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    • pitbull644
    • By pitbull644 10th Jan 19, 4:51 PM
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    Huawei phones and contracts
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    • 10th Jan 19, 4:51 PM
    Huawei phones and contracts 10th Jan 19 at 4:51 PM
    Hi guys,


    I hope someone could give me some advice please?! I upgraded my phone contract with Three in August and got a new Huawei phone. This was just before there was lots of news coverage about concerns the Chinese could use these phones to 'spy' on people, to the extent that certain governments banned Huawei from their networks and this has now also been the case in the UK where BT and the Police have limited their use of Huawei products. Does this give me the right to speak to Three to change my phone if I am concerned that, in the not to distant future, Huawei phones could be banned completely?


    Thank you in advance!!
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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 10th Jan 19, 5:07 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 5:07 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 5:07 PM
    If/when they are banned - then, possibly, yes.
    Until then - no.
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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 10th Jan 19, 6:58 PM
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    • #3
    • 10th Jan 19, 6:58 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 6:58 PM
    Much of the UK telecoms infrastructure works on equipment provided by Huawei, whilst there's talk of it being limited in the future, has anything actually been dismantled to date?
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 10th Jan 19, 9:38 PM
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    • #4
    • 10th Jan 19, 9:38 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:38 PM
    the Police have limited their use of Huawei products. Does this give me the right to speak to Three to change my phone if I am concerned that, in the not to distant future, Huawei phones could be banned completely

    Complete nonsense
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 10th Jan 19, 9:50 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:50 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:50 PM
    The phones are not really related to the Telecoms infrastructure equipment that's being banned.restricted. Won't stop me buying one!
    • macman
    • By macman 11th Jan 19, 9:34 AM
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    • #6
    • 11th Jan 19, 9:34 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 9:34 AM
    I think that Google, Facebook et al have already cornered the data spying market: one more won't make any difference.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 11th Jan 19, 10:27 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:27 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:27 AM
    The White House and GCHQ are desperate to avoid spying competition from the Chinese, their technology is too good.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 11th Jan 19, 11:12 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:12 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:12 AM
    "Poland arrests two over spying allegations, including Huawei employee" - http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-poland-security/poland-arrests-two-over-spying-allegations-including-huawei-employee-idUKKCN1P50RJ

    (No particular relevance to personal phone use.)
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 11th Jan 19, 1:26 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 1:26 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 1:26 PM
    Much of the UK telecoms infrastructure works on equipment provided by Huawei, whilst there's talk of it being limited in the future, has anything actually been dismantled to date?
    Originally posted by pmduk

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    • pitbull644
    • By pitbull644 12th Jan 19, 9:16 AM
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    Good to hear everyone's thoughts, thank you
    • Pluto88888
    • By Pluto88888 13th Jan 19, 9:09 PM
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    Lol,NSA already spying on your data as we speak if you want full privacy go back to the old brick Nokia no location access.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 14th Jan 19, 10:00 AM
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    I have an old Huawei charger.............going to bin it because it spies on me?
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 14th Jan 19, 10:58 AM
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    I have an old Huawei charger.............going to bin it because it spies on me?
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Better make sure there's nothing too personal in your rubbish first. Better safe than sorry.
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