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brrm From: brrm Date: July 12th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
My ISP (A&A) is making inroads into mobile service[1]. Because they have a track record of Clue and Helpfulness in ADSL provision (albeit at a higher cost) I am watching with interest. It's a bit beta at the moment, though.

I'm also going the Three PAYG route for my *cough* iPhone 4 when it arrives *cough*, though now reconsidering. But with the beauty of PAYG, I can jump ship if they suck. Hurrah!

[1] With exciting-looking extras like being able to forward your mobile to SIP, but I need to understand them before I know if I need them. :-)

PS Pub soon?
j4 From: j4 Date: July 13th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC) (Link)
iPhone 4! *ENVY ENVY*

I want to get one, but I want a contract. But all the contracts look really rubbish. I wonder how long I can hang on to my unlimited data contract? I wonder what would happen if I just put this SIM in an iPhone 4 (if I could buy one SIM-free)? Or does the 4 have a micro-SIM?

I wonder if O2 would give me any sort of discount if I'm already with them and getting my broadband from them.

PS yes! but this week is chaos. :( Next week?
brrm From: brrm Date: July 13th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
But all the contracts look really rubbish

As far as I could tell, all the contracts are really rubbish. :-)

I would think you can just carry on with your current contract, though they may not give you a micro-SIM (which, as you say, the 4 requires) - though I understand it's not hard to cut down (literally, with a knife) a standard SIM to fit.

I think discounts are hard/impossible to come by with the iPhone, though haven't really investigated. I think I might potter around with the Three SIM for a bit before porting my number, and see if the coverage is any better/worse than O2. Possibly repeat with a PAYG SIM from other provider(s).

Next week is good; earlier rather than later for preference i.e. Mon/Tues/Wed... does that work for you?
j4 From: j4 Date: July 13th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Could do Mon or Tues - which is better for you? Weds is Oxford Geek Night!

I think the micro-SIM is a big fat excuse to force people to change contracts, so I'd very much doubt they'd let me keep the current contract... but I suppose there's no harm in asking... Likewise with the discounts, I suspect you're right, but worth a try.
brrm From: brrm Date: July 13th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the micro-SIM is a big fat excuse to force people to change contracts

Oh no. It's to save space internally in the phone. Honest.

Tuesday's good for me. Oak? :)
j4 From: j4 Date: July 13th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Plan. :-) See you next Tues (actually, will I see you tomorrow at the conference too?)
brrm From: brrm Date: July 13th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly not. We have a conference here this week so couldn't spare the time :-/. I dunno, it used to clash with Glastonbury, now our Summer Doctoral Programme - you really ought to check with my schedule first :-D

Have fun, though, and if there's any spare freebies mine's the iPad. Thx.
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