MPs Asked to Ban Hands-Free Mobile Use While Driving

People with cars clever enough to connect to their mobiles and intercept calls like you're piloting a starship Enterprise shuttle rather than a Skoda Octavia may end up not being able to do so in the future, as a safety-themed committee of MPs has recommended expanding the list of things you can't do with your phone while driving to include talking on it – even in hands-free mode. Read More >>

Xiaomi Told That 10 Cheap Phones Does Not a Flash Sale Make

The Advertising Standards Authority has shamed mobile upstart Xiaomi for offering just 10 phones to the public in a recent flash sale, as it wasn't made particularly clear that only 10 mobiles would be included; so a load of men crashed a web site for nothing. Read More >>

Mobile Networks May be Forced to Switch Customers to Cheap Tariffs When Contracts End

Communications regulator Ofcom has had the sort of once-a-generation amazing idea that really ought to have been had a decade ago – that of forcing mobile networks to revert their customers to a default tariff once their initial expensive, two-year, phone-paying-for window is over. Read More >>

Today They Say Roaming Fees Won’t Return After Any Sort of Brexit

Either the good Brexit or the bad Brexit won't lead to the mobile phone companies going back on EU-led laws to restrict massive fees for connecting to local networks while abroad, says the man in the government currently in charge of guessing what's going to happen when Brexit O'clock inexorably ticks around. Read More >>

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Health Watchdog Suggests Giving up Social Media For a Bit

The Royal Society for Public Health has launched a thing it hopes you lot might join in with, for ten minutes at least, with the grand ambition of encouraging people to quit or at least vastly reduce their social media use for an entire 30 days. Read More >>

Phone Signal Scanners to Remind Drivers Not to Call-and-Drive

Norwich is about to open up a new front in the war on imbeciles talking on their fun devices while in charge of massive metallic battering rams, with a trial scanner able to detect mobile phone call signals installed to warn drivers to put it down and pay more attention to the road and humans instead of live notifications about sports. Read More >>

Culture Secretary Thumbs-Ups Bans on Phones in Schools

Headteachers across the country have just been given the nod to introduce their own local bans on smartphone use in schools, with culture secretary Matt Hancock saying he admires heads who've already risked teenage riots and an elevation in door slamming by restricting the bringing of gadgets to school. Read More >>

Ministry of Justice Demands Ban on Bumhole-Friendly Tiny Phones

The current justice secretary has called for the current generation of ultra small mobile phones to be banned, because, he thinks, they only exist so they can be smuggled into prisons within the body cavities of kindly visiting friends and relatives. Read More >>

Somerset Village Really Doesn’t Want a Phone Mast, Thanks

The small village of Compton Dundon in Somerset is really against the idea of having a phone mast erected in the area, as a mass of people with health issues and off-grid retreats would rather not have radio signals blasting through their healthier-than-thou bodies. Read More >>

How Long Have You Been With Your Mobile Network?

Carphone Warehouse says the average 18-30-year-old has been in a monogamous mobile phone contract with the same network for just over four years, as the pain of swapping and potentially not having a fun thing to look at for a few hours or days is too much to risk. What's your mobile relationship best? Read More >>

EastEnders Creates Own Plot Hole With Mobile Phone Number Gaffe

EastEnders, which used to be depressing but is now a lighthearted alternative to reality and news, made quite a silly mistake last week. A very modern mistake to do with mobile phones that wouldn't have happened on Coronation Street in the 1950s. Read More >>

Looks Like Huawei’s Still Doing the “Phone for Women” Thing

A new phone from Chinese smartphone establishment troubler Huawei is rumoured to be on the cards for next month's IFA tech event, and it's good to see that Huawei is finally addressing a huge problem that afflicts 50 per cent of our society -- it's making a smartphone that women will be able to use. Read More >>

Three is Expanding Feel At Home After the Summer Holidays End

Feel At Home, Three’s holiday service that lets you use your phone abroad without incurring those freakishly high roaming charges, is about to get better. Though it’s always been a major draw for me, as a fairly regular visitor of Germany I’ve always lamented its big, meaty, Deutschland-shaped hole. Read More >>

London’s Tube Bosses Plan Mobile Network Coverage

Transport for London is said to be in the process of chatting up a few networking providers, with the hope being one might take on the mammoth task of providing mobile phone coverage down the capital's deep transport pipes. Read More >>

Lenovo Teases a Return for the Motorola Razr Flipper

Lenovo, the current owner of tech hand-me-down Motorola, has released a cryptic video teaser for something or other, with initial analysis of the clunky historical music and imagery suggesting the return of the Razr brand. And there's the fact that everyone in it is using Razrs. Read More >>