* Posts by Martin

9 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Jan 2008

iPhone 3G S in the UK: what you need to know

Paris Hilton

@Ian Ferguson

This is my current train of though. I bought a 8GB 2G in March '08, and will be eligible for an upgrade in August.

Now, since the 2G cost me £350 from the apple store, it's probably fair to assume I never received a handset subsidy, as I opted not to the take the 3G early upgrade "incentive" of buying out my existing contract.

So, surely as a "valued customer" or whatever they'll refer to me as, surely I am entitled to a larger discount on the 3GS, as they have yet to give me a handset discount at all?

If all else fails, I'll just ask them to unlock my out-of-contract phone, which, IIRC, they are required to do, and piss off to another network. I can live without visual voicemail.

Paris, because she's as clueless as O2

Judge slaps Fasthosts for rubbish kit and support

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I find that Heart Internet do a fairly good job, with the minimum of fannying about

The iPhone 2.0 update - don't do it, kids

Jobs Halo

All the smart kids

installed it on Thursday when macrumours published the link to the firmware file, thus avoiding all this palaver

Saint Jobs, because he wouldn't ever let down his baying mob of fans

BBC continues to milk great tits



sadly not, care to elaborate?

3 told to cut rates



The termination rates are included in the price charged to the caller by their network, which are then paid to the recipient's network by the caller's network.

e.g. 3 get 5.9p of the 25p T-Mobile charge Dave for calling Bob, instead of charging Bob

O2: We didn't know we were capping 3G data speeds



to hell with 3.5G, I'm still waiting for O2 to finish rolling out EDGE!

When I spoke to them before buying my Jesus Phone (which I bought from the apple store), they told me they had "good coverage". To date, I'e only ever seen the EDGE icon appear 3 times

Thankfully I get WiFi access in the most important places (i.e. at home, and at the pub)

Facebook security hole exposes Paris Hilton's . . . um, pics

Paris Hilton

what i can't quite understand

is why the hell you'd want to?

Steve Jobs' Macworld Expo spiel spied on web?



of course the real keynote locked up securely, it's saved on a mac with the firewall disabled.

oh, hang on...

Beeb's iPlayer reaps streaming traffic dividends


@AC RE: anchorfree

cheers for that, i've been looking for the means to *ahem* beta test hulu...

sadly, it doesn't look like it works for iPlayer, as i assume the VPN it connects you to is based in the US