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#Mobile Phones

From TheJournal.ie Consumer Association calls for EU legislation on mobile costs Competition

Consumer Association calls for EU legislation on mobile costs

Figures from the EU commission show that Irish consumers pay five times more than the cheapest EU rates in Lithuania.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what electromagnetic force field from a laptop looks like Force Be With You This post contains videos

Here's what electromagnetic force field from a laptop looks like

Beautiful, but you might think twice about sitting with your computer directly on your lap.

From TheJournal.ie Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday Roaming

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

The 7 things you never thought you'd need your phone for (but can't live without)

It is a miracle we got anything doing before phones really.

From TheJournal.ie Three buys O2 and will now control 40 per cent of Ireland's mobile market Mobile Phones

Three buys O2 and will now control 40 per cent of Ireland's mobile market

The deal has been announced by the Telefonica, the parent company of O2 Ireland, this morning.

A simple guide to banishing phones from the dinner table

Oh you want to Instagram your dinner? DO IT ON YOUR OWN TIME BUDDY!

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has more mobile phones than people Ring Ring!

Ireland has more mobile phones than people

…even though pre-paid Irish mobile phones are 36 per cent more expensive than the European average.

How not to text while sitting on top of a moving car Brb Texting This post contains videos

How not to text while sitting on top of a moving car

OH MY GOD WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

The 7 most annoying things about mobile phone users

When they said to make sure your phone was off, they meant YOU too!

From TheJournal.ie Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year Roaming

Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year

The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda today also called for the parliament to take real action on cybercrime.

From TheJournal.ie Power to shut down phone networks is 'proportionate' - watchdog G8

Power to shut down phone networks is 'proportionate' - watchdog

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says shutting down mobile phone networks is a fair power to deal with terrorist threats.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points Tensions This post contains videos

Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points

The Minister for Justice also spoke about why he is backing a law which could see mobile phone networks shut down during the G8 summit.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Could you live without your TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Could you live without your TV?

A survey today has revealed that just 5 per cent of people don’t have one, so could you live without yours?

From TheJournal.ie Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey Communication

Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey

That is according to a new survey from Comreg, which also found that 75 per cent of those asked said they own a laptop.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam Bogus Delivery

PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam

The scam involves mobile phones being delivered to an incorrect address by a legitimate company, before a bogus delivery person attempts to collect them.

From TheJournal.ie 8,000 mobile phones stolen in first half of 2012 Theft

8,000 mobile phones stolen in first half of 2012

Gardaí have released figures on mobile phone theft as they prepare a new drive encouraging people to be wary of theft.

9 questions we were all asking in 2003

All these things are now a DECADE old.

9 survival skills you needed before mobile phones

It was a tough time.

In pictures: 40 years of mobile phones Call Me Maybe This post contains images

In pictures: 40 years of mobile phones

Including the indestructible Nokia.

From TheJournal.ie Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam Phone Scam

Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam

ComReg says it has worked with mobile networks so that users are now unable to return calls to a Slovenian premium line.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam Phone Scam

Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam

Users have been getting brief calls from a Slovenian premium number that could be mistaken for an Irish mobile.

7 people who have the inside track on the iPhone 6 Iphone 6 This post contains images

7 people who have the inside track on the iPhone 6

They probably don’t.

From TheJournal.ie NI committee wants to ban roaming charges within Ireland Roaming

NI committee wants to ban roaming charges within Ireland

Sinn Féin has won approval to approach the Oireachtas communications committee and examine whether roaming can be banned.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles Filtering This post contains a poll

South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles

The government is reportedly looking at mandatory software to block swear words, purportedly to stop cyberbullying.

From TheJournal.ie Syria cuts off internet and phone networks Shut Down

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.

From TheJournal.ie What happens to stuff that gets left behind in Dublin Airport? Left Luggage

What happens to stuff that gets left behind in Dublin Airport?

Dublin Airport hangs onto lost items for three months. So what happens if nobody comes forward to claim it?

From TheJournal.ie O2 to begin rollout of 4G mobile network in first half of 2013 4g

O2 to begin rollout of 4G mobile network in first half of 2013

Telefonica Ireland says the new data networks it can offer, following today’s ComReg auction, will increase broadband speeds fivefold.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile operators pay €855 million in auction for new spectrum space Switchover

Mobile operators pay €855 million in auction for new spectrum space

The funding, half of which will be paid incrementally over the next 18 years, partially comes from the analogue switchoff.

From TheJournal.ie How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile Phone Safety This post contains videos

How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile

Questions remain over the long-term effects of mobiles. What proactive precautions can you take, just in case?

From TheJournal.ie Photo: Irish Apple fans queue up to get the iPhone 5 Apple Tarts

Photo: Irish Apple fans queue up to get the iPhone 5

Here’s the queue outside O2 on Grafton Street at 6am this morning. Some people REALLY want that tall screen.

VIDEO: What mobile phones were like in 1989 – and 8 places to use them

According to this advert for a suitcase-sized mobile.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes?

What do you think of new proposals put forward by the Road Safety Authority?

From TheJournal.ie Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records Road Safety

Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records

Noel Brett of the Road Safety Authority says it should be routine practice for drivers in crashes to have their records checked.

From TheJournal.ie Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from 'ruining' parents Parents' Pockets

Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from 'ruining' parents

Case where parents held liable for €6k bill run up by their children has led to plans for new consumer protection legislation.

From The42 Lambert bans mobiles from Villa dressing room Phone Ban

Lambert bans mobiles from Villa dressing room

“I’m here to win football matches, not to play on a phone or computer.”

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: New world record set at... mobile phone throwing championships Phone Throwing This post contains videos

VIDEO: New world record set at... mobile phone throwing championships

Finnish teen has really raised the bar for future mobile throwers.

From TheJournal.ie Google to cut 4,000 Motorola jobs Google

Google to cut 4,000 Motorola jobs

Announcement comes just months after internet company buys the mobile maker Motorola.

From TheJournal.ie €83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme Taoisigh Expenses

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme Exclusive

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea Scam

Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea

The pair stole the data, including the customers’ names, contact details and registration numbers, to sell onto telemarketers.

From TheJournal.ie Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide Job Losses

Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide

The struggling mobile phone company has also warned of a larger than expected loss for the second quarter of this year.