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  • 0800 numbers to be free to UK mobile users
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    0800 numbers to be free to UK mobile users

    By 4 April 2012

    Charges for calling 0800 numbers on a mobile phone could soon be a thing of the past. Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK's communications industries, has outlined a proposal to make the number group, as well as 116...

  • Orange dials in mobile minutes to broadband bundle
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    Orange dials in mobile minutes to broadband bundle

    By 6 March 2012

    Orange has announced the introduction of a funky little broadband and calls bundle with minutes to landlines, international numbers and mobiles all thrown in. Claiming the package as a UK first, the deal offers unlimited broadband and landline calls to...

  • Ofcom bans automatic rollover contracts
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    Ofcom bans automatic rollover contracts

    By 13 September 2011

    Communications watchdog Ofcom is putting an end to rollover contracts (also known as Automatically Renewable Contracts, or ARCs) meaning that people won't be kept on minimum term deals for their landline or broadband deals without agreeing to it. ARCs...

  • O2 adds home phone deals to its broadband packages
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    O2 adds home phone deals to its broadband packages

    By 6 May 2010

    O2 has introduced home phone packages for its broadband customers. New customers are also able to take advantage of its broadband and home phone bundles. For £9.50 a month you can get free evening and weekend calls to landlines. And £12.50 a month will...

  • Virgin Media to offer free calls to Virgin mobiles
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    Virgin Media to offer free calls to Virgin mobiles

    By 1 February 2010

    Virgin Media has announced it is to become the first phone provider in the UK to offer new and existing customers free home phone to mobile calls. Due to start from 1 April (but presumably no joke) Virgin says the move will give "families and frequent...