The service is available via the WAP platform TWorld, which is installed on the range of XT Network cellphones.
Mobile TV can be accessed free for the next three months by both prepaid and postpaid customers, although the former will need to be in credit. No data will be deducted from customer’s data allowance when they are using the mobile TV service.
Telecom spokesperson Rebecca Earle says after 30 November the service will be offered as either a weekly or monthly subscriber service, with pricing to be announced in the next couple of months. She was reluctant to go into further detail as Telecom will be making an official announcement on the service tomorrow.
Earle wouldn’t say who Telecom’s content partners are, however among the programmes available to download are episodes of Outrageous Fortune and the US sitcom Two and a Half Men.
The service will not be available to iPhone users who have a switched to the XT Network following the company’s offer of a $600 discount in July. A full list of compatible devices can be found here .
Telecom has previously offered a video clip service on its CDMA network.