Useful Websites

Mobile Phone

  1. http://www.vodafone.co.uk/vodafone-uk/personal-coverage/index.
  2. http://www.o2.co.uk/
  3. http://search.orange.co.uk/ouk/portal/coveragechecker.html
  4. http://www.three.co.uk/Help_Support/Coverage

Mobile mast locations

  1. http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/search

Independent coverage checker

  1. http://www.opensignalmaps.com/reports/uk-august-2011.php

Parental Control

  1. http://www.iwf.org.uk/reporting.htm – Internet Watch Foundation
  2.  http://www.ceop.gov.uk/reportabuse/index.asp – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Government Agency.
  3. http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/faq/mobiles.aspx
  4. http://www.chatdanger.com/
  5. http://www.parentport.org.uk

Cyber Crime

  1. http://www.identitytheft.org.uk/

Wifi Hotspots/Operators

This site works by country then on to individual addresses, so if you’re are staying at a hotel on holiday or business  you can look at what Wifi access is available.

  1. http://wi-fi.jiwire.com/

Complaints

Ofcom regulates the mobile industry and can be contacted at

  1. http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/tell-us/

Payphone Plus is linked to Ofcom and regulates Premium Rate Numbers

  1. www.phonepayplus.org.uk

Standards Organsiations

For the real technology buffs these two sites cover 3G mobile and Wifi standards

  1. ITU – http://www.itu.int/en/Pages/default.aspx
  2. IEEE – http://www.ieee.org/index.html
  3. NFC – www.nfc-forum.com
  4. Wifi – www.wifi.org

 

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