Remember ROK? They’ve been providing TV to GPRS/EDGE mobiles for months now. Probably the main thing that’s held them back is the number of compatible phones with the service. Recently, this was improved when the service became available to a number of Sony phones, including the W800i, but now it’s been boosted further with the news that 12 Microsoft compatible devices have been added to the list, bringing the total number of handsets up to 37. You can check the full handset list here.
What this means is that the chances of your handset being good to use the service have considerably increased, with the total far in excess of the five handsets that can view, for example, Orange 3G TV in the UK. If your phone is now compatible, you’ll also need to be connected via O2 contract, Vodafone, T-Mobile or Orange. The service isn’t available through 3 or Virgin.
ROK currently offers 13 channels to your mobile in its standard package, with "Premium" channels to follow soon. You can choose from Pop World, CNN, Cartoon Network, M-Music, ITN, National Geographic, Tidy TV, SNTV, XTreme TV, Movie Trailer TV, F3, Sci Fi or Snoot Toons for 99p per month, or pay a monthly fee of £9.99. But on top of that, you’ll also have to pay your provider data charges too.