Carphone Warehouse benefits as British consumers reject mobile internet

Consumers are falling out of love with mobile broadband, ditching their “dongles” and returning to fixed-line services. Amid dissatisfaction with the speed and limited coverage of wireless internet access, they are also switching to a pre-pay package instead of a long-term contract.The rise of smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone that can access the web and send emails, has also helped to cut short the mobile dongle boom, while many business travellers – a core market for sellers of mobile broadband services – are finding that most hotels, conference centres, trains and airports offer much faster Wi-Fi access which they can use instead.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/oct/08/dongles-wifi-broadband-smartphones

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