It looks like Huawei are having any form of update pulled because of Trump and his idiotic US centric policies.
The industry is a mess.
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The Galaxy S was £400. All Samsung have done is shove £50 to £100 on each year for no real reason. The price has gone up far more than inflation.
Apple might get away with it but others won't. Samsung have taken many wrong turns against what their customers wanted and its catching up with them.
Two shit companies get together to create an even more shit one.
Virgin lying about speeds, terrible customer service. O2 with a network that's way behind anyone else and expensive too.
As much as I'm not Vodafone's biggest fan the network is very good, especially for data and the issues we've had with broadband (caused by BT cutting through a cable) we're dealt with reasonably well.
It's too expensive.
Why have three models when one at a reasonable price would do.
Apart from that the Ultra is huge and not getting that good reviews.
Why they have to keep adding £50 to £100 each year is beyond me, but greed will get them in the end.
Same with their tellies, 65" model starts off at around £3500 and within 6 months it can be had for less than 2 grand.
Expect a fire sale soon folks!
Discontinued the 30 pin connector at their own will making car interfaces, docking speakers and everything else obsolete at the drop of a hat. They also before that changed the charging pin locations so that made older devices still using the same connector obsolete as well.
Pot kettle black?
We were supposed to be getting Cityfibre this year but it's not looking good. I asked Vodafone about it and they had no info about a go live date (quelle surprise). Given the streets aren't getting dug up I think this year is looking slim.
We are currently on Vodafone fibre through BT. At 3am we get 75mbps and at peak times (like yesterday evening) it's down to around 4mbps and totally unusable.
I really despair with the state of UK broadband. Plenty talk from all sides but little action.
Just read a few reviews and it seems to be rubbish basically.
Why couldn't they have dedicated the time to the Surface Pro instead and gave it smaller bezels and a couple of more ports. At least it sells in decent numbers and badly needs a refresh.
Who makes the decision to make these products and why does nobody actually test them before release?
I work in the oil industry, currently on a 6 month project which is running a bit behind .... but it is a one off project and not a staff position.
The oil industry in Aberdeen has hundreds of Limited Co people working in it ... and many of them have been with the same company in the same role for years. I agree these people should not be using PSCs as they are staff by another name.
I had a chat with HR yesterday, and it seems that after 1st April they will not be taking on any Ltd Co contractors whether short term or not.
How do they complete short term specialist projects with the staff they have, what happens to the 50% of people working there that have done for years after 1st April and how will that affect business?
Answers on a postcard
Many "employees" paid over 100k a year, training courses in 5 star hotels, first class travel, etc.
Haven't donated in years. Just corporate businesses that don't pay tax and expect any work done for them to be discounted or free whilst the money gets scammed off at the top.
Higher prices >£50 every year
I have the Huawei P30 Pro (replacement for the Note 8). The battery life is stellar, build quality is great and the 5x optical zoom is immense. Granted it doesn't have a headphone jack but either a HTC or Hidisz USB C DAC dongle makes it sound amazing with wired cans.
I also don't understand why the smaller Note 10 has no SD support but only 256gb fixed storage, where the larger one already has 512gb and SD support on top ??????
I really expected Samsung to compete with Huawei on the camera front but yet again it's the same old stuff rolled out with tiny improvements for the 3rd year now.
Sorry Samsung, you're falling behind and taking the piss now.
Nothing currently meets my specifications.
I have a 5 year old Yoga 2 Pro as my main DJ machine and it's brilliant. i7 is quick, screen is bright and parts can be replaced in it very easily.
New machines are just not as good. Terrible dull screens (to advertise better battery life) glued in components and less ports (no HDMI specifically as I'm a video DJ)
I have money sitting but it seems nobody wants it. The Surface seems good until you realise it is expensive (plus pen plus keyboard), it's glued together, only has a one year warranty and virtually no ports.
Its not Brexit, its lack of innovation and not giving the customer what they want.
Scotrail are in the process of giving us "brand new" upgraded HSTs from the mid 70s. Refurbishment is years behind because they're all rotten with rust from serving on coastal routes for many years.
Even when fully in place they'll only be able to go max 75mph on our line because the tracks are shit.
3rd world Britain strikes again
I'm no engineering genius but even I could see it wasn't going to last.
Another product made for absolutely no reason.
Remember those ads about Samsung quality control after the Note 7 debacle. Pfffftt.
Surely they must have tested these with real people before releasing to the journalists?
When Bangalore Telecom charge something like £6 per month to keep your old email address after leaving.
Just get a gmail address and it blocks all the spam too unlike some of the ISP ones.
We currently get 70mbps plus during quiet times with Vodafone, and City fibre will be with us soon laying cables for Gigabit which is also cheaper than what we have just now.
Happy days :)
We had EXACTLY the same issue with a discounted Galaxy S7 Edge a couple of years ago. System showed it as in stock, placed the order then heard nothing.
After repeated emails and calls they admitted the system couldn't handle all the orders and would we like something else?
Took 10 days to get a refund.
Now the cynic in me adds up all the interest from the orders placed but not fulfilled and that's a lot of money. Not to mention all the premium rate calls on their "special" number for customer service.
If it was a genuine system fault it should be well fixed by now.
I subscribe to a legal music video download service which provides videos in mp4 format. They play on multiple PCs with various software, phones, tablets, in fact everything except ..... the ipad.
Itunes won't even transfer the files at all.
Their genius says I have to install a 3rd party player then transfer the files within that to get them to play.
Ermmmmm No. £409 refund please.
I guess Apple don't want people playing movies that haven't been bought from their store in their specific codec then.
No wonder there was a rush to sell the business off because this scandal was always going to come back and bite them in the arse at some point.
Over 500 people who went trough stress, convictions, loss of business and in some cases homes because of this.
I hope they sue for everything.
Another classic case of business calls all the shorts and doesn't listen.
According to a spokesman "it's a different company now"
Not according to a good friend who worked there very recently and left after 6 months.
Pressure from managers to up sell handsets whether the customer needed a high spec model or not (specifically Samsung for the commission)
Told to lie about the benefits of the phone insurance to get the store figures up (gets the area manager a bonus)
Had to use every excuse for the customer not to buy sim only (contracts also get management a bonus)
Above that, the payroll was a mess and not once was his pay correct at the end of the month.
He's worked in retail for nearly 20 years and said this was the worst company buy a country mile.
so what's new pussycat?
Samsung putting £50+ each year for incrementally the same device was never going to go down well.
Apple are just as bad if not worse.
The days of people having endless funds to purchase non-essential items are gone (certainly in the UK) so this is not really news.
There will always those who want the latest and greatest shiny, but for the rest of us there are phones from Huawei/Honor and Nokia in the £250 to £350 bracket that are more than good enough.
corporate greed biting the giants in the arse at last, Good.
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