Vectone offer FREE 3GB of data to apologise for downtime

Vectone offer FREE 3GB of data to apologise for downtime

Neotrix  9 hours ago

Vectone have been experiencing some rather large issues, meaning that many of their customers were left without any service at all. Vectone issued an apology via social media advising customers to reconfigure their network settings.

"All customers experiencing network problems are advised to re-configure their network settings. Even if you have already tried this, we recommend doing this one more time. Thereafter, if your problem remains unsolved, please get in touch with our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help"

It seems unclear as to when the service will be back to normal at this stage. We have had a report that Vectone are sending out text messages to customers offering free 3GB of data to make up for the downtime. All you will need to do it text "3GB" to 345 and you should be good to go. You may only be eligible if you receive the text, but there is no harm in trying, right? As i do not have a Vectone SIM handy i can't test this out, although we would definitely be interested to find out if any of you manage to get in on this!

Thanks to alexorza @HUKD for the tip



 

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Buy a iTunes card and get 30% off your second one at GAME

Buy a iTunes card and get 30% off your second one at GAME

Carl P  Yesterday

Buy one iTunes card (£25, £50, or £100) and get 30% off a second card at GAME

If I'm being completely honest, we've seen better deals in the past, but this latest offer from GAME is worth a look if you're desperately after iTunes credit at the moment. All you need to do is put two iTunes cards of £25, £50, or £100 value in your basket, and you'll get 30% off the second card (or the one with the lowest value) when you go to the checkout. So, for example, £50 worth of credit (two £25 cards) will cost £42.50, £75 of credit (a £50 card + £25 card) will cost £67.50, or if you want to go for broke £200 worth of credit (two £100 cards) will cost you £170.

 

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First glances of the iPhone 6s and new iPod range leak online

First glances of the iPhone 6s and new iPod range leak online

Carl P  2 days ago

It appears that, yet again, the surprises from Apple are being spoilt ahead of time due to those pesky leaks, with two big reveals potentially spoiled over the last 24 hours. First up is the not-so-surprising existence of the iPhone 6s. It is expected to be officially unveiled this September, but leaked images on 9to5Mac show that the upcoming version of the smartphone will look similar to its predecessor in terms of size and thickness. We suspect the real surprises will be under the hood, but we'll probably have to wait until nearer the time for more details on that front.

However, what we weren’t expecting to see was a new line of iPod devices are on their way. The eagle-eyed folks over on Apple Insider noticed that the latest update for iTunes includes new images of the iPod range, showing three examples – a dark blue iPod Touch, a gold iPod Nano, and a lighter-pink iPod Nano. The new image also suggests that these new versions of the iPod Touch will be releasing on July 14th. Considering how Apple haven’t been making much noise on the MP3-playing-device that once dominated the market – especially after they officially killed off the iPod Classic last year – the move is unexpected to say the least, but with the release date allegedly just a few weeks away we expect to learn more in the very near future.

[Via 9to5Mac / Apple Insider]

 

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2K Games holding Independence Day sale for select iOS and Android apps

2K Games holding Independence Day sale for select iOS and Android apps

Carl P  2 days ago

These offers have been around since last Friday, but in case you haven't seen you can save big on several games from 2K on both the iTunes and Google Play stores. The list of games is actually full of quality titles as well, with the excellent XCOM: Enemy Within, FPS masterpiece BioShock, and sports title NBA 2K15 getting reductions. Annoyingly, not all of them are available for Android, but what is available is slightly cheaper. So, swings and roundabouts. Independence

Hit the jump for the full list of the games along with their prices and direct links to them.

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PSA: Update your Adobe Flash to avoid the latest exploits

PSA: Update your Adobe Flash to avoid the latest exploits

Carl P  3 days ago

Generally speaking it's a good idea to keep your version of Adobe Flash up to date (along with Java, for that matter) but it appears that many people around the world are currently vulnerable to the latest exploit doing the rounds. Two exploit kits, named Angler and Magnitude, contain the ability to deploy ransomware onto a PC, forcing the user to hand over money to regain control. The exploit was fixed by Adobe last week, but it turns out that there are a large proportion of computers that have not updated to the latest version (probably because of the constant pop-ups that annoy everyone.)

