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Now that Blyk's free-service-for-ads model has officially bitten the dust, we're starting to see new ideas come out of the woodwork from the Dutch company that might (or might not) stand a better chance of striking a survivable balance of value and profitability. Orange UK has announced that it'll b

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January 31, 2010 at 2:22AM
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Talks had apparently been going on for a while to start a Blyk-branded Dutch MVNO, but to better align with its revised business strategy, the company is switching up its strategy and working with Vodafone to use its existing infrastructure exclusively. With the new plan, Blyk will be responsible st

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Blyk's efforts to bring its ads-for-minutes business model to new carriers seemingly continue, but one market where we really wouldn't have expected it to concentrate its initial push is the UK. The company's British MVNO is, after all, its first live network anywhere in the world -- and seeing how

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We'd just recently heard that Blyk was getting out of the business of starting its own regional carriers, but at the same time, the company said that it would continue to pursue partnerships with other carriers who already have infrastructure and subscribers in place -- and the first country to bene

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It has yet to be conclusively proven that the ads-for-minutes system really works, but UK-based Blyk Mobile is starting to offer up some stats on how it's fared since its launch a couple months back. As a refresher, Blyk is offering folks in their teens and early twenties precisely 43 minutes of voi

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Alright, we give Xero Mobile a pretty hard time around here -- mostly deserved, we'd argue -- but at least its business model has now been partially validated by the launch of a similar setup across the pond, Blyk. Currently open only to 16 to 24 year olds (by invitation only, no less), the MVNO off

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Blyk, the European ad-backed MVNO headed by a Nokia alum, has had its launch delayed. Blyk's free wireless service targeted towards 16- to 24 year-olds is apparently undergoing some last-minute business plan tweaking since, you know, free wireless service supported by ads alone is still an unproven

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We're not entirely sure what chemical they've put in the water in the past couple years to make everyone suddenly think that cellphone users want to get blasted with ads in exchange for airtime -- but alas, please welcome Blyk (not to be confused with \"bilk\") to the party. The upstart Finnish MVNO,

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