18 posts • joined Tuesday 16th June 2009 10:38 GMT
Ever seen the 'Electric Vehicle Only' charging bays?
Plenty of London Boroughs are introducing 'Electric Vehicle Only' bays next to chargers.
Most are openly looking for 'ideas' of where to put future chargers / bays, I imagine the primary criteria is "Who in the Borough will actually use it?" I'm sure that speaking to your council and applying a bit of encouragement could easily get a bay installed near you.
And before you say "But someone will park a normal car there", remember how 'efficient' parking wardens are.
I think the UK banks escape the SEPA regulations as they oblige that payments in currency X to country y must be charged the same as payments in currency X to your home country.
Therefore they argue that if you're sending EUR, SEPA doesn't apply.
If you pay £30 a month line rental...
...that'll be 50p compensation for service lost for half a day.
Frustrating as outages are, I don't think Vodafone contractually owe retail customers more than that (and even then, it's a stretch, as they cover themselves with protective clauses in their T&Cs).
...they should follow all government texts with a separate text from Vodafone that states that "we were obliged to send the previous message...." etc etc.
Burying a press statement on their global corporate site (I note, nothing on www.vodafone.com.eg) is a bit of a cop-out.
Yes, you have misread it.
It's £1 per day that you use the scheme.
If you're going to use it a lot, an annual pass is £45.
Before you start making yourself look like a Daily Mail commentard...
It is £1 per day that you use the scheme. So if you don't use it on a given day, you don't pay.
"For the business users out there, Android 2.1 also supports Exchange email."
ish. It doesn't support remote wipe or pin lock, which means many corporates still won't let it sync with Exchange. You'll still need to buy a 3rd party app (e.g. Touchdown) if your employer insists on these security precautions.
I still can't believe that Google haven't yet sorted this out once and for all, it seems to me to be a major barrier to wider adoption of Android devices by corporate users.
Expect a phone manufacturer to fix faults? Yes.
Expect a phone manufacturer to give free upgrades that were not promised as part of the sales package? No.
Where does it say that having Android on *any* phone will get you an upgrade? A phone company doesn't have to pander to freetards who expect something for nothing. If they choose to do so, then great, that's a commercial decision that they've taken. It is by no means an obligation.
I'm glad somebody at O2 has finally joined the dots on this...
- Quite a large number of city analysts probably have iPhones
- Quite a large number of city analysts work in, err, the City
- O2's coverage in the City is appalling
- iPhones used to only work on O2
Ah. Potential for share price fail as analysts express concerns about network and customer flight when the exclucivity deal goes.
It doesn't excuse the fact that over the past 6 months O2 have been telling people calling to complain about connectivity that there are no known issues, and proceeding to muck them around by telling them that it's a sim card / handset fault. To my mind that is quite simply inexcusable.
Even when roaming, you end up connecting through an O2 APN. And yes, in the NL, my O2 data service is kaput.
I pay £50 for 50mb of access when roaming. Wonder if I can haggle a rebate seeing as I'm actually paying a sizeable wedge...
The difference is that once you've checked in, you can't change / refund your ticket.*
*I know the 'refund' bit doesn't apply to Ryanair, but I vaguely remember reading somewhere that they will let you pay a vast fee to change.
Boris Johnston Spin
I don't think this project has anything to do with the economics of running the vehicle... it's a £9000 publicity stunt for Streetcar and Boris Johnston, who will probably now claim that he has a 'fulfilled' manifesto pledge as a result of this one vehicle.
Yes, the idea of a plug-in which lasts for 35 miles sits nicely with the Streetcar concept (designed primarily for short runs, extra charges over 30 miles, and you have to return it to the same bay at the end of your rental), but I really can't see this as being anything other than greenwash.
There's something certainly going on at O2.
For example, if I browse to m.facebook.com, "O2 Home", "O2 Search", and "My 10" links appear at the bottom of the pages. I'm pretty sure they're not in the original data served by Facebook...
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