Germany Youth Mobile Plans: MVNOs are still cheaper

What do I need to know? Youth-focused plans in Germany are simply discounted versions of the standard plans, aimed at consumers under the age of 28All operators' plans offer unlimited voice and SMS, but only Deutsche Telekom and O2 offer unlimited data tiersO2 has the cheapest plans overall, and its higher-priced tiers offer more data … Continue reading Germany Youth Mobile Plans: MVNOs are still cheaper

Italian Senior Mobile Plans focus on simplicity

What Do I Need to Know? Around 22 million people in Italy are over the age of 55, meaning there's a very large addressable market for senior-focused plansEach of the three mobile network operators offers a senior-focused plan, emphasizing ease and simplicity of useThe plans from TIM and Vodafone offer zero-rated access to chat apps, … Continue reading Italian Senior Mobile Plans focus on simplicity

Thoughts on UK Broadband: not 100% sure it adds up, but intriguing

Every once in a while something comes up that riles up the telecoms-analyst fibers of my being, and the Labour Party's announcement of universal free broadband this past week is one of them. I've been chewing at it ever since, and I might be influenced slightly by the comments of various telecoms and tech analysts … Continue reading Thoughts on UK Broadband: not 100% sure it adds up, but intriguing

Roam Like Home: Lessons from three months of using my phone overseas

I've talked a little about my three or so months in London this past winter, where I was working on a contract to make some money after having lost my old job back in December. From a money, and cultural, and social standpoint it was an interesting experiment - getting acquainted with a new company, … Continue reading Roam Like Home: Lessons from three months of using my phone overseas