Podcast - 16th July 2014
This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.
We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.
The Post Office says it’ll launch its own UK mobile phone service in the autumn as a ‘virtual’ network using EE’s service.
Initially the service will be available from 50 branches, online and over the phone, before a national rollout into all 11,500 branches later this year.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom is warning consumers to check they aren’t owed money when they switch to a new communications provider. It estimates at least £10 million has been unclaimed in the past two years; that's around £5 for every customers who's switched to a different landline, mobile, broadband or pay TV provider.