As pointed out by the fine folks at Bitter Wallet, Chrome users will have Flash updated to the latest version, but everyone else will need to update manually. You can check to see if you have the latest version of Flash by clicking here. If you aren't up to date, or just want to make sure, you can get the latest version of Flash by heading over to the Adobe Flash download page.

 

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Get a MimoPowerTube 2600mAh Star Wars Series Powerbank for just £15.29

Get a MimoPowerTube 2600mAh Star Wars Series Powerbank for just £15.29

Carl P  3 days ago

MimoPowerTube 2600mAh Star Wars Series Powerbanks are currently £15.29 with voucher code from MyMemory

These portable charging units may not be the ones you're looking for, but you'll never be on the dark side again with these MimoPowertube Star Wars themed Powerbanks. Priced at £16.99, you can save 10% by using the voucher code MIMO at the checkout. There are eight different designs on offer, such as a various lightsabers and characters from the franchise, such as Yoda, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader.

With a capacity of 2600mAh it should be able to provide most smartphones with a full charge, and it comes with its own set of adapters to fit most phones (although it can charge any fully operational device that uses a USB cable to recharge.) I would apologise for the punnage in this post, but you can now rest easy knowing that I won't force any more on you today.

 

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Get a Sandisk Pulse 128GB 2.5inch SSD for just £38.99

Get a Sandisk Pulse 128GB 2.5inch SSD for just £38.99

Carl P  4 days ago

Sandisk Pulse 128GB 2.5inch SSD is currently £38.99 from eBuyer

Here's an ideal offer for those of you looking to upgrade the hard drive in your computer or laptop. It's not by much, but the listing on eBuyer is the cheapest deal available at the time of writing. With read speeds of 480MB/s and write speeds of 380MB/s, it makes for an ideal hard drive for your OS or for programs that require fast speeds (like audio / video work.) You could even use if for gaming if you wanted to cut down those load times by a few seconds. Thanks to topss @ HUKD!

 

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Get a £25 iTunes Gift Card for just £18.99

Get a £25 iTunes Gift Card for just £18.99

Carl P  4 days ago


£25 iTunes Gift Card is currently £18.99 with voucher code from CDKeys

Click here and type anything into the box for the 5% voucher

CDKeys may usually feature deals for the latest games (which are regularly highlighted over on Dealspwn) but here's a listing that's more relevant to our interests here on Mobot. For under £20 you can get a £25 gift card for iTunes if you get hold of the 5%-off code via Facebook. You'll save yourself £6 overall, which is a fine saving to put towards filling up your Apple product with more music, films and Apps.

 

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Apple patent gesture sharing motions for the Apple Watch

Apple patent gesture sharing motions for the Apple Watch

Carl P  4 days ago

Not content with making Apple Watch users pretend to be Dick Tracy, it looks like Apple are going to be taking file sharing to strange new places, if their latest patent is to be believed. The folks over at Patently Apple have discovered that there are some new gestures being created for the Apple Watch specifically for sharing data with others with the wearable tech.

If it all turns out to be true, you can expect tech enthusiasts to start shaking hands more frequently, bowing to each other, and even taking the double high-five back as they business cards with each other. There's even mention of "fist bumping", which should no doubt keep all the bros happy. In fairness, it's all just an extension of the Near Field Communication technology that has been around for years, but at least Apple are having some fun with it.

[via Patently Apple / uSwitch]

 

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Get a Toshiba 1TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for just £39.99

Get a Toshiba 1TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for just £39.99

Carl P  4 days ago

Toshiba 1TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently £39.99 from Dabs

If you're after a high-speed USB drive to back-up your files, this offer from Dabs is worth a look. It beats the next cheapest deal elsewhere by around a fiver overall. In fact, it's the cheapest 1TB external hard drive available at the time of writing. While you don't need a USB 3.0 port to use it, you'll get much better data transfer speeds if you do (up to 5.0 Gbps.)

