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Major UK mobile networks agree new moves to protect against 'bill shock'

The UK government says it’s worked with telecoms companies to reduce the risk of consumers receiving unexpectedly high bills if their phone is stolen.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced a new agreement with EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone to cap bills on a mobile phone that has been reported lost or stolen.

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Three UK adds the USA to its 'Feel At Home' cut-price roaming tariff

Three UK adds the USA to its 'Feel At Home' cut-price roaming tariff

Three UK has extended its ‘Feel At Home’ discounted roaming service to cover the USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau, enabling its customers to use their UK tariff allowances when making calls, sending text messages and connecting to the internet abroad.

It follows the launch of ‘Feel At Home’ in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Sweden three months ago.

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Europe planning to allow use of mobile devices throughout flights

The European Aviation Safety Agency is planning to publish guidance that’ll allow airlines to permit the use of personal electronic devices in ‘Flight Mode’ during taxiing, take-off and landing as well as throughout commercial flights.

This will cover tablets, smartphones, eBook readers and mp3 players as well as laptops, although heavier devices will need to be stowed safely during take-off and landing.

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From higher licence fees to lower roaming charges... and much more mobile industry news

Podcast - 16th October 2013

Product news in today's podcast includes Samsung's curved-screen smartphone, an HTC phablet and an update for Windows Phone 8.

We're also talking about malware, roaming charges, Ofcom's licence fees, a drop in mobile revenue, BT's MVNO and a project that sounds... well... silly.

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T-Mobile USA removes data roaming charges for over 100 countries

T-Mobile US is going to start offering mobile internet access and text messaging in more than 100 countries at no extra charge.

The news follows a recent decision by Three UK to drop roaming charges in seven countries.

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