104 posts • joined 18 Jun 2007
Re: Motorcyclists have a perfect use for this phone.
A perfect tracker with no GPS or a data connection?
Enabling flight mode will disable Bluetooth but you can toggle Bluetooth back on, leaving the phone otherwise in flight mode (it's the same for WiFi too). At least on Android anyway.
I use DoggCatcher as a Listen alternative. It does everything Listen does and more, and you can import your podcast feeds from Reader.
Click clack card readers
Click card readers remind me of my student days. The local curry house used one of these, which meant I could always get a curry washed down with a few beers, even when over my overdraft limit.
Re: I charge my phone at night while I'm sleeping
Agreed - as long as my phone doesn't need charging more than I need sleep then that is good enough for me!
Re: My Experience
To force your phone to use GSM/UMTS only try entering *#*#4636#*#* on the dial pad - on my Galaxy Nexus this brings up a menu and gives you the option, amongst other things.
Re: I thought so. So here they are again!
Page 28 of Three's price guide:
"Want to tether?
If you are on The One Plan contract (handset and SIM Only) we’re happy for you to tether, this means you can connect your phone to other devices via USB or WiFi to connect to the internet. If you’re not on The One Plan, you can get a Mobile Internet Add-on, or a Tethering Add-on."
The One Plan is pay monthly only but on Pay As You Go you can get "all you can eat" data for £15 a month. I don't think the above term is clear, but they've clarified on their forum that all you can eat data on Pay As You Go excludes tethering.
Re: At least they are being very open about the issue
You're right about the signalling defining the call but your statement isn't actually correct as far as the UK is concerned.
While it's technically possible for an emergency call to be placed on any network available (with or without a SIM), in the UK a network will only accept an emergency call if you're using a SIM issued by that network (or a SIM from a roaming partner). If you're using a SIM from another UK network or a SIM is absent then your call isn't going to connect.
Re: Nexus S
To get ICS for the Nexus S go to http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/12/16/ice-cream-sandwich-now-rolling-out-to-the-gsm-nexus-s/. That is where I downloaded it from. I installed it back in December and it ran on my phone with no problems until last week which is when I sold it due to buying the Galaxy Nexus.
ICS on my Nexus S was a big improvement and made my phone run much smoother.
The way to add a custom URL is by going to http://tunein.com/myradio/.
The only problem with this is it allows me to add the URL and it then appears in the mobile app under My Presets, but the station won't play, even though I know the URL is correct.
When Jobs announced the original iPhone he said during the keynote that a 3G model would be coming, so actually no he was not adamant that 3G was unnecessary.
It sounds like you're describing a Tech Air bag? I've got one of their bags, it's excellent. The asset stickers that you're on about is a service called i-Trak, which fortunately I've not yet needed.
You are correct. The Data Protection Act allows for compensation if you have suffered a financial loss only. You get nothing if it is distress alone that was caused.
I just knew at least one person would ask that question!
Android must be disappointing too then
Try putting your Android device into aeroplane mode and using speech recognition - it won't work.
Was there really any need for Motorola to print the camera specs next to the camera lens? I don't need to be reminded and I find it rather crass.
I see from the screen-shot you're using Fastmail (which is superb) too - you should do a review of that as well.
I like your thinking in relation to control messages but in practice this would not work. Suppose your mobile is switched off/out of coverage for example, and an SMS was sent out via the pager system, then the recipient would never receive it.
The page linked to in the article confirms it's 8.1% ABV.
With WhatsApp you can record and send audio as well as text, images and video, so I don't really have any need for an app that just does one of these things.
Read the article
"the ads will only appear on the Twitter.com website (as opposed to being pushed out to those using client applications)"
Depends where you're doing your shopping - Morrisons let you adjust the volume of the self-service checkout, all the way down to silent. Asda don't. I don't remember about the rest.
I'd have no problem dropping the u in colour as it would then require less effort to type.
Spoofing is still possible
I've just called into my voicemail (not from my mobile), spoofing the CLI, and got straight in, so this still hasn't been rectified by all mobile networks.
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It will be interesting to see how all this works out.
I'd trust Google over my mobile phone company any day. I like my network as just a bit pipe, thank you very much.
It doesn't have a 5 row qwerty, but for those interested in a phone running Android with a physical qwerty keyboard there is always the Motorola Pro.
I've already watched the keynote. Ping is supported on the iPad, Whatsapp isn't at the moment, but there's no reason why that can't change.
WhatsApp and Ping
Not sure why we need iMessages which limits you to contacting other iOS users when we already have apps such as WhatsApp and Ping that work across various mobile operating systems.
