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Europe puts halt on mobile payments scheme

A plan by most major UK mobile phone operators to launch an industry-wide scheme for customers to make purchases using their phones looks set to be delayed by European officials.

The plan is the work of O2, Vodafone, and Everything Everywhere (which owns both T-Mobile and Orange.) Their idea was to combine forces to launch a Full Story

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European roaming costs to fall again

European Union officials have confirmed a deal to further reduce roaming charges across the continent this summer.

The move had been long expected, but now politicians, European Commission civil servants and ministers from the member states have reached a preliminary agreement on the details of the cuts. They'll be formalised later on.

Under the deal, from July this year the maximum cost of calling the UK from another EU country will be 24 pence per minute, with text Full Story

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Major changes to mobile phone market underway

A newly-published review could mean significant changes to the rules that affect UK mobile phone companies and customers. Here's what you need to know.

What is the review?

Communications regulator Ofcom has been looking into the problem of bill shock, a term used for customers Full Story

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Parents in dark over child smartphone use

The vast majority of children with smartphones have no parental control or security settings in place according to a newly published survey.

According to the YouGov survey of 1,000 children aged eight to 15, almost half of those questioned owned a smartphone rather than an ordinary handset or no phone at all. One in five children said they had seen either Full Story

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Shopping centres tracking mobile phones

If you take your mobile phone when visiting a major shopping centre, there's a good chance that Big Brother is watching you.

The Daily Telegraph reports that four firms operating more than 30 major shopping centres across the country are using technology that tracks the movement of mobile devices. The aim Full Story

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