Older people given incentive to trade in mobiles

Older people given incentive to trade in mobiles
Senior citizens may decide to trade in mobiles and get a new model following the launch of a smartphone specifically designed for older people. Telstra's EasyTouch Discovery 3 features a simple menu and a highly user-friendly interface aimed at people who want to use a smartphone without the complexities of a highly technical device. It also boasts updated versions of popular features found on the…

Vodafone ‘keeping mobile phone consumers happy’

Vodafone ‘keeping mobile phone consumers happy’
Vodafone has recorded more positive results in terms of mobile phone consumer satisfaction, according to the latest industry investigation.According to a study by Roy Morgan Research, the network enjoyed a second consecutive rise in the amount of happy users.In the six months to October, it was found that 62 per cent of Vodafone customers over the age of 14 were either 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied…

Recycling mobiles and upgrading to newer models may appeal to Australians

Recycling mobiles and upgrading to newer models may appeal to Australians
The prospect of recycling a mobile phone and using the proceeds to help fund an upgrade may be an appealing one to consumers.Indeed, such actions may be behind the latest figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which show there are now more mobiles in the country than people.The statistics show a nine per cent increase in the number of devices being used…

Release of Samsung Galaxy Tab could persuade consumers to sell mobiles

Release of Samsung Galaxy Tab could persuade consumers to sell mobiles
Gadget lovers could be tempted to sell mobile phones and buy the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 after the manufacturer won its court case with Apple. The High Court has dismissed Apple's application for special leave to appeal - part of the iPhone-maker's latest attempt to prevent the tablet being released in Australia. According to Samsung, the decision means the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will hit…

New Facebook app for Android could tempt people to sell mobile phones

New Facebook app for Android could tempt people to sell mobile phones
Avid Facebook users might wish to sell mobiles and invest in a new Android-powered device, after an updated app for the platform was launched.The Facebook Blog has confirmed the latest tool will offer consumers several significant advantages and benefits compared to previous versions.For example, it will now be even quicker and easier to browse photographs that have been uploaded to the site by friends and…

New solutions make social networking safer for those who sell mobile phones

New solutions make social networking safer for those who sell mobile phones
Individuals who sell mobile phones and switch to a newer device could be in a position to utilise apps launched by IBM.The company has confirmed it is releasing seven new social networking tools that will make it safer and more secure than ever to use such technology.Among the devices that people could switch to if they wish to use the apps is the Apple iPad.Such…

Sell mobiles to upgrade handheld connection

Sell mobiles to upgrade handheld connection
With a growing number of people said to be favouring mobiles over landlines, it could be time to sell used phones and upgrade to a superior device.New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that one in five individuals have now shunned the option of a landline in favour of a mobile.Of those who still have a permanent, fixed connection to their…

RIM provides ‘sell my mobile’ incentive to business users

RIM provides ‘sell my mobile’ incentive to business users
Business leaders could be wondering how to sell mobiles and switch to BlackBerry handsets manufactured by Research in Motion (RIM), after the company announced a new free tool.BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing 2.0 makes it easier than ever for professionals to engage in conference calls from their mobile device.Users are able to view an email and then instantly create a call with its participants, as a result…