This week has been an interesting one. It seems that technology such as Apples Iphone is becoming multi denominational with Orange Users today gaining access on their network and Vodafone in the near future.
Personally as a bit of a pay as you go phones junkie – I do realise that generally the best deals to have are through contracts, as they allow for greater allowances in terms of data and other useful things like always having minutes at your diposal – Why is it that whenever you have a top-up phone you always seem to run out of credit at the very worse times?
Some furor is being kicked up online in regards to Orange’s slightly amazing sound ‘Unlimited Data’ Package which infact turns out to be only 750MB a month – which for a savvy phone user is pretty small. Basically a these types of phones are simply 3g devices running of Mobile Broadband networks.
Even the humble Mobile Broadband dongle seems to be being pushed out of the way despite how tariffs for Mobile Broadband being at there best ever. In October the almost Original coiner of the smart phone – 3 won an Award for its Tariffs.
Last night, 3 triumphed in the category of Best Mobile Broadband Package at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2009. In 2008, Mobile Broadband from 3 took home Tariff Deal of the Year.
3 beat off competition from Vodafone, The Link, O2 and T-Mobile as the ultimate netbook and data package.
The judge’s comments: “The standard aspect of 3′s great value Mobile Broadband deal is not so much the excellent Samsung N130 Netbook with its 10-inch LCD screen and Intel Atom CPU, but the amount of free data available every month. A mighty 15GB makes this tariff a market leader, reflecting the requirements of real life like those data-sapping media transfers. Featuring an additional 100 free texts per month, this two year deal from 3 costs just £25 per month, and makes 3 the clear winner if Best Mobile Broadband package.”
Marc Allera Sales & Marketing Director at 3 said: “We are delighted to be recognised as winners for our Mobile Broadband year on year and to be able to offer our customers deals that are great value for money. We are very proud of our Mobile Broadband offering and to win at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, yet again, validates our position as market leader.”
The INQ1, voted the GSMA’s ‘Best Mobile Handset or Device’ in February this year, also took home Best Handset for Social Networking. INQ fought off stiff competition from the HTC Hero, Nokia N97, LG GW520 and BlackBerry Curve. Source
I really hoped that customer’s will not be fooled by Orange’s advertising tricks and that perhaps other Network providers will realise that to actually win in this game you must have the best deal.