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T-Mobile in pre-pay fraud shocker

Link: T-Mobile hit by top up scam IT/Tech website The Inquirer are reporting that T-Mobile are having some slight ‘issues’ to do with pre-paid top-ups and credit card fraud. Apparently a reader contacted the website after discovering a fraudulent £40 payment on his credit card statement – which was quite impressive as he isn’t even […]

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Google attempt to patent SMS payment

Link: Google puts in patent application for SMS text message payment system – say what? Wait, hasn’t this already been done before? Indeed it has. SMS text message-based payment system have been in use for quite some time now, and it seems that Google has been keen to the new trend for about a year […]

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Mobile Phone Used to Pirate Cinema Movie

Link: Mobile Phone Used to Pirate Cinema Movie An Australian man is facing legal action after he is alleged to have used a mobile phone to record a cinema showing of the new Simpons movie and upload the file to be distributed over the internet. The video file was removed within a few days of […]

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Phone radiation protection spray ad gets canned

Link: Beauty Firm Censured Over Mobile Phone Radiation Facial Spray Cellular News are reporting that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have censured a series of adverts by health and beauty firm Clarins, in which the company claimed their new product would “protect” people from mobile phone radiation. The magazine and national press ad stated “If […]

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Operators Opinion

Dead man clocks up $218 trillion mobile bill

Link: Deceased Malayan hit with $218 trillion mobile bill | The Register If you think your monthly mobile bill is high, spare a thought for one poor dead guy in Malaysia, who even though he was dead managed to run up an extraordinarly high phone bill. A Malaysian man who paid off a $23 wireless […]

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Bus driver sacked for txt lottery addiction

Link: The Scotsman – International – Bus driver a mobile lottery loser Spare a thought for Leszek Wojcik, a former bus driver from Slupsk in Poland. Having set his hopes on winning a 100,000 zloty (about £17,600) lottery prize, he decided to use his company mobile to send a text to enter the competition, at […]

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Devices Opinion

How did you break or lose your mobile?

Following on from yesterdays story revealing some of the silliest reasons for claiming on mobile phone insurance, Steve asked for a thread on “mad mobile loss/theft/etc stories”. So here we go. Shall we let him kick off proceedings? Personally my favourite excuse for buying a new phone was that as I leant over the toilet […]

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My rabbit ate my mobile

Link: The Strangest Insurance Claims for “lost” Mobile Phones Insurance company CPP have just unveiled the results of a poll of 3,000 UK mobile users. As well as the more commercially interesting figures – like people in Edinburgh and Glasgow make on average 126,368 calls on their mobile in their lifetime – there were some […]

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Tank destroys mobile masts down under

Link: BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Tank rampage crushes phone masts It’s not uncommon to find residents taking matters into their own hands to stop new mobile phone masts popping up in their neighbourhood – but in Sydney one man decided to take things a little too far. A man has been arrested […]

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Teachers say mobiles are ‘offensive weapons’

Link: BBC NEWS | Education | Mobile phones ‘offensive weapons’ Expect this to turn up in the Daily Mail tomorrow.. A teaching union is calling for mobile phones to be classed as potentially offensive weapons.  NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said the way pupils misused them to bully their teachers meant they should be banned […]

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Police Chief: ‘Stop texting me crime reports’

Link: Daily Express, Sabah, Malaysia — News Headlines There’s been a few services launched recently that allow you to text a non-urgent crime report or tip-off to the police. Most of these involve some kind of automated system and tracking – however in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, things are a little different. City Police Chief ACP […]

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Prisoner hides mobile charger up arse

Link: Lag caught with phone charger up jacksie | The Register  A lag at Swaleside Prison on the Isle of Sheppey was caught with an entire phone charger up his jacksie after officers noticed his “discomfort” during a search of his cell, The Sun reports. The appropriately-named Tony Pile, 22, serving a life stretch for […]