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Hello BlackBerry Passport! Yes.. I’ve got one and I’m using it!

   Thanks to the team at BlackBerry, I have taken delivery of a brand spanking new BlackBerry Passport. You know the one. The super-wide one, with the keyboard. The one you’ve been wondering about. The one you’ve been quietly evaluating for just a few minutes, every now and again, before going back to your old […]

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Why you really need a scanned copy of your Passport on DropBox (or Evernote)

Did you catch this story doing the rounds and picked up by The Telegraph today? A Canadian chap used his iPad as a passport to get into and out of the country: Martin Reisch said on Tuesday a slightly annoyed US border officer let him cross into the United States from Quebec after he presented […]

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Operators

The useless element with Vodafone Passport

Vodafone’s answer to ridiculous roaming charges whilst abroad is Vodafone Passport. At least in the UK. It’s generally automatically enabled on most new accounts and you don’t have to pay anything extra to qualify. Indeed if you’d like to check if it’s activated, you can call 5555 in the UK, plus it’s not restricted to […]

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Is the Moon included in Vodafone Passport?

A while ago I thought, ‘Screw it, let’s put a Data Centre on the Moon.’ I did some calculations, phoned a few folk and reckoned it wouldn’t be that difficult. I like the idea of having ewan@ewan.moon as an email address. I did the typical entrepreneurial fag-packet solution viewpoint. 1. Get a decent server, set […]

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News

UK’s Mobile Phone register will require passport to buy PAYG handset

You can’t be too careful. And, er, since it’s electronic, it’s trackable. So let’s track it! So goes the thinking behind the latest plans here in the UK to protect the nation. If you buy a mobile phone on contract, your identity is already confirmed. If you buy a mobile phone on PAYG — Pay […]

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Vodafone Passport works in Japan

How stupid is that? Vodafone Passport works in Japan but NOT the United States? Ridiculous. Vodafone you really need to sort this out. Posted by email from MIR Live (posterous)