This is a weekly short posting giving brief details of where to find
more information about the subject of uk.telecom.mobile: mobile
telecommunications in the UK.
There is also a companion group called uk.telecom for discussion
of non-mobile topics. Before you post, please consider which group to
use and then post to that one group.
The FAQ for the group is available on the web at
If you are new to this newsgroup please at least scan
through the FAQ before asking a question.
The group's charter is as follows:
"This group is for the discussion of topics relevant to:-
1. The UK mobile telephone networks.
2. Satellite telephone services usable within the UK.
3. Services, hardware, software and applications available for/from
the above networks.
Advertising is forbidden.
Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such
material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer may be posted.
Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is
important and should be as short as possible.
Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted
messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common newsreaders comply with
this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.
Pointers to commercial or other web sites in signatures are permitted provided
the message is on-topic. All signatures should be 4 lines or fewer and
preceded by the customary usenet separator "-- " (dash, dash, space) on a line
of its own."
Note that there is now a group uk.adverts.telecom.mobile so if
you want to advertise something related to mobile phones please
do it there and not here. The uk.adverts.telecom.mobile charter
gives recommendations for things like subject lines. Check at
Anyone interested in any uk.* newsgroup should really subscribe to
uk.net.news.announce. This is a low volume moderated group for things like
proposed new groups, charter changes, and UK Usenet Committee elections.
For full details about the uk.* hierachy see <URL:http://www.usenet.org.uk>.
Welcome to uk.telecom.mobile. If you talk sense about mobile
telecommunications in the UK you will not go far wrong.