GiffGaff’s feeling the strain of its low cost user-powered business model. It left some customers without a connection for three weeks and managed to mix up users’ numbers for days, in its biggest gaff yet.
If you want to know the time, don't bother asking a policeman any more. Figures released by London's Met Police show that officers built up £35,000 in phone bills simply from calling the speaking clock service to find out if it's dinner time yet.
The shameful ruination of the Star Wars brand continues. Following on from Darth Vader whoring himself out to sell washing machines for Currys, we'll shortly see Yoda appearing on TV to sell mobile telephones. It's as if they all need the money.
According to the Private Eye, Vodafone’s dodging another £2 billion a year in tax with a complicated internal loan scheme. It was apparently cleared with the company’s other tax dodging plans in the controversial tax write-off by the HM Revenue and Customs 18 months ago.
Virgin Media really was trying to do the right thing when it announced it’d be doubling broadband speeds for existing customers, for nothing. Problem is it promised 30Mbiters a bump to a whopping 120Mbps by accident.
The cheaper arm of Everything Everywhere, T-Mobile, has apparently been blocking secure email and VPN access with techniques akin to the Great Firewall of China, leaving people fat out of luck for email over 3G.
Popular SIM-only specialist GiffGaff has decided to get tough on the data hogs who abuse its unlimited data connections, introducing new checks and possible bars on those who suck down the most internet through their mobiles.
The white version of the new Sony Xperia S has been snapped up by UK retailer Phones4U, which will be exclusively selling the shinier model from March. Meanwhile, both Three and O2 have announced plans to stock the first Sony-branded Xperia on the usual contracts. [Three]