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3UK ‘e-bill’ text message notification FAIL

Stephen Davies isn’t that impressed with 3UK this morning. Have a read of his Twitter message: Three Mobile ‘e-bills’ FAIL. Text message with link to mobile site diverts to Three regular site. Can’t login from phone. Pointless. Wholly pointless particularly if you’re using a dumb handset that can’t even display regular webpages properly. Who at […]

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Adobe’s shitty Flash ordering shit system = FAIL

I just tried to order an upgrade of Dreamweaver CS4 from Adobe’s absolutely rubbish online ordering system. The problem with Adobe is that they absolutely insist on using their tools for their online services. When you want to order anything online with them, you have to learn their stupid interface. I saw the PayPal icon […]

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Operators

Apprantly you can get loads of student deals at Phones 4u

According to Mobile Today, Phones 4u have stepped up the game in the bid to target students and are offering deals such as offering £100 of free music on any price plan. Which is fantastic except there are not doing a very good job advertising it to us. In fact this year all the networks […]

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Applications

Nokia Maps: Fail

Phoneboy has the details. He was trying to find his local Wal-Mart with Nokia Maps. Predictably, it didn’t quite work. Google Maps found it perfectly. Gahhh. Is that a failure of Nokia Maps? Or is it Phoneboy’s failure for not providing Nokia Maps with the exact location details?

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Devices

Phones 4U offer a window into their customer details

You’d be shocked and appalled if I told you that every time I browsed the Phones 4U website they showed me the personal details of the customer currently placing an order wouldn’t you? Well at least twice a day I walk past what would appear to be the flagship Phones 4U store on Tottenham Court […]

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Mini-review: Invisible Shield for iPhone 3G

Invisible Shield is the well-reviewed clear-plastic wrapper for mobile devices including iPods and laptops.  Its incredible claim is that it protects devices making them scratch-proof.  Having seen the demo videos I’ve no doubt that’s true. One of the privileges of writing for SMS Text News is that you get to review stuff that manufacturers send […]