Mike Kruzeniski

All-you-can-eat 3G

by mkruzeniski. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

The UK mobile operator 3 launched X-Series today, which is basically a flat rate for unlimited mobile 3G service (like broadband for your phone). I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time – so many of the best services that we concept and already offer in Nokia devices require a fat and constant internet connection for the ideal experience. Unfortunately data connections are usually frighteningly expensive even if you were to use even occasionally.

X-series comes bundled with Skype for free calls, Windows Live Messenger for free instant messaging, and most interesting(!), a partnership with SlingMedia allows you to stream your TV to your mobile phone wherever you are (it all starts to make a lot of sense).

It’s only available in the UK (come December) for now, with more European and Asian countries to follow in 2007. Hopefully this kind of thing really starts to catch on…