Vodafone UK finally supports eSIMs in smartphones on its Pay Monthly plans. Promisingly, Vodafone says eSIMs will be provisioned using Vodafone’s accompanying online interface to load your eSIM on to your phone in just a few minutes rather than waiting days for a physical SIM card, or QR code to arrive in the post.
O2 has announced new flexible business tariffs for SMB customers, designed to suit their ever changing company needs. The new O2 Business tariffs include automatic data rollover and the option to increase or decrease their data allowances, giving them flexibility over their monthly usage.
Apple's 15 September event provided a wealth of new products and services, including the new eighth-generation iPad and new 2020 iPad Air, alongside the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6 and affordable new Apple Watch SE. The company also unveiled Family Setup - a new feature built into watchOS 7 that will allow for the setup of multiple Apple Watches though one iPhone.
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability (RHN) in Putney has enlisted BT and start-up firm Microshare to introduce a smart Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help automate routine tasks to enable staff to spend more time with patients, and residents, and to reduce energy costs.
Cello has launched their brand new range of smart, Android TVs, developed in partnership with Google. The Bishop Auckland based electronics firm, and last remaining LED TV manufacturer in the UK, worked closely with Google to develop an exclusive range of smart TVs, which come with Google Assistant, Chromecast and Google Play Store all built in to one device, straight out of the box.
Vodafone and Disney have collaborated to create a premium kids smart watch planned to launch in time for Christmas. It will feature hardware designed by the Vodafone smart tech team and a software experience from world class designers at Vodafone and Disney.
EE is the latest carrier to cut ties with Dixons Carphone, withdrawing its tariffs from the retailer and leaving Vodafone, Voxi and Virgin Media as Dixons Carphone’s remaining network partners, while the company also has its own ‘iD’ MVNO, powered by Three’s infrastructure.
Vodafone has been selected by Asda as the new network for its Asda Mobile MVNO. In a five-year exclusive deal, Asda Mobile customers will benefit from Vodafone’s 4G and 5G coverage, unlimited mobile data plans, Wi-Fi calling and other benefits, such as family discounts.
Google launched the Pixel 4a back in August, and the mid-range smartphone is is now available to pre-order on O2, ahead of it going on sale on 1st October. The Pixel 4a has a 4.5% bigger screen than its predecessor but its body is 5.8% smaller overall. At only 144mm in length, 69.4mm in width, 8.8mm in thickness and weighing 143g, the Pixel 4a is one of the smallest phones you can buy in 2020.
The newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Watch3 4G and Galaxy Watch Active2 4G are now available to purchase from O2 in-store. The new devices are available on O2 custom plans meaning that customers can spread the cost of the devices up to 36 months and purchase alongside an Airtime Plan.
BlackBerry is now providing dedicated EU instances of its BlackBerry AtHoc service, enabling customers to comply with EU data protection regulations and prepare for the upcoming Public Warning directives by localising personal data in additional data centres located in the Netherlands and France, as well as the existing one in the UK.