 

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Get a Hudl 2 16GB for just £83

Get a Hudl 2 16GB for just £83

Carl P  4 days ago

Hudl 2 16GB is currently £83 with voucher code from Tesco

This listing isn't the lowest we've seen the Hudl 2 fall to, and the voucher code involved is meant for "new customers only" (although there are ways around that... oh, hello new account!) but it is the cheapest price around by about £15. Just use the voucher code XXPTHN during the checkout phase for the price mentioned above. As for the device itself, the Hudl 2 is one of the better Android tablets in its price range. Its poor battery life and occasionally sluggish UI do mar the experience, but for the price (especially with this deal) it's easier to forgive its foibles. Thanks to thedealhunter2 @ HUKD!

 

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Apple Music to launch in the UK tomorrow

Apple Music to launch in the UK tomorrow

Carl P  5 days ago

The title of this post pretty much says it all, but here's some more on the topic anyway. Senior director of Apple Music Ian Rogers announced on his own blog that Apple's new app will be launching on June 30th as soon as iOS 8.4 is released. The music streaming service and the Beats One radio station will launch an hour later. While a three-month trial will be available, it will cost £9.99 a month for the streaming service with a family package for 4 people available at £15 a month. Don't worry if you have no plans to subscribe though, as Beats One will be free to everyone who uses the updated app. You can learn more about Apple Music by reading our round-up of its announcement at this year's WWDC.

[Via uSwitch]

 

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Download Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys for just 99p

Download Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys for just 99p

Carl P  5 days ago

Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys is curently 99p from Google Play store

The Album of the Week promotion on the Google Play store is back, and this time it's asking for just 99p for Alicia Keys' 2012 album Girl On Fire. It might not be to everybody's tastes, but if you're in the mood for some critically praised RnB tracks and piano-fueled ballads you're in the right place. Thanks to Nemeus @ HUKD!

 

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Get an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB for just £445

Get an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB for just £445

Carl P  5 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB (unlocked) is currently £445 from GB Buddy via Amazon

The price continues to fall for the Galaxy S6, with this listing on Amazon being the best offer around. he lack of expandable memory and removeable battery is something of a downer, but otherwise the Galaxy S6 boasts impressive specs that are only just beaten by the Edge. It may well be a pricey investment, but as one of the best Android handsets out right now it's certainly worth the price. Thanks to mkmiah @ HUKD!

 

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Get an LG G4 32GB on Virgin Mobile with free LG Watch Urbane for just £480

Get an LG G4 32GB on Virgin Mobile with free LG Watch Urbane for just £480

Carl P  5 days ago

LG G4 32GB on Virgin Mobile with free LG Watch Urbane is currently £480 (Monthly Sim package not included)

While this isn't the best price we've seen for the LG G4, this offer from Virgin Mobile is certainly one of the best around at the time of writing. What makes this offer really good value is the inclusion of a free LG Watch urbane, which retails at £259. You can learn more about it by reading the LG Watch Urbane review on Wareable.

Reviews for the G4 have been largely positive so far, praising its screen, camera, battery life and overall performance, making it a worthy alternative to other flagship Android devices like the Samsung S6 or the HTC One M9. Be quick if you're interested though, as there is limited availability for this offer. Thanks to andy182 @ HUKD!

 

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The EE Power bar: Free or not too Free?

The EE Power bar: Free or not too Free?

Neotrix  Jun. 27 at 12:33

Earlier this year EE started to offer its customers a 2600mah Power bar to help them keep their devices charged on the go. To be eligible you need to have been with EE for at least 3 months and send a texts costing just 35p.

