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How to never EVER lose your phone contacts again

By , July 30, 2011 8:31 pm

It continually astonishes me how often I see facebook status updates / group invites / tweets / emails from friends and acquaintances saying something to the effect of “ARGH my iPhone / Blackberry / Nokia phone has been stolen / lost / eaten by my pet donkey and I lost everyone’s numbers, please can you all send me your numbers!!”

People, it’s 2011 already! Whilst technology is still far from perfect, it landed a man on the moon 42 years ago way before mobile phones existed, and certainly solved this particular problem of disappearing phones several years ago.  So for those of you who still haven’t figured this out, without further ado I will outline a solution which should only cost 10 minutes of your life and ensure you never have to broadcast a panicked message cursing your pet donkey and asking everyone to send you their numbers.

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don’t use Orange abroad

By , April 3, 2010 5:10 pm

Ouch.  Arrived back home to a nice letter from Orange:

Great news. Every year we invite an exclusive group of customers to join our Premier Service for 12 months – and this year you’re one of them.

It went on to offer me a dedicated customer services and a USB dongle providing 3 months’ free mobile broadband, then 2p per MB after that.  Amazingly generous, no?  Then I realised why they’re being so nice to me:


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