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Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

charlie.green@...
 

That all may well be true Alan, however, Trump lost the Presidency, therefore this possibly allows a u turn on this policy, that and as yet the The Telecommunications Bill (Security) has not yet finished its route through Parliament. My understanding is that it is at the Committee Stage. Will will have to wait and see

In any case Lebara are not a network operator they are a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless infra structure over which it provides services to its customers. An MVNO enters into a business agreement with a mobile network service, in this case Vodafone, to obtain bulk access to network services at wholesale rates, then sets retail prices independently.

Bearing all this in mind I still think Lebara like other virtual network operators will still be a cheaper option.


Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

Alan Morris
 

On Sun, 24 Jan 2021 at 15:21, Michael Hambleton via groups.io
<mikehambleton=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

I use labara and it works for me and the prices are reasonable
This will be before they increase their prices.

All UK mobile providers were banned from buying new Huawei 5G
equipment after 31 December, and they must also remove all the Chinese
firm's 5G kit from their networks by 2027. This will result in high
replacement costs and less able replacement products.

Huawei was the market leader with lower purchase prices and higher
performance. Replacing brand new equipment will incur unexpected
replacement costs. Without Huawei equipment providing mobile phone
and broadband services, we will get poorer services at a higher price
and later in-service dates.

Alan.


Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

Michael Hambleton
 

I use labara and it works for me and the prices are reasonable  

SE 2020

On 24 Jan 2021, at 13:47, Trevor Mace <trevor@...> wrote:



My wife and I bought Sim Free phones a couple of years ago and we both went over to Lebara.

Kept our numbers and get a very good deal, 8Gb for £7.99

Trevor

On 24/01/2021 12:29, charlie.green@... wrote:
I was watching Big Bash Cricket on BT Sport this morning when an advert for  Lebara came on looks like a reasonable deal and they use Vodafone, which is good for me where we live. Does anyone have any experience of lebara, good or bad?

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Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

Trevor Mace
 

My wife and I bought Sim Free phones a couple of years ago and we both went over to Lebara.

Kept our numbers and get a very good deal, 8Gb for £7.99

Trevor

On 24/01/2021 12:29, charlie.green@... wrote:
I was watching Big Bash Cricket on BT Sport this morning when an advert for  Lebara came on looks like a reasonable deal and they use Vodafone, which is good for me where we live. Does anyone have any experience of lebara, good or bad?

Best Value SIM Only Deals | Lebara SIM Only Plans | Lebara UK


Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

charlie.green@...
 

I was watching Big Bash Cricket on BT Sport this morning when an advert for  Lebara came on looks like a reasonable deal and they use Vodafone, which is good for me where we live. Does anyone have any experience of lebara, good or bad?

Best Value SIM Only Deals | Lebara SIM Only Plans | Lebara UK


Re: Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

Andy Clarke
 

Thanks for this Phil, I've just signed up for Pressreader but my library is not available for RB Digital sadly.

Andy Clarke

On Fri, 22 Jan 2021 at 14:58, Phil <g4udu-1@...> wrote:
As we all have a bit of extra time to spare at the moment, if you would like to look at some different magazines - take a look at what's available for FREE via the library service.

French mags "Camping Car" and Le Monde du Camping Car" are both available via Pressreader (Camping Car doesn't show every month)  and Practical Motorhome is available via RB Digital

All you need is your electronic library card, login to the program (App free on iPad Android) - register your local library area ( I am West Sussex County Council)  as the server - put in the card number and you're good to go.  

Note:  There is an option to pay - Ignore this and register for FREE library service

I get my daily paper this way anywhere in the world that I can get a bit of WiF, it all downloads to the device so available for when the wifi is gone, plus a number of the walking and trail magazines are auto delivered - there are literally 1000+ titles available from all around the world.

Seriously it's a very good service provided by the library and the big plus point is iPressreader has a built in auto translator in the app so you can look at the French text then just tell it to automatically translate to English , page turning does work and you therefore have a English magazine to read.

Works best on a tablet - iPad or Android up to about 5 years old - OK on a laptop but not so easy to "Page Swipe"

 Le Monde du Camping Car last month had an interesting feature and mentioned the legal status of overnight stops in France.

Enjoy reading

Phil


Free m-home mags viewing.

timsinc Sinclair
 

Changed subject line from "interesting small camper" etc

Thanks Phil. Your settings page very different to mine (on Android
tablet). However, did get via sub-menus to where I had to be.

My next problem was trying to actually register with the local
library, having moved area. Managed to do that on line, but then the
Oxfordhsire libraries website didn't recognise the card number I was
given. Coming up: phone calls after the weekend.

