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Is an independant Scotland going to be bad for the remainder of the Un-United Kingdom?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2014.
  1. Yes without a doubt it would have serious social/economic repercussions

    37.5%
  2. Yes but only a marginal effect

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    0.0%
  3. No not at all but would prefer we remain intact anyway

    25.0%
  4. No not at all, they can do whatever they want, we will be better off without them

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Does anyone outside of Scotland really care anyway?

    37.5%
  1. scaminatrix

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    Na, I haven't had any of those calls yet. This was our first one (only had a phone line since end of May)

    cheesy's kinda got the right idea - If my fingers would work quick enough, I'd have pulled up some other scam artists bank details from 419eater (where a scammer has asked a victim to put money in his account but the victim has instead posted the details online for others to scam scammers with lol)
    So yea basically I would have given him the bank details of another scammer.

    I just rung BT and reported it.
     
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    This --> 23-40seconds in is actually pretty decent
     
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    my dad has the best one, he answers the phone and as soon as he realises its an ad or scam he goes...i've been waiting for this... let me just go and get my bank card... then just leaves the phone on the side and goes back to whatever he was doing... :cool:
     
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    I saw some thing on TV where a guy had a load of pre-recorded messages and he just made them play when the geezer stopped talking. Sat with a cuppa reading the paper while the guy was saying about these new double glazing windows for like an hour!
     
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    No i never said that man. I said i found it funny and it is funny because you wouldn't expect a guy like him to end up working for a company like Disney. I dont know how that equals i hate metal heads.


    Anyone heard of a Nokia 3201? According to google it doesn't exist because i can find fuck all pages about it. My mums a retard she could have got a good phone upgrade and like a dumb fuck said i just want a phone i can text and read none of this touch stuff mumbo.

    She was supposed to cancel and get a new provider obviously got swindled into staying with 3 of all fucking networks.

    I think it might be the indian guy on the phone trying to say C2-01 which is an appolingly cheap phone, just have to wait till wednesday to find out what it is.
     
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    Looks to be one of those low-mid range phones, It has a Touchscreen (and due to the sort of pages i've seen for it, i'd imagine it to be the same unresponsive and laggy one found in low end samsungs

    It will probably have basic apps from that nokia App store

    are you sure you don't mean the 2301, looks to be what she's describing --> http://latestmobilephones4u.blogspot.com/2008/03/nokia-2301-review.html

    It's probably worth 20-30 brand new on PAYG, so if she's locked into a contract with it, she's been ripped off really badly
     
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    my boys got it,he reckons it quite good,but you must remeber to save games as it doesnt autosave.
     
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    looks similar to the older games, back when they concentrated on fun instead of graphics

    i'm looking for something that'll play well on an intel graphics card. and not cost too much
     
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    Hahaha well what happened was my mother was phoning up to cancel her contract with 3 but they offered her more minutes and texts for the same price, i think she pays £13 or maybe £15 cant remember. The upgrade they offered was "what phone would you like" now id have said the best one you can offer me and googled whatever they offered but typical women answer was "just one for texting and phoning please!". I guess i will have to wait till Wednesday to find out what she got, the gentleman was an Indian with quite a strong accent but i thought the telephone marketing people in India got training to talk to Brits on the phone? Who cares.

    Anyway i just wanted to ask about a deal i saw for a mobile phone contract.
    http://phone-shop.tesco.com/tesco-m...328&PriceId=-1&ContractDurationId=-1&TypeId=1

    700mins, 5000texts, 500mb internet, £25 a month £50 upfront for the handset. Samsung Galaxy S II. Tesco piggy back off the O2 network so coverage is excellent.
     
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    Looks good, whats the question?, looks like a really nice phone, one warning though, as i know someone who has a HTC on the o2 network, they always have 2g signal, but on o2 the 3g signal is comparitivly poor compared, he only has 3g signal in very limited places and it is normally quite slow when it does work.

    Overall, if you want the internet to be fast on your phone, steer clear of o2, cause in the southeast at least, the 3g reception is quite bad for o2, i'd say go for T-mobile, however i heard they aren't as good up north as they are down here
     
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    Yeah i just wanted someone else to confirm its a good deal as i dont want to do anything and get bummed out. Might go into Phones 4 U and Carphone Warehouse and ask if they can equal that deal or better. I dont think i will get better than that tesco deal for the money.
     
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    All networks will have poor signal depending on area you are,also for the "3g" thing your friend may have not got an updated sim card from o2.
    I remember my brother couldn't get 3g connection on his old o2 sim card on a HTC so he got o2 newest sim card and 3g was working on his HTC now.
     
