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New phone :o) [Jun. 18th, 2006|08:12 am]
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Not only did Caroline and I upgrade our phones yesterday, we also changed our package...

... and our provider!

Now don't get me wrong... I've been with Orange for over eight years, and Caroline for over five... and I've never experienced any problems with them. In fact, I would still recommend them for service and reliability.

However, when you're currently paying £42.50 for line rental on the two phones, and additional £8 (I think) for a text bundle, and £25 for data each month, giving you 200 minutes shared, 120 texts shared and 25MB of data shared, and still getting an overall bill well in excess of £100...

... and then you learn that for £35 + £7.50 each (£85 in total), you can get up to 1,000 minutes or 2,000 texts (or any proportional combination thereof), plus unlimited data (subject to a fair use policy of 2GB) each... you kinda realise that a trip to your local T-Mobile store is a good call!! :o)

Somewhere in this post is a picture of the phone - T-Mobile MDA Vario - plus a picture taken with the phone this morning!
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[User Picture]From: grumpydave
2006-06-18 08:18 am (UTC)
I agree with you about Orange being reliable. They annoy me in that they do very little to reward/retain existing customers (except in the more volatile PAYG market). It's likely I will change provider sometime soon too. Sounds like you got a good deal there.

The phone looks to have a great screen on it, can't get into the Windows Mobile thing myself though ;-).
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[User Picture]From: j7xz49br3m93xrr
2006-06-18 10:46 am (UTC)
Hmm, I shall have to look into this. I wonder if it can run an SSH client. If so, I'm all over it :)
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[User Picture]From: catweazle
2006-06-18 12:14 pm (UTC)
Cool :)

Sorry I'm being a bit anal now, is there a bit that flips out for texting?

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[User Picture]From: moosical
2006-06-18 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah thats the one ;o)
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[User Picture]From: easytiger
2006-06-19 04:54 pm (UTC)
That looks awfully identical to my o2 mini S ;P

Nice phone though - I get on well with mine ;)
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