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.
Specifications and pricing for the BlackBerry Priv have now been revealed.
Consumers are being offered the handset directly from BlackBerry with a UK SIM-free price of £559 incl. VAT or on a contract from Carphone Warehouse. It’s due to be available later this month.
New research published by UK communications regulator Ofcom shows that signing up to the Telephone Preference Service reduces the number of unsolicited ‘live’ marketing or sales calls by around a third.
Organisations are legally required to ensure they don’t call numbers registered on the TPS unless they have the consumer’s consent to contact them.
Facebook has launched a mobile advertising network at its F8 developers conference, giving app developers a new option for monetising their applications.
The Facebook Audience Network offers the same level of targeting as Facebook’s browser-based ads.
Podcast - 16th April 2014
We begin this week's podcast with a discussion about the Heartbleed bug, the effect it's having on the mobile industry and the wider issues for all internet users.
We're also talking about the future of BlackBerry, UK 4G coverage, new CEOs, Bluetooth connectivity, privacy concerns and the next generation of mobile processors.