Mobile Phones

Direct Voice and Data offer a range of contract solutions for your business mobile phone needs.

Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technology-based industries in the world, but they are also the most fragmented industry, with several different types of mobile options that all offer their own types of uses. Whether you want to simply make phone calls, or you need to carry a virtual office in the palm of your hands, there is a mobile for every type of person and almost every type of use.

Entry Level Phones
Mobile phones offering basic features for making calls and texting. Can have very basic Internet features and may have a poor quality camera and some music capabilities and Network specific applications.

Smartphones are touch screen devices. Smartphones are capable of sending and receiving emails, editing documents and storing files. Web features and allow you to install apps so that you can add functionality to your phone.

Operating Systems

iOS is the software that Apple uses on the iPhone, as well as the iPad and iPod touch. When it was introduced on the original iPhone, iOS was revolutionary, as it was designed from the ground up to be driven via finger presses, What really sets iOS apart from the crowd is the intuitive design of its user interface. Most people can pick up an iPhone and start using it.

Android is Google's mobile operating system. Although Google created the software, it's offered for free to mobile phone manufacturers, and now many of the big names, including HTC, Motorola, Samsung and LG, produce smart phones that use Android.
Android handsets are now becoming as popular as the iPhone.

Like iOS, Android has an intuitive touchscreen interface and offers advanced features, such as multitasking and live widgets, which you can place on the home screen. The software also provides access to the Android Market, from which you can buy and download apps. While the Market isn't yet as jam-packed as Apple's App Store, it isn't that far behind either.

BlackBerry OS
RIM's BlackBerry OS is only available on the company's BlackBerry range of smart phones. it handles push email. Basically, new messages are pushed out to the phone as soon as they arrive in the user's inbox, rather than waiting for the inbox to refresh itself.

Push email has made BlackBerry phones hugely popular among business users, but cheaper models, such as those in the Curve range, have also started appearing on pay as you go deals aimed at consumers. These cheaper phones, combined with the Messenger app, which allows people to send instant messages for free to other BlackBerry handsets, has made the BlackBerry line popular.

Keep your number
If you're moving between networks, you no longer have to switch telephone numbers. To move your phone number from one network to another, you simply need to call up your existing operator and ask for your Port Authorisation Code, or PAC number for short. You then give this PAC code to the operator that you're switching to and your number will be transferred across to your new network.