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UK mobile users can now send a text to reduce nuisance calls

The Telephone Preference Service and Ofcom have introduced a new text message service that lets UK mobile users opt out of receiving unsolicited sales and marketing calls.

Mobile phone users can simply text ‘TPS’ and their email address to 78070.

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European Commission blocks O2/Three merger

European Commission blocks O2/Three merger

The European Commission has blocked the proposed merger of Telefonica UK’s O2 network with Hutchison’s Three.

It said it was concerned that the deal would have harmed innovation, reduced consumer choice and caused prices to rise.

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EE is moving all customer calls back to the UK and Ireland

EE is moving all customer calls back to the UK and Ireland

Mobile network EE says it’s going to move its telephone-based customer service operation back to the UK and Ireland by the end of this year.

In addition, the network has confirmed its commitment to improving 4G coverage, aiming to reach 95% UK geographical coverage by 2020. Current EE coverage is 60% of the UK landmass.

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25 million customers now use Vodafone M-Pesa

25 million customers now use Vodafone M-Pesa

The Vodafone M-Pesa mobile money transfer service is being used by more than 25 million customers, the company has revealed.

For the 12 months until 31st March 2016, the number of active M-Pesa customers increased by 27.1%.

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Only 16 masts installed via UK Mobile Infrastructure Project

The UK Government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project has only seen 16 masts installed since it launched – despite its original ambition to cover around 600 sites.

Most of the budget remains unspent.

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