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It's now illegal to carrier unlock smartphones in the US without permission

It's now illegal to carrier unlock smartphones in the US without permission

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Carrier unlocking a smartphone is now illegal in the US under a new law passed in October 2012 by the Librarian of Congress and going in effect today.  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibits a customer from taking a smartphone from one... >>

Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?

Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?

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Google is getting ready to deploy a small wireless network that covers its Mountain View headquarters, according to an application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The folks at Google have been known to be experimental in creating new... >>

EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals

EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals

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EE has announced a range of updates to its tariffs, including a 20GB data plan, pitched at the "super user", along with a special discounted rate. The 20GB plan won't be for everyone, bit if you're a big consumer of data, using more than the current top... >>

Life Mobile: New network from Phones4u running on EE

Life Mobile: New network from Phones4u running on EE

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Phones4u will be launching its own network known as Life Mobile in March, bringing value tariffs and services, including 4G. The new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) will run on EE, the UK's first network to offer 4G in the UK, allowing Life Mobile... >>

Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014

Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014

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The Payments Council has announced that mobile users in the UK will be able to send payments over text message in early 2014, as the mobile payments space heats up.  The process will begin with banks asking clients to agree to be opted into the programme,... >>

New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

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A new charity-based mobile phone network has launched in the UK. The People's Operator wants to appeal to the altruistically minded, aiming to offer a quarter of its profits to charity.  The network has been co-founded by Andrew Rosenfeld, the man responsible... >>

The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges

The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges

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It clearly isn't going to stop raining anytime soon, so grabbing any sun whatsoever this summer is going to require some sort of holiday. Traditionally any trip abroad means a time to ditch your smartphone and tablet, to save your bank account being... >>

Orange most complained about mobile network provider, according to Ofcom report

Orange most complained about mobile network provider, according to Ofcom report

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Ofcom has released its annual report on the most complained about telecoms providers, with Orange being named and shamed as the mobile network coming in for most complaints. The report covers the major companies that offer mobile, landline and fixed broadband... >>

Giffgaff: How small mobile operators can charge less

Giffgaff: How small mobile operators can charge less

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Mobile phone operators are not well trusted. In fact, if you asked the public to rank them, as an organisation type, on trust, they wouldn’t come out much higher than estate agents - and that’s according to a man that’s CEO of the UK’s youngest... >>

Orange UK expects 78 million calls on its network on New Year's Eve

Orange UK expects 78 million calls on its network on New Year's Eve

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UK network operator Orange is predicting that this New Year's Eve will see records broken in the number of texts sent, calls made and data accessed by its customers. It estimates that a staggering 78 million calls to family and friends will be made on... >>