What a shame
Couldn't happen to a nicer company.
Still can't believe Three UK and Tesco Mobile are outsourcing CS to these muppets.
288 posts • joined 14 Jun 2012
Couldn't happen to a nicer company.
Still can't believe Three UK and Tesco Mobile are outsourcing CS to these muppets.
Would any sane person actually PAY for something that is riddled with ads, is in permanent Alpha, Beta, whatever and lacks features from previous versions?
MS really need to have a think about this because as much as they wave figures around the only way is down for this rotten piece of adware, spyware, junk (delete as appropriate)
It's funny when you visit JL or Dixons and look at PCs. The assistant tries their best for a sale but as soon as you ask about Windows 10 they sort of back down and admit it's rubbish. There are some nice machines around just now but there's no way I would buy one with Windows 10 on it. Full stop.
Sky TV get away with charging a monthly subscription then adding advertisements. MS might not be so lucky.
Have the contract for enforcement.
I wouldn't worry too much, they are a f***n disaster on a good day.
As above, just enter any old tripe as a postcode as they have absolutely no way of telling where you are.
Can they not buy Vauxhall or Ford and get them making decent cars again?
Mind you, even if they did no-one would be able to afford one anyway.
About WinMX then I clicked on El Reg and seen this. Spooky or wot?
Point is that as long as the music industry refuses to play ball and continues to protect it's vested interests & greed people will always find a way round copyright.
The link I have can rip the Youtube video as an MP4 (or MP3) at full resolution in less than 20 seconds. Really surprised it's lasted as long as it has to be honest.
I'm looking forward to living the rest of my life in the 1620s
With 1% market share there's no point bothering.
Windows mobile (or whatever it's called this week) is used by either of two types of people .... IT geeks or stupid people who got talked in to buying one at Carphone Warehouse.
Seriously, the platform is as good as dead because it's been dicked with so many times with no backward compatibility.
MS as a company have no strategy whatsoever.
You can get a decent Android handset for just over £100 so there really is just no point going there at all.
I have three friends who were outraged by BT then moved to Plusnet not knowing that they are really ...... BT.
I have the Note 4 and the removable battery is great.
It's rooted and debloated so the battery lasts well over a day anyway, but if I'm away for a weekend I can just stick the spare battery in my wallet and swap it when needed.
It's so funny watching my pals hunting around in pubs for iphone chargers all the time.
But Samsung DO need to change the phone to be easily identifiable as a new model otherways it will be tarnished completely going forward.
It might have been a different story.
It's sorta convenient when your main competitor disappears and masks the fact you really are a shit company.
Took over a company I worked for (Oil & Gas) in 2006.
They got rid of many long term staff who knew the business and replaced them with droids with a degree from Milan.
Ten years on it's a disaster. That is all.
Untill this afternoon when all Borders trains are cancelled (again)
Should sort this shit out ASAP.
We now have "ministers" who won't take responsibility for anything and are frightened of business.
I'm 50 on Thursday and have never seen this country in such a sorry state. If I didn't have a 13 year old at school and a wife with an established business I would be off elsewhere.
In Aberdeen we have Abellio Scotrail and it's a disaster. According to staff the previous franchisee (First) was far better than the new one and their ethos is that it makes more money cancelling a train than running it.
Again, government should make this impossible in the franchising agreements.
It ain't Vodafone. Outside my city within a 50 mile radius all I get is GPRS or Edge with no data throughput.
They make massive profits but only invest in the highly populated areas.
Now EE belongs to BT those figures will drop like a stone. Mark my words.
With my son last night.
Vodafone is rubbish where I live and is mostly 2g with no data throughput, but with my 4gb Euro roaming data per month I can go to any far flung piece of the countryside outside the UK and lock on to any available network which gives far better performance.
He asked if I could, for example, buy a contract in France then use it to permanently "roam" in the UK but I guess this article answers that!
We used to do tailoring work for M&S about 15 years ago. They had many skilled, long serving employees who really took a pride in their work. Everything was carried out to procedures and the whole place was very well ran indeed.
Then one day they decided to scare off their long termers (probably to avoid pension costs) and employ any Tom, Dick or Harry on minimum wage most of whom incidentally can't speak English. Our local store is totally understaffed and the queues at the tills especially at weekends are horrendous.
