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07 Jul 2017
13 Sep 2013
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"The T-Mobile Pulse represents another Android milestone from T-Mobile. We introduced the first Android handset, the T-Mobile G1, to the UK back in October 2008, launched our second handset, the G2 Touch, earlier this year and now we're opening up Android-based smartphones to a whole new type of mobile user with the first handset on pay-as-you-go." read the statement from T-Mobile.

PAYG would seem a brave move, being aimed at a different class of user that the current all-you-can-eat contract gang. What happens if they run out of credit part way through downloading an app they've just paid for? Will they give streaming audio apps a miss? Turns out theres no problem as the T-Mobile deal is a lot smarter than those we've become used to in this respect  - this baby comes with a flat £5/month (fair-use) fee or £1/day for quickies



Nicola Shenton of T-Mobile added "We predicted back in June that we expected one in five T-Mobile mobile internet users will have Android-powered devices by the end of the year, and the launch of the T-Mobile Pulse is a major step in making this a reality." The pay-as-you-go T-Mobile Pulse will go on sale in the UK in October at £180. Contract pricing is yet to be announced.



The Pulse, which is manufactured by Huawei, was announced on Thursday. Huawei is best known in the UK for manufacturing mobile broadband dongles for operators such as T-Mobile, and the Pulse marks its entry into the British handset market.



The Pulse will hit the shops next month with a £179.99 price tag