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Last Updated: Thursday July 17 2008 07:08 GMT

Plans to stop rip-off ringtones

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Mobile phone companies that send you loads of ringtones and texts you don't want could soon be a thing of the past.

There's been a huge rise in complaints to the people who make the rules for mobile phone companies, so now they're trying to do something about it.

They want the cost of ringtones made clearer and say companies should also make it easier for you to stop unwanted ringtones being sent to your phones.

Any firms that don't stick to the rules risk being shut down.

Earlier this month, we told you about 13-year-old Rosie who got the shock of her life when she got a 129 mobile bill after accidentally signing up for a ringtones service.

And that's exactly the sort of problem mobile phone regulators PhonePayPlus want to stop after receiving more than 8,000 complaints over the past year.

Spokesman George Kidd said: "It's essential that we address this."