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.... It was telling that the biggest round of applause came not for Mr Li's pledges to combat industrial over-capacity, fight the scourge of pollution or oppose Taiwanese independence. It came instead for a line of policy detail that just might save every one of the 3,000 or so people in the hall a bit of money off their phone bills. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... When the account details came up, they were not his. “I managed to successfully download a complete stranger’s phone bill,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
.... When the account details came up, they were not his. “I managed to successfully download a complete stranger’s phone bill,” he said. ...
China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year - Premier Li Keqiang image
.... It was telling that the biggest round of applause came not for Mr Li's pledges to combat industrial over-capacity, fight the scourge of pollution or oppose Taiwanese independence. It came instead for a line of policy detail that just might save every one of the 3,000 or so people in the hall a bit of money off their phone bills. ...
UK tourists face mobile phone roaming charges post-Brexit, analysis says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 10:25:15 AM
.... The average charge added to bills was £61, and 17% of those affected faced bills of £100 or more. The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “From the cost of food and petrol to mobile phone bills, Brexit is hitting consumers in the pocket. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
....According to the media regulator Ofcom, wholesale phone and broadband costs – those charged by BT Openreach to suppliers – have fallen 25% over the past six years. But, as anyone who keenly checks their phone bills will have noticed, the charges imposed on customers have gone the other way, rising by 28% and 40% respectively. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
.... When he saw the £30. 87 on his phone bill he assumed the cash had gone to Amazon, and was initially angry because he felt he was doing the company a favour by informing it of its mistake. ...
Speaking their language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:27:01 AM
....Unlike with other operating systems, consumers don't need a credit card or an email address to download apps. They can pay via their phone bills. ...
Banks act to stop transfer scams and errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:30:45 AM
.... will allow people to avoid sending payments to the wrong account, either by accident or being tricked into doing so, by ensuring a confirmation of the recipient is sent to the payer before any funds leave their account,” said Ruth Evans, chair of the forum, which is also examining ways in which account holders can bar their regular direct debits from leaving their account when they are short of money. Currently, if someone is close to their overdraft limit and, say, they have an unusually large mobile phone bill that month, it could push them into hefty charges when it is paid by the bank, or be bounced and leave the account holder with a possible unpaid transaction fee. ...
My year of no spending is over – here's how I got through it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:00:24 AM
....Giving up spending for a year was an extreme approach, but the aim was to embrace extreme frugality, shake up my spending habits and overpay my mortgage instead of shopping. I could continue to pay my bills, including mortgages, utilities, broadband, phone bill, charity donations, life insurances, money to help my family and basic groceries. ...
India mobile payments surge after shock banknote move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:30:13 AM
.... . It's been easy to order food from restaurants, pay for utilities (electricity and phone bills), shop in malls and book movie tickets without using any of the precious cash I am left with. ...
A knife-point attack on holiday, mobiles stolen … then a £5,789 bill from Vodafone image
....Early next morning they managed to ring their service provider, Vodafone, to inform it of the theft. A month later a phone bill arrived for £5,789. ...
Revealed: delivery giant Hermes pays some couriers less than living wage image
.... “I worked six days a week, but if it wasn’t for working tax credits I wouldn’t be able to live. My monthly wages only paid the rent and the phone bill. ...
Tesco Mobile offers to cut users' bills if they watch ads plus buy-to-let landlords win payout image
....Three up, tattoo down: a 15th-century home in Essex. Ahead of this month’s referendum, we are looking at how the EU affects all aspects of UK life, including your mobile phone bill and your job. ...
Who is Sanjeev Gupta? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 07:25:21 AM
....It was not all theory though as he started an international trading business while studying. Running up large phone bills while operating out of his student accommodation led to him being asked to find somewhere else to live by the university authorities. ...
UK regulator wants European commission to block Three-O2 deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 07:51:58 AM
.... If not there is a danger decisions, or a lack of them, could lead to higher prices for customers and put British jobs at risk. “It is extraordinary that we are powerless over decisions that that will have a major impact on millions of people’s phone bills. ...
What to do if your child’s mobile phone bill starts to ring alarm bells image
....It’s every parent’s nightmare. The monthly mobile phone bill lands on the doormat to reveal that their teenage son or daughter has massively overspent – and £100-plus is about to be taken by direct debit. ...
