Re: Got one just a couple weeks ago ...
Not a lot of people are falling for it...
56 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012
or hook the soldering iron on the edge of your desk with the ever so handy handle, and then proceed to drop something on the floor, bend down and pick it up... I still to this day remember the sound and smell as it burnt into my forehead.. fortunate not to have been 1 inch lower and in the eye!
Very appropriate icon!
"If Three had really wanted us to not worry about data usage, then they would not have removed their unlimited data offers."
They haven removed their unlimited offer? I still have 4 SIM cards with Unlimited data and they are still available on the website. £32 a month for All you can eat everything (including Feel at Home and 30GB hotspot) is possibly still cheaper than a SIM/Mobile Broadband solution.
I'm a 300Mb customer and only receiving on average 70Mb over the month (Also a SamKnows reporter). I say bring back the peak time throttling as I reckon it's when they ditched that things started to go down hill.I know throttling is everyones pet hate, but I would rather be throttled to 100Mb at peak times then play the gambling game of anywhere between 0 and 10 in the evenings.
Good to hear that - just jumped from a full monty T-Mobile plan to Three to get their all-you-can-eat 4G plan for less..
To be honest I would have stayed with t-mobile had they just given me a signal box for the house (4 phones in the household with them) but I guess it was the wrong time in the quarter (or month) for the retentions lady who wasn't having any of it and gave me a PAC without even putting up a fight.
Maybe they are just trying to dump all their non-EE customers
"If the value is higher, they need to enter their PIN, which slows things down slightly. If a customer had to enter a fingerprint, it would slow them down even more. I simply can't see anybody wanting to do it."
It takes less effort (and is more secure) to hold a phone with your thumb on the reader than it does to enter a PIN in the machine.
Get wallet out
Insert card into reader
Wait for till to do it's thing
*Correct PIN if you entered it wrong*
Wait for approval and remove card once told to do so
Remove iPhone from pocket.
Choose payment card from Passport app on screen.
Present to reader in the usual way you hold a phone (thumb on front, fingers behind).
Put phone back in pocket.
New way seems a lot less effort to me.
It actually came up at about 08:50 BST - there must have been an Apple time shift somewhere, or maybe the webmaster was using a pre-release AppleWatch.
No biggens available for 3-4 weeks unless you wanted it in 16GB Gold which would be wrong in so many ways, smaller ones shipping next week (according to the website when I ordered, but the email confirmation says 7-10 days)
As a merchant we do use this feature from time to time to collect more funds that have been authorised at checkout, BUT only after contacting the customer first for approval and also to get that approval via email - this is just good practice we feel to prevent chargebacks.
Paypal merchants (and I don't believe this is restricted to just PayPal, but Sage, Worldpay etc are the same) are able to capture 15% more than the authorisation on Credit Card payments and 10% more on PayPal payments up to a maximum of $75 but we have never been able to go above this and we have needed to try previously - but it gets denied in which case we have to get the customer to get payment details again.
This is documented here: https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/paypal-payments-standard/integration-guide/authcapture/
If the additional 200 euros in this article is true then I would say this was a bug as it's above the $75 threshold.
Nope.. still none the wiser.
Are you telling me that one of these houses is Tony Blairs?
"I think the password is for the Starbucks WiFi rather than paying for the warm milky stuff"
From article: "The stored plaintext password is used to log into the user's online Starbucks account"
To me that say it stores the password to the Starbucks account. The account used to collect loyalty rewards and also pay at the till with your pre-paid account. I guess the email address would be there somewhere too.
You can remove point 3 and replace with
3a) Use their free in store WiFi to log into Quidco from your phone
3b) Reserve and collect the item to get 1-3% cashback
3c) Wander round the TV department for 10 mins (or pop into the obligatory carpet shop next door) whilst waiting for the robot to come out from the staff room, collect the item you we looking at and take it to the front of the store for you.
Or just a very clever, well timed piece of free publicity by Amazon.
Just how many column inches and hours of TV coverage have Amazon received form this pie in the sky idea?! Head of marketing is no doubt going to have a lot to celebrate with this Christmas.
Paris because we all know she love as many column inches that she can get, and if it was to be accidentally broadcasted around the world to improve her popularity then all the better.
Unfortunately this will keep happening whilst Apple are charging £15 for a cable when I can buy 2 off eBay for 99p. 30 cables for the price of one is a no brainer.
The Apple ones do take longer to fall apart, and even when they have they do continue to work, but they don't last 30 times longer.
I've just got back from Vegas flying on Virgin - you can use their on-board mobile network whilst in flight which is a bonus as a nervous flyer (FlightPro), even more of a bonus was the strong AT&T signal I got over Denver which meant I was able to surf the internet at 3G speed for standard (not overly inflated Airline) roaming costs.
Hard wired or wireless?
My average download over 2.4G wireless was 30Mb in my street (lots of BT shitehubs in range), moved to 5G and this jumped up to the 120Mb I have coming into my house, same results if I plugged in directly to the hub.
Speak to VM and ask to be included in the Sam Knows trials - they send you a box that you plug in and it monitors your line speed all day/night - you get to see the real speed you are receiving at any time.
I was thinking the same.. plus if it's included in your XXL TV/Phone/Broadband package it works out cheaper still.
I know that I get 116Mb+ DS and 11Mb+ US every hour of every day (I'm part of the SamKnows Performance Monitoring panel), and even if I did hit the traffic shaping policies in place then the worst I will go down to is 100Mb (and that's ACTUAL 100Mb) which is still greater than the 'up to' 76Mb on offer from Zen... So, where's the logic in swapping?
"NASA believes it has discovered 93 per cent of the largest asteroids in near-Earth orbit, those one kilometre or larger. But what about the other seven per cent remaining"
If NASA believes that's it's discovered 93% of the largest asteroids, and therefore must know that there are 7% more out there, doesn't this mean they have discovered 100% of the largest asteroids?!
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