Telecommunications industry

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China troubles could upset Apple’s cart as it prepares to launch the iPhone 15
Geopolitics may affect sales in a big market – and customers may be annoyed by the new charging socket too

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

09, Sep, 2023 @11:05 PM

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Fairphone 5 review: could this be the first phone to last 10 years?
Most ethical, sustainable and repairable handset gets big upgrade with even longer support

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

08, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Revealed: how Hitchhiker’s Guide author predicted rise of ebooks 30 years ago
In unseen notes to be published in a new book, Douglas Adams foresaw the success of a host of technology we now take for granted

David Barnett

03, Sep, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Lost in a crowd: why phone signal is still so scarce at UK music festivals
Big events place a strain on networks but when 6G arrives, many of today’s problems will evaporate

Eamonn Forde

25, Aug, 2023 @12:01 PM

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TechScape: ‘Without the telcos, there is no Netflix’ – the battle between streamers and broadband
An explosion of data use has led to massive infrastructure costs. Is the era of cheap all-you-can-watch content about to end?

Josh Taylor

22, Aug, 2023 @10:45 AM

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How does it feel to live without a smartphone? ‘Almost spiritual’
For most, giving up a smartphone in 2023 would be an almost inconceivable inconvenience. But those who’ve done it say they found delight with dumber devices

Tom Gill

11, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Bring in an age limit for smartphones | Letters
Letters: These devices should be regarded as potentially as destabilising as cars or alcohol, writes Siobhan O’Tierney. And Sushila Dhall laments parents who ‘phub’

28, Jul, 2023 @5:00 PM

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BT gave me a wake-up call over data roaming charges
Overnight on a ferry I spent £35 as my phone downloaded while I slept

Zoe Wood

25, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ofcom investigates Virgin Media over complaints contracts hard to cancel
Media regulator also plans to name and shame telecoms firms not offering vulnerable customers cheaper deals

Mark Sweney

13, Jul, 2023 @11:06 AM

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Mobile and broadband firms accused of fuelling UK ‘greedflation’ with major price hikes
Government accused of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ after firms push through biggest round of price hikes since 1991

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Jun, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Kim Jong-un’s new border wall could be a sign that his grip on North Korea is slipping | Timothy Cho
The route I used to escape is now closed – but new technology makes it harder to control the population, says Timothy Cho of the charity Open Door

Timothy Cho

05, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘Much easier to say no’: Irish town unites in smartphone ban for young children
Parents and schools across Greystones adopt voluntary ‘no-smartphone code’ in bid to curb peer pressure

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

03, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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