Phone & Internet

Getting prank calls is the most annoying thing and most of the times you cannot trace the culprit as they keep changing numbers. In addition, there are promotional calls from companies offering services which may bother you during busy times. To rule out these issues, British Telecom has launched a service that would block nuisance calls before they reach home. With this brilliant system, BT can actually divert up to 15 million promotional calls like those of PPI companies and more. Users can even leverage the system by compiling their individual list of numbers which they want to block. Once your list is ready, you need to dial 1572 on receiving an unwanted call or you can add the numbers by going online. BT would also add to this list, the numbers of nuisance callers suggested by customers. This way, BT can give relief from the irritating prank calls and […]

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The new era is all about smartness, from smart gadgets to smart homes, our life has become quite automatic and technology dependent. However, things are not hunky dowry in all fronts. This is because the dependency on the Internet of Things has put our homes, cars and valuables at risk of being manipulated from an external space. Hackers across the world have claimed that these gadgets have opened smart homes to cyber attacks. Technology geniuses who like to misuse their knowledge can actually play disturbing tricks like triggering a smoke detector to cracking the PIN code of the digital lock of your home. This is quite disturbing as the things which optimise our facilities may invite risks to us. As there is no denial to the Internet of Things, we would find more devices in the near future. Very soon Samsung would be coming up with a fridge that would […]

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In a move to pace up the broadband networks in the UK, the government will be deploying £1bn, which would give a thrust of higher speeds to around 2 million UK homes and businesses. This would be offered as an infrastructure plan in the autumn statement to be declared on Wednesday. Phillip Hammond, the chancellor announced this in response to the ever increasing demand of the digital economy and constant prompting by the people of the UK. The chancellor will support a £400m digital infrastructure fund and keep it to be matched by the private sector investors. He would be offering local authorities to bid for the £740m fund to check the 5G mobile networks. The government plans to link these networks with fibre-optic systems for improving wireless capacity of the country. This was announced just after the government declared £1.3bn for road networks and £2bn for research and development […]

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The regulatory authorities of the government want the UK broadband companies to change their advertisements, which give misleading internet speeds. The Advertising Standards Authority confirms that advertisements that show speeds of ‘up to’ a certain number are actually confusing. Therefore, the authorities would take required action to change this norm in 2017 and would compel internet providers to declare the correct speeds which they offer. Although, the UK watchdog has not planned anything about executing this operation, it has certainly hinted its plans. Digital Minister Matt Hancock expressed his joy over this decision and agreed to the fact that the current broadband and internet ads were misleading the consumers. This announcement was made after ordering the internet providers to make their monthly charges clearer for the user. The announcement was received with some apprehensions by the ISP industry. James Blessing, chair of the Internet Services Providers’ Association Council expressed his hesitation […]

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You may have never thought about it but your mobile phone could be the cause behind the invalidation of your home insurance policy. It would be actually quite surprising but mobile phone giant Samsung could be the reason for it. Its Samsung Note 7 series of mobile phones is displaying bad performance and nearly 96 of these phones have caught fire due to overheating of batteries. Out of these 96, 13 phones actually caused injuries and burns while 47 of them damaged property, which has raised concerns amongst home insurers in the UK. UK home insurance companies have taken a stand against this and have issued a declaration which says that if their customers are using these phones and suffer from any kind of damages due to their devices catching fire then there are chances that the insurers may not compensate for such losses. Insurance companies have come up to […]

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There is good news for people facing the internet crisis and disastrous effects of low internet connectivity in the UK. As we all know, the entire country needs powerful internet connectivity and there are various groups which want to make an appeal to the government, for the same. A prominent part of the UK business arena has taken a step forward in this move by requesting and urging the Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond to consider broadband investment as a priority in the government’s autumn statement. According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), this measure could be a part of the government’s strategy to improve UK businesses. By reforming internet rates for businesses, the current government can facilitate businesses to perform better. The Director-General of the BCC said that “The Autumn Statement gives the government a great chance to set the tone for its relationship with British business by […]

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