If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably got at least a couple of old mobiles lying around the house. So why not make yourself a bit of cash and get rid of them? Selling your old handsets online can give you a healthy chunk of beer money, as long as you know what you’re doing that is. Not to worry though, we’re here to lead you through the process, so let’s get started!
Your credit score can have a big impact on your life. Unfortunately, with a low credit rating you’ll find it tough to borrow money, get credit, or sign contracts such as mobile phone contracts. But bad credit doesn’t have to last forever. With a little care and some planning you can improve your credit score.
The concept of a credit rating is pretty simple. Rating agencies give you a number. That number determines how good or bad a financial risk you are. And depending on that number you may or may not be able to borrow money from a bank, or do other things, such as taking out mobile phone contracts. If you’re a good financial risk (you have paid back other loans on time, you haven’t missed bill payments for phones, mortgages, etc.) then you’ll have a good credit rating and other companies will be happy to do business with you. On the other hand, a bad credit rating can mean that nobody wants to sign contracts with you or lend you cash. But there are a few things about your credit rating that you might not know, and that’s what we’re here for. Here’s the lowdown on all you need to know about your credit rating.
It’s happened to us all: buyer’s remorse. Sometimes that bright orange jacket that looked so good in the fitting room just doesn’t work when you get it home. So you trot off back to the shop and return it. But what happens when you change your mind about something a little more serious? Like your expensive mobile phone, or that operator contract that you just signed? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than returning a jacket, but returns are possible…
Encryption in all its forms is big business these days. With so much personal, potentially sensitive, data around, it only makes sense that we all want to protect ourselves as best as we’re able. Many of us will already be using some form of encryption, either with full mobile encryption such as that provided built-in with Android devices, or with password encryption managers, such as LastPass. But there may be a gap in our security nets that we haven’t considered: files stored in cloud storage. Should you be encrypting these files? And if so, how? That’s what we’re here to find out.
If you’ve ever had a problem with your mobile phone or operator, or if you’re a regular reader here, you’ve probably heard the name OFCOM. But what exactly is OFCOM? What do they do? How can they help you (or not, as the case may be)? We’re taking a look at everything you need to know about OFCOM!
Going abroad with your mobile phone can be a dicey proposition. All too often, mobile customers return home to find that their phone bill is far higher than they ever imagined it to be. So just what are you supposed to do when you get a bill that you don’t think is fair, or that you just can’t pay? That’s what we’re here to find out.
Most of us these days have a mobile calling tariff, which includes a set number of minutes that we’re allowed to call each month. Call your mates and minutes are deducted from your account. That’s all very well and good, but there are certain kinds of calls that aren’t included in that monthly allowance. We’re talking about premium rate calling numbers, and there are many reasons why you might want to call these. It used to be that you had no idea how much these numbers were going to cost you, but the law has changed, and there are now stricter rules about how much operators can charge. That’s why today we’re taking a look at premium calling and how much it will cost you, so you don’t get any nasty phone bills!
A mobile phone is not only a large financial investment, but for many of us our phones also contain plenty of personal data. However, it’s a sad truth that mobiles get stolen every day, in fact around 10,000 phones are taken in the UK every 24 hours. A device that’s small enough to fit into your pocket might be convenient, but it’s also a thief’s dream. But if you are unfortunate enough to get your phone stolen, what exactly are you supposed to do? We’re taking you step by step through the process of what to do when you find your phone missing.