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EE, O2, Three and Vodafone now working with the UK Information Commissioner's Office to tackle text spam

The UK’s major mobile network operators and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are now all using the GSMA’s Spam Reporting Service to deal with unwanted SMS text messages.

Although networks have offered spam reporting services for several years, the involvement of the ICO will increase the likelihood of offenders being identified and fined rather than simply being blocked.

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RootMetrics UK coverage data shows EE first and Vodafone last

Mobile coverage mapping company RootMetrics has published its latest ‘RootScore’ report for the UK. Its data, which covers the second half of 2013, shows EE as the overall winner for reliability, speed, data, calls and text messages.

Three UK was in second place, followed by O2 and then Vodafone.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 10th February 2014

New deals and old problems

Mark Bridge writes:

Mobile phones have been hitting the mainstream news over the past few days. There was Channel 4’s report about data on second-hand phones not being properly deleted before the handsets were re-sold, there was the latest round of the Smart UK Project and there was Tim Muffett’s story about the mobile-enabled high street on BBC Breakfast this morning.

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The week's top mobile industry news stories, from Motorola to malware

Podcast - 5th February 2014

This week's podcast starts with Lenovo's purchase of the Motorola Mobility smartphone business. Was it a good deal for everyone?

We also talk about network infrastructure sharing in the UK, mobile malware, 3G coverage, misleading apps, mobile advertising, Samsung's retail plans and global tablet sales.

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EE and Three reportedly agree a sharing deal for 4G services in the UK

The Financial Times reports that EE and Three have agreed an infrastructure-sharing deal for their 4G networks in the UK.

It’s expected to speed-up the rollout of 4G technology whilst also reducing costs.

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