All this sounds like a great idea in theory, after all everyone loves a freebie don’t they? Well unfortunately it’s not quite that simple. Although at first glance it looks like EE are offering a great little power bank in return for a 35p text message. When in fact it turns out that customers are actually just hiring the power bank out for an 18 month period. When reading through the Terms & Conditions you can see quite clearly that the unit is just on loan

“2.3 A Power Bar is made available to you on a free to hire basis, under the terms of this agreement, for a maximum of 18 months. After 18 months, the Power Bar must be returned to EE and the Service will end”

EE may have busy customer service lines as the first wave of users come to the end of their 18 month agreement, especially since EE plan on charging customers £5 if they do not return the unit within 60 days after the hire term has ended.

"2.7 When this agreement expires or terminates (for mobile or broadband customer this will happen automatically if you chose to cancel your agreement with us for mobile or broadband services), you must return the Power Bar to an EE store within 60 days. If you don’t you’ll have to pay a charge to compensate us for replacing the Power Bar. Currently this is £5. For mobile and broadband customers, this will be applied to your bill. If you’re not an existing customer, we’ll contact you using the information supplied to us when you joined EE Power and we’ll issue a bill for the cost of replacing the Power Bar that has not been returned."

While all the advertisements looked great, I feel it was never clear that the power bank was in fact on loan. Many people regarded the device as a generous freebie, although this doesn’t mean that it’s not worth claiming one. The T&Cs just takes the shine off the whole thing. It is of course always worth reading the terms and conditions of any deal you enter into, but I do feel many people would have skipped them due to the prospect and excitement of a freebie.

 

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OfficeSuite Pro is FREE for a limited time on iOS

OfficeSuite Pro is FREE for a limited time on iOS

Neotrix  Jun. 26 at 19:20

OfficeSuite Pro is FREE for a limited time on iOS

OfficeSuite Pro is a great application that can prove very handy, especially if you need to edit on the go. You're able to view and edit PDF files, Word documents, Excel files as well as Power point documents. Also supporting  .doc, .docx, .docm, .rtf, .txt, .log file formats . The applications is designed to be quick and easy to use you really can't go wrong for a freebie.

Thanks zshamas @ HUKD for the tip!

 

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua just £179.99 on PAYG

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua just £179.99 on PAYG

Neotrix  Jun. 26 at 19:02

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua now down to £179.99 via o2

This is currently the cheapest Sony Xperia M4 Aqua on PAYG at the moment, with features that you wouldn't typically see at this price point. The handset is water and dust resistance and has a healthy 2GB of ram. With it's 5" screen coming in at 293 pixels per inch, the M4 isn't as sharp as some of the big boys although should be perfectly adequate for most. All in all at £179.99 the M4 Aqua represents good value for money and visually looks very attractive.

Specifications

  • Rear camera - 13 Megapixels including LED Flash
  • Front facing camera - 5 Megapixels
  • Video - 1080p video capture
  • Screen - 5" 1280 x 720 - 293 PPI
  • 3G/4G capable
  • CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • RAM - 2GB
  • Battery - 2,400mAh
Thanks to samnai @HUKD!
 

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Get a Philips 64GB USB 3.0 Snow Series memory stick for just £12.99

Get a Philips 64GB USB 3.0 Snow Series memory stick for just £12.99

Carl P  Jun. 26 at 12:28

Philips 64GB USB 3.0 Snow Series memory stick is currently £12.99 from 7DayShop

Here's a fantastic deal if you're in need of some cheap portable storage. The offer from 7DayShop is the cheapest around, and even beats some listings for the 32GB version. With it being USB 3.0 you're guaranteed fast transfer speeds as well, so for under £12 it's a fantastic deal. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!

 

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is now available for iOS

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is now available for iOS

Carl P  Jun. 25 at 14:00

If you're looking for a bit of platforming fun on your Apple device, or perhaps want some more LEGO in your life, you might be interested to know that LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is now available for purchase over on the iTunes store for £3.99. Containing the usual insane level of collectables and unlockable characters, this instalment in the LEGO Batman series explores the greater DC universe. It also includes Adam West who brings the retro Batman into the mix. Head over to sister site Dealspwn to read the review of the console version for more details.

 

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