Mobile phones are more than a modern day convenience or an entertainment device. For many companies and even government organisations, mobiles are an effective way of tracking a person, their location, their likes and dislikes, and even their conversations. Whilst many people accept that this lack of privacy is worth the convenience of having a phone, others don’t, even though they may have nothing to hide. Unfortunately, there’s no way of making a regular mobile 100% private (you’d need to buy an expensive secure phone for that, and even then you might not be completely hidden). However, there are ways of preserving some of your privacy if that’s the way you’d prefer things. Want to be as private as possible on your mobile? Then these are our top tips…
Let’s face it, mobile phone bills can get expensive, particularly if you’re not always careful about who you’re calling, how often, and when. If you’re on a budget then a Pay as You Go phone plan allows you to control your phone spending more carefully, but PAYG prices do tend to be more expensive than contract prices, so you won’t necessarily be saving in the long run. Fortunately, with some operators there is a mid ground option, what we call a capped contract. We’re here with everything you need to know about capped contracts so you can avoid scary phone bills!
Signing a mobile contract can be a great idea. Generally, a contract gives you cheaper prices than Pay as You Go, and often you get a shiny new mobile phone as well. That’s all very well and good, but what happens if you find that you can’t keep the contract that you signed? We’re here to tell you the true cost of contract cancellation, so if you’re unhappy with your mobile contract, read on!
For most of us, our smart phone is the key to our lives. We use our phones for banking, messaging, internet surfing, blog posting, fitness, and a whole slew of other things. The upshot of all this is that our phones tend to contain a whole lot of personal information, which is why you might want to consider encrypting your Android smart phone. Or not. We’re here to tell you the pros and cons of encryption, and how to go about it if you decide that encryption is right for you. So let’s get started!
For a long time, storage was one of the most expensive parts of a new mobile phone. Sure, buying a small 4GB or 8 GB device was pretty cheap. More than that though, and you’d be paying a fair chunk of change. However, times are changing, and with more people using cloud storage, and even internal storage becoming cheaper, plus the advent of SD cards, mobile storage isn’t quite the problem that it used to be. However, with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, there’s a new storage choice on the market: adoptable storage. What is it? How does it work? Do you really want to use it? That’s what we’re here to find out!
You likely use it multiple times a day, but is it safe and secure? From apps to email to accessing your bank online, here are some of the best ways to secure your smartphone.
Whilst mobile coverage in the UK is very good when compared to many other countries, there are still some people that experience bad reception. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to use your phone at home and finding that your texts don’t go through, or your calls get dropped, or that web pages load so slowly that they’re unreadable. If you have reception issues, is there anything that you can do? That’s what we’re here to tell you: all you need to know about solving mobile reception issues.
How many times have you rushed to pick up your mobile, only to find out that it was a telemarketer or maybe an ex-spouse or partner calling to harass you? It’s a serious annoyance isn’t it?
Well, you’re not alone. A record-breaking 180,188 complaints were made in the UK last year, most of which involved nuisance calls made by telemarketers. Despite the massive influx of new complaints, up over 11 percent in 2014-15, only 5 companies were fined for their actions.