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I loved the Mega Drive.

My zx spectrum with football manager was the dogs bollocks.

 

Little matchstick men kicking a little dot for the ball and it used to make this rrrrrrrrrr noise when it was kicked.

 

That and urban upstart.

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My zx spectrum with football manager was the dogs bollocks.

 

Little matchstick men kicking a little dot for the ball and it used to make this rrrrrrrrrr noise when it was kicked.

 

That and urban upstart.

 

Manic Miner on the Commodore 64 was my favourite. I've mentioned it in the past but the company I worked for back then manufactured a lot of the programmes (on cassette) so we had all the platforms for quality control checks. Since I was the QC boss I pretty much played what I wanted, and took them home in the evening to do some "overtime" :D.

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My zx spectrum with football manager was the dogs bollocks.

 

Little matchstick men kicking a little dot for the ball and it used to make this rrrrrrrrrr noise when it was kicked.

 

That and urban upstart.

My favourite game on the Mega Drive was Sensible Soccer. Still my favourite football game.

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Manic Miner on the Commodore 64 was my favourite. I've mentioned it in the past but the company I worked for back then manufactured a lot of the programmes (on cassette) so we had all the platforms for quality control checks. Since I was the QC boss I pretty much played what I wanted, and took them home in the evening to do some "overtime" :D.

That's a pretty cool number to have.

 

I loved Manic Miner and Jet Set Wllly. Remember Manic Miner used to have the little pieces of ground that disintegrated when you walked on them and if you weren't quick enough you fell to your doom.

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My favourite game on the Mega Drive was Sensible Soccer. Still my favourite football game.

I had a megadrive but I don't remember that game. In fact I can't even think of a football game I had on it come to think about it.

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I'm on 4G and still have unlimited data :D. Three is a great network.

 

I always struggled for coverage with them down south. Internet and phone connection. They were cheaper but I spent half my time trying to resend messages!

 

Vodafone are very good. Looking to get 4G, but waiting till it's unlimited data and cheaper. What's coverage like now?

 

I am with Vodafone now and they are excellent. Quick, good signal and reasonably priced. Although given the comments from more local posters to you, you might wanna check their data coverage on the website!

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Official everton app. Sky go (you can watch sky sports on your phone wherever you are as long as your subscribed) sky sports score centre (gives you all the scores everywhere all ghe time) for starters anyway. I've got my bankining app, paypal sports yapper bbc weather and all the usual shite.

 

Depends on your interests really mate.

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Official everton app. Sky go (you can watch sky sports on your phone wherever you are as long as your subscribed) sky sports score centre (gives you all the scores everywhere all ghe time) for starters anyway. I've got my bankining app, paypal sports yapper bbc weather and all the usual shite.

 

Depends on your interests really mate.

 

Tried Sky Go but get “Sky Go is not supported on rooted Android devices” message.

 

Need to investigate ways round that, it's the only app I've had a problem with.

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Gotta say I had 4g for a few days till Vodafone ballsed things up. Awesome. Was getting 28meg speed.

 

Staying with my HTC one for another year. Nothing out there is worth the upgrade of being tied in for £35 per month for 2 years. Gonna go SIM only on 4g with EE when contract is up.

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I do a little side hustle with each upgrade. I get the new phone, but to pay for it I have the phone company unlock my last iPhone. I then sell it on eBay for the same price as the new phone is, except the new one has a contract. Works every time and sometimes I've even made money.

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I know people love iPhone and I won't change their mind, but my android Motorola is £12.50 a month and does all that I need with plenty to spare. I can see no significant advantage in spending 3/4 times as much for a badge. Each to their own :).

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That's what I'm on too. I'll be upgrading to the iPhone 6 which will be out of date a few months later more than likely :lol:.

That's exactly what always happens to me. My wife seems to touch lucky and be up for renewal just as the new phone is out, I always end up smack bang in the middle of two :lol:

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I tried to repair my wife's smashed iPhone screen.

 

Apple do their utmost to make things impossible. Took the whole phone apart, New screen in but the connector was too short and snapped.

 

Had to patch phone up just in order to download the pictures. Stupidly I didn't do that before starting, thankfully all the pictures of my son were downloaded ok.

 

I would love to see a mobile companies 3 year release plan. My feeling is that the GPU's are going to become ultra efficient = battery life that is longer than 12 hours for moderate to high use.

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Got a new phone last week so today arranged a sim from Talktalk (as a broadband customer you can get one that gives you 200mins, unlimited texts & 500mb data for free) and phoned Tesco mobile to ask them for an unlock code for my old one. They said, which I'd also read, that it can take seven to twenty days for the code to come through but it just did after about ninety minutes :lol:!

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Yeah Mike, I switched from Talk Mobile to 02, all in the same day and kept my own number.

