Mobile phones

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‘Bailiffs may be sent to the house,’ family of dementia sufferer, 90, told about closing his Vodafone account
Company apologies for language used in dealing with daughter and wife negotiating for their relative with memory loss

Anna Tims

14, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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How to get a better mobile phone deal in the UK
With above-inflation increases, tips and tricks to find the right plan are even more important

Sandra Haurant

07, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK cracks down on cold calls and text scams offering financial products
Government to extend powers to target fakes and fraudsters

Mark Townsend

30, Apr, 2023 @7:01 AM

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Optus best mobile network for overall availability and Vodafone leads for 5G, report finds
In test of Australia’s three networks, Open Signal finds Telstra has most consistent user experience overall

Josh Taylor

27, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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One in five UK children aged three and four have mobile phone, study finds
Rise in phone use by young raises public health question but experts caution against ‘screen time’ fears

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

14, Apr, 2023 @10:58 AM

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No phone, no internet, no power, no money – it was like being sent back to the Victorian era | Caitlin Cassidy
After five unplugged hours, my dog and the house were pristine. I needed distraction

Caitlin Cassidy

05, Apr, 2023 @3:57 AM

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‘UK national price hike day’: what to expect and how to lessen blow
From phone and broadband contracts to council tax to energy, a raft of increases come into effect in April

Rupert Jones, Miles Brignall and Jess Clark

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘We live from month to month’: people in UK brace for April’s bill rises
Five readers tell of how they will be affected by jump in council tax, energy, water and telecoms costs

Clea Skopeliti and Jedidajah Otte

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Texting parents may help schools tackle ‘truancy crisis’ in England, say experts
Call for more personalised approach on back of broader efforts to build deeper relationships with families

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, Feb, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Cruel ‘scam of mum and dad’ sparks a regulatory crackdown
Rules are set to be tightened to help reimburse victims of fraudsters exploiting parents’ instinct to help their offspring

Anna Tims

20, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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O2 and Virgin Mobile customers to pay up to 17.3% more for calls, texts and data
Telecoms operators are about to increase bills by more than inflation amid cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, Feb, 2023 @12:14 PM

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Mobile and broadband prices: UK watchdog reviews inflation-busting rises
Ofcom could implement tougher protections against hefty bill increases midway through contracts

Mark Sweney

09, Feb, 2023 @10:36 AM

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