As seen on television! Grab a free SIM card from the mobile phone network, Vodafone. The Vodafone "Freedom Freebee" package provides 150 free minutes, unlimited texts and free Internet access for 30 days when you make a £10 top-up. You can request either one or two free SIMs, one of which is a micro SIM card. Other deals for texters, talkers, Web surfers and international callers are also available. (UK Only)
Obtain a free SIM card or micro SIM from "The People's Operator", the mobile network that gives back. This new, up-and-coming network gives you double top-ups and free network to network calls and texts. So if you get friends and family using The People's Operator, you can all talk free of charge. They'll even donate 10% of your bill to a charity of your choice (at no cost to you). With excellent UK coverage and a variety of deals to select from, the provider comes highly recommended. (UK Only)
Here you can request a "Pay & Go" SIM card from O2. The SIM provides you with unlimited calls and texts to anyone on O2 when you make a £15 top-up. A number of other options are available depending on whether you're a texter, talker or international dialer. It takes only a few seconds to register and if you're thinking of changing network, or simply want a more manageable way to handle your calls, be sure to give this a go. (UK Only)
One of the best sites around for finding free wallpaper images for the iPhone. Top iPhone Walls provides exciting backdrops in a wide variety of categories, including: 3D, Anime, Art, Logos, Patterns, Fantasy, Holidays, Television, Space, Vehicles, and others. Updated on a regular basis.
A wonderful selection of free wallpapers for Apple's iPad tablet. At iPad Walls, you'll find backdrops in numerous categories, such as: Animals, 3D, Cartoons, Illustrations, Scenery, Textures, Vehicles, and others. The site is updated on a daily basis (in fact, there's a counter on the site displaying how long until the next batch of wallpapers are added!).
A useful free iPhone/iPad application that lets you take charge of daily tasks. TaskMaster is easily synchronised with Dropbox or iCloud and enables you to sort tasks into categories, set priorities, add notes, and create alerts. If a task repeats every day, week or month, this can be managed automatically. Finding tasks is also easy thanks to the intuitive search feature. We particularly like the "dock badge", which displays first-hand how many jobs still need completing. Note: a version for the desktop Mac is apparently in the pipeline.
A free mobile application for Android and Blackberry devices. By using Block'em, you can stop unwanted calls and text messages reaching your handset. Instead, any contact from numbers you wish to halt will be filtered out. It is particularly effective against nuisance callers, bullies and even stalkers.
A high quality and well-designed site offering a wide selection of wallpapers for the Apple iPhone (they can also potentially be used on other devices). The wallpapers are arranged into numerous categories, some of which include: Animals, Cartoons, Fashion, Funny, Games, Holidays, Patterns, Scenery, Space, Sports and more.
Obtain a mobile phone SIM card from GiffGaff, "the mobile network run by you". Six different PAYG tariffs are available depending on your requirements. Their popular £10 tariff provides 250 minutes of free calls, unlimited texts and Internet usage, but even for a small £5 top-up you can gain unlimited texts every month. A range of other "GiffGaff Goodybags" are available, so there's something for everyone, whether you're a 'texter', Web surfer, or require additional free minutes. (UK Only)
A fine collection of hand-picked photographic wallpaper images for the iPhone and iPad. The gallery at Tseventy includes some of most artistic wallpaper backgrounds available in 320 x 480 and 640 x 960 pixel sizes. The no-nonsense design makes for an enjoyable browsing experience.
Good quality mobile wallpaper sites are hard to come by, but Poogla hits the nail on the head with this superb offering. For art lovers, this is a "must visit" site with various wallpapers from selected designers and illustrators. The site is a breeze to browse and serves up some excellent (and inspirational) free wallpapers for smartphones.
Offers an excellent round-up of over 100 wallpaper images, suitable for the iPhone (although as previously stated, it is possible to use the vast majority of wallpapers on numerous mobile devices). There's a varied bunch on offer here, from abstract and "arty" to nature and technology.
At this Flickr page, you'll find a huge collection of user-contributed iPhone wallpapers, covering all kinds of styles. The latest wallpapers are included on the home page but a simple search will quickly display anything specific you're browsing for. With thousands of images available you could easily spend hours browsing the archive.
