There were rumours, however it’s now confirmed – T-Mobile are to launch a new Internet service on April 1st for £7.50 a month as an add-on to the already successful Relax and Flext tariffs.
The unlimited web’n’walk means that e-mail, browsing and chat is now cheaper than ever and you no longer have to worry about costs. There’s also a whole new range of new handsets available from June with and there’s confirmation from T-Mobile UK that this is NOT a “walled garden”, but full internet access.
Full Press Release can be found below (click read more)
T-MOBILE OPENS UP web’n’wALK TO MORE CUSTOMERS
Unique open mobile Internet service option for £7.50 a month and now with unlimited browsing and e-mail
– web’n’walk now available on Relax and Flext tariffs
– Incredible value £7.50 a month option for unlimited browsing and e-mail
– web’n’walk handset range to expand in June
– Multi-million summer ad campaign planned
London, UK – 23rd March 2006: T-Mobile’s open mobile Internet service will soon be available for £7.50 a month as an add-on to the network operator’s successful Relax and Flext tariffs.
Unlimited web’n’walk will offer more T-Mobile customers than ever before the chance to browse, e-mail and chat on the move whenever they want. A range of new handsets, (available from June), a revamped homepage (with more categories and webmail links) and improved e-mail support will increase the service’s appeal.
As web ‘n’ walk offers access to the open internet (by way of contrast to traditional “walled garden” WAP services), customers using the web’n’walk service are able to browse the web how they want and are free to log on to whatever websites they choose.
Phil Chapman, Marketing Director of T-Mobile UK, said: “By making the service unlimited and framing it as an add-on to Relax and Flext tariffs, web’n’walk becomes a core part of our product range.
“Along with the impending introduction of several new web’n’walk-capable handsets, what we have now is a truly open mobile internet service that will appeal to a much wider audience. Our aim is to make web’n’walk the choice for any mobile phone user who wants to access the Internet on the move – whether it’s to stay one step ahead of the news or to express themselves through moblogs.”
The availability of a new range of web’n’walk handsets will coincide with the launch of a massive multi-million summer advertising campaign.
Chapman added: “Our web’n’walk summer ad campaign marks another stage in an exciting year for T-Mobile. As well as revamping web’n’walk, we are currently rolling out our innovative Flext tariff, and we will be opening an unprecedented number of new T-Mobile shops this year.”