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Carphone Warehouse Christmas press show

Carphone Warehouse are hosting a Christmas Press Show next Tuesday. It’s a preview of their hottest handsets and product announcements that we can expect to see hit their shops toward Christmas. And we’ll be there, with bells on. Unfortunately there’s no filming allowed — so we can’t produce a MIR Show from the event — […]

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News

SOS: Samsung helping the victims of bullying and crime.

I was just browsing the Carphone Warehouse site, and noticed the “Back to School” offers they have. This however wasn’t what I was interested in; it was something called SOS Messaging. SOS messaging according to the CPH website is: “Feeling in danger? Simply press the volume key 4 times on your phone to discreetly alert […]

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Opinion

The Carphone Warehouse does, but you don’t?

After reading Ewan’s article on the iPhone it reminded me of my trip I took to my local high-street on Friday. Now, being a contributor on SMS Text News, I only thought it was my duty to pop into the o2 store, and the Carphone Warehouse. Firstly I stepped into the o2 store, and I […]

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Carphone Warehouse and the effing iPhone

If you get the SMS Text News newsletter you’ll have already read this rant from our friend Alex Meisl at Sponge, but we thought we’d post it again for the rest of the masses. Over to Alex! — I’ve been a happy user of a E61i for getting on for a year now and like […]

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News

I’ve just bought an iPhone

I couldn’t be arsed waiting for a 16GB device. Instead, I ordered an 8GB. And I bought it from Carphone Warehouse. The three stage purchasing process was, as they say in France, a piece of piz. Click. Click. Done. I’ve never bought from Carphone online before. I hadn’t been that impressed, previously, at trying out […]

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Order iPhone now and receive it last week

If you, er, order an iPhone from Carphone Warehouse’s site, you’ll see this rather concerning delivery note (in bright red) at the order page: Bear in mind it’s Sunday evening on the 27th of July and the ordering system here is promising to have my new iPhone delivered to me by Friday 25th. Doesn’t fill […]

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Podcast Episode 14

With special guest Alfie Dennen from Moblog the team discuss the new Moblog platform, Three’s hoodie-hating store, Christmas in July, the iPhone app store, O2’s continuing epic-fail to provide Dan a service, an update on the personal mobile network – and a follow-up on James’s brand evangelism post.

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Wednesday, mate… Wednesday

I popped into the Carphone Warehouse this weekend — Sunday afternoon, to be exact — to check on the status of their iPhone stock. They were completely sold out. The chap couldn’t tell me how many they’d sold as he wasn’t working that day and I’m left wondering whether it was 5 or 500. Either […]

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Podcast Episode 13

This week we talk about unlimited drinks Dublin, review the kit that the mobile geek at Glastonbury used (that’s James by the way), talk about Flirtomatic’s move into the German market, Ewan’s ‘mobile hell hole post’ and our favourite new things in the regular ‘things of the week’ slot.

…oh and one other thing too… what was that now…?

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Opinion

iPhone 3G Launch Day: Queue-cast

Dan Lane covered the launch of the iPhone 3G here, but as his subsequent posts revealed his own purchase wasn’t as smooth as it might have been *cough* 8 hour wait *cough*.  If like me you revel in other people’s pain listen to this special podcast ‘queue-cast’ edition to hear a man who doesn’t know […]

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Carphone Warehouse FAILS to sell me an iPhone

“Thanks, but I don’t want a free one, I think I’d rather report on the purchasing experience as a consumer”. These words haunted me for most of yesterday and I don’t think I’ll find myself saying them again soon. As you saw from my live videos (powered by the excellent Qik) I spent yesterday morning […]

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Carphone Warehouse and the iPhone 3G

While we’ve heard multiple horror stories of O2 cocking up web pre-orders, I’ve not heard a peep from anyone ordering their iPhone 3G from Carphone Warehouse’s website. In fact, it claims that both the 8 and 16GB models are still in stock for new contracts (pop back on the 11th for upgrades, apparently). While we’re […]