Vodafone slams Hutchinson's price-freeze pledge image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 01:50:23 PM
. Vodafone has hit out at Hutchison's promise to freeze mobile phone bills for millions of customers if Brussels approves the proposed merger between Three and O2. ...
Ofcom chief warns on O2 and Three merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 07:56:40 AM
. The proposed merger of telecoms companies O2 and Three could result in higher mobile phone bills for customers, Ofcom’s chief executive has said. ...
BT reports strong profits amid revamp image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 07:40:20 AM
....12% in afternoon trading. Earlier, Ofcom's Ms White also weighed in on the proposed merger between telecoms giants O2 and Three, warning it could lead to higher mobile phone bills for customers. ...
Mobile operators could be 'held to ransom' by farmers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of January 2016 09:42:02 PM
. British mobile customers could be left without signal and face higher phone bills if the Government fails to prevent landowners from charging huge rents on mobile masts, according to operators. ...
Santander customers warned as fees jump by 150 PER CENT image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 11:14:00 AM
....The Santander 123 current account had been a hit among desperate savers after offering interest of five per cent on in credit balances of up to £20,000. The account also offers cashback on household bills as follows: one per cent on Santander mortgages, council tax and water rates; two per cent on energy bills; and three per cent on TV, broadband and phone bills. ...
January current account war: M&S fires first shot with '£316' bribe image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 06:23:02 AM
.... . Alternatively, the Reward Account from NatWest charges a lower monthly fee of £3 and pays 3pc cashback on seven household bills including council tax, TV, utilities, broadband and phone bills. ...
Keeping connected while moving house led to a £2,000 bill from BT image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 07:00:10 AM
. I saw your article on a £3,000 BT mobile phone bill run up for watching SpongeBob SquarePants. ...
National Lottery operator 'greedy and foolish' for 0844 phone number use image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 12:01:41 AM
....“First of all I thought the email was a scam, but it suggested I had won a big prize so rang the number. I was grateful for the £25 prize but very fed up when our phone bill arrived,” she said. ...
Prices for cross-border phone calls have always been ridiculously high in Europe image
....This week the EU finally hammered out a deal with the mobile phone companies to try to clean up this mess. From 2017, new rules should mean the end of mobile roaming charges , and no more holidaymakers returning home to the nightmare of a massive phone bill racked up on their travels. ...
Victory for consumers as mobile roaming charges to be scrapped by 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 05:00:00 PM
...."But the major concern is if and how mobile operators will recover their costs because we all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. “If this regulation change isn’t properly managed, higher mobile phone bills for all may just prove to be the sting in the tail, with infrequent travellers drawing the short straw. ...
Europe finally abolishes mobile phone roaming charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 01:36:48 PM
. Members of the European parliament have voted through new rules that will scrap mobile roaming charges and stop holidaymakers returning home to the nightmare of a massive phone bill racked up on their travels. ...
NatWest's new Cashback Reward current account: is it worth switching to? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 07:32:07 AM
.... . If a customer held the Natwest-RBS Cashback Reward account and spent £1,400 a year on council tax, £400 a year on water and £1,100 on gas and electricity as well as £1,000 on broadband, TV and phone bills, they would earn a straight 3pc of £114. ...
Our five favourite cashback reward current accounts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 07:23:26 AM
.... If you’ve got a mortgage with Santander, you’ll also get 1pc cashback on the first £1,000. The account pays back 2pc on gas and electricity bills and 3pc on phone bills (mobile and landline), broadband and TV packages. ...
NatWest and RBS launch 3% cashback bank account – but there's a catch image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of October 2015 06:01:00 AM
. The reward account, offered by lenders who are part of the same taxpayer-backed group, will give back 3 per cent on direct debits including council tax, energy, water and phone bills - but isn't free and comes with a monthly £3 fee. ...
The best current account deals for bank switchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of September 2015 06:00:09 AM
....TSB is giving its Classic Plus account holders 5% cashback on the first £100 of contactless purchases made each month using their debit card (ie, up to £60 a year), but the offer will expire on 31 December 2016. Santander 123 customers, meanwhile, get 1% cashback on water and council tax bills and the first £1,000 they pay towards their Santander mortgage each month; 2% cashback on energy bills; and 3% on mobile and home phone bills, broadband and paid-for TV packages. ...
