Tag: mobile phone

Is it good to talk? Line rental prices keep rising

by , Technology Researcher Technology 21 November 2014
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BT, Sky and TalkTalk are delivering unwanted early Christmas presents to customers by increasing line rental prices in December. And Virgin Media has announced a similar line rental price rise for February next year. (more about line rental price rises...)

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FFA UK: beware of ‘number spoofing’ fraudsters

by , Director of FFA UK Consumer Rights 11 November 2014
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You'd think you could trust your phone’s caller display, but fraudsters have found a way to spoof your bank’s number. Here’s Katy Worobec of Financial Fraud Action UK to fill you in on ‘number spoofing’. (more about number spoofing...)

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Does a lack of mobile coverage push your buttons?

by , Campaign Manager Technology 7 November 2014
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With 3G and 4G the mobile networks are keen to tell us how we can stay connected wherever we go. But that’s not always the case, and finding yourself stuck without any reception can be deeply frustrating. (more on mobile coverage...)

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Scam watch: ‘financial services’ cold callers

by , Online Writer Money 28 October 2014
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Ever had a call from a scammer posing as a financial services provider? They’re persistent and plausible, but beware of divulging any personal details to these cold callers. (more about 'financial services' scam...)

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Bad phone signal at home – can you cancel your contract?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 October 2014
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Mobile-signal

What happens if you’ve got rubbish mobile phone signal at home, but you’re locked into a one- or two-year contract? Is it easy to cancel? No, as many of the stories shared on last week’s BBC Watchdog showed. (more about mobile phone signal...)

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Fake iPhone chargers spark concerns

by , Business Researcher Technology 12 October 2014
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Fake iPhone charger

Have you ever bought an iPhone charger? How confident are you that it’s genuine? Counterfeit phone chargers are a real issue and can put you and others at risk. (more about fake iPhone chargers...)

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Your view: bent phone? You only have yourself to blame

by , Conversation Editor Technology 3 October 2014
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Comment box on phone

We asked you who was to blame for the ‘bendy’ iPhone 6. The emerging debate caught my interest when it curved in a direction I wasn’t expecting – don’t blame it on Apple. (more about the bendy iPhone6...)

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How many nuisance calls do you get a week?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 30 September 2014
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As you might have expected, nuisance calls are ranked as the top annoyance among consumers. Our Facebook fans waded into the debate to share their frustration, as well as top tips to avoid cold callers. (more on nuisance calls...)

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Is bigger always better?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 September 2014
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iPhone 6 'bigger than bigger'

‘Bigger than bigger’ says Apple about the new iPhone 6 and its even bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus. The manufacturer that once lauded thumb-friendly phones has gone big… too big? (more about the iPhone 6...)

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Your view: EE’s 50p fee to skip the call queue

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 29 August 2014
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We asked whether you’d pay 50p to skip the customer service call waiting queue - 92% of you voted ‘no’. Here’s a round-up of your views on EE’s new priority service. (more about EE...)

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Jane Bradley: hang up on costly phone unlocking

by , The Scotsman Technology 18 August 2014
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Lock and key on phone

In this guest post, Jane Bradley of The Scotsman writes about the murky world of backstreet phone unlocking. Have you ever got your phone unlocked in an independent shop to avoid your network’s high fees? (more about phone unlocking...)

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Would you pay 50p to skip the call waiting queue?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 14 August 2014
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50 pence

The mobile phone provider EE has introduced a 50p fee to jump the queue on its customer service helpline. Is that a price worth paying or a kick in the teeth? (more about paying not to wait...)

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What phone features are most important to you?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 8 August 2014
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Siri on iPhone 4S

What’s most important to you when you buy a smartphone? Fingerprint scanning, voice control, 3D graphics…? Somehow I don’t think it’s any of those. (more about phone features...)

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Mobile unlocking policies are confusing and inconsistent

by , Campaign Manager Technology 5 August 2014
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Padlock on smartphone

Ofcom has published a guide on mobile phone locking and unlocking. As useful as it is to check whether your handset will be locked, it just shows how confusing and inconsistent phone locking really is. (more about phone unlocking...)

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