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Kiosk boost for mobile phone users

BT’s mobile division will install kiosks for mobile users. “These new kiosks are easy to use and allow customers to top-up their phones and buy the latest mobile content when it’s convenient for them,” said the director of BT payphones. It’s unclear whether the mobile content will be paid for at the kiosk and then sent over the mobile network to the phone, or whether the kiosks will offer bluetooth or infrared access. The use of bandwidth is often viewed as the main reason for telcos to promote mobile content, but a location where users could obtain content over shorter-range but cheaper links would be useful, especially for larger applications. Of course, many people simply use their computers to get the content and then transfer it to the phone.