Santander hikes prices and cuts perks for millions of customers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 04:09:00 PM
....95 per cent, on January 11 for existing customers, and September 16 for new users. The amount of cashback earned with the 123 current account is to stay the same at 1 per cent on Santander mortgages, council tax and water rates; 2 per cent on energy bills; and 3 per cent on TV, broadband and phone bills. ...
A warning to millennials: it's already time to start saving for retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 12:00:03 PM
.... (Sure, you can borrow against or withdraw that money – but the opportunity cost and penalties are so massive that you really shouldn’t do it unless the alternative is dire. ) Yes, I realize this sounds boring, repetitive and paternalistic – and even impossible to someone who is still trying to figure out how to pay their cellphone bill each month – but we have to make the maximum use of every retirement savings vehicle available to us, with every dollar that we can spare. ...
Taxpayers spend up to four hours – and an average £4.66 – trying to get through to HMRC image
.... Taxpayers are racking up an average £4. 66 phone bill and waiting 47 minutes before getting to speak to anyone at HMRC, according to analysis of thousands of complaints sent to the taxman via twitter. ...
Why smartphone data could be the next mis-selling scandal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 11:03:31 AM
.... Whether or not the prevalence of packages with low data limits is a conspiracy to make more money – well, the jury’s out. But if millions of customers start getting hefty phone bills after being advised that they didn’t need to sign up to bigger limits, then the mobile industry could find itself in trouble with the regulator. ...
A-level results: a parent's guide to university budgeting  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 16th of August 2015 06:00:03 AM
.... . Many Freshers will have car-running expenses to factor in, and then there are mobile phone bills, books and equipment for their course, laundry costs, insurance and household essentials. ...
What is TTIP and why should we be angry about it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 05:15:52 PM
.... Sometimes the important things aren’t works of art for your entertainment. ” It is worth bearing that in mind as we consider TTIP, the most boring thing we’re supposed to get angry about since – ooh … was it PFI schemes that nobbled hospitals, eviscerated schools and left Britain £222bn in debt? Or was it the asymmetrical constitutional ramifications inherent in the West Lothian question? Or George Osborne’s incomprehensible pension changes involving auto-enrolment annuities, tax wrappers, pots and draw-downs? Christine Lagarde’s last press conference about the Greek debt crisis? Maybe it was your last mobile phone bill. ...
What is TTIP and why should we be angry about it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 05:15:52 PM
.... Sometimes the important things aren’t works of art for your entertainment. ” It is worth bearing that in mind as we consider TTIP, the most boring thing we’re supposed to get angry about since – ooh … was it PFI schemes that nobbled hospitals, eviscerated schools and left Britain £222bn in debt? Or was it the asymmetrical constitutional ramifications inherent in the West Lothian question? Or George Osborne’s incomprehensible pension changes involving auto-enrolment annuities, tax wrappers, pots and draw-downs? Christine Lagarde’s last press conference about the Greek debt crisis? Maybe it was your last mobile phone bill. ...
Phantom phone calls: 'the customer is always senile' is not an acceptable response image
.... . In recent weeks this newspaper has been inundated with readers complaining about "phantom" calls and text messages appearing on their phone bills. ...
Here's proof that phantom calls CAN be added to your phone bill  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of July 2015 07:32:35 AM
. Have you ever complained about calls or texts appearing on your phone bill that you don't remember making? If so your phone company may - or may not - have had an explanation. ...
Are phone companies adding phantom calls to your bills? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 02:31:04 PM
.... . Two such calls appeared on the phone bill of Dr Ellie Cannon, an EE customer who had recently taken a trip to New York. ...
EU to scrap roaming charges in 2017: European Commission under fire for taking so long to act image
....If you’re thinking of using maps on your phone while abroad, download them for free at home before you set off. Colin Steers, 36, is a soldier who was posted to Germany – and ran up a huge phone bill because of roaming charges. ...
Europe agrees to scrap roaming charges while paving way for 'internet fast lane' image
....Plans to scrap roaming had been scheduled for the end of 2015, but were blocked in March by the European council, whose members are the ministers of national governments. The commission is hailing an end to “huge telephone bills ruining your holiday budget”. ...
