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3 pushes free Skype calls

3 UK has announced that it will offer unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and instant messages at no charge to anyone with a 3 SIM card, notes Cellular News. Starting from next month, there will be no data charges or top-up fees for either contract or pay-as-you-go customers that use Skype on 3’s UK network.

UK plans deal on mobile broadband spectrum

The UK has unveiled plans to potentially settle a long-running dispute between its mobile operators regarding the re-farming of 900MHz 2G spectrum for mobile broadband use.

BT, 3 UK start ‘Terminate the Rate’ campaign

UK fixed-line operator BT and mobile operator 3 UK have partnered to launch the ‘Terminate the Rate’ campaign, aimed at a sharp reduction in mobile termination rates, notes Telecompaper.

INQ releases usage data

INQ Mobile, manufacturer of ‘social mobile’ handsets, has released data on usage of the INQ1 on the 3 UK network.

PaysafeCard, BT launch mobile money service

Telecompaper notes that international payment provider PaysafeCard has signed a contract with BT to launch a mobile money service.

Report: Spotify in talks with UK mobile operators

Spotify, the music streaming Internet phenomenon, has confirmed it is in negotiations with UK mobile operators to bring a mobile version of its service to handsets.

3 Group reneges on breakeven forecast this year

Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa has admitted that a previous forecast for its 3 Group mobile unit to breakeven (in terms of EBIT) this year is unlikely to happen.

3 launches Mobile WiFi service

Mobile News reports that 3 UK has announced that its Mobile Wi-Fi offer will be available from 17 September.

ZTE supplies 3

ZTE is now delivering handsets to mobile operator Hutchison 3G in the UK, Ireland and Sweden, reports Cellular News.