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The gaff - 8th February 2019

Started by: willp789
On: 08/02/2019 | 18:00
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by: willp789
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:00 edited: 09/02/2019 | 09:35

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The gaff banner by: brulaw

"The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work." - Michael Jackson

8th February 2019/Issue #304

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giffgaff Happenings
by bluemoonbaz

Creative Writing Challenge February/March 2019 ♥️❤️♥️ HEARTS ♥️❤️♥️

@jesi23 brings us the ever-popular writing challenge and this month's chosen this topic is 'Hearts'. You are welcome to interpret the topic whichever way you want ~ medically ~ fancifully ~ romantically ~ use your imagination! Entries should be your own work; if you decide to post anything written by someone else, please acknowledge their authorship. Click here to get involved.

 

Monthly or quarterly payback?

@pinkprincess116 has asked the question: "As giffgaff gets bigger and as it's more well-known that payback should be paid monthly or quarterly". This is a subject that has been discussed before but it's an interesting one, is this something that giffgaff should look into? Or, are you happy with our current arrangements? You can add your thoughts and opinions here.

 

Direct agent link categories

@sloz has noticed some problems when accessing the direct agent links and the ever-resourceful sloz Smiley Wink has posted the members some suggestions here on how to get around the problem including prefixing the redirect. Nice one, I'm sure the members will be very thankful.

 

What will 5G bring?

As @t_will has pointed out, it seems like we've only just gotten to the point where 4G is the norm for a lot of people, and 5G is already on people's lips as the new technological leap forward. So, giffgaff would love to see your predictions for what the next generation of mobile technology will bring. What do you see it being used for? Share your thoughts here.

Lab Highlights
by as7861 & ijustcantdoit

Labs update

@fadlur_f gave us an update on the review process for December 2018 and so far in January 2019. So, in the two months, there were 329 submissions made:

  • Of which 11 went live.
  • Of which 122 were already suggested.
  • Of which 43 were not ideas (help, spam)
  • And only 1 idea needed more guidance.
  • Leaving 152 ideas to be reviewed.

New ideas

Option to end calls after an hour by @sarahbanahnah

The idea states: giffgaff to giffgaff calls are not free once they exceed the one hour limit, the idea is to put an option on our giffgaff account which lets us end calls after an hour, where we can choose which contacts we want this option for or simply choose "enable for giffgaff contacts only". We would love to hear your thoughts on this idea.

 

5G by @hedge30

This idea states: giffgaff to roll out 5G sooner rather than years down the line and being behind in the mobile pack. Put more investment into faster speeds etc. Would this be something you would like to available on giffgaff, would it be an option you would be prepared to pay extra for? Or, is it something a budget service shouldn’t be spending money on developing? Please give us your views on this idea.

Tech Developments
by revilo10

Samsung S10 - What We Know

Over the last few weeks and months, speculation has run high about Samsung's next big move. Last December they previewed a prototype of a new 5G phone, possibly of a new version of the Galaxy. Well now, finally, our hopes and dreams are about to be brought to life. On Wednesday 20th February, Samsung will be announcing the launch of it's newest addition to the Galaxy range, the S10 (which of course will have sub-versions, but we'll get into that). You may have seen rumours surrounding the launch of the highly anticipated Galaxy X, which if you are unaware, is Samsung's attempt at a foldable phone, which was first revealed at Samsung's Developer Conference in November of last year, and since then speculation has run rife as to when it will be released. We may potentially see the X be released in addition to the new range of Galaxy S10s. But we will cross that bridge when we come to it, so let's focus in on the S10 for a little, what rumours have been floating around so far?

 

To start with, we could see 4 versions of the S10. First being the S10 E, a lite version, somewhat cheaper than it's bigger brothers, expected to be priced at around £600-£700, with a 5.8 inch display, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with a 12MP selfie camera and a 16MP rear camera. Next is the standard S10, which is expected to be priced at around £700-£900 (depending on storage), it will come with a 6.2 inch display, 6GB of RAM, a dual option of either 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 12MP selfie camera and a dual-lens 16MP and 13MP rear camera. The S10 Plus, expected to be priced between £900-£1000, with a 6.44 inch display 6GB or 8GB of RAM and a dual storage option of 128GB of storage or 512GB (Potentially a third option, not sure yet though), a 12MP selfie camera and a dual-lens 16MP and 13MP rear camera. The final option is the S10 X, rumoured to be priced somewhere in the region of £1000-£2000, with a 6.7 inch display, 10GB of RAM, a triple storage option of 256GB 512GB and 1TB (!!!), and a 12MP selfie camera and a dual-lens 16MP and 13MP rear camera.

