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Mobile Phones

20 million shoppers to be using mobile payments by 2020

New research has predicted that 20 million shoppers will be using their mobile phones to pay for goods and services by the end of the decade. By 2020, mobile payments are expected to represent 1.4 per cent of total consumer spending, with the value of spending tripling to as much as £14.2 billion. The report…

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Will phone boxes soon be a thing of the past?

BT have announced plans to remove more than one thousand of its phone boxes this year, after just 3% of calls were made from them in the last month. 33,000 payphones have already been removed over the last decade, which is well over a third of the total. The plans have caused many people, particularly…

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Mobiles will outnumber people by 2014

It has been predicted that mobile handsets are going to outnumber the amount of people in the world by next year. In a report released by the International Telecoms Union, the agency has said that mobile subscriptions will pass the seven billion mark within the early part of 2014 to be on a par with…

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Why should your business be using an 03 number?

There are already so many non-geographic numbers ranges, so why do we need another one, we hear you ask… The answer is simple: an 03 number works in the same way as 08 numbers but it has one major difference, it was designed specifically to be mobile-friendly. The 03 number range was introduced by Ofcom as…

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89% of SMEs using technology successfully in the workplace

There’s been some good news released for small businesses today with a survey revealing that 89% of SMEs are now maximising the use of technology within the workplace. In a study by Hiscox, conducted in November and December last year, businesses are proven to be using technology to its full potential, which ultimately means that…

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Mobile and broadband contracts in new shake up by Ofcom

Ofcom has now begun consultation on a new ruling which will allow users to escape minimum mobile and broadband contracts if the price is increased. Following hundreds of complaints the regulator feels it could be time to take action. Public outcry has been increasing following a year of surprise price rises, which have been introduced…

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20 year anniversary since the first SMS Message

On this day 20 years ago, Matt Makkonen sent a message from a PC to a mobile device using Vodafone’s UK network. The content of the message read ‘Merry Christmas’, and sparked the birth of SMS (short message service) protocols, which are now used by an estimated 4 billion people world wide. In a very…

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