Vodafone copying Virgin?
Why don't they get it? - a mobile is a PHONE.
There are enough reviews already which list all the add-on features and how well they work, if only the phone worked too. If they do everything they can to supply a multi-functional non-phone device which invades our privacy then they are going to kill the market before they even start.
It sounds like Vodafone has the same management team as BT, TT and Virgin. One of the companies TalkTalk bought out a few years ago was one of the major Vodafone business distributors in the UK.
Comms is a very small world. Everyone shares info, buys free capacity cheaply from each others' networks and then tries to convince the consumer that they have the best package.
I guess that this is what the Vodafone home page will be looking like soon:
and the privacy page at
They make a point of knowing your age, sex and zip code and then go on to say:
"How Do We Use Your Information?
I guess that just about says it all.
If anyone sees anything juicy on any of the profiler websites, make a screen dump. I have just been looking to see who it was that was boasting about supplying Virgin with their 'Sugar Mama' portal and now I can't find it any more. Websites are being rewritten and soon they are going to look squeaky clean.