 

It actually took them a few days to switch my number, and that was staying with the same firm; even though I did it in store and the guy told me it would be virtually immediate. It wasn't so I called customer services a few hours later and they said max twenty four hours. Twenty six hours later I phoned again and it hadn't even been instigated so I was told max twenty four hours from then but probably much quicker. Twenty five hours later I was about to call them again and shout at somebody when it finally transferred :rolleyes:.

 

The code to unlock the old phone so I can put the new sim in was what was supposed to take much longer.

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Old thread but I got a new phone today, Motorola G7 Power; does everything other than cook my tea for £10.95 a month. My girls are paying £50/60 a month for the "kudos" of the branding on theirs, madness.

And then they come begging at my door when they've been cut off due to not being able to cover a bill.:mad:

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I can't fathom why people pay monthly for phones. I've never once paid monthly for one as like anything else, you work out what you can afford and pay for it outright. Never understood why paying bit-by-bit is the norm when it comes to mobiles yet not anywhere else. 

It's a bit like going to Tesco and then asking to pay off your shopping in £10 monthly intervals. 

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7 minutes ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

I know I'm in the minority here, but I can't fathom why people pay monthly for phones. I've never once paid monthly for one as like anything else, you work out what you can afford and pay for it outright. Never understood why paying bit-by-bit is the norm when it comes to mobiles yet not anywhere else. 

It's a bit like going to Tesco and then asking to pay off your shopping in £10 monthly intervals. 

It's the one area where they have absolutely nailed down a customer buying something that depreciates - on credit without feeling bad..... so much so that many people used to carry on paying the contracted rate after their phone was already paid for. Rather than going SIM only. 

Personally I think that part should be illegal. It makes me sick.  For me there should be claim backs. 

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38 minutes ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

I know I'm in the minority here, but I can't fathom why people pay monthly for phones. I've never once paid monthly for one as like anything else, you work out what you can afford and pay for it outright. Never understood why paying bit-by-bit is the norm when it comes to mobiles yet not anywhere else. 

It's a bit like going to Tesco and then asking to pay off your shopping in £10 monthly intervals. 

Same reason as I pay monthly for gas, 'leccy, home phone, TV licence, water rates, car/house insurance and internet off the top of my head; know what's going out every month. Did PAYG for a long time but running out of credit when you need it is very annoying.

27 minutes ago, Hafnia said:

It's the one area where they have absolutely nailed down a customer buying something that depreciates - on credit without feeling bad..... so much so that many people used to carry on paying the contracted rate after their phone was already paid for. Rather than going SIM only. 

Personally I think that part should be illegal. It makes me sick.  For me there should be claim backs. 

Doesn't happen with my provider, rate drops as soon as the phone contract is up. I have a "back-up" SIM only contract on an old phone with an ex-provider that costs me £3 a month.

Spending far less now than when I was on PAYG.

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4 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Same reason as I pay monthly for gas, 'leccy, home phone, TV licence, water rates, car/house insurance and internet off the top of my head; know what's going out every month.

same here, we adhere to a budget which revolves around our paychecks which arrive roughly 2 times a month.  I have it broken down by week.  I know everything that comes in and goes out, easier to control cash flow that way.  We've paid off a lot of debt by adhering to a monthly budget, it's been a real blessing for us financially.  It helps us not to overspend and not to be frivolous as well, i'm not rich so this is really the only way we can survive.

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37 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

same here, we adhere to a budget which revolves around our paychecks which arrive roughly 2 times a month.  I have it broken down by week.  I know everything that comes in and goes out, easier to control cash flow that way.  We've paid off a lot of debt by adhering to a monthly budget, it's been a real blessing for us financially.  It helps us not to overspend and not to be frivolous as well, i'm not rich so this is really the only way we can survive.

With you all the way. Sadly my wife has no concept of "living within means" having been brought up in a wealthy family; her innate "I want it so I'll buy it" reflex has never left her, which is why I handle all financial stuff; she thinks that credit cards are free money. We sometimes fall out.😂

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I swear by giffgaff. My daughter has a giffgaff sim for £6 a month which I will up to £8 when she starts high school next year.

My next youngest daughter will be getting a phone for her birthday so will also get a £6 sim card from giffgaff. I'll be buying her a Samsung a20e for around £130 iirc. The eldest has kept hers in good condition for 2 years so I promised to upgrade it for highscool to a more up to date Samsung a40.

I never spend more than £200 on a handset although I currently have an S9 that is due to run out of contract with Vodafone that I will sell off for a Samsung M30e that I have spied on Amazon. I'll be dumping the Vodafone contract along with my wife's contract and getting 2 more giffgaff sims on £10 a month.

So for £32 a month I can have the entire family sorted with sim cards. Getting these S9s for my wife and I on Vodafone was the daftest thing I've done.

The wife will keep her S9 but mine is a bit scratched and the battery barely holds it's charge so I need to buy a new handset.

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