Nokia Oro could appeal to mobile sellers

Standing out from the crowd may be something that many consumers strive for, particularly when it comes to technology.Instead of selling a mobile and replacing it with one of the most popular devices on the market, people could choose something a little different.One possibility is the new Nokia Oro, which the Finnish brand is releasing only in selected markets through Europe.Ian, writing for Nokia Conversations,…

Restaurants urged to embrace mobile phones

Another benefit of owning the latest mobile phone – possibly after trading in previous models – could be created if restaurants decide to embrace the technology.Andris Berzins, chief marketing officer at Livebookings, said eateries must respond to consumer demand for access at all times.He noted that mobiles could become one of the main ways to book a table if restaurants provide a service via this…

Trade in mobile network for Orange and enjoy discounts and offers

Mobile users who trade in one network for Orange will find they are able to benefit from a number of special offers.The company has teamed up with Vouchercloud to announce a new scheme that will see pay-as-you-go and contract customers enjoy access to a range of deals.Days out with the family, shopping trips and beauty treatments are among the prizes due to be given away.To…

Sell mobiles for improved holiday information with iPhones

Tourists planning their summer holidays can sell mobiles in favour of investing in an iPhone and iPad and the enhanced travel information such devices offer.A new Rhodes Guide app has been launched for the Apple products and can be downloaded to provide a comprehensive overview of the Greek island.For £3.49, consumers gain details of thousands of potential destinations for their break, from bars and restaurants…

Carphone Warehouse site could help those who trade-in mobiles

People who choose to trade-in a mobile phone and switch to a more up-to-date model may find there is plenty of useful advice on a site run by Carphone Warehouse.The retailer has its own YouTube channel that features video clips explaining how to make the most of apps and phones.It is currently celebrating after the function recently broke the five million views barrier since its…

Consumers can trade in mobiles to take advantage of contactless payment

Those who trade in mobiles and switch to a device that is suitable for making contactless payments will be at the forefront of a predicted revolution in the way phones are used.Mike Hawkes, chairman of the Mobile Data Association, said he expects many models to feature a chip enabling such payments over time.He noted that the technology could be a good way for businesses to…

Older people could benefit from selling mobiles

It may be that older consumers in the UK have the most to gain from selling mobile phones and investing in the latest technology.As this year's Silver Surfers' Day – held to recognise the importance of getting over-55s online – takes place, the Communications Consumer Panel's acting chair Bob Warner said it is more important than ever to persuade older people to use the web.He…

Shoppers could trade in mobiles for first contactless payment technology

British consumers who would like to take advantage of the first contactless payment system on the market may have to trade in their mobiles and switch to Orange.The network, in conjunction with Barclaycard, has announced the launch of Quick Tap, designed to allow customers to purchase items on the high street with their handsets.Transactions worth up to £15 can be settled by brushing a Quick…