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Facebook Phone and Facebook Home software announced

Commenting on the launch of Facebook Home and the Facebook phone, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, says: “After a protracted journey to market, the ‘Facebook phone’ finally arrives, yet …

SSE miss-selling fine ‘vital to restore trust’, says Uswitch.com

Ofgem’s announcement to fine SSE £10.5 million for breaching its obligations relating to telephone, in-store and doorstep sales activities is a significant step in cleaning up the energy market says …

iPhone 5 tops mobile chart for first time as fans hold out for Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S3 is overtaken by both the iPhone 5 and 4S and drops to third place, having ruled the roost for 10 months in a row The new Sony …

Pick and mix time for consumers with new rules on packaged accounts

On Sunday 31st March 2013, new rules from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) will come into effect. Banks will have to send packaged account customers annual statements outlining whether they …

Great broadband speeds divide revealed: massive discrepancies between areas just a few miles apart

In the Birmingham area there is a staggering 89% difference in average download speeds between the slowest and fastest postcode districts[1] Glasgow, Bristol, Northampton and London complete the list of …

Consumers given greater reassurance as Ofgem takes over Confidence Code

Ofgem’s announcement that it is taking over management of the Confidence Code for household price comparison websites will provide ongoing reassurance for consumers, says Uswitch.com, the independent price comparison switching …

Consumers must take action to avoid impact of DECC’s energy and climate change policies

DECC’s latest analysis of the impact of energy and climate change policies on household bills has been published today[1]. The report estimates that household energy bills will be on average …

Another drain on household finances as water price hike comes into effect next Monday

Water bills to rise by an average of 3.5% or £13 a year from 1st April, 2013[1] Average annual bill for water and sewerage will increase from £375 to £388[1] …

A quarter of households billed wrongly by energy companies

New research from Uswitch.com reveals that a quarter (25%) of households have been billed incorrectly by their energy company within the last two years[1]. Such is the industry’s track record …

£200 bill hike as cheap energy deals come to an end

Consumers who flocked to cheap fixed price energy deals could see energy costs rocket as deals expire Energy bills could rise by up to £214 as three ‘super-cheap’ price guarantee …

Big six energy suppliers are right to lash out at flawed reforms

Britain’s big six energy suppliers are right to lash out over flawed energy market reforms, says Uswitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service. Consumers could end up with higher …

More desperation than aspiration: over a third of consumers believe budget will push UK back into recession

Over a third (35%) of consumers believe the UK is more likely to fall into a triple dip recession following this week’s Budget[1] Almost half (45%) say they will be …

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