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Goodbye Orange @EE, and hello @ThreeUK! #makeitright

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Goodbye Orange, and hello Three!

I’ve been with Orange for over 18 years, but times are changing, and I no longer feel it represents good value for money for me, and looking around at the other airtime mobile carriers, I think Three has all the features and more I need now.

  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 30GB a month data allowance
  • WiFi Calling
  • 4G coverage at home, and at work.
  • Feel at Home destinations in 42 countries.
  • 4G Super Voice

and all this costs me less, than what I’ve been topping on Orange for many years!



I’m surprised how easily it was to port my old Orange number to Three, Orange just handed out the PAC code, and I entered it into the My3 application, and within 24 hours, it had been transferred to Three.



So if you have my existing mobile number it’s not changed it’s the same!

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Andy’s Google Nexus 4

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

time to move on…and enter the 21st Century

I already have an iPad1, Amazon Kindle Fire (which has a customized version of “Amazon Android”), I wanted something different, rather than a common iOS based iPhone 4 or iPhone 5.

enter the Google Nexus 4

So, I’ve recently purchased a Google Nexus 4.






(it’s also got the same name as the off-world Replicants in my favourite film!)

and the Nexus 4 is brilliant, time to cash in Apple shares!

I’m currently testing GiffGaff network based on O2, which at present (18 Feb 13), is the cheapest mobile network for truly Unlimited Data.

I usualy use Three (3) for my iPad, MiFi and laptops, but Three (3) is getting expensive.

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Andy’s Mobile Phone Collection and History (1992 – Almost Present!)

Monday, February 18th, 2013


This has been a blog, I’ve been working on for the last month, that has been marked as Draft, and I could not publish until now, because Lindsey also reads my blog, and this topic conceals a little secret!

These are most of the mobile phones I’ve owned and used. It’s a very modest collection of mobile phones compared to some mobile phone owners, that change phones every few months or years. – well I think so! (for a gadget minded, nerdy, IT Consultant!)

I first owned a Nokia 101, followed by a NEC P4, in 1992, (not displayed, they must be in a box somewhere), and then in 1994, purchased a Nokia 232 (far left in picture) from People’s Phone on the High Street. These were all GSM Analog phones.

In 1998, I upgraded to my first Digital phone which was a Nokia 5110, on Vodafone (not displayed, in another box!), later in 1999, I switched to Orange and purchased a Nokia 7110e (almost the Matrix phone!), one of the first WAP (Internet phones) using GPRS. Used Windows CE based Smartphones on O2 in 2004, with the XDA IIs and Windows Mobile 5 and 6 on the XDA Mini S, these were slow, small screens, had memory leaks, required daily reboots, and so I carried on using my faithful Nokia 7110e, in 2004, the students at a local school, use to mock me about the “brick of a phone I had”. In 2006, I needed a tri-band phone for holiday in Mexico/Cuba, so purchased a Nokia 6230i. I also acquired and tested a 3G phone, on Three’s Network, a LG U8120, and emergency phones I keep in the car the VX1.

So my current daily mobile phone is still a Nokia 6230i. (phone on the far right of picture)….until now…See Part II tomorrow.

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NEWSFLASH! Evicted from The Orange Shop, 16/17 Coney Street, YORK TODAY!

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

I went into The Orange Shop, 16/17 Coney Street, YORK today at approx 14:00 to make an enquiry about the iPhone 4 32GB Black on an Orange Contract. I was greeted by a Sales Person called Mark.

He was quick to explain to me, that Apple fix the prices of the iPhone 4.0 32GB Black, and Mobile Airtime companies cannot set the price of the phone, he asked if I wanted it on Pay As You Go or Contract, I replied I was interested in a Contract, he told me the cost of the phone was £319, and monthly costs of £35, for 18 months.

tesco-mobile-logoI told him the monthly cost was tool high, and I mentioned Tesco Mobile at £20 a month,

and in his next breath Mark said

“if you go with Tesco Mobile you’ll get no signal, because Orange have more transmitters across the country than Tesco Mobile

Personally, when a Sales Person resorts to this sort of tactic to make a sale, it make me suspicious, I always remember a old friend/work colleague, when I worked in Sales, hundreds of years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, telling me NEVER disrespect the competitor to make a Sale.

When Mark told me this, I gave him my mobile phone, and asked him to tell me what current network it’s on, it happens to be Orange (he didn’t know this before I handed him the phone, he didn’t even bother to ask me). I then reminded Mark, that I’ve probably been with Orange as a Customer, longer than he’s been an Employee, which now is about approx 11-12 years, and I don’t have reception at home with Orange, but I do with O2, Tesco Mobile, Vodafone, T-Mobile and 3! So I don’t think what he’s saying is valid and I don’t like the way he’s slagging off the Competition, at this point he asked me to LEAVE THE SHOP! He then started stating I’m now SLAGGING him off!

I pointed out as I left the Shop, I was surprised they were happy to lose a potential sale, and told him I would make him famous, and Tweet later about this incident! I don’t know why Mark lost his rag with me, and I hadn’t even had my Red Bull for the day!

So Happy Sales Mark……..

Looks like I’ll be joining Tescos Mobile then… much for 11 years Customer Loyality! (not that Mark would know, he didn’t ask the question!)

PS Mr Orange/Mr Tescos if your reading this, iPhone 4 32GB Black on Contract in the post would be very nice Free of Charge!

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