9 posts • joined Wednesday 19th September 2007 22:16 GMT
pot calls kettle black
TalkTalk promised me free landline broadband within 3 months if I'd sign up for a year. Fortunately I wasn't such a mug. Pack of absolute lies. The LLU broadband finally arrived here 19 months later, by which time they'd been zapped for bad advertising because it wasn't actually free. Do CPW have any one month notice deals at all - not by the look of what I see above.
If BT customers do sign up for evenings all all calls, they get 0870 and 0845 calls included in their package. Is CPW's bollocks a diversion to hide that for once they aren't going to slavishly copy things that BT do?
But these smaller PCs aren't yet as cheap as they should be
If you can get a basic Dell Vostro with a screen twice as big, more hardware on board, a bigger power supply and some version of Windows included, what are the expensive components ...
If you can get 2 GB of memory for not much more than a beer ...
How come the newest eee PC is over £300?
Ignorant O2 customer service staff blaming Ofcom is nothing new at all.
When charging for 0870 0845 and 0844 numbers was introduced last September, this was the main thrust of the reasoning, that O2 were being forced into line with the other networks, and more than one person said this was due to Ofcom regulations.
A quick call to Ofcom confirmed that there was not a single grain of truth in these assertions.
"The company isn't commenting on plans, but it's easy to imagine a scenario similar to the 3UK/Skype arrangement. Calls made from a Truphone-equipped handset would be routed over the cellular network to the nearest Truphone hub, and then converted to VoIP connections for cheaper routing "
I don't quite understand how you get to this assumption about a so-called Truphone hub, as the SIM card is on an mvno and is roaming on a UK network, and the calls are routed via 2 other companies as well. At the moment UM's tariffs are already slightly cheaper than its reseller, so it will be interesting to see what happens
What's more, I don't understand how you expect this to help with the T-mobile dispute, as Truphone has not become a main GSM network by dint of this, and Jersey mobiles aren't in T-mobile inclusive minutes either.
I spent well over half an hour in the local CPW shop on Saturday afternoon.
I'd been asked to go in to present ID details for 2 Fresh SIM cards I had, which instead turned out to have expired. After a bit of debate at the call centre while I was on hold, they eventually issued me with 2 new ones and transferred the credit across, which took quite a bit of conversation between the shop sales assistant and the call centre ...
I apologised for keeping her busy when she should have been selling high value deals. In that time, her colleague sold what appeared to be a T-mobile contract
And just what exactly has this to do with iPhone? Nothing. No advertising in there. The nearby O2 shop was empty of customers when I walked past.
How long before O2 alter the system when you call 100, so that people who don't have an iPhone can navigate the menu without having to hear about iPhone - "we know you'll be desperate to ... " ... talk to customer services about the reason I actually phoned up, thank you
free calls to pstn?
I'm not sure which of these firms is the parasite, or maybe a few users will be
3 has the extra marketing pull of offering the service, but I can't see any revenue for Skype in it at all, as it seems neither SkypeIn or SkypeOut will be supported
But even so, I think it could be possible to find a way to make free calls to PSTN
What is actually new about this?
There have been global roaming SIM cards with free incoming calls available for about 3 years now.
Last June, the blog fans of this firm were predicting almost free mobile to mobile calls anywhere. In January, they at last managed to launch resale of one of the global SIMs, the one with an Estonian number.
It will be interesting to see what roaming deal this SIM is based on, and what might be the the incoming charges that allow for call diversion of the given landline DID to the perhaps hidden SIM number.
Did anyone tell their web designer about the timing of this launch? The site has been reduced to a holding page; there was a fair amount of detail in there a couple of days ago, although a total absence of any tariffs ...
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