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.
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More than half of the broadband customers we surveyed told us they had struggled to contact their broadband provider in the past month.
Research from the telecoms regulator shows UK broadband speeds have withstood the surge in demand resulting from home working and online lessons during lockdown.
'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.
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.
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.
Openreach is confident that its network can handle the increased demand coming from an increased number of people using home broadband
Now broadband, mobile phone and pay TV providers have to let you know when your minimum contract period is coming to an end - the aim is to stop you from being overcharged
BT has announced that many of its broadband, mobile phone and landline customers will all see their prices rise by 1.3%. It has started contacting affected customers to alert them that their monthly bills will rise from March 31.