Stop using jargon, regulator tells banks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 25th of June 2015 09:06:25 PM
.... . Australian regulators have taken this in an unusual direction by publishing a series of comic strips aimed at a younger audience to encourage them to keep a track of their phone bills, and to give information on credit, loans and car ownership, the FCA said. ...
RBS payment failure could last days image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 08:39:15 AM
...."I waited over an hour on the phone to NatWest. I gave up, with the volume of calls they are getting and the phone bill rising. ...
BT home phone customer? You could be paying hundreds for a £10 phone image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 10:53:37 AM
.... . Another user wrote on the site's forum: "I was scrutinising my gran's phone bill and noticed something called 'Equipment Rental – BT corded telephone'. ...
Foster's axes Aussie pals Brad and Dan after best-ever beer ad campaign image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 03:19:00 PM
.... Over the years, Brad and Dan have dolled out cheeky advice to hapless men across the globe via the phone. However, during the final advert, they'll pack their bags before the phone bill arrives to embark on life with their fiancees Dawn and Matilda. ...
Ladbrokes rebuked by shareholders over payoff for departed boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of May 2015 06:57:29 PM
....The precise result of the Ladbrokes vote is not expected to be published until Friday but as many as 30% of Labrokes’ shareholders are thought to have voted against the pay deal for Glynn, with another group of investors abstaining deliberately. The bookmaker had issued a a 13-point statement in March on the departure terms for Glynn, who left after five years, which included £580,000 – the equivalent of one year’s pay – £131,000 in pension contributions, a £10,000 car allowance, £24,000 in healthcare insurance and £1,000 for mobile phone bills. ...
Zoopla to buy uSwitch as it aims for web dominance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 06:51:13 AM
.... . uSwitch, owned by Ulysses Enterprises Limited, allows consumers to seek out the best deals from utilities such as electricity and phone bills. ...
Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges in TV phone-ins image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 27th of April 2015 10:00:28 AM
.... From today, adverts explaining the new charging system will be broadcast across major commercial radio stations, followed by newspaper adverts. Major landline and mobile phone providers are also sending leaflets about the changes to millions of customers who take a paper phone bill. ...
The banks want your current accounts, but who offers the best deals? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of April 2015 06:00:05 AM
....You earn 1% cashback on water and council tax bills and on the first £1,000 you pay towards a Santander mortgage each month. You earn 2% cashback on gas and electricity bills and 3% on mobile and home phone bills, broadband and paid –for TV packages. ...
Google launches Project Fi, US wireless service designed to curb data use image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:23:24 PM
. Google on Wednesday launched a new US wireless service that switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks to curb data use and keep phone bills low. ...
'Vodafone has been messing me around for nine months' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 17th of April 2015 02:31:38 PM
. For nine months I have had a dispute with Vodafone concerning the amount it has been charging, having other people’s phone bills being taken out of my direct debit account and now being charged for unpaid bills. ...
Prudential reveals highest-paid employee earned £15.5m last year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of March 2015 06:22:39 PM
....Ladbrokes issued a 13-point statement on the departure terms for Glynn, who left after five years on Tuesday. His goodbye package includes £580,000 – the equivalent of one year’s pay –£131,000 in pension contributions, a £10,000 car allowance, £24,000 in healthcare insurance and £1,000 for mobile phone bills. ...
Budget 2015: How much do you earn and spend? The young worker - 'My mortgage is my number one priority'  image
....’ . His big monthly bills include £143 council tax, £65 for Sky TV, £41 on utilities and gym membership of £30 (his phone bill is paid by his company). ...
How much do you earn and spend? The student: 'My biggest worry is affording healthy food' image
....50 TV licence . Monthly bills £35-£40 phone bill . ...
Budget 2015: How much do you earn and spend? The couple without children: 'We're saving for the wedding so have to be more careful' image
.... With the cost of their wedding in mind – they are also saving to go either to the Maldives or Thailand for their honeymoon – the couple have cut back on larger expenses. Neither has a gym membership (‘The cost is the equivalent of drinks for everybody at the wedding,’ Smith says), and Smith has reduced her phone bill to £15 a month (Brady’s is £18), although they have kept Netflix, Spotify and Cineworld memberships (totalling £35. ...
