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More Vodafone overcharging rumours

Remember that company that I blogged about a few days ago? The one that the first part of the word rhymes with ‘yoda’, and the second part is a misspelling of ‘phone’? With me? Good. Well, I’ve just heard something interesting on the anonymous tips grapevine. And sod it, in the interest of free speech […]

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Just don’t mention the V word..

Link: Network Operators Trying to Restrict Hyperlinks to their Websites Here’s an interesting story, courtesy of Cellular News. The “blogosphere” has been buzzing about a legal statement on the Cingular website which restricts how people are allowed to create a weblink from their website to the Cingular website. As we have bookmarked the press pages […]

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Just made a 105 minute international call from my Three phone

“Better charge my Three phone,” I thought to myself. I’d left it in my jacket when I returned to the hotel. I found the charger just a few minutes ago, hunted for the phone, plugged it in… hold on a moment… Arse. I looked at the screen. It was counting away — 1:55:13. I was […]

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Txt spk aprvd 4 exams in New Zealand

Link: Txt speak approved for exams – New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is still strongly discouraging students from using anything other than full English, but says credit will be given if the answer “clearly shows the required understanding”, even if it contains text speak. I think I’m a hardliner […]

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Getting absolutely hosed by UK networks: Why is it so expensive to call another mobile?

I’m looking down my recent calls list. I made a call last night at 1130pm to a colleague for 27 minutes. I was billed 7 quid by T-Mobile for that call. EXCLUDING VAT. That’s 36p a minute, to call someone on another mobile network, after I’m out of my bundled minutes. What the hell is […]

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Bounty win’s SMS Text News Stupid Mobile Marketing Campaign Award, August 2006

It didn’t take me long to deliberate on this one.  It’s with great delight that I award the manufacturers of Bounty, that rather nice coconut chocolate bar, the title of STUPID MOBILE MARKETING CAMPAIGN AUGUST 2006 for their work as set out here. As and when the mobile marketing company behind the campaign makes themselves […]

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Bounty text call to action on ITV’s Love Island

  Image773    Originally uploaded by ew4n. I’ve set Sky+ to record every episode of ITV’s Love Island (the concept, if you haven’t come across it, is to stick 10 or so Z-list ‘celebrities’ on an island and see which ones sleep with each other).  Late at night after finishing email and blogging, I’ll flick […]