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Forum: Mobile Phones 14-07-2015, 14:22
Replies: 382
Views: 14,955
Posted By BKM
The BBC say that the unique "device account...

The BBC say that the unique "device account number" is always transmitted as part of the transaction

a 16-digit token - called a Device Account Number - unique to each piece of kit
an encryption...
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-07-2015, 13:41
Replies: 382
Views: 14,955
Posted By BKM
it IS supposed to randomly ask for the PIN every...

it IS supposed to randomly ask for the PIN every so often for added security!
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-07-2015, 13:22
Replies: 382
Views: 14,955
Posted By BKM
Not reached my part of rural Oxfordshire yet!...

Not reached my part of rural Oxfordshire yet! Nice to know it's coming though.
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-07-2015, 13:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By BKM
That's globally - iPhone has (last time I saw...

That's globally - iPhone has (last time I saw figures) 50%+ in its home market (the USA)

Also I think 20% is of the total mobile market. The figures for high-end smartphones would be more...
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-07-2015, 13:12
Replies: 382
Views: 14,955
Posted By BKM
I think the contactless limit is universally...

I think the contactless limit is universally going to 30 later this year (September?)

ApplePay should be MORE secure than contactless - and not subject to its limits at some time in the future.
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-07-2015, 13:09
Replies: 382
Views: 14,955
Posted By BKM
Tesco don't seem to do Contactless at all yet -...

Tesco don't seem to do Contactless at all yet - al least on the self-service tills. The Icon has been there for ages but it is greyed out!
Forum: Mobile Phones 13-07-2015, 15:11
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By BKM
I would recommend looking at Windows smartphones...

I would recommend looking at Windows smartphones (something like a Nokia 640).

I think the "tiles" interface is very intuitive for new users and the range of built-in apps is very good - including...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-06-2015, 13:01
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By BKM
29.99 (PLUS "In-App purchases"!!!!) for Tom Tom...

29.99 (PLUS "In-App purchases"!!!!) for Tom Tom for IOS at present. No thanks!
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-06-2015, 12:02
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By BKM
Well it has never failed with me!

Well it has never failed with me!
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-06-2015, 11:46
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By BKM
I have always used Navmii (and, in its previous...

I have always used Navmii (and, in its previous incarnation "navfree") - it is great and uses offline maps.

It's user interface has been updated recently - and it can now incorporate real-time...
Forum: Mobile Phones 16-06-2015, 15:43
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By BKM
You can do this with iTunes as well!!! Using...

You can do this with iTunes as well!!! Using entirely iTunes features you trim a 30-second or less segment out of ANY of your music tracks - rename this to .mpr filetype - and then let iTunes install...
Forum: Mobile Phones 15-06-2015, 17:13
Replies: 72
Views: 20,824
Posted By BKM
In my experience (March 2015) the data SPEEDs on...

In my experience (March 2015) the data SPEEDs on 3 UK SIMs used in France were not great - perhaps just where I was but I did read that (on all UK networks????) all foreign data access was routed...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-06-2015, 23:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By BKM
I thought I followed most of the rumours and you...

I thought I followed most of the rumours and you are the the very first I have seen to suggest this!!!:o

In any event why not get general advice based on several previous years?
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-06-2015, 16:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By BKM
Why??? People know EXACTLY WHEN it is going to be...

Why??? People know EXACTLY WHEN it is going to be announced (September). If already planning a trip to the US after then then why not plan ahead!
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-06-2015, 15:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By BKM
Apple warranties for iPhones bought in ANY EU...

Apple warranties for iPhones bought in ANY EU (actually EEA+Switzerland I think) ARE valid in any other such country.

I agree that, strictly, US iPhones may not be covered in the UK. Many people...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-06-2015, 13:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By BKM
AFAIK All iPhones bought from Apple Retail Stores...

AFAIK All iPhones bought from Apple Retail Stores will be unlocked - even in the US!
Forum: Mobile Phones 10-06-2015, 12:05
Replies: 122
Views: 6,286
Posted By BKM
Your sure?? I noticed the greyed-out option on my...

Your sure?? I noticed the greyed-out option on my Tesco self-checkout last week and I am pretty sure it has appeared within the last month!
Forum: Mobile Phones 07-06-2015, 09:23
Replies: 41
Views: 3,421
Posted By BKM
Apart from Barometer support (again not got the...

Apart from Barometer support (again not got the hardware) AFAIK nothing.
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-06-2015, 09:39
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By BKM
You have too many variables! The unlocking should...

You have too many variables! The unlocking should have been done by Apple (and whoever it was locked to)- not Three!

You really need to check the CURRENT lock status of the handset using other SIMs...
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-06-2015, 09:33
Replies: 41
Views: 3,421
Posted By BKM
It's still,of course, a currently sold iPhone! On...

It's still,of course, a currently sold iPhone! On Apple's previous form it will be fully supported for several years AFTER it stops being sold.
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-06-2015, 08:57
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By BKM
This is true! The problem has got vastly more...

This is true!

The problem has got vastly more mysterious as I personally have used 3 SIMs in an iPhone 5 with zero problems!:D

Does the SIM work OK in other phones?
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-06-2015, 08:26
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By BKM
It sounds like your iPhone is not unlocked...

It sounds like your iPhone is not unlocked properly. You have not really tested this before - as Virgin use EE's network.

Any iPhone will work fine on 3. It actually DOES do 4G as 3 use 1800MHz for...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 06-06-2015, 00:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By BKM
To make the address bar appear it is often...

To make the address bar appear it is often necessary to pull the Safari page downwards
- otherwise it hides it to gain screen real estate.
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-06-2015, 00:13
Replies: 41
Views: 3,421
Posted By BKM
If you feel brave it is perfectly possible to cut...

If you feel brave it is perfectly possible to cut any SIM down to Nano size!

Your suggested route would be safer! - and should work as you say!
Forum: Mobile Phones 05-06-2015, 20:26
Replies: 41
Views: 3,421
Posted By BKM
This sums up nicely why the Apple "watchers and...

This sums up nicely why the Apple "watchers and rumours" websites seem to have no idea what will happen to the 4-inch screen iPhones in September! Retire them or upgrade them?:confused:
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