TimS

On 23/01/2021, Phil <g4udu-1@psmb.co.uk> wrote:
In the accounts settings - you need to go to SOCIAL AND LINKED NETWORKS then
choose "LIBRARY"

Start to type the name of your library and it should auto complete

You will need to re-validate it every month - as you can see here I have 10
titles that auto deiiver

Phil

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Re: Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

Phil
 

In the accounts settings - you need to go to SOCIAL AND LINKED NETWORKS then choose "LIBRARY"

Start to type the name of your library and it should auto complete

You will need to re-validate it every month - as you can see here I have 10 titles that auto deiiver


Phil



Re: Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

timsinc Sinclair
 

Thanks, Phil. A great idea I took up several years ago on a different
device but can't remember the app.

Anyway, downloaded Pressreader on my Android tablet but cannot see
anywhere, including under settings, where you register your library
'as the server'. Any hints?

Also, I assume it's only the iPressreader that offers translations.

TimS

On 22/01/2021, Phil <g4udu-1@psmb.co.uk> wrote:
As we all have a bit of extra time to spare at the moment, if you would like
to look at some different magazines - take a look at what's available for
FREE via the library service.

French mags "Camping Car" and Le Monde du Camping Car" are both available
via *Pressreader* (Camping Car doesn't show every month) and Practical
Motorhome is available via *RB Digital

* All you need is your electronic library card, login to the program (App
free on iPad Android) - register your local library area ( I am West Sussex
County Council) as the server - put in the card number and you're good to
go.

Note: There is an option to pay - Ignore this and register for FREE library
service

I get my daily paper this way anywhere in the world that I can get a bit of
WiF, it all downloads to the device so available for when the wifi is gone,
plus a number of the walking and trail magazines are auto delivered - there
are literally 1000+ titles available from all around the world.

Seriously it's a very good service provided by the library and the big plus
point is iPressreader has a built in auto translator in the app so you can
look at the French text then just tell it to automatically translate to
English , page turning does work and you therefore have a English magazine
to read.

Works best on a tablet - iPad or Android up to about 5 years old - OK on a
laptop but not so easy to "Page Swipe"

Le Monde du Camping Car last month had an interesting feature and mentioned
the legal status of overnight stops in France.

Enjoy reading

Phil





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Re: Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

Phil
 

As we all have a bit of extra time to spare at the moment, if you would like to look at some different magazines - take a look at what's available for FREE via the library service.

French mags "Camping Car" and Le Monde du Camping Car" are both available via Pressreader (Camping Car doesn't show every month)  and Practical Motorhome is available via RB Digital

All you need is your electronic library card, login to the program (App free on iPad Android) - register your local library area ( I am West Sussex County Council)  as the server - put in the card number and you're good to go.  

Note:  There is an option to pay - Ignore this and register for FREE library service

I get my daily paper this way anywhere in the world that I can get a bit of WiF, it all downloads to the device so available for when the wifi is gone, plus a number of the walking and trail magazines are auto delivered - there are literally 1000+ titles available from all around the world.

Seriously it's a very good service provided by the library and the big plus point is iPressreader has a built in auto translator in the app so you can look at the French text then just tell it to automatically translate to English , page turning does work and you therefore have a English magazine to read.

Works best on a tablet - iPad or Android up to about 5 years old - OK on a laptop but not so easy to "Page Swipe"

 Le Monde du Camping Car last month had an interesting feature and mentioned the legal status of overnight stops in France.

Enjoy reading

Phil


Re: Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

Carol Weaver
 

Brett just open in google it translates it

Carol 

On Fri, 22 Jan 2021 at 07:56, Brent <brentiow.c@...> wrote:
Looks good Carol, but not speaking/reading French? couldn't understand details!!! 
Think it's 5.95m (that would help with our ferries!!!!) and is the bed 1.90?
As you say would like to see one "in the flesh"

Take care and stay safe all

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Re: Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

Brent
 

Looks good Carol, but not speaking/reading French? couldn't understand details!!! 
Think it's 5.95m (that would help with our ferries!!!!) and is the bed 1.90?
As you say would like to see one "in the flesh"

Take care and stay safe all


Interesting new small Motorhome/camper

Carol Weaver
 


Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

David Scholes
 

Morning Ernie,
They didn’t offer it to me either because I already had a different deal but Alan mentioned it some time ago so when my contract ran out I looked it up and it was the price IF you wanted a second contract.
So I took out a second contract, two years at £17, unlimited data and a new device thrown in for nothing. Then I cancelled my first contract which had run out anyway.
I now have a second contract again but they is a 30GB Smarty sim at £10 a month on a monthly contract. I need that for the mh because I need WiFi at home when I go away for the security cameras at home. Except now I can’t go away so I may drop the smarty down to about 8 GB but it isn’t much cheaper. Originally I wanted to do that with 3 but they don’t do any low data deals now except for Smarty.

