To help push its ‘Charge to Bill’ service, Vodafone is also offering customers discounts of 90% on a number popular apps and games until October 2016.
A coalition of telecoms firms and trade groups, including Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone, has renewed calls for BT’s Openreach network business to be hived off into a “legally separate company”.
Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Jay features a Quad-core 1.0GHz 64-Bit processor, 5MP rear-facing camera with built-in auto-focus, a 2MP front-facing camera and 4G connectivity.
Plans to merge the two networks were announced last January in response to the news that BT was to buy EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator. The phone and broadband giant had been in talks with the owners of both EE and O2 before ultimately deciding to pursue EE.
The move means all of EE’s customer calls are answered in the UK and Ireland by the end of the year and mirrors a commitment by parent company BT to ‘on-shore’ hundreds of new jobs.
BT has boosted the speeds available on its entry-level fibre broadband service to 52Mbps, making it the fastest starter package available from any UK fixed line provider.
Openreach, the BT subsidiary which powers most of the UK’s ISPs, today announced that more than 25 millions homes are now able to access its superfast fibre broadband service.