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Mobile phone directory to launch

A company will begin offering a directory service from next week that allows people to find the mobile phone numbers of people they don't know. "For most of the 20th century, the landline was the only phone around. With the mobile you're always available, so it's the number most of us dial first.

So it is perhaps not surprising that a directory service is starting up that allows people to find out someone else's mobile phone number in the same way we've always been able to do for landlines."

Picture 4An excellent video from the BBC explaining exactly how this service works.

Thanks to my mum, who was a BT telephonist in the early days of her career, for discovery :)

Mobile services

95% of mobile users would use more data services is setup was easier. "Two-thirds of mobile users find phone setup as frustrating as changing bank accounts..."

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"Basic services such as email (46%), Internet browsing (40%), instant messaging (30%) and picture messaging (29%) are among the top applications and services that people find don’t always work when they first switch on their phone. As a result, 61% have stopped using mobile applications because they cannot solve problems with them."

Via Experientia