When a smartphone is stolen, the person who stole it can often use your device to make calls, send texts and even use the internet at the cost of the actual customer, and running up bills on their device that they didn’t use, and this could go on until your mobile carrier blocks that stolen device.

To tackle that the UK Government has today announced plans to be set at the four of the five large UK mobile carriers, each of which have decided to agree to put a cap on charges for calls and other usage on stolen smartphones.

The four carriers that have agreed on the deal are Vodafone, Three, Virgin Media and EE (Orange and T-Mobile), each of which will not charge customers more than £50 for unauthorized usage on a device that has been stolen.

However for some reason O2 decided not to agree on the charge cap, but other companies have agreed to by 2016.

Source The Next Web

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