Entries tagged: International Phone Numbers

Changing Dialling Habits

For most of us living in the UK the 1st November is just another day. Many of our European cousins may enjoy a public holiday as they celebrate All Saints’…


How Many Phones Do We Need?

A recent UN report revealed that there were almost as many mobile phone subscriptions in the world as people. The report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said that at…




Calling Overseas

As the world descends on London, international telephone services will soon be awash with calls to every corner of the globe. No doubt those visiting will make use of the usual mix of mobile, landline or international…


Calling India

It seems as though India’s love affair with the mobile phone just keeps on going. According to a recent report in the Economic Times, in June alone over 4.7 million new mobile phone users were…


Keeping It Local

Ofcom have recently confirmed that with effect from 1 November 2012, those living in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch will have to dial their 01202 area code even when making local calls.  The change, which was…


Boosting Brand Britain In China

A recent survey by Deloitte revealed that publicity surrounding the Olympic Games is boosting Brand Britain in the eyes of consumers in India and China.  In fact, thanks to the games, 80% of respondents in…


The 4G Saga Continues

We have previously reported on the continuing saga of the transition to 4G mobile coverage and the perceived effects of delays on the UK’s competitiveness. Responding to previous consultations, Ofcom has set out new proposals…


A Nation Online

The British used to be known as a nation of small shopkeepers. Now apparently we are a nation of online shoppers with 89% of UK internet users…

Roaming Abroad For Christmas

With Christmas and New Year holidays upon us, Ofcom have reminded us of the importance of taking care when using phones abroad.

Whilst costs for using phones within the EU have fallen in past years,…



What’s In A Number?

In November 2010 we reported on the Ofcom consultation in respect of the allocation of telephone numbers. The consultation period finished in February and Ofcom has now announced its decision on the way forward.

Briefly,…


Promoting International Trade

For those looking to expand by trading internationally, HMRC has recently issued a guide to exporting and importing.  Intended for the first time international trader as well as those looking to brush up on their knowledge…


Securing Your Conversations

Organisers at the Paris Air Show recently were initially scratching their heads at apparent glitches in telephone and communication coverage around the site.  It transpired that some of the aerospace companies appearing at the show…


Telephones -– What Do You Use Yours For?

When historians look back at this decade, they may well refer to it as being notable for the rise of the smart phone app.  No longer the dream of science fiction writers, the smart phone…


Opening Up The World for Work

The global financial crash has caused ripples around the world, not the least in the housing markets. Whilst house prices in the UK have been largely static over the past year and are not expected…


Calling Abroad

Ofcom has recently announced a monitoring and enforcement programme relating to the sale and use of international calling cards. These cards are popular with those who have family abroad as they provide access to cheap…


Calling China

Analysts were slightly worried when Chinese growth figures for the second quarter of 2010 came out at a “mere” 10.3%, suggesting a slight slowdown in the world’s third largest economy. Then out came the August…


International Call Centres

Twitter was agog earlier this month with re-tweets of a rumour that the international helpline for athletes attending the Indian Commonwealth Games was run from a call centre in Wales.  Whether the rumour was based…


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