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Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 as an alternative to Apple iOS and Android

Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 as an alternative to Apple iOS and Android

You can expect plenty of enthusiasm for the Windows Phone 8 platform if you visit an O2 UK shop in the next 12 months.

That’s because parent company Telefónica has signed what it calls ‘an enhanced marketing effort’ with Microsoft in a bid to boost Windows Phone 8 smartphone sales.

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British Airways to let passengers use mobile phones before the plane has stopped

It’s reported that British Airways will soon let passengers switch on their mobile phones as soon as a plane has landed and left the runway.

At the moment, passengers are required to keep electronic equipment switched off until the aircraft has stopped.

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New European rules explain what telecom operators should do if they lose consumer information

The European Commission is introducing new rules that define what fixed-line telecom operators, mobile telecom operators and Internet Service Providers should do if their customers’ personal data is lost, stolen or compromised in any way.

These rules, described as ‘technical implementing measures’, are designed to ensure consumers are treated similarly across the EU and to make sure businesses can take a pan-European approach to any problems.

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ASA rules that tariff details weren't clear enough on Vodafone web site

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints made about ‘pay monthly’ pricing on Vodafone UK’s web site.

Two complainants pointed out that the amount of inclusive minutes shown for a price plan was potentially misleading because every call used a minimum of one minute’s credit even if the call lasted for just a few seconds. This meant customers wouldn’t necessarily benefit from the full allowance of minutes that was being promoted.

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Complaints upheld against Samsung 'trade up' offer for Galaxy Note II

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against a TV advertisement and website offer for the Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone.

Both promotions encouraged customers to “Trade up now to a Galaxy Note II” with the possible reward of a free Samsung Tab 2 tablet or discounts off Samsung products.

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