 

That's all we know for now, however as launch day comes closer and closer, rumours will spread around different facts and figures. The key difference in all rumours and leaks between the versions, is that all phones except the S10 E will have an inbuilt fingerprint scanner, and also that the S10 X will have built-in 5G technology (With the slow rollout of 5G tech across Europe and the wider world, we could see the X release a little later). It is rumoured that all the phones will come with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, as a prototype of the 5G S10 X featured in last December's Qualcomm Tech Summit. All of this is based on leaks and speculation, we will have to wait till launch day to find out what the S10 range will look like.

Say Hello!
by kathleen414

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Please welcome @nwhit76 right here.

 

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Say hello to @zealousbeloved123 here.

 

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Welcome @bcvwltd to giffgaff here.

Photo Of The Week
by brulaw

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This week's featured photo is Sunset dog walk by @lornaerudd. Some of the comments included: "Beautiful sky & reflections. The ducks don't seem to mind the cold!" (jeanlk), "Simply stunning" (frenchielove), "Lovely, I was amazed the other day - I was walking around the lake, and although it was sunny and warm and felt like a spring day, there were sheets of ice on the water that birds were sitting on" (illneverrememberit), "Nice picture, well done" (pete2009), "Nice picture" (jsmith), "Lovely photo and colours" (yvonnearmstrong), "Lovely scene" (haseebhejazi).

 

Click here to see the original post. Great pictures everyone, please keep them coming.

 

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On This Day In History
by jammydodge

On this day in...

 

1587, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle on the order of Queen Elizabeth. As the Mother of King James VI of Scotland and I of England, Mary was Elizabeth's greatest rival to the throne and could have successfully returned England to Catholicism.

 

1926, Walt Disney changes the name of Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio to Walt Disney Studios, setting the company up to become the world's most famous animation studio. Without him, many many classic films and characters would never exist.

 

1960, Queen Elizabeth II announced her family henceforth would be known as the House of Windsor taking the surname, Mountbatten-Windsor in a declaration to the Privy Council. This further removed the British royal family from its German roots.

Thanks for reading

 

Brought to you by willp789, mitchell98, bluemoonbaz, as7861, revilo10, ijustcantdoit, kathleen414, brulaw and jammydodge.

 

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Message 1 of 42
by: jsmith2009
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:01

What a great way to start the weekend with the gaff.

Well done to the team for another informative edition.

Cheers

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by: bluemoonbaz
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:03 edited: 08/02/2019 | 18:09

Wow another week has flown bye and the snow has left us but  the weather person has brought us rain rain and more rain but don't feel damp and soggy , get comfy with the gaff and a nice cuppa. Thanks to you all for your continued patronage , it's much appreciated by all the gaff team . We hope you enjoy this week's edition and if you see or want to bring something to our attention for the gaff , just send us a pm .

Have a great weekend everyone 😁

 

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Message 4 of 42
by: ijustcantdoit
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:06

We hope you enjoy this release from 

 willp789mitchell98bluemoonbazas7861revilo10ijustcantdoitkathleen414brulaw and jammydodge.

 

Iam going to have a read through now and catch up with all the giffgaff news 👍👍

 

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Message 5 of 42
by: the_bookie
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:27 edited: 08/02/2019 | 18:29

Thanks everybody .

 

Pure dead brilliant 

edition of the gaff 

once again .

 

Great mag and its

always fantastic I 

feel to be kept up 

to speed with All 

the superb things 

that happen here

on giffgaff thanks 

Message 6 of 42
by: yvonnearmstrong
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:31

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 Thank you team Giffgaff for this weeks gaff

Full of information as usual👏

Cheers and  have a great weekend everyone

Yvonne 

Message 7 of 42
by: allan1954
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:35
well done again for this weeks the gaff.
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Message 8 of 42
by: pete2009
on: 08/02/2019 | 18:48

Thanks for this week's gaff. New phones and 5G how exciting and informative.

Well done the team.

Cheers

Message 9 of 42
by: kathleen414
on: 08/02/2019 | 19:00

Hiya everyone 

Just in from work and logged in with a nice milky coffee and my feet up Smiley Happy

Ready to read our latest gaff from our fab team .

 @lornaerudd. i love your photograph thank you for sharing with us Heart

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