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New Phone

Posted on 2007/03/28 03:21:25 (March 2007).

[Saturday 24th March]
Having put up with a somewhat outdated mobile phone in the couple of months since returning to the UK, today I finally decided it was time to put it to rest and get something a bit more 21st century.

One of the main motivating factors was to get something Triband so I could use it in the US. While I was at it I thought it would be nice to have something that would give me the opportunity to use the web now and again. I went for a Nokia 5300, and stuck with T-Mobile with the hope of keeping my original number. T-Mobile also seem to have a quite reasonably priced deal for mobile internet access - to start with you pay per kilobyte downloaded, but it is capped at a sensible one pound per day. This suited me perfectly - I didn't have to pay for it at all on days when I didn't use it, but on those days where I did need it I wouldn't have to worry about running up a huge bill. A surprising bit of common sense pricing from a mobile phone company!

Other than that not much to report really - made a lasagne for dinner which was very nice and prompted both of us to overeat horribly.

Comment 1

Internet browsing with mobile phones is something of a luxury here in Pizzaland, it's darn expensive... How much do you pay to call?

Posted by Lox at 2007/03/28 08:33:47.

Comment 2

I'm a customer of mobile firm, Three. I've signed up for their new X-Series package which includes a gig of mobile internet use and free Skype calls, all for a fixed 5 per month. And I think you can even use it while you're roaming abroad on Three's foreign networks, which includes Italy.

Posted by Dan at 2007/03/28 13:03:50.

Comment 3

Dan: We can get Three is Italy as well, but as any other telecom in Pizzaland, they have a proper strategy abroad (where there is a competitive market) and here they just dish out hideous tariffs and crap service... The worst case it Telecom Italia who sells ADSL connectivity at 40 euro here, and the same package, same name, in France would go for 15 Euro... Incidentally Three is one of the most expensive one because they offer the video calling service...

Posted by Lox at 2007/03/28 14:59:03.

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