Seems many great UK businesses (BA for example) have gone down this route and have turned toxic.
M&S deserve all they get. Profits before punters will catch up with them, just look what happened to Tesco. Improving the customer experience my arse .... protecting the shareholders more like.
I agree. UK PLC is technically bust but because we "loan ourselves" our own money it's not a problem (or is it ....)
I love the way the government backs private savings in case a bank goes down but what happens if the whole country goes down the shitter?
Answers on a postcard .........
Not Linux for god sake.
I meant Windows 7 or maybe 8.1
They come with Windows 10 I won't be buying them.
Take note HP & Microsoft.
The Acer Iconia 6120 was a similar beast with two screens instead of a screen and keyboard.
It was horrible to type on, the lower screen kept cutting out due to a design fault and the support from Acer was totally useless.
Nice try though .....
Samsung have done the correct thing by pulling them and investigating the cause.
Apple would sell them anyway and blame the user for setting them on fire.
do we need on this topic?
That's at least the third one today covering the same story. I smell clickbait from Vulture Central!
To fix it.
Things like this should be dealt with in weeks not months down the line.
Be interesting to see how many other "bugs" are introduced with the new firmware though ........
It's pretty bad when Microsoft can't even get their own hardware to work properly.
Between him and Smith they have promised the world in the past few weeks, and I bet none of it ever gets delivered if they get elected.
Politicians promises, pledges whatever should be legally binding, not just forgotten about when they have reached the position they want.
And as for Broadband ... as long as BT are allowed to carry on with their government supported monopolistic stance nothing will change soon.
My mate showed me his 6 plus at the weekend with exactly this fault.
He went in to see the minimum wage 18 year old "genius" who told him it needed a new motherboard and as it was out of warranty it would be around £200.
I despise companies who use slave labour, sell their products at an exhorbitant mark up, avoid tax and then don't admit their products have design faults and make the customer pay to rectify them.
No more to say really .....
Oh .... bastards!
BT get involved and the prices go shooting up.
Considering they hiked landline prices twice in 6 months recently this isn't a surprise.
I was thinking about EE as my next contract because of Vodafone's shocking CS but I guess that's off the cards now. BT are simply the worst company ever (well, tied first place with Microsoft)
For buying a £149 phone.
The fact it's sold for £700 is irrelevant. Cheap manufacturing to increase profit is at play here.
Been saying this for years.
My son has the Honor 7, got it for his birthday last October,
He is prerry picky when it comes to tech and he is overjoyed with it. Loves the audio quality, camera, speed of the handset and screen.
At £250 it was a good enough price, but with the introductory discount we got it for £210 which was brilliant.
I said at the time once Huawei / Honor got established in the UK they would hike their prices up and here we have it. Just like Hyundai & Kia did in the car market.
It's probably a decent handset for £349 but not a bargain any more .... and that might be the deal breaker.
Has this too. At least the office apps can be disabled but they still take up storage space.
If you want it you can install it yourself surely?
Are self destructing.
Nowadays there is hardly a single product they develop correctly, and any business they take over generally dies a slow painful death.
I had a Windows phone in 2005 and it was terrible. They have chopped and changed the platform with no legacy support for years now and that just pisses customers off.
Open Office formats are blossoming and people are moving off Windows 10 in droves.
The only people that don't see this are Microsoft.
The IFS are part of the gravy train that has kept the status quo for so long now. Along with government, major banks, chambers of commerce etc. They have all been blatantly pro remain.
They lost. get over it and stop the scaremongering.
Britain can and will be "great" again and all this doom and gloom ain't helping one bit.
Or they could just buy a Samsung with a decent DAC built in?
This could be the point Nokia got to when the N95 got replaced with the N96 and nobody wanted it because it was crap.
If they do take out the headphone socket and replace it with either an expensive adapter or crappy beats headphones with a proprietary wireless protocol then many will see it as Apple pushing their luck just a little too far.
I know quite a few people with iphones that are sick to death with them and want to change to something else. This could be the one that forces them to move on. The main issues seem to be the fact they smash so easily and that itunes is still a dog and never works properly.
The greatest fear is that iphone owners will lose all their content if they move to another platform (which isn't true) but of course the walled garden is designed for that reason.
