New Ofcom guidance comes into force today, enabling consumers and small businesses to leave their landline, broadband or mobile contracts without penalty if their service provider increases the monthly subscription price unexpectedly.
The guidance, which applies to all new contracts, also notes that customers should be given at least a month’s notice of any monthly changes.
T-Mobile US has launched a new financial service that it’s calling ‘Mobile Money by T-Mobile’.
It combines an Android or iOS app with a Visa prepaid card that has no monthly maintenance fee and no charge for many ATM withdrawals.
BlackBerry Limited says it plans to sell most of its property in its home country of Canada.
It’s working with real-estate specialist CBRE Limited to get rid of the majority of its commercial buildings through what’s described as “a combination of sale-leaseback and vacant asset sales”.
Complaints against press, poster and online advertising by Three UK have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.
The ads referred to Three’s 3G network with DC-HSDPA technology. They described the network as ‘ultrafast’ and ‘running at what we affectionately call 3.9G’. Rival network EE said it thought the ‘3.9G’ claim was potentially misleading.
The smartphone/tablet hybrid - usually described as a ‘phablet’ - isn’t as much of a niche product as previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Juniper Research.
It expects global phablet shipments to exceed 120 million units in 2018, up from an estimated 20 million last year.