Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Shame




9 comments:

  1. Ah, you corrected the typo. I was going to ask what a "RIPE A&A Voice SIM" was! :-)

    What's the story behind this - is there an article somewhere explaining what happened?

    Cheers, Howard

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    1. Three pulled the plug on it, which is a real shame.
      Happy to talk to any other mobile operators.

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    2. Still hoping for a replacement

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    3. This is a shame, and seems sudden - indeed, AQL still have the service listed on their own website as available, presumably from a lack of update! Could Three's rationale for ending data+voice services apply to the data-only service as well, or is that safe?

      I would expect O2 to be amenable to a suitable MVNO setup, with Fujitsu having previously delivered the integration side - of course, whether the prices could work or there would be enough volume to cover costs is the real question there.

      A shame, just a few days ago I was thinking how nice it would be if I could port my landline and mobile to A&A and have proper integration between the two!

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    4. 6 months notice, so not that sudden. I am assured data SIMs are no problem (i.e. are profitable).

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    5. How come Three decided to pull the plug?

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  2. Do they not like the colour of your money?

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  3. I presume Three pulled it as it wasn't profitable enough - sadly they could have made it *much* more profitable if they'd got a decent plan in place on at least European roaming. I had a good number of potential customers who would have taken them up if only they did roaming...

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  4. At least any replacement, not being on 3, will enable 2G handsets to be used. Do AA have any specific requirements of a provider?

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