BT has launched a new ‘text relay’ service that’s designed to facilitate telephone conversations for customers with hearing or speech impairments.
It’s the result of an Ofcom mandate to improve the previous text relay service.
Google has committed to refunding at least $19 million (£11.8 million) in in-app charges raised by children using applications on Android devices.
The complaint was raised by the US Federal Trade Commission earlier this year, claiming that children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play store had bought additional products and services without the authorisation of the account holder.
Mark Bridge writes:
The two-year mobile phone contract has almost become a standard, despite EU efforts to make it a worst-case scenario. I went into the Brighton branch of Carphone Warehouse today and was told I couldn't upgrade to a 12-month contract. Last year I could; now they would only offer me a 24-month deal.
Apple and Samsung have decided to end all legal action against each other, with the exception of cases in the USA.
According to a joint statement reported by Bloomberg.com and the BBC, the agreement “does not involve any licensing arrangements”.
Ofcom has scaled back its plans to increase the licence fees paid by UK mobile networks for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands initially used for 2G and 3G services.
It previously proposed increasing overall charges paid by the ‘big four’ mobile network operators from £39.7 million for the 1800MHz spectrum up to £170.4 million.