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Backward Canada: the proof?

Had this in earlier from our very own Krystal. – – – So I went to the mall on my lunch, and after being thoroughly disappointed with the selection at H&M today, I thought I’d poke my head into Wireless Wave (generic phone type place, probably like Phones 4 U?) So I say to the […]

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VOIP is dangerous, according to Vodafone

Link: Vodafone says VoIP is ‘expensive’ and ‘unsafe’ | The Register Another day, another crap reason from a mobile operator for not allowing VOIP on their network and/or handsets. This time, it’s Vodafone. Vodafone is telling customers that VoIP services are insecure – even as Sky News is reporting that VoIP calls threaten our war […]

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Voda really screws up mobile web

Saw this on the Mobile Monday London mailing list earlier. First the technical version (the original was written by Geoff Ballinger on the list). Vodafone UK upgraded their mobile internet gateways for pay-monthly customers last night. If your site is not explicity registered with Vodafone as a ‘mobile’ site, the returned useragent is “Mozilla/5.0 (X11; […]

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Thousands flee homes after Tsunami hoax text

Link: The Raw Story | Hoax text message spreads tsunami terror in Indonesia Thousands of people fled their homes in panic on the Indonesian coast after hoax text messages spread warning them that a tsunami will hit the region, journalists and officials said Wednesday. “The possibility is that a tsunami may take place on June […]

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Nearly 1m mobiles get flushed in the UK each year

Link: Brits Drop 850,000 Phones Down the Toilet – Each Year If you’ve ever found yourself trying to fish your mobile out of the toilet, you’re not alone. A staggering 855,000 handsets are flushed away every year in the UK – that’s roughly £342 million we’re ‘loo’sing. Research by SimplySwitch, the price comparison and switching […]

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Operators Opinion

Orange unlimited data plan limited to 30MB

Link: Orange simplifies data by capping at 30MB | The Register Orange has launched its unmetered-mobile-data tariff for the UK – but unexpectedly capped it at 30MB a month. The tariff is available to pre-paid as well as contract customers, and costs a fiver for evening and weekend use, or £8 for anytime unmetered data […]

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SMS is a waste of time, says journo

Link: I’m a freak of nature | Herald Sun My previous two blog entries have been about Australia. With the New South Wales Government planning to give smog warnings for Sydneysiders by text, and a whole heap of statistics from two recent surveys on Australian texting habits, it all seemed good in the land down […]

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Mobile phones may wipe car keys

Link: Mobile Phones Could Wipe Car Ignition Fobs Owners of some new Nissan motor cars are being advised to keep their mobile phones away from the keyless-ignition fobs which are used to start their cars, as the phones can “wipe” the fob memory. The problem is limited to the 2007 Altima and G35, and the […]

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icWales – PC apologises for texting from dock

Link: icWales – PC apologises for texting from dock There’s a time to text, and a time to leave the phone alone… A POLICEMAN accused of ‘pleasuring himself” in front of a female prisoner in the back of a patrol car had to explain to a jury yesterday why he was sending text messages from […]

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SMS is dead – Twitter proves it

Link: SMS is dead – Twitter proves it | Roland Tanglao’s Weblog SMS sucks and twitter proves it. When a well funded startup like Twitter which is full of smart people can’t get SMS to scale, then something is wrong. And the something that is wrong is wait for it …. the carriers. The carriers […]

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Vodafone mobile TV redefines mass audience as 15

BBC NEWS | Technology | Mobile TV predicted to be a hit Being rather sad, I was thumbing through the BBC News website over the weekend on my mobile whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea and breakfast in bed. This story caught my eye, and I meant to blog about it – but forgot til […]

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Orange can’t do new unlimited tariff, apparently

Link: Orange Value Promise not as much value as promised | The Register Having spent the past few weeks merrily redefining the the word ‘unlimited’ even more so than it’d been screwed previously by their competitors and the broadband sector, Orange have apparently set their sights on price matching. Back in the day, price match meant […]