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Three UK Rescue is brought to customers in cooperation with Asurion. The idea is to provide extensive insurance policy that would meet all possible needs of Three’s customers. You could insure your phone against pet damage or flushing a phone in the toilet, as well as lending to friends and family. You can have your phone replaced internationally for 20 pounds extra. While domestic replacement should happen next day with the same model delivered(as long as the claim is not accepted during the weekend).
Three Rescue is also an application to increase customer protection. The app can back up your data, track your lost phone online, remotely set off a sound alarm if you lost your phone or even completely wipe the content of your phone.
Monthly premium can cost from as little as £2 for the most basic phone to £10 for state-of-the-art devices like iPhone 5s or Samsung Galaxy S4.
Margie Waltasaari from Three UK said ‘Mobile phone insurance has a poor reputation due to slow processes, widespread cover exemptions and low service levels. We believe Three Rescue will address that through a combination of great service and the extra steps we take to help our customers to get their mobile lives back.’
O2 customers can now use an application to have one SIM card in many devices.
O2 TU Go is a new application, currently available only to Pay Monthly customers, that allows customers to use the same number (account) on up to 5 devices simultaneously. To use it you need to be an O2 customer and download the application (it is supported by iOS, Android and Windows). Then after logging in with your O2 phone number, you can text or call via the app as if you were using your phone. The recipients do not need to have this app installed; they will receive a normal call or a text message as if you were calling or texting from your mobile phone. This means that you can use your allowance on up to five devices at a time. What’s even better is that you don’t need to have mobile coverage as all the data transmission can be done via the Internet. The only time you need to have a signal is when you register in O2 TU Go for the first time.
At the first glance this application may have limited use, but if you think about it, sometimes it might be irreplaceable. For example, when you are in an area without mobile coverage or with low mobile coverage but a Wi-Fi broadband connection or when your phone’s battery is flat and you need to make that important call. It also creates an opportunity for customers who want to share the same number and use their monthly allowance together.
As with any new application, customers report some glitches and bugs but in general O2 TU Go works fine. If O2 customers will take up this application, the mobile provider will develop versions for business customers and PAYG SIM cards too.
O2 Train Travel is a new application launched by O2. It’s live and available on Android, iOS and most BlackBerry devices, across all networks. The app enables to find the fastest train to any UK route, compare ticket prices, check timetables, buy train tickets and paying for them via O2 Wallet (or credit card), purchase mobile tickets on all available routes, reserve seats and booking tickets for multiple people, and all this without any fees or credit card charges.
By letting buy mobile-tickets (m-tickets) O2 Train Ticket helps people avoid queues because it sends train tickets directly to their mobile phones. The app also saves people’s time through the possibility to pay for multiple tickets in one single transaction, and make seat reservations on the go.
O2 carried out a research which showed that 46 per cent travelers in UK buy their ticket at the station, 80 per cent choose to buy tickets in advance and 62 per cent avoid train booking services charging a book fee. The research confirmed functionality and convenience of O2 Train Ticket application.
Managing Director at O2 Money, James Le Brocq, says that customers no longer use mobile phones only to make calls and send texts thus O2 wants to meet their needs and constantly improves its services. For example, last year they launched O2 Wallet enabling customers to pay with mobile money and now the launch of O2 Train Ticket application confirms company’s approach.
Last week we wrote about how much money Brits lose on mobile phone. Today we present an application designed to monitor your monthly allowance. The app, called Bill Angel, tracks how much data, minutes and text you use and lets you know when you reach your allowance limit. It is a free software with an intuitive and easy-friendly interface. It works pretty simply, as what you only need to do is input your allowance and the rest is done by the application. Apart from just letting you know how much of your allowance you have used it also provides you with some statistics. For example, how much of your calls are to landlines, premium and mobile numbers or which day of the week you use your phone the most. Overall this application can be used by both contract and pay as you go customers as you can easily record your monthly mobile usage and analyze them to choose the best mobile phone deal.
Bill Angel’s Android version was launched on June 27 and up until now around 12,000 people have downloaded it. The initial comments are mostly positive, but there are some issues that need to be tackled so the app can function more precisely. Carphone Warehouse said that a Blackberry version will be out in July, but they haven’t announced when they plan to release iOS and Windows compatible versions. Follow the link below to download the application from Google Play:
O2 UK has launched a new application for their customers, O2 PAYG sim card owners as well as contract ones.
Priority moments by O2
This service is known as O2 Priority Moments and it’s the operators way of entering the popular voucher market. The application has special deals from high street shops for customers, similarly to deals on websites like Groupon . Currently around 30 retail firms like WHSmith, Odeon cinema or Yo Sushi! offer special discounts via Priority Moments. The service is location based, which means the subscribers will see the deals from nearby location and after clicking a deal a map will show the way to the shop or restaurant. The redeeming process isn’t complicated either as you only need to show your handset to the retail staff to get the discount. Moreover, the application is not restricted to smartphones and customers with standard mobile phones can use it as well.
Silent Bodyguard is a new application for Apple and Blackberry mobile phones that may save people’s lives. The app sends an SOS message (Panic button) to people you have selected as emergency contacts. The message is a preset distress signal that gives your current GPS location and is updating your location every 60 seconds . To activate the SOS signal (Panic button) you just have to tap an icon and be in a place with either mobile coverage of WiFi connection. This useful safety tool may be a life-saving app for children and adults alike whenever they find themselves in a dangerous situation.
Heathrow Express, that provides connection between the City and Heathrow airport, has launched a Mobile App for booking tickets. Not only can you save time by not queuing for tickets, but also save some money as they are cheaper than those bought at the ticket window. The Mobile App supports all major debit and credit cards and is available for most Java-enabled devices including Blackberries, iPhones and Android-based mobiles.
NTT Communications, from Japan, is working on a new application that will be capable of counting calories from a photo. App for calculating calories. While previous diet application allowed only for entering caloric values manually, the new software will automatically recognize a food type and size by matching it to the thousands of foods stored on servers. Moreover, users will be able to share their diets and meals with friends as the application will have some features of a social network. NTT announced that a free beta version is going to be available from January.