O2 tests free VoIP calls service

O2 tests free VoIP calls serviceUK mobile phone operator O2 is trialing a Voice over IP (VoIP) service, called O2 Connect, which allows iPhone and Android handsets to make calls to mobile phones as well as landlines for free.

Currently available only to a small number of the invite-only customers, the new VoIP service requires the downloading of the Connect application and a WiFi hotspot.

O2 UK launches location-based deals service

O2 UK launches location-based deals serviceUK mobile phone operation O2 has announced the launch of a location-based marketing scheme, called Priority Moments, which will provide customers with discounts with nearby retailers.

Available for Android and iPhone, Priority Moments makes use of GPS technology to track customers and offer them vouchers, discounts and other deals. Offers are delivered on the screens of customers' handsets to allow them to redeem available deals.

UK Broadband drain £700 Million on faster internet packs

UK Broadband drain £700 Million on faster internet packsO2 through a report states that users pay more than what they really get in respect of broadband accessibility.

O2 UK attacks ISP speeds; to launch new broadband ISP and phone deals

O2According to the findings of a survey by UK’s broadband ISP O2, consumers waste over £700 million – that is about £2.1 million per day - every year by going in for an internet service which is based on speeds rather than needs.

O2 transfers customers without their permission

O2 transfers customers without their permissionAccording to the well placed sources it has been observed that O2 corporate customers are being transferred to a company called Azzurri Communications which became an O2 strategic partner (aka 3rd party B2B dealer) in January 2010.

This Telefonica-owned company seemingly has extended his remittance as the deal spoke of Azzurri managing only directly acquired O2 customers.

Orange Teams with Barclaycard, Launches Credit Card

Credit-CardAs the battle for mobile banking customers becomes fiercer and after the O2’s venture into the world of finance last year, Orange has teamed up with Barclaycard to unveil a new Orange contact- less co-branded Credit Card, to target younger consumers, aged between 13 and 18, and it also targets A Load & Go card.