Here’s what caused yesterday’s O2 and SoftBank outages

It appears that most mobile carriers, including O2 and SoftBank, have recovered from yesterday’s cell phone network outage that was triggered by a shutdown of Ericsson equipment running on their

People.io data rewards app gets Telefónica co-branding push

London based People.io has taken its first steps outside the UK, expanding its data sharing rewards platform into Germany -- where it's launched a co-branded version of the app with carrier o2 (called

Now Another U.K. Carrier Is Eyeing Mobile Ad Controls

U.K. carrier O2 is the latest tech firm to throw its hat into the ad-blocking ring, telling Business Insider it's actively testing a technology that can block mobile ads at the network level.

EU Gives ‘Unconditional’ Clearance For UK Mobile Payment JV From Vodafone, O2 And Everything Everywhere

A mobile payment joint venture from the UK's biggest carriers, first announced <a target="_blank" href="http://paidcontent.org/2011/06/16/419-o2-vodafone-everything-everywhere-team-up-for-m-payment-p

Simfy, the-German-Spotify, gets on-deck with O2

<img class="shot" title="Simfy" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0009/4016/94016v1-max-250x250.png" alt="" width="107" height="42" /><a href="http://www.simfy.de/">Simfy</a>, the s

O2 Taps Placecast For Location Based SMS Marketing Campaigns

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/place.png" alt="" /> <a href="http://placecast.net/">Placecast</a> is announcing a fairly significant partnership with European carrier <a hre

O2 UK rolls out Jajah-powered offering, hopes to double market share of overseas calls

<img class="shot" title="O2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/o2logo_.png" alt="" width="176" height="131" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/telefonica">T

O2 Incubator Project performs U-Turn – more than one startup to get support

<img alt="" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/O2.jpg" title="O2 Incubator Project" class="shot" width="130" height="127" />[UK] We didn't exactly heap praise on O2's Incubator Proj

O2 Incubator Project is vague and misdirected

<img class="shot" title="O2" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/O2.jpg" alt="O2" width="130" height="127" />[UK] O2's newly announced <a href="http://www.o2incubator.com">Incubator

Confirmed: Jajah Sold For $207 Million

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/jajah.png" width="200" height="128" /> The <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/12/20/o2-buys-jajah/">reports</a> from a few d

Report: Bidding War Over, O2 Rings Up Jajah For $200 Million

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/jajah.png" width="200" height="128" />Last month, we wrote about the VoIP startup <a href="http://jajah.com">Jajah</a> being the <a hre

Source: Jajah In Middle Of Bidding War That Could Drive Price Up To $400 Million

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/jajah.png" width="200" height="128" />There appears to be a good old bidding war going on for another VoIP startup, <a href="http://jaj

Uh Oh: The Toshiba TG01 is diseased

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/virus.jpg" /> If you're part of the very, very, very small segment of Crunch readers who happens to live in Germany, <em>and</em> you'

Get on your party hats: GSM Palm Pre hitting O2 and Movistar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/pre.jpg" /> We're all quite excited here to <a href="http://investor.palm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=394338">find out that</a> O2 an

Massive HTC Touch HD gallery and a report that O2 Germany will get exclusive launch

In case the last HTC Touch HD pics didn’t satisfy your craving, this massive gallery certainly will. Also, the site causally mentions that O2 Germany will be the first carrier worldwide to launc

Six Degrees of Separation Is Now Three

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/six-degrees.jpg" alt="Six degrees of separation" class="shot" /> A <a href="http://www.o2.com/media/press_releases/latest_pr_14276.asp

iPhone 3G: AT&T cares about you, Apple couldn't care less

I like to pound on AT&T when given the chance, but I can’t justifiably rag them over iPocalypse. Apple dropped the ball when the iTunes servers crashed from everyone and their mother trying to u

Unsubsidized iPhone 3G available in the UK for $685

O2 has confirmed that unsubsidized iPhones will be available in Apple retail stores, O2 shops and Carphone warehouses for roughly £350 ($685) sans contract. Ouch.

New iPhone free for certain O2 customers in the UK

Aw, lucky!!! New O2 customers in the United Kingdom will be able to grab an 8GB iPhone 3G for free with monthly plans of £45 and up. The required contract is only 18 months, too. Mike Butcher of our

Rumor: O2 offering iPhone upgrade — for free?

Rumor has it that O2 will sell the 3G iPhone for $193 or may give it away for free to folks who sign up on an $140/month service plan with 3,000 minutes of talk time and 500 text messages. They may al
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