Conversations about: Technology

We’re improving Which? Convo and we need your help

by , Conversation Editor Technology 15 May 2015
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Hi folks, I’m just taking a breather from redeveloping our beloved community website. We’re working on a whole host of improvements to Which? Convo and we need your help… (more on the new Which? Convo...)

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Your view: do TV sports packages cost too much?

by , Conversation Moderator Technology 2 May 2015
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You were keen to kick into Sky and Virgin Media's plans to increase prices for sports packages from June 1. It's clear many of you aren't happy to pay more for sports packages you already think cost too much. (more about TV sports packages ...)

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Why do my favourite smart TV apps no longer work?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 24 April 2015
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TV and remote

Why should you have to buy a new TV or computer every few years just to keep using favourite apps and software? It’s a question I raised a year ago on Convo and it seems the industry still hasn’t got the message. (more about smart TV apps ...)

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Sky Sports price rise: is live TV sports coverage worth the cost?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 23 April 2015
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Angry sports fan

From 1 June, Sky Sports will go up in price by £1 a month. Virgin Media customers will see a £2-a-month hike for Sky Sports too. Do you think it's worth the cost? (more on TV sport costs...)

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Can you spot a wasteful printer?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 19 April 2015
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Some printers seem to burn through ink, costing you more in cartridges. But is it possible to spot a wasteful printer at a glance? It could come down to how different printers clean themselves... (more about printer ink...)

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Do you really own your mobile phone?

by , giffgaff community member Technology 16 April 2015
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Mobile owners are wasting £355m paying for phones they’ve already paid off. Here’s Mark, a giffgaff customer, on why his mobile network has never bundled the cost of handsets into the service charge. (more about owning your phone...)

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Are you wasting money on a mobile you already own?

by , Senior Campaigner Technology 15 April 2015
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Mobile emojis

It’s always a great feeling to know you’ve paid off a bill. But what if you were still being charged every month for something you’d already paid off? Well that could be happening with your mobile phone contract... (more about mobile phone contracts...)

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Formats aren’t forever: what will happen to your disc collection?

by , Digital Producer Technology 13 April 2015
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James Bond boxset

There’s an air of inevitability about format changes – a consequence of rapidly evolving technology designed to enrich our lives. But how would you feel if items you’d paid for were suddenly rendered obsolete? (more about format shifting...)

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New nuisance calls app helps you get your own back

by , Conversation Editor Technology 1 April 2015
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Phone shock

Nuisance calls are a nuisance. It’s in the name. We’ve been tackling them head on with our 170,000 campaign supporters, but sometimes you just want to give them a taste of their own medicine. Well, now you can. (more about the new app...)

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New cap on bills for stolen mobiles falls short

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 March 2015
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Should you have to pay for a bill that’s been racked up by criminals? The Government has reached a voluntary agreement with five mobile operators to tackle shock phone bills - we don’t think it goes far enough. (more about stolen phones...)

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Is it fair rural areas pay the same amount for slower broadband?

by , Chief Executive Technology 22 March 2015
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There's a big divide in urban and rural broadband speeds. It only seems fair that broadband customers in rural areas shouldn't have to pay more for a terrible service that never reaches advertised speeds (more about broadband...)

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My broadband problems brought me down loads

by , Campaigns Assistant Technology 16 March 2015
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Last month I spent more time speaking to my broadband provider’s helpline than my family. I couldn’t resist telling this to the customer service support staff, and got a sympathetic laugh from the end of the line. (more about broadband...)

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What’s your message for Ofcom’s review?

by , Senior Campaigner Technology 12 March 2015
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Ofcom is to review the UK’s digital communications markets. With three quarters of people on the wrong mobile contract and nearly half unhappy with their broadband speed, it’s time for change. (more about Ofcom's review...)

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Farewell to instruction manuals

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 9 March 2015
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Ever been utterly bemused by an instruction manual? Or bought a product that didn't come with one at all? These days it seems we're just expected to know how products work, but not all of us were born tech savvy... (more on instruction manuals...)

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