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An EU investigation found that 70 per cent of the 554 ringtone sites examined were breaking the rules, resulting in 54 of them disappearing. The figures aren't quite as bad as they appear - the sweep was directed by national regulators who earmarked sites they suspected of breaking the EU rules on visible pricing and …

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They looked at airline tickets?

So why is it still so damned hard to find a fair price with no hidden charges?

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If only...

They could get rid of those awful TV ads at night advertising a range of mobile services! At least if they advertise 'adult' services you'd think they'd use attractive girls not fugly ones!

I'd also point out this is on fiver, E4 and the like not some dodgy channels!

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There are worse scum

...the SMS subscription weasels.

I once followed through on a complaint to our local ASA-equivalent, and was extremely gratified that the company in question was told to behave.

That said, they are con artists through and through, selling animated images of maps as 'friend GPS locators' to unsuspecting kids.

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shurely shum mishtake

people even need to go looking for free ringtones? can't you just shove an mp3 of your favourite track on your phones SD card and call it quits?

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Good

Hanging's too good for the likes of them.

A grenade up their backside, though ...

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@The BigYin

Ah! That'll be because airlines make more money than ringtone sellers and can thus afford to bribe^H^H^H^H^Hlobby the legislature to cripple^H^H^H^H^H^Hmake entirely reasonable compromises to the rules as they apply to them.

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Lets complain

but also remember that we need the EU to look into matters where one single government will not succeed.

My wish number 987 is to get rid of the increased volume of sound during commercials on the TV.

But that will never happen as I never demanded it, of course.

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