owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men and Mexican born Carlos Slim, Villa Talea De Castro have launched their own service to reach the outside world. The village is in the southern state of Oaxaca and is considered an indigenous village […]

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Ethio Telecom expanding with $800m ZTE deal

  • August 21st, 2013
Ethio Telecom logo

Mobile subscription rates have been growing for over a decade worldwide. There are now huge opportunities in developing countries like Ethiopia where mobile phones are now becoming more affordable than ever before. This has become the driving force between Ethiopia’s largest network and the Chinese phone manufacturing company ZTE signing an $800m deal. The deal […]

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