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O2 down: millions of customers affected by signal problem
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O2 down: millions of customers affected by signal problem

Users across the country vent their frustration on social media
6 Dec 2018
New Zealand blocks Huawei 5G network equipment
Chinese telecom firm Huawei blocked from New Zealand 5G network
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New Zealand blocks Huawei 5G network equipment

Officials say a ‘significant security risk’ was identified in the Chinese company’s technology
29 Nov 2018
Frankie and Benny’s offers free food in exchange for mobiles
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Frankie and Benny’s offers free food in exchange for mobiles

No Phone Zone promotion will see parents and children urged to hand over digital devices
28 Nov 2018
Millions overcharged for phone contracts: are you affected?
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Millions overcharged for phone contracts: are you affected?

Citizens Advice says customers have paid almost £500m for phones they already own
19 Sep 2018
Mobile phone-detecting road signs launched on UK highways
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Mobile phone-detecting road signs launched on UK highways

Data recorded can help police crack down on dangerous drivers
10 Jul 2018
Brexit roaming fees to cost business travellers £778/month
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Brexit roaming fees to cost business travellers £778/month

Britain will need to strike special deal to avoid extra charges after UK leaves digital single market
26 Mar 2018
BT to scrap half of phone boxes after 90% drop in usage
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BT to scrap half of phone boxes after 90% drop in usage

The rise in mobile phones has cut the number of calls from a peak of 92,000 to just 20,000
17 Aug 2017

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EU roaming charges scrapped from today
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EU roaming charges scrapped from today

Legislation puts an end to unexpected bills for holidaymakers using their mobile phones - but will it survive Brexit?
15 Jun 2017
The five best and five worst cities for 4G coverage
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The five best and five worst cities for 4G coverage

Reports say 'poor coverage' in rural areas drops UK signal average to 65 per cent
3 May 2017
5G will 'supercharge mobile web' with fibre-optic speeds
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5G will 'supercharge mobile web' with fibre-optic speeds

Scientists clock 5G speeds that would let smartphone users download 100 films in three seconds
26 Feb 2015
DOUBLE-SIDED: When one screen just won't do
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DOUBLE-SIDED: When one screen just won't do

Reviewers 'wowed' by two-screen YotaPhone 2, with a battery-saving e-ink reader on the back
8 Dec 2014
Do mobile phones pose risk to children's brains?
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Do mobile phones pose risk to children's brains?

Researchers aim to establish whether mobile phones affect children's mental development
20 May 2014