Charity telephone numbers – Which range is best?

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The importance of having a phone number that allows those wanting to access their services at low cost for a charity is huge. The whole remit of a charity is to do something good, something that helps individuals or groups, so it is important that the number provided as a helpline number or an office…

Major broadband providers go head-to-head in UK countryside

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Broadband giants BT and EE have gone head-to-head in the UK countryside this week with separate rural network-themed announcements. On Monday, EE launched a fixed wireless LTE service in Cumbria while BT revealed developments in its Superfast Cornwall project. The Superfast Cornwall project, which BT Openreach CEO Liv Garfield declared as being at ‘the very…

Smartphone market share stolen by Android

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Android smartphones have taken 81 per cent of the market share in the third quarter of the year, ahead of both iPhone and BlackBerry. Over 204.4m Google-powered smartphones were shipped in the third quarter of 2013, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, with iPhone shipments dropping to 13.4 per cent of the market. BlackBerry held…

Virgin Media Business to join with EE to offer mobile services

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Virgin Media Business have stepped into the mobile world by teaming up with EE to offer their first ever mobile service for public and private sector customers. The aim of the service is to reduce costs by integrating fixed and mobile communications, according to the firm. By using EE’s network it will be able to…

Vodafone and O2’s 4G broadband begins in Leeds and Bradford

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After almost a year of dominating the 4G market as the only provider of the high speed connection, EE are now facing strong competition from Vodafone and O2 as they begin to rollout their services. O2 have chosen Leeds, Bradford and London as the first cities to have the mobile 4G services which were launched…

Core provides Dreams & Wishes with fundraising SMS short code

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Cardiff City FC Captain and Dreams & Wishes ambassador Mark Hudson takes part in charity fundraising Core Telecom has reaffirmed its support of its chosen charity, Dreams and Wishes, this month by providing a brand new fundraising channel to ensure that the charity can continue its work. The charity are currently in preparations for their…

EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

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Mobile roaming charges will be effectively scrapped under proposals agreed upon by the EU last week. As part of the effort to create a single European telecoms market, roaming charges for voice calls, texts and internet access could be completely removed by July 2014. Last Tuesday, the group of European Commissioners voted to ensure the…

Vodafone in early talks to buy Germany’s biggest cable operator

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The European telecoms market could be about to undergo a major shakeup after Vodafone has confirmed it is in talks with Germany’s largest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland to buy the company. Vodafone is already the world’s second biggest mobile operator with 32 million customers in Germany, making it the most popular mobile operator in the…

Samsung catching up to Apple in brand ratings

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Although Apple remains number one in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand list, its rival Samsung is catching up. After enjoying a 51 per cent increase in brand value and increasing its worth to £21bn in the last year, Samsung have now climbed up the list to sit comfortably at number 30. In…

Android phones approved for US military use

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Samsung phones that run a secure version of Android have been approved by the US Department of Defense. The approval is the first part of a strategy to allow soldiers to use many types of devices, as it stands Blackberry are the only models to meet the security requirements of the US service personnel. This…

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