Homes pull the plug on landline as scam calls rise

The landline is in terminal decline, with five million households never using theirs for phone calls, reveals research by Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service. The number of homes with a landline has fallen by four million since the year 2000 to about 22 million connections now, down 15% from its peak of being present…

1 in 3 have streamed online TV to ‘feel less lonely’, claims study

New research from price comparison site Uswitch.com has revealed that a third (33%) of us have streamed online TV to feel less lonely over the past year, with 43% admitting to bingeing an entire series in a single day.  A quarter (26%) said they now exclusively stream TV online and almost half (49%) say they’re…

How to spot online shopping fraud? 5 top tips to stay safe online

Since people have been in local and national lockdowns across the globe, the use of the internet has accelerated at an incredible rate. Many meetings are now held online using apps such as Zoom, and food and retail shopping have almost completely gone tech-first. While it greatly benefits reducing the spread of the virus, it…

Nearly 5m UK households suffered broadband outage

Close to 5 million consumers suffered a broadband outage lasting more than 3 hours in the past year, with the average affected home offline for more than a day in total More than a quarter of people (28%) experienced a network outage during working hours, costing the UK 5 million working days - a hit…