First Morning Phone

Most people, a soon as they wake, check their phones, they check Twitter/Facebook/Email/Texts etc, and well, I do this, and so does The Husband.

We all know children do as children see, and Emma, will always go for our phones the moment she’s awake and in our bed. It’s probably not for the same reason as grown ups/teenagers, but maybe it is, shiny noisy item that you can play with. Ok. So it probably is the same reason.

So I had to share this video.

YouTube test

I’ve been having some issues embedding YouTube videos into my post. So I’m testing the theory behind the advice given today.

Lets she if this works.  If it does, then you should be watching one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE films from when I was a kid.

Data, Data, Data

I recently upgraded my phone contract. It was due for renewal, and as much as I loathed changing contract, I really did need a new phone.

I had an iPhone 3G for 2 years, with O2. 600 inclusive minutes, unlimited text messaging and unlimited data. I upgraded that phone to a 3GS, same contract. It was a good contract.

It may come as no surprise to many people that I use my phone a LOT.

I use it for emails, for phone calls, for text messaging, for taking photos, for Facebook, for twitter, for games and well, this list can be endless.

So when my phone was up for renewal, I looked around. I wanted the latest iPhone, but the deal wasn’t that great. I got more minutes and still unlimited text messaging, but they stopped doing “unlimited data”. Instead you get 500MB of data per billing month, with free unlimited wifi. No way in hells bells is that enough for me.

Looking around nothing else was any cheaper or any better elsewhere, so I decided to bit the bullet and stay where I was (less hassle) and just upgrade. Now I get 900 inclusive minutes, unlimited text messaging and 1GB of data as well as unlimited wifi. I pay a few pounds more than I did, but it was the better deal. It was even better that I sweet talked the sales guy into waiving the charge of the handset. Go Me!

This data malarkey confuses me. Being a girl who never had to worry about data, I just did my thing and, well, didn’t worry.
Now I have to worry AND limit my usage (which my husband will only say is a “GOOD THING”). So with this in mind my brother-in-law (well not really, but kinda) introduced me to an app called Onavo. Apparently Onavo is an excellent app for reducing data usage on your iPhone. So I got it. I now constantly check my data usage to make sure I’m not using too much.

I checked it today and this is what I got;

~ iPhone – 221.80 Mb

~ Onavo – 263.69 Mb

~ O2 – 323.07 Mb

How can I have 3 different sets of data usage for the EXACT same period?

Either the iPhone software that Apple have put on my phone is really buggy and doesn’t work OR the Onavo app isn’t reading my usage correctly OR O2 is scamming its customers.

I’m confused interwebs.


a problem gone bust

Last year my husband and I purchased our first large purchase as a  married couple.  We bought a new desk top PC.  It cost a LOT of money.  We got it from Mesh Computers.

Since we got it, Mesh have gone into Administration and have been bought out by PC Peripherals Ltd.

Our computer?  It is broken.  It keeps crashing, and we have tried everything, but, we cannot fix it. So we did what everyone in our position would have done, we contacted the company we purchased it from.  That was when we found out that company had gone into administration. Furthermore the new company refused to honour the warranty.  They refused to collect or deliver or provide parts, we would have to pay for all of that.

I am absolutely livid. As far as I am concerned their response is unacceptable. Whilst I appreciate they have had financial difficulties and have been taken over, that with all due respect is not my problem. I pay for something and I expect a service.

Cue nasty complaint email (as their customer services only work Monday to Friday).

Anyone have any suggestions on how I can sort this out without having to result to legal action?