At least Samsung backed down when they removed SD support, and the issue with removable batteries was sort of dealt with by putting in higher capacity fixed ones. I don't think Apple will ever back down and will push on forcing their revenue generating crap and utter greed on users for as long as they'll take it.
10 years ago everyone had Nokia. Where are they now? Apple next .........
Doubling the cost of long term plans for no reason was never going to work out well. Lying to customers also isn't the best way of keeping them.
Add to that the fact that "feel at home" data is routed back to the UK and throttled to death with no streaming or Google maps and that was the end for me. They constantly blamed the foreign networks for this (including their own) but after moving to Vodafone for the same monthly fee I can now go on holiday and use the 4GB inclusive EU data at full 4G speed and even tether too.
Three won't be missed one bit.
"The move means customers will not be billed the current £18 ($23) monthly charge but only if they commit to an 18-month contract."
I know the BBC are blatantly behind Hilary Clinton but why quote the price in dollars for a UK product?
Maybe the BBC will bugger off to their favourite country after Brexit .......
We had an "open doors" day trip round our local plod station and it is archaic.
CCTV on video tapes of such poor quality you can't even see anything, tiny 4:3 computer monitors you can't even buy on eBay any more and a building literally untouched since it was built in the sixties and falling apart.
Seems this country needs to change it's spending priorities or nothing will change soon.
From a recommendation in another thread I just got a last year model Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12 with Win 7 Pro 64 bit on it.
It flies like a train and the OS is clean and functional.
I'm so happy with it and I'm going to order another one to replace my Win 8.1 DJ machine.
The fact I'm so happy with Win 7 in 2016 just shows where it has all gone horribly wrong for Microsoft.
Same thing happened to me. Turns out if you have VPN software installed (I didn't even know I had as it was bundled) the downgrade to Win 10 screws your wireless connection completely, even when you go back. complete OS install is the only way out.
Wow, thank you so much. That's exactly the spec I have been looking for and the price is amazing.
Thank you Thank you Thank you :)
As my 6 year old PC keeps crashing with the lid closed and it's a PITA that I can't seem to fix.
I had a couple in mind but I'm still terrified about the telemetry and also the fact MS can change any feature of the OS at will with an update.
Think I'm just gonna put up with my machine and reinstall 7 ultimate to see if that fixes it.
Surely I can't be the only one feeling this way and the likes of Lenovo, Dell & HP must be seeing this reflected in their sales too.
There are quite a few nice machines out there, it's the OS that's the problem .........
Not at all. Anything M$ touches turns to shit. Sadly this is another fine example of that.
Most people do have about a hundred of them in a drawer .... all with smashed screens!
Had a look at one today. Nothing special at all and the prices are horrific .... and that's before you add £110 for a plastic keyboard.
They really are having a laugh with this!
My copper connection used to be 18mb, Since fibre has been introduced at our exchange it has gone down to 12.5mb (what a shock!)
Coincidentally our street still has no fibre 2 years after being installed and being across the road from the exchange.
Meanwhile I get 16gb per month with Vodafone and the speed is 38mb down and 22 up. If I need a fast connection for anything I just enable the modem on my phone and use that.
Why are we investing in cable systems when mobile can offer just as good or in some cases a better connection?
I live in Aberdeen City where the signal is great. Go to any town outside Aberdeen and there is absolutely no 3 or 4G
All you get is GPRS or Edge with no data throughput. Is this 2003 or something?
And every month I have billing issues and the CS is the worst ever.
I really really hope they go under.
Is it me or does anyone else find their "street chuggers" overly agressive?
They jump out in front of you and just won't take no for an answer. Aberdeen City Council have allocated community wardens to keep an eye on them due to reports from the public.
Surely the service should sell on it's merits .... having idiots straight off the dole queue forcing it on general members of the public ain't going to help one bit.
Is the worst thing to happen to this country. Employees are treated as pawns whilst the companies are busy "increasing shareholder value"
Companies like Crapita, G4S etc have been supported by the government and become very, very powerful despite many high profile clusterfucks.
When I tweeted Tesco Mobile about them moving their CS team to Crapita, this is the canned response I got .....
"We are committed to ensuring we continue to deliver great experiences for all of our customers with our new Partner"
Good luck ex Tesco staff (and Tesco Mobile customers)!