A free wallpaper creator for mobiles that's compatible with a variety of devices, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Palm, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and others. The software allows you to easily create a personalised backdrop for your phone from any JPEG, GIF or PNG image. Functions on both Windows and Mac.
A popular and highly addictive mobile game for Android devices. The aim of the game is to fight back against an army of greedy pigs. Launch attacks against the pigs' strongholds with your flock of angry birds. The Physics-based gameplay ranges from basic to advanced, with 240 levels of difficulty. Other games in the series include: "Angry Birds Rio" and "Angry Birds Seasons".
A wide selection of free wallpaper images, designed for use on HTC or Android smartphone devices. There are some real gems to be found here in a range of categories, including: Abstract, Beautiful, Flowers, Dark, Logos, Nature, Patterns, Water, etc. You can also use the wallpapers on other mobiles, depending on compatibility.
This site offers an excellent collection of high quality iPhone wallpaper images, and they're all free to download. You'll find wallpapers in a variety of categories, including: Abstract, 3D, Cars, Celebrities, Music, Nature, Sports, Television, etc. You can also use these on virtually any other mobile phone, especially smartphones.
Popular Web design blog "Smashing Magazine" has such a superb round-up of free iPhone wallpapers that we just had to include them here. And although listed as "iPhone", you can use these backdrops with any smartphone and potentially other mobile devices as well.
Are you the owner of an iPhone? Take a look at this selection of stylish wallpaper images that are perfect for personalising your smartphone. The backgrounds are organised into the following seections: Apple & Technology, Typography & Design, Cartoons and Abstract.
You might not have heard of Lebara, but if you're thinking of switching mobile networks, the company is certainly worth considering. Request a free "Pay As You Go" SIM card by following the instructions. The network offers free customer service calls, no hidden charges or monthly bills, plus cheap international calls from 4p per minute. There is a limit of two SIMs per household. Read more by clicking the link. (UK Only)
Request a free mobile phone SIM card from Lycamobile, which entitles you to various offers, including £10 worth of free calls when you top up by £20 online. However, the major plus of this network is international calls, where you can call any Lycamobile country from just 1 pence per minute. (UK Only)
For all you Classical music fans out there, this site serves up free mobile phone ring tones in MP3 format. You'll find both classical and folk ring tones here from numerous renowned composers, including Beethoven, Grieg, Mozart, Bach, etc. For convenience, all the MP3s at this site have been organised into musical genres. The downloads offered here are free, completely legal, and can be accessed without any registration.
Here's a great tool for converting your MP3 sound files to mobile phone ringtones. With this service, converting MP3s is very easy indeed and can be completed in three simple steps: choose your MP3 to upload, edit your MP3 to the desired file size, and then download your new ringtone to your PC for transfer with a data cable or Bluetooth. You may also download direct to your mobile phone by WAP.
A free SMS service for those sending text messages within the UK. CBFSMS.com (known as "CardboardFish") also utilises a delivery confirmation system, so you can quickly establish if your message has arrived at its intended destination. To use this service, you must ensure that pop-up blockers are turned off. CBFSMS also offers a VIP (commercial) package with enhanced features. (UK Only)
A free mobile phone community that allows members to send free SMS text messages everyday via the Web. Users can send messages between Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Members can earn more SMS credit or (Joobz) by participating in the various services around the site. SMSFun also includes the hottest member competitions, auctions, chat room, SMS reminders, "fool your friend" SMS pranks, and more. (Various Countries)
Claiming to be Australia's most popular free SMS Internet service, SMS Pup provides free Web based mobile text messaging services to over 300,000 Australian mobile users. In return, users must agree to receive promotional e-mails from SMS Pup. They may also send you occasional SMS texts, promoting various offers. Please note that this service is only for Australian residents. (Australia Only)
At ICQ's site, you can send free SMS messages from your computer to any mobile phone in the world. The service supports a wide range of international networks (O2), Omnipoint, Pacific Bell, Powertel, One-To-one, etc.), and also gives in-depth SMS FAQs. You may send the messages through your ICQ program or from a message centre on the ICQ Web site.
TransL8it! is a free, user-friendly translation engine for SMS message lingo, "texting", acronyms and emoticons. Unless you haven't sent text messages before, you will have discovered the need to keep SMS messages short and concise. This Web site has quite a groovy design and provides plenty of features, including the aforementioned translator and a "lingo search" feature.