Re: Only 70K Subscribers?
The article isn't very clear, but the 70k is referring specifically to fixed line broadband (as is the 10 million figure too).
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Page 28 of Three's price guide:
"Want to tether?
If you are on The One Plan contract (handset and SIM Only) we’re happy for you to tether, this means you can connect your phone to other devices via USB or WiFi to connect to the internet. If you’re not on The One Plan, you can get a Mobile Internet Add-on, or a Tethering Add-on."
The One Plan is pay monthly only but on Pay As You Go you can get "all you can eat" data for £15 a month. I don't think the above term is clear, but they've clarified on their forum that all you can eat data on Pay As You Go excludes tethering.
You're right about the signalling defining the call but your statement isn't actually correct as far as the UK is concerned.
While it's technically possible for an emergency call to be placed on any network available (with or without a SIM), in the UK a network will only accept an emergency call if you're using a SIM issued by that network (or a SIM from a roaming partner). If you're using a SIM from another UK network or a SIM is absent then your call isn't going to connect.
To get ICS for the Nexus S go to http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/12/16/ice-cream-sandwich-now-rolling-out-to-the-gsm-nexus-s/. That is where I downloaded it from. I installed it back in December and it ran on my phone with no problems until last week which is when I sold it due to buying the Galaxy Nexus.
ICS on my Nexus S was a big improvement and made my phone run much smoother.
The front facing camera is VGA and not 1.3MP as this review suggests.
To the commenters that are against soft buttons - I've recently changed from a HTC Desire to a Samsung Nexus S and the one thing that was really putting me off the Nexus S was the soft buttons, but they're actually a joy to use! The phone gives a little vibrate when you press the buttons so you still get the tactile feedback. I don't miss the physical buttons and think I prefer the soft buttons now anyway plus they're not going to wear out.
You've got the inclusive data for the Vodafone £15 a month plan wrong - it's 2GB of cellular data not 1GB. You also get 1GB of WiFi too. You can get an extra 1GB of cellular data for 32p a month more if you go here http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/mobile-broadband-plans/ipad-sim-3gb.
You pay £1 and you pay £2.50 less on your next bill. O2 are £1.50 down each time they remove the pr0n block. If this has been done to generate a "cash influx" it's not the brightest idea.
If you're on a contract then they asked you to provide your date of birth when taking out the contract and you had to be over 18. If you were under 18 and lied about your date of birth you will probably have failed the credit check.
You are asked to prove your age to remove the pr0n block as some people who are over 18 take out a contract and give the phone to someone under 18.
So the only bollocks is what you're talking. Whether O2 are justified to place the block by default is another matter.
It's good to see that the 351 (so presumably the others too) have a micro-USB charging socket. Maybe these devices are made by a Chinese company; the Chinese government mandated a single charging standard as way back as 2007.
I remember lots of the big players signing a Memorandum of Understanding to switch to micro-USB a few years ago but still some of them are still using propriety charging standards, it's about time they got their act together.
I also have a Nexus S and a HTC Desire. I bought the Nexus S as using GPS on the Desire caused it to overheat and constantly restart.
I have to say I'm really impressed by the Nexus S.
I've downloaded all the widgets I want from the marketplace. Although the Nexus S is plasticy the build quality seems goo enough. I've not experienced a single crash or reboot.
I've had to restart it a few times because it starts pausing when switching home-screens, but that's all.
I find that I get signal on my Nexus S where I don't on my Desire, the screen is better and the loudspeaker sounds far less tinny.
All in all - I find the Nexus S a great phone and the first smartphone that I've been truly happy with. Each to their own though.
Mobile comms have been restricted once in the UK and that was on 7/7 as you say when ACCOLC was invoked. They only reason they are restricted is to give priority to certain pre-authorised users (emergency services, MPs, etc) in the case of an emergency situation when they may otherwise be unable to make/receive calls due to congestion. Networks don't get restricted because a prisoner is being moved or there is a VIP in town!