PAYG vs Pay Monthly
You can't use unlimited data on PAYG for tethering - their T&Cs specifically exclude this. Unlimited data on pay monthly costs £10 more but includes tethering.
Yes they do, but the figures for mobile specifically exclude complaints from datacard/dongle customers.
I find Three's service reliable and coverage good; I suspect most of the complaints will be due to customers' (often prejudiced) dislike of foreign call centres.
Front facing camera and buttons
The front facing camera is VGA and not 1.3MP as this review suggests.
To the commenters that are against soft buttons - I've recently changed from a HTC Desire to a Samsung Nexus S and the one thing that was really putting me off the Nexus S was the soft buttons, but they're actually a joy to use! The phone gives a little vibrate when you press the buttons so you still get the tactile feedback. I don't miss the physical buttons and think I prefer the soft buttons now anyway plus they're not going to wear out.
Vodafone data allowance
You've got the inclusive data for the Vodafone £15 a month plan wrong - it's 2GB of cellular data not 1GB. You also get 1GB of WiFi too. You can get an extra 1GB of cellular data for 32p a month more if you go here http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-broadband-plans/ipad-sim-3gb.
Only on WiFi
I assume those commenters on the Marketplace saying this app only works on WiFi will be on CDMA networks as they don't support simultaneous voice and data.
What features have they taken away? Just curious.
Change your APN
Change your APN to 3internet and you'll overcome that restriction. This works on a contract, no idea about pre-pay.
HTC & webOS
According to that first graphic, HTC have some of the webOS market share. Since when did HTC make a WebOS phone?
Re: For the Kids? Bollocks!
You pay £1 and you pay £2.50 less on your next bill. O2 are £1.50 down each time they remove the pr0n block. If this has been done to generate a "cash influx" it's not the brightest idea.
If you're on a contract then they asked you to provide your date of birth when taking out the contract and you had to be over 18. If you were under 18 and lied about your date of birth you will probably have failed the credit check.
You are asked to prove your age to remove the pr0n block as some people who are over 18 take out a contract and give the phone to someone under 18.
So the only bollocks is what you're talking. Whether O2 are justified to place the block by default is another matter.
It's getting tiring. That's all.
It's good to see that the 351 (so presumably the others too) have a micro-USB charging socket. Maybe these devices are made by a Chinese company; the Chinese government mandated a single charging standard as way back as 2007.
I remember lots of the big players signing a Memorandum of Understanding to switch to micro-USB a few years ago but still some of them are still using propriety charging standards, it's about time they got their act together.
Default PINs are not the issue!
You cannot access your voicemail from another phone, regardless of what network you're on, until you've changed the PIN from the default.
Re: Not worth it
I also have a Nexus S and a HTC Desire. I bought the Nexus S as using GPS on the Desire caused it to overheat and constantly restart.
I have to say I'm really impressed by the Nexus S.
I've downloaded all the widgets I want from the marketplace. Although the Nexus S is plasticy the build quality seems goo enough. I've not experienced a single crash or reboot.
I've had to restart it a few times because it starts pausing when switching home-screens, but that's all.
I find that I get signal on my Nexus S where I don't on my Desire, the screen is better and the loudspeaker sounds far less tinny.
All in all - I find the Nexus S a great phone and the first smartphone that I've been truly happy with. Each to their own though.
Mobile comms have been restricted once in the UK and that was on 7/7 as you say when ACCOLC was invoked. They only reason they are restricted is to give priority to certain pre-authorised users (emergency services, MPs, etc) in the case of an emergency situation when they may otherwise be unable to make/receive calls due to congestion. Networks don't get restricted because a prisoner is being moved or there is a VIP in town!
Storing credit card details
Why did they even need to store the full card details? Once the payment has been authorised just keep the (encrypted) card number (in case of a charge-back) and delete the expiry date and security digits. The card number alone would be worthless to the hackers.
Just bar all outgoing calls
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Nice rant. It does annoy me how Bill Ray goes on about voice calls subsidising data usage.
Someone I know set fire to his (broken) Powerbook - http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott56r/4585868103/.
Since being with 3 I find their coverage so good I've turned off 2G anyway. Seeing as I use my mobile mainly for data it was annoying when my phone would get stuck on 2G, when I knew I was in a 3G coverage area. Data over 2G is so slow and unreliable I'd sooner not bother.
Is the required £10 Virgin top-up surely?
Making provision of national coverage part of a licence obligation
Ofcom already did this with the 3G licences, requiring 80% population coverage by a certain date, which O2 missed and was threatened with a hefty fine. Just a shame that Ofcom stopped at 80%.
So how many SMS does unlimited include?
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