40 posts • joined Monday 21st January 2008 16:36 GMT
No you can choose who monitors you, you're not just stuck with the Chinese. Choice is good, right?
Samsung Canada are probably wetting themselves at the thought of all the kit they'll be supplying across the border when the Apple ban hammer comes down, guess this was just to let the yanks know they exist.
I took an 18 month old macbook air with a faulty screen in (there's a line down the middle, one side is a different shade to the other - common enough fault if you search), £380 please sir. Fuck you, I'll see you in court.
They'll never see another penny from me.
Ho Fucking Ho
"By 11.30am Vodafone's spinners said that the issue had been largely resolved."
Well that's funny, it's 2pm by my watch and the billing website *still* isn't working, can't get copies of my previous bills.
Why, instead of flogging femtocells, don't they just give you a VoIP client and run a gateway?
Since pretty well everyone with home broadband has wifi, it would seem to be a no-brainer. Those without wifi could be sold a wifi access point instead.
Oops - just realised the answer to my own question: dumb phones won't be able to run VoIP clients. Would still work for the new generation of smartphones though, surely?
Are you sure?
"Think about most banner ads: they have rich media and flash or video. These are all the things that would compel someone to want to click on an ad"
This is a joke, right? Those are the things I installed AdBlock and NoScript for.
Given that they need a bb connection to work, is it just me that finds it weird Vodafone don't just provide a VoIP gateway and a client for smartphones?
I know that wouldn't work for archaic mobiles, but they're nearly all Nokias and can probably get a signal anywhere anyway.
Nobody's mentioned Blackberry OS on Nokia?
What's not to like? Nokia's reputation for hardware (if it hasn't died already), BB's corporate integration and appeal to the kiddies (something only RIM and Apple seem to have managed to any degree).
Marriage made in heaven?
Are ICANN trying single-handedly to pay off the US national debt? What with the .xxx scam, increasing .com prices and now this, it seems that their role as overseers is being redefined as overchargers.
parasites, the lot of 'em.........
It'll be cracked within a year, don't worry about it.
I'd guess (and no, I'm not going to rtfa) that they said it sold faster than any of their previous *smartphone* models, which frankly wouldn't be too difficult now, would it?
And as for 'Know your Mobile', part of Dennis publishing who do about ten PC magazines, want to guess where most of their ad revenue comes from?
All the videos on skyscrapers in the world won't save Nokia from the Chinese copies.
Although you really want android lost, which is free
10 posts, all saying the same thing. Where are the MIcrosoft apologists now?
Hanging their heads in shame, hopefully.
I'd have thought "secrecy and lack of transparency" would be the most desirable bit. SSDD as it were.
<quote>we know the business well and the fit with TalkTalk is perfect</quote>
Says it all, really. Two peas in a pod or, more realistically, two turds in a toilet. Pipex were great, I hoped Tiscali were going to burn for what they did to it.
And I wasn't going to feel even a hint of remorse for the Tiscali staff that got the chop when it went. They were the ones that were giving me the run around when I was trying to get my MAC to leave.
Bad Analogy Guy
All the posters with the car analogies are missing the point: Nobody cares that Ford put their own brand radios in their cars, Ford don't insist that radio stations broadcast in a format that only Ford radios can play.
Nobody gives a toss what crap runs on your Windows boxes, only that the internet is getting shafted because of it.
And @AC 14:03: Pot, kettle a bit doncha think?
Have you tried calling microsoft support recently?
They're nice and friendly, provided you give them your cc number first.
You can call canonical with your cc number too, and get the same thing.
If you want it for free, ask for it nicely, and in this context that means trying to find out for yourself first.
I don't really think that's too much to ask.
And remember, you're not a customer, you're a user.
Customers get the friendly bit from Canonical / RedHat / Novell whoever. See note about *paying*, above.
@ Chris Martin
I installed Mandriva 2009 recently, that came with OOo3 :)
After many failed attempts to use it I found that Mastercard SecureCrap is only supported on Windows + mac.
Since I would never enter any financial info into a Windows PC and I don't own a mac I sent my Mastercard back.
Perhaps if they'd hired some developers to produce it instead of a beancounter it would work properly?
Paris. Just because.
Pipex wasn't a budget provider, until the parasites at ticsali got their feelers on them.
And does anybody care what ofcom think? Since they appear to have slightly less authority than ISPA? All bb contracts are carefully worded so that they can still bill you *even when you have no service* because your line is being unbundled. After all, 'no service' is just a point on a bandwidth graph.
Perhaps ofcom can explain why they haven't stopped that? No, thought not.
Anyone reading this who's still with Pipex: Leave now, and don't forget your coat.
What a great idea, I don't know why anyone else hasn't thought of it..............
Some of us were with Pipex, and weren't aware they were a toy ISP.
Unfortunately, you're right: The only way to get Pipex type quality now is to go somewhere else. Something I wish I'd done when I first read (here) that ticali had bought them, would have saved me being without for four weeks while they found me a MAC code.