Phil Vickery: 'I earned £12,000 a year while I played for England' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 8th of March 2015 07:36:19 AM
.... Luckily, Mike Teague, the team manager, helped me out. I remember he helped pay a telephone bill for me and, in return, I worked the debt off on a building site, carrying concrete blocks. ...
Robbed of a mobile, but we have to pick up the thief’s phone bill. Why? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of February 2015 07:02:05 AM
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Li Ka-shing offers private equity a slice of O2 tie-up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 23rd of January 2015 06:08:36 PM
.... . While telecom insiders have said that consolidation is necessary in the rapidly changing industry, analysts have warned that if operators bulk up in size it could create more expensive mobile phone bills for UK customers. ...
'Six months on and still no refund from Carphone Warehouse' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 16th of January 2015 05:55:50 PM
.... Several weeks and phone calls later I was told that it couldn’t pay the money back as it was unable to ascertain the account number the money had come from. My mother then became involved as the phone bill is paid from her account and Carphone Warehouse said it needed to speak to her to make sure it was refunding the money to the correct account. ...
Cost of filling in tax returns expected to hit record levels after £51 million rise in admin burden image
.... . The HMRC figures take into account the cost to individuals of hiring accountants, as well as phone bills, postage and other costs, while the cost to business includes the wages of in-house staff for days they spend on company tax returns. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 06:09:53 PM
....99. The soaring phone bill and a phantom device. ...
....Since then people have reported charges from £160 up to a shocking £23,000 to Citizens Advice; bills that could have been avoided if the cap was already in place. Thieves can rack up huge phone bills in a matter of hours after the phone or SIM card has been stolen, often before the victim is even aware their phone is missing. ...
....Mr Wales was speaking as he helped to float new mobile network The People’s Operator, with a £100m valuation, on the London Stock Exchange. The People’s Operator, which he has backed, gives 10 per cent of each customer’s phone bill to charity — money that it can afford to give away because it does not spend on advertising and instead relies on social media for recommendations. ...
How to get perks worth £50 a month from your current account image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of October 2014 06:26:15 PM
.... Savers must deposit £500 a month, set up two direct debits and pay a £2 monthly fee to qualify, but can earn up to £50 a month gross interest. They can also earn 3pc cashback on certain payments, such as television subscriptions and mobile phone bills. ...
Vodafone customers £15,000 billing nightmare after mobile phone theft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of October 2014 05:28:24 PM
....In 2013 Vodafone told recruitment worker Georgia Harris, whose phone was also stolen in Barcelona, that she would have to pay a £21,000 bill, run up as she flew home, although in her case the company later backed down. Earlier this year Citizens Advice said that last year it dealt with 130,000 consumers seeking advice about unexpectedly high mobile phone bills, which in many cases were driving victims into serious debt. ...
'Post Office bungle left me without a phone line'  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 09:37:53 AM
.... WH, Surrey . After you moved home you did not receive any telephone bills for your Post Office HomePhone account. ...
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EE, Vodafone and Three give police mobile call records at click of a mouse image
....EE, Vodafone and Three operate automated systems that hand over customer data “like a cash machine”,as one phone company employee described it. Eric King, deputy director of Privacy International, a transparency watchdog, said: “If companies are providing communications data to law enforcement on automatic pilot, it’s as good as giving police direct access [to individual phone bills]. ...
From lagging 'job creation' to lower charity giving, the wealthy give less back to society image
....Brian Wodar, national director of non-profit advisory services for Bernstein Global Wealth Management, notes that it might not just be empathy that’s at work here, however. “It’s easier for less wealthy folks to make charitable gifts – they can simply text a $10 gift to the American Red Cross and it shows up on their phone bill,” he points out. ...
Customer service is becoming more Kafkaesque by the day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 01:26:23 PM
.... Rounds of Muzak, the endless repeating of your name, address, birth date and maybe some other personal details (a childhood pet, the name of the street you grew up on) leave you, at best, feeling like a grumpy Jack Dee character and, at worst, like you are lost in a labyrinth patrolled by armed guards whose sole function is to shut a series of reinforced steel doors in your face. Anger, frustration, and confusion: these are the emotions that come to mind when I think of settling a mobile phone bill or querying a bank charge. ...

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