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    No, he got a brand new sim card, and I think he's on his second now cause the first one didnct work, he also had to talk to them because they decided they would add £5 a month to his contract for no reason, overall, If you'd of asked me a few years ago I'd of recommended o2, but its not a few years ago, its now, amd they've caused the people I know so many problems I'm glad I switched to t-mobile last year, overall avoid o2 because their customer service exists only to cause you pain and suffering
     
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    Actually o2 have had a great customer service and signal for me and a few of my family. I would recommend them to anyone but their expensive.

    I think its a case of personal experience although i thought o2 was considered decent but pricey like i said.
     
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    They were really good up till this year, ever since then, they seem to have lost the abilaty to do anything correctly , add in the fact that they have a 3g network where you can go from full signal to none everytime you walk Inside a building or near anything using high voltage electrcity ( i went to crew on the train watching youtube videos on my mobile, where he was sitting next to me on the train unable to even get google) has led me to beleive that o2 must of had some sort of management change last year that's left them totally incompetent.
     
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    [yt]6FWUjJF1ai0&NR[/yt]
     
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    Well it really comes down experience i guess,i've been with virgin for my 1st time i had phone and been with them 2 or 3 years.
    Moved to o2 and i loved it but switched to orange because i accidentally locked my SE w380i lol to orange.
    Then moved back to o2 and been on o2 ever since.
    Only problem i have is signal in certain areas and price i am paying compare to others on o2.
     
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    Strange, i never used to be able to watch youtube videos straight of the webpage, but now i can, but only in fullscreen, still, i'm doing better then an iphone would do on a phone a 1/4 of the price

    Ignore that, i can watch it out of fullscreen as well
     
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    I refuse to get 24 or 18 month contracts. But that's just me, I'm bitter. I have it in my head that phone companies are sneakily collaborating to drive up prices.

    In NZ about 10 or so years ago they abolished the practice of giving away free phones by tying people into contracts. So initially it was great. You paid for the handset up front and were only on a cheap rolling monthly contract. But slowly, as new high-end handsets appeared, the companies used these as an excuse to tie people back into contracts - to the point now that you still pay hundreds, if not thousands for a high end handset, but are again locked into a long-term contract. Asshats.
    Over here it is similar. When I first got a mobile contract in late 2006, 12 month contracts were everywhere; I would upgrade my phone each year - Orange would offer an excellent deal if you threatened to quit (protip: the people that deal with the disconnect requests are the only ones that can offer proper deals that go beyond what they offer in retail). Except every year, the number of 12 month options from all the different companies got smaller and smaller, so my bargaining power as a consumer got smaller too.
    Thankfully Tesco has bought back a bit of a resurgence in 12 month contract. Long may it continue.

    /rant

    EDIT: An example of how they've fucked the market in NZ.

    Galaxy S2 - £375 up front + 24 month £40p/m contract


    Fuck that. Before I move back there I am going to buy up big on tech.
     
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    Morning all,

    :shadedshu, I feel sorry for the poor ebuyer customer service person who receives a call from me this morning.

    My scheduled next day delivery for yesterday (SSD) can still not be located by Parcelforce at their National hub so I'm not going to receive it today either.

    Anyone remember Basil Fawlty venting his anger on a car, that's how I feel :pimp:

    http://youtu.be/78b67l_yxUc
     
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    Wow parcelforce lost your SSD?? They would probably have to make claims back to ebuyer and then refund your money back or something.
     
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    i bet they send out a replacement one and both turn up :D
    RAID 0!
     
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    Hang on, you mean to say your actually new zealandish? (The correct word has temporarily escaped from my head)

    why would you move back there? if your missing the sheep you could always go to wales :laugh:

    And that disconnect thing is not entirely true, i know someone who reguraly manages to get £5 less on their contract, or takes a lower contract and has the included stuff upgraded, just by spending a very long time talking to the sales department.

    Phone related story, When my dad wanted a new phone, he wanted a HTC Desire, now the people at phones 4U get massive bonus commision if they sell nokia's, compared to the amount for HTC's, I have to say, they were really good salesmen, theyt used every single trick in the book to try to sell him this crappy nokia which wasn't even touchscreen for an incredibly high price, unfortunately, i was also their, and over the years, through varius sources, i've also learnt most of the trick salesmen use, and also how to counter most of them, when i managed to convince him he didn't want the nokia, the Phones 4U Salesmen then went and got a second person to help him sell the phone, to skip to the end of the story, we left the phone having tried out every phone in the shop, having assistance from all but 1 staff member, and since they wouldn't give us a HTC desire for £25 (apparently they were out of stock of a contract?) we didn't get anything from them
     
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    I hope that happens for LifeOnMars, that'd be fuckin' amazin'!
     
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