Sorry - I meant to say in the last 5 years.
60 posts • joined 17 Sep 2015
Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's app: No one knows if it's dead or alive, no one really wants to look inside
Re: Rubbish Coverage
My sim-free Honor 9 also claims to allow wifi calling. I'm not entirely sure how I prove if it's using wifi or the actual network though.
The thing about VoLTE is annoying though.
I'm actually considering moving to SMARTY (another 3 MVNO) from 3 proper, as with the money back for unused data, I reckon I can halve my monthly spend.
Re: kettle calling the pot black
Between my wife and myself, we have had 3 Honor branded handset, and a couple of Huawei - the Honor devices have been fantastic value for money, and my current Huawei (p10 lite) is a budget device, better than the Honor 7 it replaced in many ways. My only issue with it, is the camera is not as good as the Honor 7 it replaced.
Again, thinks that depends - when my Sky half price fibre deal was about to end, they automatically extended it for 2 months, and offered me a 12 month extension on same deal. All by e-mail, before I was going to contact them about it.
In the end, I increased my costs by going for the 72MB fibre, a new router, and when I didn't get the advertised speed, a free OpenReach engineer visit. So I was actually reasonably happy.
Re: It's Scotland
Just how big do you think the Barrowland Market is?
As compared to the "police station" used in Taggart - surely it's the largest in the world. In one episode they went in the front door (Strathclyde University), and looked out the office window at the Kingston Bridge (the old Strathclyde Council Roads Dept office) which is over a mile away, as the crow flies.
Re: Worst Coverage?
It's debatable to Dundee's status as tech city. Virgin may have used it as a bit of a proving ground, but in terms of mobile it is still quite patchy.
I also didn't say I lived in Dundee, I said north of Dundee. :-)
Amongst my friends and family, the majority are on O2 or 3 based networks as our experience (not OFCOM or network statistics) have taken us to those networks.
Come to it, the last couple of years we have been to a really remote part of Orkney and not had any issues with 3.
Re: Worst Coverage?
Can't remember the last time I was within a couple of hundred miles of London - probably about 12 years ago, when I did a day trip from Glasgow to Southampton.
I actually live north of Dundee, and Three and O2 (with relevant MVNOs) are the only really decent networks up here.
So, I'm probably nearer those mountains than you.
Re: And still shovelling Android
Sometime in the last few months (maybe just after the Honor 8 (non-Pro)was launched), Honor and Huawei announced they would support devices for at least two years.Which is better than quite a lot of Android device manufacturers.
Re: Not UK Fivers
At no point did I say the notes were legal tender. I said valid exactly for that purpose.
The point is that you won't be bale to spend paper Bank of England £5 notes - but you can spend other banks ones. The story doesn't mention that there are other perfectly acceptable £5 notes in use in the UK.
Not UK Fivers
It's only the Bank of England ones that stop being legal tender - and even then, if you go to your own bank, or the Bank of England themselves, they will exchange or pay in the current paper notes.
However, there's still loads of paper £5 notes that will still be valid, as RBS, Clydesdale, Bank of Scotland, etc. notes will still be in circulation. The fact that a load of people in England have issues with them doesn't change that.
Re: re: I have no interest in streaming or renting TV shows and movies
Why? Most of the people I know who use linux on the desktop stream from Netflix, Prime, or the "free" services like iPlayer.
If you add on Chromebook users, as well as the various Sky/Freesat/Freeview boxes based on linux as well, there's a massive amount of linux based platforms that use Netflix.
Not seen many double sided CDs. But we have a few DVD's - mainly kids cartoons, but they sometimes did them with pan & scan on one side, and widescreen on the other.
On the multi-insertion point earlier, my son (who admittedly has additional needs) managed to get 6 DVDs into a slot loading TV/DVD player. Much cursing occurred trying to remove them...