Smartphones may be greatest reason for trading in mobiles

People trading in standard mobile phones may increasingly be doing so in order to move towards smartphones, if new research is anything to go by.IDC has released the results of a study that show feature phone shipments in western Europe fell during the second quarter of 2011, as consumers flocked to smartphones.The data showed that shipments of the latest devices rose by 48 per cent…

Trade in mobiles for chance to enjoy personalised promotions

Consumers who want to enjoy access to the latest offers and deals from a variety of marketers may find there is plenty to gain from trading in their mobiles and switching to the latest devices.Such a tactic could be especially effective if O2 is their network of choice, as the company has boasted that it now has six million users of its O2 More technology.O2…

Orange offers incentive for businesses to sell mobile phones

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be preparing to sell mobile phones and switch to a tariff with Orange, after the network upgraded its offering to businesses.The updated Business Sense programme will help small firms make the most of the mobile technology available to them.Orange said its scheme makes it easier than ever to sign up for new handsets and has published five simple steps…

Rugby fans may benefit from pre-World Cup mobile recycling

Rugby fans heading to the World Cup in New Zealand this month might be wise to recycle their mobile phones before they leave the UK and sign up to a deal with Three.That is because the network has announced a brand new tariff for using data roaming services while in New Zealand, where the tournament is to be held.It is offering a discount of almost…

Trade in mobiles for enhanced TV services

Consumers who trade in mobile phones over the coming weeks and months and upgrade to a model from Orange or T-Mobile will find they can enjoy an updated television service.Everything Everywhere – the result of the merger between the two networks – has confirmed it has appointed Red Bee Media to oversee the next stage of development.The number of devices that are compatible with the…

Businesses offered T-Mobile incentive to trade in mobiles

British firms could plan to trade in their mobile phones and switch to a deal on offer from the network T-Mobile.It has promised to make a number of its top smartphones available to companies on a special 12-month contract.The tariff has been designed with small businesses and sole traders in mind and aims to provide a shorter-term option for organisations that may not wish to…

New features could persuade consumers to sell mobiles for iPhone 5

A host of UK consumers could be set to sell mobiles in favour of switching to the Apple iPhone 5, which is expected to be released later this year.Jason Jenkins, editor of CNET UK, has told how he is expecting great things from the upcoming device, which follows other successful iPhones in the shape of the 4, 3GS and 3.One of the features the industry…

Mobile phone users switch to high-end devices

Mobile phone recycling could be set to become more popular after analysts reported growing demand for smartphones in the UK.According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, more than four out of ten people in Britain own one of these gadgets, Total Telecom reports.Android-based handsets were said to be especially popular, with nearly half of all smartphone owners favouring this particular operating system.This put it ahead of rivals…