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Ofcom says mobile contracts should ditch inflation-related price rises

Ofcom says mobile contracts should ditch inflation-related price rises

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom wants to ban inflation-related rises in phone and broadband contracts. Instead, it says any potential mid-contract price rises should be set out in pounds and pence.
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Global smartphone market is set for recovery, says new forecast

A new forecast from research specialists Canalys shows the smartphone market is set to recover next year. Worldwide shipments declined by 12% last year but that decline is expected to slow to 5% this year.
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Vodafone and Three plan to merge their UK businesses

Vodafone and Three plan to merge their UK businesses

New Hutchison/Vodafone network would be biggest UK operator

Vodafone Group plc and CK Hutchison Group Telecom Holdings Limited have agreed to combine their UK telecommunication businesses, respectively Vodafone UK and Three UK. The merger will create a large new network operator to compete with Virgin Media O2 and EE.
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UK mobile payment service Paym to close in March 2023

UK mobile payment service Paym will close on 7th March 2023. The service, which allowed users to make and receive payments using their mobile phone numbers, was launched in 2014.
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Qualcomm legal action moves forward in the UK

Qualcomm legal action moves forward in the UK

Which? seeks payout for Samsung and Apple smartphone owners

Consumer protection organisation Which? has been given permission by the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal to represent Apple and Samsung smartphone buyers in a legal case against chip manufacturer Qualcomm.
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Podcast transcript: O2 counts on 3, Microsoft counts to 10 and Apple counts its profits

Here’s an edited transcript of our new monthly podcast, broadcast on 30th January 2015.

[Iain Graham]: Hello, it's Friday 30th January 2015. Welcome to this month's edition of The Fonecast. That’s right, you heard correctly: we’ve temporarily moved to a monthly format. If you’d like to join 51Degrees in sponsoring the podcast and returning us to weekly programmes, please get in touch via our website. Now, on with the show.

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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast transcription - 4th June 2014

Mark Bridge writes:

Every week we produce a half-hour podcast that covers all the biggest news headlines for the UK mobile phone industry.

Thanks to a special offer from Scribie.com, we can also offer a transcription of last week’s programme.

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Tablets, Smartphones spell trouble for PCs

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New market research has many technology experts thinking the era of the personal computer (PC) is coming to an end as consumers worldwide begin to embrace tablet computers and smartphones.

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Recent Podcasts

Podcast - 12th December 2006

This week in a double length episode the team provide top tips for 2007, review the W950i and Motorokr 6 plus take a look at the latest news as well as reviewing mobile software Zuma and Flurry.

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Podcast - 5th December 2006

This week the guys review a smart new phone from Emblaze, take a look at Nokias new offerings, provide advice on Christmas mobile related presents and review GP Bikes 3D and Mobiola WebCam software.

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Podcast - 27th November 2006

This week the team ask "What's happening at 3?", review the Samsung Z560 and the T-Mobile Sidekick 3. Plus take a look at Opera Mini v2, Sherlock Holmes game and comment on the latest news stories.

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Podcast - 20th November 2006

This week along side the usual news on the mobile industry the team look at the X-Series from 3, the new chocolate phone from LG, debate the future of mobile advertising and look at an address book backup service from ZYB.com and have a bit of fun with Diner Dash.

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Podcast - 13th November 2006

This week the team debate the launch date and iPod functionality of Apples forthcoming iPhone, review the Sony Ericsson Z558i with touch screen, take a look at the credit card sized P310 from Samsung and some new software that transfers DVDs to your mobile in 2 clicks, plus South Park has come to the mobile in the form of an interactive game.

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