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Last Updated: Wednesday January 21 2009 21:32 GMT

Top tips to avoid mobile pests

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So many people are being charged for unwanted texts and ringtones on their mobile phones that tough new rules are being brought in for the companies that send them.

Part of the problem can be caused by signing up for what you think is a free ringtone or wallpaper, when really you're signing up for something that could get expensive.

Paul Whiting from Payphone Plus, which keeps an eye on the stuff we can buy by charging them to our mobiles, gave us some of his top tips on how to avoid being caught out.