Mobile phone users warned over foreign charges

People who sell their mobile phone and invest in a new model in time for their summer holiday may be excited about using their latest device while abroad.But Moneysupermarket.com has warned such consumers they should be extremely careful about just what they will be charged for sending texts, making calls and browsing the web.Earlier this month, the European Commission's new regulations on how much operators…

Classic Nokia models could inspire mobile trade ins

Consumers could get cash for mobiles after deciding to ditch their current device in favour of a classic Nokia model.The Finnish brand hit the headlines last month when it confirmed the launch of the Nokia N9 handset, which follows on from last year's N8.Also released at the same time as the N9 were three more affordable mobiles, with the N9 itself said to be ideal…

Virgin Media customers may benefit from mobile trade in

Customers of Virgin Media will soon find they have plenty to gain by trading in a mobile phone and switching to a newer model.That is because the company has launched a new app for smartphones that allows users to take advantage of a television feature to the full.It recently released the TiVo service for fans of the small screen, which it could hope provides the…

Apps may tempt people to trade in mobiles

The success of Apple's apps may persuade some people to trade in their mobile phones and switch to a device provided by the manufacturer.Apple has confirmed downloads of its features have now topped 15 billion, with more than 200 million consumers contributing to that figure by adding apps to their iPhones, iPads and iPods.Philip Schiller, senior vice-president of worldwide product marketing at the company, said…

Mobile phone recycling could be set for a boom

A busy period in the mobile phone recycling industry could be around the corner, after one organisation predicted the take-up of tablets will soar.The International Data Corporation (IDC) has upped its prediction of 50.4 million shipments for 2011 to 53.5 million.With so many people expected to invest in a new tablet device, many mobile phone could be surplus to requirements and recycled as a result.Of…

Trade in mobiles for great access to online casinos

Britons who trade in mobile phones and switch to the newest devices that support online casinos will find there is plenty of fun to be had on gambling sites.According to the Casino Times, mobile gaming is currently experiencing a strong surge in demand from consumers.More people are using their iPhone, HTC handset or Nokia model to access online casinos, where poker, roulette, blackjack and other…

Popularity of gaming apps could prompt mobile recycling

The most popular category for apps is games, with 64 per cent of users downloading such content in the US, a new study reveals.Of those who have installed applications on their handsets in the past 30 days, almost two-thirds said they had opted for games, followed by individuals choosing those relating to the weather and social networking fans.People could look for a service to trade…

Apple app downloads could prompt mobile upgrades

The number of downloads by users of iPhones and other gadgets from Apple has risen to more than 15 billion, it has been revealed.According to the latest figures from the technology giant, its App Store has witnessed high levels of traffic, perhaps prompting people to look into mobile phone recycling in order to pay for an upgrade to their handset that will enable them to…