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Your view: what’s going on in the mobile market?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 20 February 2015
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BT and EE logos on phones

BT recently announced its intention to buy mobile provider EE for £12.5bn, and there are rumours of Three buying O2. What followed was an intense debate about mergers. (more about the mobile mergers...)

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If you want a cheap bill, who you gonna call? Not 118

by , Technology Researcher Technology 17 February 2015
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If you’re looking for a phone number, you may be tempted to call directory enquiries. Although these heavily advertised 118 services can be useful, they could leave you with a hefty bill… (more about calling 118...)

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If phones can be unlocked in the US, why not in the UK?

by , Senior Campaigner Technology 13 February 2015
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Lock and key on phone

All mobile operators in the US will now have to unlock mobile phones or tablets at the end of your contract. Great news for US consumers - shame about us Brits! (more about phone unlocking...)

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Your view: would an ink tariff make you think before you print?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 6 February 2015
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Last week we asked you for your thoughts on having a monthly tariff for your printing. While most of you were against it, could it help us be more eco-friendly? (more about printing tariff...)

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BT buys EE – are mergers good news for customers?

by , Senior Campaigner Technology 5 February 2015
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BT and EE merger

BT has bought the mobile provider EE. O2 is expected to merge with Three. Is it time that the telecoms market was looked at by competition authorities? What do you think about these mergers? (more about BT and EE...)

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You shouldn’t have to foot the bill for stolen phones

by , Senior Campaigner Technology 31 January 2015
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Lost smartphone in grass

We’re calling on mobile providers to play fair with their customers one year after they promised to protect people facing massive bills if their phone is lost or stolen. You should not have to foot the bill for fraud. (more on mobile liability caps...)

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Bank and credit card customers still face costly calls

by , Researcher/Writer Technology 29 January 2015
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Phone cartoon

We've found that current account and credit card providers are still using high-cost telephone numbers, despite a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposal to ban them. (more on calling your bank...)

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How much are you really paying for your handset?

by , Chief Executive Technology 27 January 2015
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Mobile phone on money

Our chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith says it’s time for a heads-up on hidden mobile phone handset costs. Wouldn’t it be easier if the cost of your handset was separate from charges for calls, data and texts? (more about mobile handsets...)

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My view: we’ve never had it so good with TV

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 January 2015
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Woman sad with TV

Community member Alfa's guest post hit a home-run when you all shared your top TV annoyances. From adverts to credits, you want to see change. But is it really that bad? I think our TV is brilliant. (more on TV annoyances...)

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Utility Warehouse: are you in control of your mobile bill?

by , Utility Warehouse Technology 22 January 2015
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Mobile texting

More than 45,000 people have supported our Unlock Mobiles campaign, and the mobile provider Utility Warehouse supports it too. Here’s Simon on why you should have more control over what you spend on mobiles. (more about mobiles...)

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Free at last – Microsoft gives away Windows 10

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 22 January 2015
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windows 10

If you're one of those who was left frustrated with Windows 8, today's your lucky day. An announcement from Microsoft introduces the new Windows 10. And better yet, it's free. (more about Windows 10...)

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The North/South divide of online scams

by , Senior Tech Researcher Technology 21 January 2015
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Crime scene on laptop

We're all at risk of online scams, but why are some types more common in the North than in the South? Wherever you live, it's worth keeping up to date on how to stay safe... (more about cyber crime...)

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Would you pay a monthly tariff for prints?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 19 January 2015
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Print button on printer

We’re used to paying monthly for minutes on a phone contract, but what about paying a monthly fee to print from your inkjet printer? That’s what HP proposes with its Instant Ink service… (more about printer ink...)

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The hidden cost of your mobile contract

by , Senior Campaigner Technology 16 January 2015
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Unlock Better Mobile Deals logo

Our latest research has found that mobile customers are collectively losing out on billions of pounds a year by being on the wrong contract for their usage. When was the last time you switched mobile contract? (more on switching mobile contracts...)

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