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Mobile phone shopping tips from Mark Bridge on Britain's Secret Shoppers

Mark Bridge writes:

I like a challenge. I like learning. Ask me to do a spot of research and I’ll happily pore over books, trawl the internet and have lengthy conversations into the night.

So I was more than happy to help when Optomen Television, the company behind “Britain’s Secret Shoppers” on Channel 4, asked me for a few tips that would help viewers get a good deal on a mobile phone.

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MasterCard launches MasterPass for online and mobile payments

MasterCard launches MasterPass for online and mobile payments

MasterCard has launched a new digital payment service called MasterPass.

It combines a secure ‘digital wallet’ for online shopping with the ability to use a mobile device for payments in high-street shops.

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Facebook arranges discounted data deals with mobile network operators

Facebook has set up partnerships with a number of mobile network operators to provide customers with free or cut-price data access to Facebook messaging.

The reduced prices - described as a ‘promotion’ by Facebook - will be available via the Facebook Messenger iOS and Android applications as well as the Facebook for Every Phone app for Java-enabled handsets.

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The UK’s most innovative mobile company is OpenSignal

Yesterday afternoon at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, crowdsourced coverage map provider OpenSignal was named the UK’s most innovative mobile company.

Five finalists took place in a final pitch and judging session as part of the Smart UK Project.

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Mobile payments come to BlackBerry Messenger

Person-to-person money transfers available via BBM in Indonesia

Indonesian financial institution PermataBank has joined forces with BlackBerry and mobile money specialist Monitise to launch BBM Money.

This pilot scheme will let customers set up a mobile money account from their BlackBerry smartphone and make real-time payments to any BBM contacts who have also signed up to the service.

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