More comments on UK mobile broadband coverage

Clearly eBay have a vested interest in an expanded mobile broadband coverage, but more importantly for all of us we are missing an opportunity. What is this opportunity, there are several aspects to it.

Firstly, not everyone one is fortunate to have conventional broadband access for a number of reasons, so they are marginalised. Secondly, transactions by mobile are increasing and will continue to rise, this is limited by the  mobile broadband cover available.



The lack coverage also means businesses are missing out on a huge potential business opportunity along side Joe public. I can foresee that mobile purchases are going to sky rocket in the future the question is do you wish to be part of this future or stay where you are?

eBay complains about UK mobile broadband coverage – CNET News via @cnet

Mobile wallet offered to UK shoppers – useful or just an expensive way to buy goods and services.

The introduction of paying with your mobile wallet  has initially been launched by Orange and Barclaycard using ones mobile phone.

This shows how important mobile phone and the mobile broadband are becoming and their increasing importance  in our lives. Some say the internet is like oxygen almost an essential for living. Will same apply to the mobile internet and the mobile wallet?

Where will this lead – will we be throwing out our laptops in the future, probably not but they will certainly change. We have already seen the introduction of Ipad1 & 2 by Apple followed by other manufacturers equivalents. Touch screens laptops are here to stay. Acer have a laptop with two touch screens one of which can be used as a keyboard along with other novel ways of moving information, pictures etc. Smart mobile phones are increasingly popular with iPhone4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 in the lead, with others in the market palace.

Smart phones have led to an increase in use of mobile broadband to purchase goods and services. The increase of donations to charities via internet is just one example of this.

This change is fascinating and exciting, it is important to use this technology to help us. I know from personal experience, you can rush out and buy the latest technology only to find it does not live up to the hype. Research it, work out how you can use it on a daily basis, cost it fully, and then make an informed decision, only then will it be a useful tool for you. via @moldovaorg

Is SMS the future for donating?

SMS-giving just got a whole lot easier using JustGiving, many organisations are waken up to realise that the future for donations is using SMS. At a time when mobile usage in the UK is growing rapidly and many mobile users are using Smart phones to get onto the internet clearly using SMS as means  of raising money is very attractive. The proportion of people using smartphones to donate via JustGiving has doubled since the end of last year. via @guardian