smarty joins the UK MVNO crowd

smarty is the latest UK MVNO and currently offers unlimited calls and texts and 2G of data for £7.50 month but with a cashback for unused data and extra data at 1G for £1.25 it currently only works in the UK

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the goog voice #voip telephone service has been updated

the goog voice voip telephone service has been updated and

has moved to

If you havent used your account for over 5 years under US law goog will have to give your credit to the US government (the State of Delaware if you are outside the US) so check your account today !

Companies in the US are obliged to give assets that they believe are abandoned to US state governments. The appropriate state government is the state where you’ve told us you reside. If you reside outside the US, then the state of Delaware, our state of incorporation, is the appropriate state government.

However the new google voice client doesnt currently work with mozilla firefox or ms edge browsers


FON is being attacked on all three sides – by @BT, @VirginMedia as well as by itself #broadband #wifi #fail #ripoff

FON is being attacked on all three sides – by @BT, @VirginMedia as well as itself #broadband #wifi #fail

  • BT announced it will drop the word FON from all its hotspots by the end of the year
  • VirginMedia have announced everyones router will be PUBLICALLY enabled unless you OPT OUT by the end of this year
  • FON have CANCELLED all end user contracts and sales and support and now only deal with telcos

FON is refusing to refund ANY of its old customers sayings its T&Cs allow them to do this.

If you DONT want to share your your VirginMedia router you need to

  • TURN IT OFF immediately
  • call the VirgiaMedia OPTOUT team
  • WAIT 7 days

a workaround may be to switch your router into modem mode and BUY your own wifi router but it all depends on what the proprietary secret VIrginMedia router firmware actually does