Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - Video review
by victoriatagg on Feb 6, 2014 12:33:19 AM
If the 5-inch Sony Xperia Z1 was too much phone for your pocket to handle, then you might want to check out the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.
Steps to take before selling your handset
by shadylady on Feb 26, 2014 10:46:11 AM
Selling your handset isn’t just a matter of swapping it for cash. There are things you need to do beforehand, thus preparing for selling your phone is important. In this blog, I will be discussing the steps you need to take.
Best ways to finance your new HTC One - or any new phone
by victoriatagg on Mar 7, 2014 11:04:10 AM
Once again we’ve been looking at our pricing and wanted to make sure we’re giving you the best deals we possible can. Following on from this we’ve really challenged ourselves on a couple of handsets.
The Community’s Top 5 (and a half) 4G Phones
by riaz7 on Mar 6, 2014 2:25:30 PM
We put it to the Community to find out what you thought were the best 4G phones. So what was the outcome?
4G Launch Update
by mark_a_e on Mar 6, 2014 10:12:18 AM
Largely thanks to your input and help, we’re on the home straight and are nearly ready to start exploring the world of 4G with you; we are currently on track to launch in early April. Before going any further, let’s start with a big thank-you to everyone who gave feedback on the 4G landing page and the 4,600 of you who responded to the 4G survey.
Mobile World Congress 2014 Video Review
by gregg_b on Mar 5, 2014 1:08:29 PM
Recently marktiddy and myself returned from Barcelona where we spent a couple days exploring Mobile World Congress. We saw some amazing tech and ideas while we were there and fortunately for us all, Mark captured lots of video footage. So check out his video blog of the event and his impressions on the latest phones, smart watches, Samsungs's Unpacked 5 event and much more.
5 top apps for a new Android user
by ragingsilver on Mar 4, 2014 12:02:15 AM
Last November I did a review of the brilliant Motorola 'Moto G' Phone (Link in ref). I also joined the world of Android for the first time, and with that came the power to customise my phone however I like. I've also come across some very useful apps that I'd like to share with you all. So grab yourself a mug of hot cocoa and read on.
For the last two weeks we have been having a very important consultation with our members. This discussion has been regarding a price increase to our standard UK call and text rates. To encourage participation we sent all our members a Newsfeed to highlight the consultation. Before any decision was made we wanted to discuss this with our members to get members thoughts and views. With over 150 pages we have now reached the end of the two week consultation period...Read more...
There's lots going on at giffgaff lately, we're very happy to see all the positive feedback from Tom's blog. Yesterday's release brought 200 more minutes to the £20 goodybag and also a few changes which you might have noticed:
Last week we presented in the forum the new the new top-up page where we introduced My Basket as a new feature to the top-up / activation process. The feedback so far has been great. My Basket is proabably the most popular feature from e-commerce sites and we expect this familiar interface will help understand what you are purchasing (goodybags or credit).
Start bookmarking this link into your handsets giffgaffers, this is our first step into mobilisation. For now we have been working on a mobile friendly top-up experience while we have tried to control the environment so you don't get charged for data while you are navigating through these pages (Not that it matters that much at the moment as data charging won't occur until the 01 JUL). Let us know your feedback on the experience of topping-up on your mobile from our new mobile page. For future releases we are planning to move more mobile friendly content into this page and drive the whole mobile navigation here.
@amaruv and @akisoft have spent a lot of time trying to spot & fix a few bugs on our famous unlockapedia. We're still battling against a few integration features with Lithium for reviews and comments however the main skeleton is already working. All suggestions to improve its functionality and usefulness are more than welcome.
Some good news, today we have added 200 extra minutes to the £20 goodybag. So for £20 you now get 800 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited mobile Internet. We always try to give our members the best value we can and this increase makes it one of the most competitive £20 packages on the market.
But it wouldn’t be giffgaff if we didn’t get everyone involved, so last week on Twitter we asked our followers to tweet, #getmoregiffgaff and the more followers who mentioned it, the more minutes we’d add to the £20 goodybag. We did something similar on Facebook and it is proving a successful way for people to spread the word about giffgaff.
In other news and as many of you know, currently giffgaff doesn’t support the full range of Blackberry services (push e-mail, Blackberry web and BB Messenger). Across the Community, Facebook and Twitter we get almost daily requests and questions regarding Blackberry. As a result a project has kicked off to launch the functionality to get these services up and running. This project is already underway but it’s a significant piece of work and effects lots of different systems, so the likely launch date is in the summer. Once launched we can get all our Blackberry using friends to make the switch to giffgaff.
As the gaffer previously blogged, giffgaff members are getting free data while we improve the charging system. O2 (who's system we use for data charging) have isolated the problem and are working on fixing it, details on the history of the issue are here. The fix is taking more time than they thought to implement, so free data will now run until the 1st July (site changes will be made in due course).
Lastly, a source of much conversation and demand is a data only product and I can confirm that we are going to launch a data only goodybag. The work on data charging needs to be completed before we can build and launch it. Due to this, the data only product will go live when we have successfully implemented and are happy with how the data charging is working.
Hope you found the update useful.