If you got the phone from Carphone Warehouse, they are always unlocked.
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Ofcom asks networks, ISPs: Hey, wouldn't it be nice if you let customers know the best deal once their contract's up?
I have zero sympathy for “Save” The Children here
Given their involvement in numerous incidents of Sexual Harassment which has lead to them having their government funding suspended, the charity appears to be doing more harm than good, and stealing money off them to prevent them doing more harm is probably a good thing.
Re: Terrorists Also Need Funding...
The definition of terrorism:
The use or threat or an action
Which is designed to influence the government or an international governmental organisation or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, and
the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause.
(a)involves serious violence against a person,
(b)involves serious damage to property,
(c)endangers a person’s life, other than that of the person committing the action,
(d)creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public, or
(e)is designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.
In this case, we have the threat, which intimidates a section of the public, and involves serious damage to property + endangers a person's life
However, it isn't made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause; it is just to make money.
So the terrorism test fails.
Re: I take it
I have bought handsets from them in the past, not recently though. The last one was a Galaxy Note 2 back when that was the latest model. They were fine, cost was about the same as online retailers, I got the box in my hand without having to wait around for delivery and deal with useless couriers, and the product was usual Samsung quality.
Re: Login box
You might think that, but TERFs are not the most intelligent people around.
We have Sheila Jeffreys who thinks that trans women are not real women because they have smelly vaginas. Then we have Germaine Greer, a woman with a smelly vagina, who thinks that trans women are not real women because they don't have smelly vaginas.
Re: It's 2018
Like the hire car I had a couple of weeks ago where putting it into reverse gear reset the volume on the stereo to the default, bearly audible level? And putting it in first gear switched the air conditioning on, when it was a freezing winter morning. And putting it in fifth gear would switch the stereo from off or line-in to radio and the volume to ear-splitting maximum.
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Re: Days like today are when I'm thankful
"What job do you work in where you can stand to lose so much without data for 1 day?"
Basically any job that involves visiting people to do things
Courier / delivery
Maintenance - where you visit customers to fix their things
Buses (my local bus company doens't use O2, but if they did, their ticket machines wouldn't be able to do card payments)
Taxis / mini cabs
Lots of others I haven't thought of.
Re: At what point...
A lot of scammers advertise on Facebook, Google and so on, so I think it already has. Maybe not the Nigerian ones, but certainly the likes of the fake bitcoin scams. Note, this is an entirely separate issue to the discussion about whether or not bitcoin itself is a scam. These scammers are people who take your money and don't give you any bitcoins in return for it.
OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor
Re: also Christa Ackroyd
How the loan charge works:
You have to either repay the loan, because, you know, normally if you borrow money and don't pay it back, you get big burly debt collectors with baseball bats at the door demanding immediate repayment. Or, if you are not going to repay it, you pay tax on it.
They told HMRC at the time that it was a loan, ie one of these things that you have to pay back, so on that basis, HMRC didn't charge tax on it. If they have no intention of repaying it, and the "lender" has no intention of sending debt collectors in to enforce repayment; then it is not a loan.