The carrier examined a year of data beginning with the date that wholesale price controls were introduced.
The Post Office admitted that a special service for the disabled had been on the wrong tariff for five years.
Ofcom, the UK regulator, wants to ban the locking of mobile phones to networks, saying it is ‘not essential’ to reducing fraud.
giffgaff overcharged millions of customers since 2011, but the real concern should be that Ofcom seems incapable of learning from its own mistakes.
New rules mean UK telecoms consumers will be compensated for service failures without needing to complain.
TL;DR: Ofcom does the least possible to address the frauds which are a direct consequence of its own incompetence.
The UK regulator was told to change the 070 number range by a variety of parties, including BT, security academics and RAG.
To stop deception, the UK numbering plan needs fundamental change not offered by controls on termination rates.
The problem with looking for ‘unreasonable’ traffic management is nobody knows what ‘reasonable’ really means.
The UK’s 070 number range leads to confusion, resulting in fraud. But the proposed regulatory reform does not deal with the root cause, and has undesirable side-effects.