European Data and Text Charges to drop!

Last Friday a proposal made initially by EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding won the backing of EU Telecoms ministers. The proposal is to cap the charges of Text Messages and Data charges whilst roaming. These caps will see a Text message costing a maximum of 9p (11 euro cents) and 1MB of data capped at…


Managing Devices Conference – London Tomorrow – need some free/discounted tickets?

I’ve presenting tomorrow at the Managing Innovative Devices and Services (MIDAS) conference tomorrow in London. This new event organised by the Device Management Forum is a three-day conference and exhibition focusing on innovation in devices as well as applications, solutions and services to manage them. Participants will be exploring business cases and best practices, sharing…

Mobile Data Tariff comparisons

I often get lots of questions asking about the huge variety of mobile data tariffs and how they compare.  It is an almost impossible task trying to track all of them however for the UK – Mobile MEG is a free source that provides details of all data tariffs. Very useful!


People Moving Business Awards – get your submissions in by August 15th!

Quick reminder to all you mobile workers out there that you can still enter the People Moving Business Awards as the deadline has just been extended until this Friday (15 August). The People Moving Business Awards, in association with Microsoft, The Chartered Management Institute and The Work Foundation, are now in their second year and…


SIMable – Unlock your SIM not your phone

SIMable is an ultra thin chip, that when attached to a SIM card, immediately fools most mobile phones into thinking that they have been unlocked. You do have to modify your SIM though using the provided SIM punch.   Whilst mobile phone unlocking is not illegal, it will in most cases invalidate the handset’s warranty….


Mobile Phone use In flight – Hopefully common sense will prevail

A bill to prevent the in-flight use of mobile phone calls has been moved to the US House of Representatives. The proposed ‘HANGUP’ bill (Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace) calls for the ban on voice calls in-flight.  It isn’t looking to ban Internet access, e-mail or instant messaging. I actually think this is…


Royal Mail to roll out 30,000 Windows Mobile Devices

Some great news from the UK in that our Postal Service the Royal Mail will roll out 30,000 Windows Mobile devices to their Postal Workers. The Royal Mail has chosen devices from Intermec to equip it’s Postal Workers with! You can read this article from Computing which has more details on this great project!


Exchange Activesync Reporting for Exchange 2003/2007

I regularly get asked this and I’ve blogged before on this topic but thought I’d just provide a new article on this topic as we had an internal email debate on this and there were some great resources identified! I get asked by lots of customers how they can report on their Exchange Activesync usage. …


Windows Mobile Smackdown @ Tech-Ed

Each year at our internal technical conferences (Dangerous) Dan Arildson and myself have delivered a session called the Windows Mobile Smackdown.  We even recorded a video through Channel 8 of our antics at last one which got published earlier this year. The Smackdown is a session where we show cool applications and solutions for Windows…


People Moving Business Awards – Nominations being accepted now!

We’ve just launched the 2008 People Moving Business Awards and we are accepting nominations NOW! The awards are open to all organisations large and small, from both public and private sector and we are looking for organisations that are really making the most of mobile technologies to boost both productivity and employee satisfaction. There are…