Enjoy

David


On 19 Jan 2021, at 14:11, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:

On 18 Jan 2021, at 16:07, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:

Three.  

I’m already with them. They never offered me that deal. I’d take it and dump my WWW provider.

No intro fees - what are they?

Where customers get a bung or n % off for introducing new customers.

ErnB


Re: A sign of cell phone price increases

Ernest Bull
 

On 18 Jan 2021, at 16:07, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:

Three.  

I’m already with them. They never offered me that deal. I’d take it and dump my WWW provider.

No intro fees - what are they?

Where customers get a bung or n % off for introducing new customers.

ErnB


Re: UK Passports

Bennett Family
 

Just Tim, I concluded the same and sent mine off yesterday despite still having 6 months (just) remaining.

Martin

On 19 Jan 2021, at 11:25, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Divide cost of passport renewal by 10 years in months, each month
costs you about 60p.

I was happy to pay the £1.80 for 'lost' three months to ensure I
wouldn't be caught up in the inevitable delays when there's sudden
rush to renew passports post-Covid as everyone realises they can
travel abroad again.

TimS



On 18/01/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 20:15, <charlie.green@outlook.com> wrote:

Current EU/UK Passport is OK for use provided it has more than 6 months
left on it. In other words you don't have to get a new one until your old
one runs out. Unless you want a Blue one in which case you can renew
anytime.
However beware of renewing too early.

Previously, if renewing within a certain period of time prior to
expiry (I now can't remember how long!), the new passport start was
similar to an MOT - you retained the same day and month of expiry.

Then without any announcement (i.e. by stealth) they changed their
rules. Now renewal is immediate, so one loses possibly 3 months.
Effectively increasing the cost of a passport, as it's life is reduced
from the 10 years.

Alan.






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Re: UK Passports

David Scholes
 

Exactly!

David

On 19 Jan 2021, at 11:25, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Divide cost of passport renewal by 10 years in months, each month
costs you about 60p.

I was happy to pay the £1.80 for 'lost' three months to ensure I
wouldn't be caught up in the inevitable delays when there's sudden
rush to renew passports post-Covid as everyone realises they can
travel abroad again.

TimS



On 18/01/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 20:15, <charlie.green@outlook.com> wrote:

Current EU/UK Passport is OK for use provided it has more than 6 months
left on it. In other words you don't have to get a new one until your old
one runs out. Unless you want a Blue one in which case you can renew
anytime.
However beware of renewing too early.

Previously, if renewing within a certain period of time prior to
expiry (I now can't remember how long!), the new passport start was
similar to an MOT - you retained the same day and month of expiry.

Then without any announcement (i.e. by stealth) they changed their
rules. Now renewal is immediate, so one loses possibly 3 months.
Effectively increasing the cost of a passport, as it's life is reduced
from the 10 years.

Alan.






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Re: UK Passports

timsinc Sinclair
 

Divide cost of passport renewal by 10 years in months, each month
costs you about 60p.

I was happy to pay the £1.80 for 'lost' three months to ensure I
wouldn't be caught up in the inevitable delays when there's sudden
rush to renew passports post-Covid as everyone realises they can
travel abroad again.

TimS

On 18/01/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 20:15, <charlie.green@outlook.com> wrote:

Current EU/UK Passport is OK for use provided it has more than 6 months
left on it. In other words you don't have to get a new one until your old
one runs out. Unless you want a Blue one in which case you can renew
anytime.
However beware of renewing too early.

Previously, if renewing within a certain period of time prior to
expiry (I now can't remember how long!), the new passport start was
similar to an MOT - you retained the same day and month of expiry.

Then without any announcement (i.e. by stealth) they changed their
rules. Now renewal is immediate, so one loses possibly 3 months.
Effectively increasing the cost of a passport, as it's life is reduced
from the 10 years.

Alan.





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Re: UK Passports

M Stevenson
 

However, be aware that they now only accept a passport as being valid for ten years from date of issue.
So those extra months tacked onto the end don't count towards the six remaining months.

Max


Re: UK Passports

Alan Morris
 

On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 20:15, <charlie.green@outlook.com> wrote:

Current EU/UK Passport is OK for use provided it has more than 6 months left on it. In other words you don't have to get a new one until your old one runs out. Unless you want a Blue one in which case you can renew anytime.
However beware of renewing too early.

Previously, if renewing within a certain period of time prior to
expiry (I now can't remember how long!), the new passport start was
similar to an MOT - you retained the same day and month of expiry.

Then without any announcement (i.e. by stealth) they changed their
rules. Now renewal is immediate, so one loses possibly 3 months.
Effectively increasing the cost of a passport, as it's life is reduced
from the 10 years.

Alan.

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