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Call for 'try before you buy' mobiles.



Summary: Mobile phone users should be offered a "try before you buy" get-out clause according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 Ofcom Ofcom
Noun

(in Britain) Office of Communications: a government body regulating the telecommunications industries

Ofcom n abbr (Brit) (= Office of Communications Regulation) →
, Ofcom's consumer panel said today.

Mobile phone users should be offered a "try before you buy" get-out clause according to Ofcom, Ofcom's consumer panel said today.

The regulator regulator,
n the mechanical part of a gas delivery system that controls gas pressure that allows a manageable flow of drug vapor to escape.


regulator

see reducing valve.
 reports more than half of consumers said they have experienced problems with reception and a third said it was a regular issue.

An Ofcom panel has found that a lack of accurate information on coverage made the problem worse. The survey of more than 1,700 UK adults also found 91 per cent of small businesses have had difficulties with mobile reception.

Anna Bradley, chairwoman of the panel, said: "It's essential that consumers aren't trapped into contracts that don't give them the coverage they need. We would like to see providers offering consumers a 'try before you buy' clause that allows them to use their mobile and, if they don't get coverage, take it back."

But the panel conceded con·cede  
v. con·ced·ed, con·ced·ing, con·cedes

v.tr.
1. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit. See Synonyms at acknowledge.

2.
 that good coverage depends on a variety of factors - including where the phone was being used, the local landscape and the weather - and that accurate information would always be an "inexact in·ex·act  
adj.
1. Not strictly accurate or precise; not exact: an inexact quotation; an inexact description of what had taken place.

2.
 science".

The survey showed reception, particularly at home, was more important than the cost of the phone, quality of the customer service and the type of handset The part of the telephone that contains the speaker and the microphone. On a desktop phone, the part you hold in your hand is the handset. On a cellphone, the entire phone is the handset. See multihandset cordless and headset.  on offer when choosing a phone.

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Date:Oct 14, 2009
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