New Mobile Phone

Yokel

LE
I have claimed on the insurance. Somehow the screen has been cracked and I could not see it. I know have to wait for the phone to be collected from the shop, and then a replacement sent.

For some reason the shop cannot just replace it....

Frustrating!
 
The other day my Samsung S6 (I think) decided to go tits up - not working at all and display not working. No problem, I thought, as it was insured, so I thought I would go along to the shop, make a claim, and get a replacement. However I was told that there would be an excess to pay so I thought no problem, I can get an upgrade.

I have ended up with another phone, however it does not take a normal USB connection for charging - although to be honest I have only looked quickly. I was also unable to remember my Gmail account, which was annoying as the girl in the shop was doing something to see if my data could be recovered. Most annoyingly there is a considerable price hike. They have given me 15GB of data - how in God's name am I meant to use all that? I was on 1GB per month before, and usually that was okay.

As there is a fourteen day cooling off period, should I go back and change to one that takes a normal USB connector, and a cheaper contract without loads of data I do not need? The girl never explained the USB connector thing - are all new phones the same? Also she never gave me a choice about how much data I want.
Watch more porn on your phone. You'll get through the data. Or listen to music online. I'm on a 20 gig contact, and get through most of it.
 
Watch more porn on your phone. You'll get through the data. Or listen to music online. I'm on a 20 gig contact, and get through most of it.
It's all about the data - I barely go past 50 mins talking time at the most - maybe 75, if that. I really regret leaving my old 3 "All you can eat" £20 quid monthly plan as I had to be away for a bit and couldn't deal with paying for two contracts...and even if it had the "Home Abroad" plan, it didn't include the country I was in. Now I am on a cheapo rolling 17 quid monthly contract for a lot less data...
 

endure

GCM
It's all about the data - I barely go past 50 mins talking time at the most - maybe 75, if that. I really regret leaving my old 3 "All you can eat" £20 quid monthly plan as I had to be away for a bit and couldn't deal with paying for two contracts...and even if it had the "Home Abroad" plan, it didn't include the country I was in. Now I am on a cheapo rolling 17 quid monthly contract for a lot less data...
It's still available at 22 quid...

Pay Monthly SIM Plans - Unlimited Data SIM | Three
 
Waiting for my new note 9 to arrive today.
First Samsung since flip phone days see how it goes
 

sand_rat

Old-Salt
Did that early retirement thing in April from the Mobile Phone Industry, now set the scene I was not and am not a 'techie' but in a nut shell 5G is seriously fast think downloading Ben Hurr in seconds, its that quick - the down side it doesnt like working in buildings, so it will work brilliantly on the street, move 1m into a building and it packs up, all to do with the freqs in use, again not a techie but that what the techies told me - also 5G networks outside central London forget about them for a long long time think years, and as for in the sticks . . .
 

endure

GCM
Vodafone are rolling out 5G to 7 cities next Wednesday and to 12 more by the end of the year. That's just Vodafone. EE are doing a multi-city rollout soon too.

"At launch, Vodafone’s 5G network will be available in seven cities; Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London. By the end of the year, the operator plans to add 12 more cities — Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton — for a total of 19 cities. "

The UK gets its first official 5G launch date
 
Vodafone are rolling out 5G to 7 cities next Wednesday and to 12 more by the end of the year. That's just Vodafone. EE are doing a multi-city rollout soon too.

"At launch, Vodafone’s 5G network will be available in seven cities; Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London. By the end of the year, the operator plans to add 12 more cities — Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton — for a total of 19 cities. "

The UK gets its first official 5G launch date
Why the fcuk are they putting 5G into Birkenhead, Stoke and Warrington? Combined income of, in the general scheme of things, by and large, all things considered, fcuk all.
 
Vodafone are rolling out 5G to 7 cities next Wednesday and to 12 more by the end of the year. That's just Vodafone. EE are doing a multi-city rollout soon too.

"At launch, Vodafone’s 5G network will be available in seven cities; Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London. By the end of the year, the operator plans to add 12 more cities — Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton — for a total of 19 cities. "

The UK gets its first official 5G launch date
All I can wish is that my stupid 3 network works faster in London...I’ve traveled to numerous countries, continents evens and the bloody roam abroad thing worked faster there...
 

sand_rat

Old-Salt
Lets not get into a slanging match (and by the way I was there for the operators to roll out 3 & 4G and their claims for coverage - they all failed). Mr google tells me that there are 69 cities in UK so less than 20 is P!55 poor, then chuck in the 1000's of towns of more than 100.000 pers (which is what they use as a standard) and its even worse.
For instance, for the 4G roll out one operator - I will spare their blushes - announced they had a network in Manc, they did, one operational site, I know I got it.
Please do not believe one word that the operators tell you, they are no more capable of telling the truth than a Politico.
And apologies for appearing to be the smart arrse but its what I did for the last 20 years.
Now off to do some serious damage to some red wine, well for me its still the weekend.
 

endure

GCM
Lets not get into a slanging match (and by the way I was there for the operators to roll out 3 & 4G and their claims for coverage - they all failed). Mr google tells me that there are 69 cities in UK so less than 20 is P!55 poor, then chuck in the 1000's of towns of more than 100.000 pers (which is what they use as a standard) and its even worse.
For instance, for the 4G roll out one operator - I will spare their blushes - announced they had a network in Manc, they did, one operational site, I know I got it.
Please do not believe one word that the operators tell you, they are no more capable of telling the truth than a Politico.
And apologies for appearing to be the smart arrse but its what I did for the last 20 years.
Now off to do some serious damage to some red wine, well for me its still the weekend.

You do understand that they can't roll out to every town at the same time?
 

endure

GCM
Why the fcuk are they putting 5G into Birkenhead, Stoke and Warrington? Combined income of, in the general scheme of things, by and large, all things considered, fcuk all.

Considering that there are only a handful of 5G handsets available at the moment and even fewer people own one I suspect they're putting it there for other than financial reasons.

Population density, what kind of terrain it is, other technical reasons. Maybe even so they can't be accused of ignoring the less salubrious areas.
 
Why the fcuk are they putting 5G into Birkenhead, Stoke and Warrington? Combined income of, in the general scheme of things, by and large, all things considered, fcuk all.
Called progress? And forward thinking?

If we all did what we currently do and are fine with stuff the way it is, we would still be back in middle ages - tech wise.

I mean, why was Google Fiber rolled out in some of the less obvious places with a 1TB connection speed...
 

Yokel

LE
I went to the mobile phone shop yesterday to see if there was any news of my phone being repaired and returned. They said they would let me know by text message.

Also doctor, dentist, etc send reminders by phone. I also had a moment out today when the car would not start, and I face having to walk and find a phone box.
 
I f'ing hope they get London speeds and coverage up to 4G in the first place..a bit embarrassing when you get faster internet in bloody Bali or in Vietnam with partner providers than you can get in Central London.
Don't have to go that far to improve on a London signal, I had a better signal in a farmhouse with foot thick stone walls in the wilds of Pembrokeshire!
 
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