O2 to provide new phone bill discounts to teachers

O2 to provide new phone bill discounts to teachers
O2 has announced that its popular O2 Open service is to be expanded to provide teachers with expanded discounts on their phone bills.The O2 Open discount scheme now includes all state-funded teachers in the UK and will provide a 40 per cent discount on airtime until July 18th, rather than the usual 25 per cent. This applies to O2 Refresh Airtime Plans from 3 GB…

Brits waste 143 million GB of mobile data every month

Brits waste 143 million GB of mobile data every month
If you ever feel like you’re not making the most of your mobile phone contract, then you’re far from alone after research revealed that the average UK mobile phone customer wastes 3.4 gigabytes (GB) of data every month.This mounts up to more than 143 million GB of mobile data going unused each month, so says uSwitch, which published the research.Of the 5,084 UK adults with…

Shoppers turn to smartphones to get best deals

Shoppers turn to smartphones to get best deals
There's no shortage of ways to go shopping these days, but using our smartphones seems to be a particularly popular option.According to a survey by IRI, shoppers across Europe are increasingly going online to find offers and promotions to make their grocery shop a bit cheaper.Much of this traffic appears to be coming from smartphones, with 31 per cent of shoppers in the UK using…

Mobile users could still face unexpected charges overseas

Mobile users could still face unexpected charges overseas
This week sees the introduction of a ban on roaming charges throughout the European Union (EU). Under the new system, set to be implemented on June 15th, mobile operators won't be able to add roaming charges for calls, texts and internet browsing when phone users are overseas. As a result, British travellers can use their regular allowance in any EU member state. That will be…

Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone

Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone
We've all been in awkward situations where we get home to a credit card bill or bank statement and realise we've been a little too relaxed in terms of our personal finances for the past month. This is perfectly understandable - it's so easy to forget to be as disciplined as you might have intended after one a large purchase, for example. However, making simple financial management much…

European Commission: End of overseas roaming charges

European Commission: End of overseas roaming charges
The European Commission has announced that roaming charges are to be abolished across the continent. This will mean that people enjoying a holiday in another country other than their place of residence will incur no extra charges. As an example, Brits heading to a country within the European Union for a well-deserved break will be able to use their mobile phones without having to worry…

Turn Your Mobile Phone Into Cash

We all like to save a bit of money here and there. With the economy still going through rough patches and prices continuing to rise, it is reassuring to know that there are still simple and easy ways of getting a little bit of extra cash. Mobile phones are a way you could save and even make money. Plenty of people are realising that they…

Make Money From Your Blackberry

The mobile phone industry moves at a tremendous rate and can very quickly turn what is a current phone into a retro-looking embarrassment. Of course, this isn’t to say that the phone isn’t capable, it is just the speed of technological change in this intensive industry. With the recent news that Blackberry are to shift focus to the business market thus lessening focus on the…