T-Mobile to offer unlimited web-whilst-walking

24 Mar 2006

UK cellco T-Mobile has revealed plans to offer users unlimited internet access via their mobile handset for a flat fee. From 1 April users of T-Mobile’s Web’n’Walk mobile internet service can opt to pay GBP7.50 (USD13) a month for unlimited web browsing and e-mail, subject to a Fair Usage Policy. The cellco said it would monitor usage to ensure that the offer is not being abused. T-Mobile launched Web’n’Walk in October 2005. The service offers high speed web browsing via a range of compatible handsets utilising the operator’s GPRS and W-CDMA networks. T-Mobile is placing particular emphasis on Web’n’Walk’s ability to offer unparalleled access to the internet, as opposed to the ‘walled garden approach’ employed in the main by its rivals. It plans to introduce a range of new handsets for the service in June, to coincide with the launch of a major multi-million pound summer marketing campaign.

T-Mobile has also announced that it plans to launch its first 3G-enabled BlackBerry handsets and services in the first half of 2007.

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