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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Phones

All time
# warning
About 130 phones are stolen per week and only 10% are recovered
The mobile phones stolen in Ireland since 2019 are worth about €5 million.
# warning
More customers left out-of-pocket after reappears amid ongoing investigation
A consumer watchdog said it is taking customers’ allegations “very seriously”.
# networks
Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.
# no internet
Three promises to refund customers after credit is taken from accounts
Some customers received an SMS advising them that they had zero credit and/or had reached their roaming limit.
# Outage
Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country
Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.
# put it down
Irish users may actually be starting to use their smartphones a little bit less
A new survey suggests people are attempting to address ‘our addiction to smartphones’.
# ding ding ding
'Was your Snapchat worth it?': Emergency brakes used by Luas drivers 550 times this year
People breaking red lights and not paying attention are two of the main reasons for near-misses.
# Liquidation
Former employees claim sold 'faulty' phones
The company has denied the allegation.
# Liquidation
Reboot of controversial website led by the company's former boss
Ex-staff members have said they are “livid” with the development.
# Liquidation
Hundreds of customers still in dark as is up and running again
The website reappeared online last week.
# location history
Google records people's movements even when told not to
The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.
# In the Post
Fuming customers say tech retailer hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts
The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.
# Smartphones
Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.
# desperately seeking
Trumpets, tiaras, and trainspotting notebooks - a journey through Irish Rail's lost and found
Connolly Station in Dublin deals with a truly heroic amount of lost and found items on a daily basis.
# Rebranding
Meteor will be called Eir from September
There will be no change to contracts or mobile plans for customers.
# roam like home
Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today
“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you take your phone on holiday abroad?
Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.
# firemole
This gadget will sound an alarm if your charger overheats
It recently won an innovation award.
# Oops
Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.
# live a better life
Live A Better Life tips: How to spend less time on your phone
We have some real-life tips and tricks here for you.
# poor service
Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog
The company blamed the weather for delivering poor phone services in 2015.
# new measures
Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights
Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.
# troubleshooting
Problems with your phone? Here are the most common causes
If you take some pre-emptive measures now, it can save you a lot of trouble.
# On the Line
525 phones confiscated from Irish prisons so far this year
Prisoners found in possession of a mobile phone could be prosecuted.
# Here today gone tomorrow
14 problems you will only relate to if you're always losing your phone
You didn’t choose to be this way, but you are, and you’re just going to have to live with it.
# catching fire
Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you
The company has said it’s “truly sorry” about safety issues surrounding the smartphone.
# self five
People are firing their phones up in the air for this ridiculous new selfie craze
Come through, cracked screens!
# Explosive news
Samsung has responded to the Galaxy Note 7 reports - and says it is 'adjusting production'
Reports from South Korea say the phone has been shelved over exploding batteries.
# buns hun
The Gardaí found a phone with an unusual screensaver and inspired a rake of puns
These puns are toast.
# mixed messages
There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones
Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.
# cutting the cord
Should public payphones be hung up, permanently?
If a payphone is not being used then Eir is allowed to take it away.
# house phone
12 things the kids of today will never understand about landlines
You used to call me on my house phone…
# put it away
Gardaí crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
Gardaí say they are planning to carry out more targeted operations over the coming days.
# they say the darndest things
This story about two kids chatting on a Dublin bus will make you feel super old
Phones with buttons. Why hasn’t anyone thought about that before?
'We're so obsessed with documenting our life on social media, we're forgetting to live it'
Put your phones away and live your life without the lens, writes Andrew McGinley.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring help in keeping your camera roll clean, a security camera and a way to hail Hypnotoad.
# sponsored by iD
There are 6 different types of phone users... Which one are you?
Let’s find out.
This photographer has caused a social media storm for telling wedding guests to leave their phones at home
Photographer Thomas Stewart appeared to hit a nerve with his recent Facebook post. Do you agree?
# our nerves
Lost something at Electric Picnic? Here's your chance to get it back
Just look at those car keys…
# our nerves
This picture of all of the car keys lost at Electric Picnic will give you palpitations