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Mobile providers to be banned from selling locked phones

Mobile providers to be banned from selling locked phones

Banning locked phones will make it easier for customers to switch networks, saving them time, money and effort as well as giving people access to better deals, says the telecoms regulator.

Why you still need sun cream this summer

Why you still need sun cream this summer

Even if you're staycationing, sun cream is still essential, and you need more than you might think

Vulnerable broadband, phone and pay TV customers must be treated fairly

Vulnerable broadband, phone and pay TV customers must be treated fairly

Ofcom has laid out a set of measures for providers to use to help vulnerable customers as the coronavirus pandemic has increased the potential for customers’ circumstances to change suddenly.

What is Sky Broadband Boost and should I get it?

What is Sky Broadband Boost and should I get it?

Sky offers 'Boost' as an add-on - it's available with all of its broadband packages. But what does it include and is it worth the additional fee each month?

Broadband customers face price rises during lockdown: what to do if you can’t haggle or switch

Broadband customers face price rises during lockdown: what to do if you can’t haggle or switch

More than half of the broadband customers we surveyed told us they had struggled to contact their broadband provider in the past month.

Broadband coping well during lockdown: Ofcom reveals UK speeds holding up

Broadband coping well during lockdown: Ofcom reveals UK speeds holding up

Research from the telecoms regulator shows UK broadband speeds have withstood the surge in demand resulting from home working and online lessons during lockdown.

Major telecoms providers Virgin Media and O2 announce plan to merge

Major telecoms providers Virgin Media and O2 announce plan to merge

'The proposed merger of two of the biggest players in the telecoms industry could have a significant impact on consumers, so the competition regulator should investigate closely.

Automatic compensation paused for broadband and landline customers

Automatic compensation paused for broadband and landline customers

The scheme usually means that customers of certain providers are automatically compensated if they are left without service or if an engineer fails to turn up or cancels at short notice, but current circumstances mean that providers are less likely to be as able to carry out repairs, install new services or make home visits than they usually would.

Is now a good time to switch broadband provider?

Is now a good time to switch broadband provider?

Usually switching providers can be a great way to save money and get a better service but with broadband providers and networks facing an unprecedented amount of strain, the landscape has changed.

Broadband network can cope with increased use – Openreach

Broadband network can cope with increased use – Openreach

Openreach is confident that its network can handle the increased demand coming from an increased number of people using home broadband

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