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The Future Foretold

Posted on 12 November 2019

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We're now on Trustpilot!

Posted on 23 September 2019

You can now leave us a review on Trustpilot, The world’s most powerful review platform.We’d love to hear how satisfied you are with our services and would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave us a review.We can guarantee that every review, or feedback we receive from you will be read closely and will be used to improve our processes.You can find Trustpilot here read more

The BT ISDN Switch Off: How to Future-proof Your Business

Posted on 19 August 2019

By DAMIAN HANSONBT has announced it will be switching off its PSTN and ISDN networks in 2025 in favour of IP voice services, with a gradual phase-out of the older systems starting in 2020. At this point, BT will cease taking ISDN orders, and all businesses will be forced to find other IP-based options for their business telephony systems.What is PSTN and ISDN?PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) is the familiar landline telephone system originally set up for analog voice communication, and became the most reliable method of making voice calls... read more

Samsung to Permanently Discontinue Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Posted on 12 October 2016

Move halts production and sale of defective premium phone; investors digest possibility smartphone giant could abandon Galaxy Note series By Jonathan Cheng and Eun-Young Jeong in Seoul andEva Dou in Beijing.SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. said on Tuesday that it is discontinuing its embattled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, pulling the plug on a product whose botched recall has brought headaches to consumers and damaged the Samsung brand. Samsung said in a filing with South Korean regulators that it would permanently cease production and sales of the device, following a string of... read more

Let us be clear on 03 numbers

Posted on 1 June 2016

What are 03 numbers?Ofcom introduced UK-wide 03 numbers as an alternative to chargeable 08 numbers, such as 0870.These numbers allow organisations to have a single national point of contact without consumers having to pay extra to call them. Government departments, major banks and other companies and organisations are increasingly moving to 03 numbers.What do they cost to call?Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a call to an 01 or 02 number and WILL count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls from any... read more

Want an expensive smartphone?

Posted on 1 June 2016

Solarin smartphone launches offering ‘military grade’ security for just £11,400!!!!http://telecoms.com/472862/solarin-smartphone-launches-offering-military-grade-security-for-just-11400/ read more

EE gets rival Three’s multimillion-pound Muppet ad banned

Posted on 1 June 2016

Mobile company challenged rival’s claim it is ‘the undisputed ... most reliable network’The advertising watchdog has banned mobile network Three’s Muppet-themed ad campaign, following a complaint from rival EE.EE, the UK’s largest mobile phone company, lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority about the campaign and one strapline where Three UK claims to be the “undisputed” market leader.The ad features Jackson, a Muppet-like creation of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, in boxing gloves being victoriously hoisted in a Rocky-style moment of triumph.It ran with the strapline: “The undisputed. UK’s most reliable... read more

New 0845 mobile phone scam charges customers £300 for calls they don't make

Posted on 25 May 2016

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-04-27/new-0845-mobile-phone-scam-charges-customers-300-for-calls-they-dont-make/ read more

Landlines: The tech that just won't die

Posted on 25 May 2016

Do we have any choice about paying for home phone numbers?29 725 Jan 2015 at 10:00, Nigel WhitfieldFeature For a huge number of Brits, mobiles have become our primary way of communicating, even when we're at home. When a call comes in, we know it's ours. We can reply with a text, or use apps like WhatsApp to communicate with friends abroad. Increasingly, we don't rely on our landline phones and, thanks to lax policing of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), for many of us, about the only thing they're... read more

Phone thieves to face harsher penalties for data theft

Posted on 7 October 2015

New laws which value the “emotional harm” of a crime could be brought to bear in mobile theft.The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued new guidelines for judges ruling in theft cases and in the section on “general theft”, which includes : Theft from the personTheft in a dwelling Theft in breach of trustTheft from a motor vehicleTheft of a motor vehicleandTheft of a pedal bicycle and all other section 1 Theft Act 1968 offences, excluding theft from a shop or stallThe guidelines say that harm is assessed... read more

Service Charges - Service Provider Information & Obligations

Posted on 16 March 2015

In late 2014, Barritel communicated to all current customers their obligation to display service charge information with their 084, 087 and 09 numbers. Please visit the UK Calling website for further information. Barritel are now writing to confirm your service charge(s). From June 2015, Service Providers (those who provide 084, 087 and 09 numbers for customers to call) must include the relevant service charge(s) cost in any advertising or promotion of 084, 087 and 09 numbers. For example: “Calls cost 20p per minute plus your network access charge.” In this... read more