Mobile recycling ‘can help you and others’

One charity is encouraging people to recycle mobilephones as a means to give to those less fortunate than themselves. According to the Hornsey and Crouch End Journal, trading in an old handset can be ideal for generating cash when times are tough - and can also be a good way to donate to a worthy cause.The publication has recently launched its own campaign in support…

Site lists top five video recording mobiles

Those looking to upgrade their old mobile to a model that offers the latest in video recording have been offered some help.In an article for PC MAG, Matthew Murray notes it can often be a great idea to have a pocketable video camera on hand to capture special moments involving family and friends.However, he states as this is not always possible, there are a number…

Consumers’ mobile payment habits ‘might change’

Pay as you go might be a preferred option for more people who previously opted for contracts, one industry expert says.Matt Hatton, principal analyst for Analysys Mason, said this week that while the mobile phone industry is generally seen as "recession-proof", the ongoing economic climate might alter consumers' payment habits.Choosing pre-pay methods rather than a standard monthly contract could be one of the changes afoot…

‘We did Skype first’ 3 Mobile reminds consumers

The 3 Mobile network has responded to the launch of Skype services on the iPhone - by reminding people it was there first.It was noted by the carrier that although access to cheaper calls and messages is a welcome addition to Apple's 3G handset, a number of people have already been enjoying this on its range of devices since 2006.The firm took the opportunity to…

Verizon offers mobile shopping advice

A US mobile network has issued some tips on how to look for a great mobile phone deal while on a budget.Verizon Wireless commented that in the current economic climate, everyone is searching for low-cost products. However, it added there was no need for consumers to lose out on the best devices around.The first piece of advice it offered was ensuring the contract you opt…

Mobile users told Wi-Fi could save them money

Holidaymakers looking to save money on mobile phone bills while abroad should try to take advantage of widely available Wi-Fi internet access, it has been recommended.According to TechRadar, utilising Wi-Fi networks in local cafes, particularly if they are free, should be near the top of the agenda for travellers seeking to cut down on mobile costs."It's almost certainly cheaper than paying data roaming costs for…

Orange and Barclaycard unveil mobile payment system

Orange and Barclaycard have revealed plans to launch a new service that would enable people to use their mobile phones to pay for goods in supermarkets.Chips in mobile handsets would allow consumers to simply run their phones under a scanner to purchase items worth £10 or less.The companies suggest this will be an easier method of payment than the credit card, as pin numbers and…

Mobile phone users ‘waste money on contracts’

More than 20 million adults in the UK fail to get their money's worth out of their mobile phone contracts every month, new research has found.According to moneysupermarket.com, 48 per cent of people with free texts use approximately 94 messages fewer than they are entitled to.In addition to this, 46 per cent of people with free call time use about 122 minutes less than they…