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Three to run 24-hour ad-blocking trial next month

Friday, May 27th 2016

The company said its customers are becoming increasingly frustrated with irrelevant and intrusive ads popping up on their phones. What’s more, ads – especially videos – eat into people’s...

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Men spend longer on their phones than women, study claims

Thursday, May 26th 2016

A social experiment conducted by Direct Line Home Insurance found the average male smartphone user spends two hours 44 minutes on their phone a day. Women spend only one hour 41 minutes using...

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More airline passengers want decent broadband than an in-flight meal

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

A survey of airline customers found that 92% would like to access on-board connectivity, while 54% would prefer it over in-flight meals. The In-Flight Connectivity Survey, carried out by...

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Train passengers will pay more if it means they can get online

Monday, May 16th 2016

The Mobile Connectivity Research Study, released last week by the Department for Transport (DfT), carried out more than 2,000 interviews with rail travellers between November and January to explore...

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Ofcom outlines plans to speed up UK wi-fi

Friday, May 13th 2016

Ofcom says its proposals will allow larger amounts of data to be carried at faster download speeds, improving the quality of things like streaming and video calls. The regulator’s proposals...

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Consumers doubt home broadband will be up to scratch in five years' time

Friday, May 13th 2016

A survey carried out for Boosty, a service which boosts broadband speeds using 3G and 4G smartphone connections, revealed that 56% don't think their current broadband will cope with more intensive...

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NFU calls for 'targeted action' to help farmers get connected

Thursday, May 12th 2016

The union’s report, Farm Broadband and Mobile Networks, said that 4% of farmers also had no access to the internet at all. 58% had download speeds of 2Mbps or less, while 80% had upload speeds...

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Tesco Mobile scraps roaming charges for the summer

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

The network’s Home from Home service will allow customers to use their UK tariff allowances when holidaying in 31 European countries over the summer period. The move comes as EU regulations...

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Our mobiles are overtaking the TV as the device we need the most

Thursday, April 21st 2016

The telecoms regulator’s Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes found that mobile phones have become the 'most-missed' media device. From 2005 to 2014 adults were most likely to say they would miss...

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Report: Mobile customers being sold expensive contracts they don't need

Friday, April 1st 2016

A mystery shop of the UK’s major providers, commissioned by the charity, found that average monthly tariffs recommended by staff were £23.16 – more than double the price of the most suitable...

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