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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:39
Replies: 10,355
Views: 765,982
Posted By Thine Wonk
They sink after just hours or a small number of...

They sink after just hours or a small number of days the experts said when interviewed.
Forum: Mobile Phones Yesterday, 21:19
Replies: 273
Views: 22,484
Posted By Thine Wonk
It was 49.3% last report, the network with the...

It was 49.3% last report, the network with the least smartphone customers by quite a long way and last report it actually dropped as more smartphone customers moved away.
Forum: Mobile Phones Yesterday, 21:18
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Thine Wonk
An interesting read, still looks like the same as...

An interesting read, still looks like the same as it has been for a long time except the Vodafone improvements.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 20:45
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Thine Wonk
Just use office 365 would be my advice. Online...

Just use office 365 would be my advice.

Online versions of Office with email and video conferencing
Email with 50 GB mailbox per user
1 TB file storage and sharing per user
HD video...
Forum: Mobile Phones Yesterday, 19:13
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Scary stuff in a way isn't it, although my...

Scary stuff in a way isn't it, although my network should have a lot more information to check against than some 3rd party network that can't really tell whether the answers you give are correct,...
Forum: Mobile Phones Yesterday, 08:30
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
The original post and discussion was about not...

The original post and discussion was about not having to contact your network to get an AUTHORISATION code.

It isn't a criticism of your posts (not anyone's) it is the issue of the only party...
Forum: Mobile Phones 29-07-2015, 18:42
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Aghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *bangs...

Aghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *bangs head*

PAC = Porting Authorisation Code, the Authorisation is checking that you are AUTHORISED to port, it's in the name.

Ofcom list as a reason for...
Forum: Mobile Phones 29-07-2015, 17:40
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
I do not work in the mobile industry and I have...

I do not work in the mobile industry and I have never said I do, however if you replace the need to contact your networks for an authorisation code, then how would the receiving network authenticate...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 23:22
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Malicious, fraudulent or non requested ports...

Malicious, fraudulent or non requested ports rarely happen at the moment as they have to be requested on the current host network using already established security methods as set-up on the account....
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 22:53
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
I have to admit, I didn't know that, but of...

I have to admit, I didn't know that, but of course that's where handset locking comes in I guess. No good porting if you can't even use it on the other network.
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 22:48
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
When the CSA enters details into the system that...

When the CSA enters details into the system that is 1 aspect, there are bound to be other monitoring and checks and a fraud team looking at patterns of malicious behavior or unexpected behavior due...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 22:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Of course it's the phone unlock I was thinking...

Of course it's the phone unlock I was thinking of, you can port, but you cannot unlock if the original network doesn't authorise it I guess.
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 22:18
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
There's a good one right above that statement,...

There's a good one right above that statement, about networks needing to do maintenance on systems on the back end, which will happen from time to time, it can be as often as weekly maintenance...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 22:05
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Debt recovery is a lot easier when you're dealing...

Debt recovery is a lot easier when you're dealing with a property and so is dealing with fixed line broadband service.

Mobile has always been a hotbed of fraud (unlike fixed line). Also you are tied...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 22:02
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Getting authorisation from the original and new...

Getting authorisation from the original and new network is always going to be more secure from a fraud point of view.

The system isn't without it's challenges and development costs, and for little...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 21:53
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
With respect, with broadband you haven't got a...

With respect, with broadband you haven't got a 500 phone which could be purchased on contract and then ported the next day etc, you can't allow people to port if they aren't permitted, the network...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 21:38
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
Well, provisioning is 1, not all networks have...

Well, provisioning is 1, not all networks have the ability to push configs out as quick, some have older systems that seem to take an hour or two.

Protection against number porting fraud or...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 19:37
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
There's every reason, provisioning, fraud and...

There's every reason, provisioning, fraud and security, credit checks, and several other reasons just off the top of my head.

Why is everyone in such a rush these days? does it matter if it takes 24...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 19:10
Replies: 879
Views: 100,631
Posted By Thine Wonk
Do you care that much about fast 4G though to the...

Do you care that much about fast 4G though to the point where you're willing to pay extra and go on a limited (capped) plan? or would normal speed DC-HSPA / 4G at 4-8Mb/s with a more relaxed usage...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 18:46
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By Thine Wonk
The whole reason for Openreach is previous...

The whole reason for Openreach is previous competition concerns with a mammoth of an organisation, since then they've entered the TV market and mobile as an MNO selling fixed / convergence and...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 18:31
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By Thine Wonk
Look at "Market definition" here...

Look at "Market definition" here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284390/cc3_revised.pdf


As BT and others form part of the supply side, that factors into...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 18:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By Thine Wonk
The market is wide open to MVNOs and is already...

The market is wide open to MVNOs and is already restricted by spectrum allocation and licensing similar to the TV and radio market, where incidentally they let the 2 biggest players merge to take...
Forum: General Discussion 28-07-2015, 17:37
Replies: 375
Views: 22,587
Posted By Thine Wonk
We don't all jump on the bandwagon based on...

We don't all jump on the bandwagon based on social network claims.

If she is found guilty of perverting the course of justice, I do hope the store makes a civil claim against her for the costs...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 17:11
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By Thine Wonk
How would it be costing them potential losses? I...

How would it be costing them potential losses? I doubt many members of the public go around reading full publications. To sue for damages you have to demonstrate loss and that's one of the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-07-2015, 17:09
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Thine Wonk
That's the concern, that resellers that are less...

That's the concern, that resellers that are less reputable will port people over with very little or no confirmation, like what has happened with energy companies.

If you want to cancel it's...
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