3’s new approach to mobile data

The Register reports on 3’s new approach to mobile internet:
“The operator that became synonymous with “walled garden content” when it launched in 2003, now seems to be determined to embarrass its rivals in the “openness” stakes. 3 yesterday promised to do everything critics have asked a mobile operator to do for years – enable VoIP, IM, and the full web – and added what may be the clincher, access to the user’s own home media via the handset. The only question remains is whether the public will find the premium for this bounty, which 3 has yet to disclose, acceptable.”

The Skype, Orb and You Tube aspects are very interesting.

Update: Some info about the (UK) pricing approach, the service is called X-Series. Looks good!

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