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Operators Opinion

The 30 second Hotspot rule and why it’s sorely needed

I’d like to propose a new rule for hotspots. The rule is simple: If my phone identifies The Cloud or BT Openzone, I want it to check that I’m staying in that location for more than 30 seconds before attempting to login, fail to validate automatically and then leave me ‘connected’ without an internet connection.  […]

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Opinion

A quick update on The Cloud and WorldPay

You know I’ve been focusing on The Cloud and WorldPay this week? I thought I’d update you. I had a note from WorldPay’s PR asking if I’d like to connect with their Chief Product Officer to understand more about their plans (in respect to mobile). I readily agreed. I’ve two simple open-ended questions for the […]

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Services

WorldPay research shows mCommerce take up halted by lack of payment page optimisation

You can’t make this stuff up. Real life, eh? Over the past few days I’ve been critical of The Cloud and their payments provider, WorldPay, for making it exceptionally difficult (if not potentially impossible) for their users — well, me — to sign-up and pay for their WiFi service. I was just having a look […]

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Services

ImpulsePay: One simple way to fix The Cloud’s silly mobile payments system

Last night I published a request asking for suggestions for companies that could replace the utterly dire payments check-out/gateway system used by The Cloud. I can’t quite believe that The Cloud’s product management team or their executive team allowed the existing system to go live in it’s present state. You can read about my crazy […]

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Services

Help: How would you fix The Cloud’s payment gateway service?

Last night I wrote a post about The Cloud’s astonishingly rubbish mobile payments gateway provided by ageing out-of-date last-century WorldPay. Clearly since the product team at The Cloud can’t seem to use Google to find a better system, I thought we should collectively help them out. I am therefore soliciting your advice. If your company […]

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Services

The Cloud has the most abysmal mobile payments gateway ever (WorldPay). Please recommend an alternative to help them see the light!

This evening I was stuck at Waterloo for at least 45 minutes. The train I’d expected to take was cancelled. No biggie. I decided to wait. Waterloo is a pretty good station with some reasonable facilities. I remembered I needed to download another episode of The Killing (Series 2). Often, the 15-minute free option of […]