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Retailers hope to gain more customer insight with mobile payments

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Posted on April 07, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

A number of retailers are hoping to learn more about their customers, by encouraging them to pay for items with their mobile phones. According to businessinsider.com, Tesco and French retailers Auchan are two of the companies investing in digital wallet apps. In order to persuade customers to use their mobiles instead of their cash or…

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EU roaming charges to be dropped

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Posted on April 03, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

Brits will no longer receive excessive charges when using their mobile phone in the EU, confirmed by an announcement from the European Parliament. Bbc.co.uk reports that from December 15 2015, consumers will pay the same amount to use their mobile phone in the EU as they do in the UK. In the past, Brits have…

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UK continues to outscore US in smartphone adoption

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Posted on April 03, 2014 by Richard Towey

Britain still plays host to more smartphone owners than the US, according to new figures. The latest set of estimates from eMarketer reveals that while a higher proportion of American mobile phone users are equipped with smart handsets, the UK still leads the way in overall uptake for the technology. Readings cited by telegraph.co.uk show…

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Hospital reduces appointment no-shows with SMS reminder service

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Posted on April 02, 2014 by David Howells

Appointment no-shows are down at Dorset County Hospital because of a new text-based reminder service, dchft.nhs.uk reports. Every year sees around 19,000 missed appointments at the Dorchester hospital, which costs the local NHS Trust in the region of £3 million. In a bid to combat the wastage, hospital chiefs decided to roll out a text…

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New Paym service simplifies mobile payments

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Posted on April 02, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

A service launching at the end of April will allow people to make payments on the go without a bank account number or sort code. According to bbc.co.uk, to pay someone on the go, both parties need to be signed up to Paym. This service then allows a payment to be made using just a…

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