I phoned up O2 today to get my iPhone 3GS unlocked as I'm taking it off the O2 network, and was astonished to learn:
Pay Monthly and Business customers Your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 can be unlocked at any time, free of charge. If you unlock your iPhone and put a non-O2 sim into it, you will still have to honour the remainder of the minimum term of your O2 contract.
Pay & Go customers You can unlock your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 for a one-off £15 charge. The payment for this will come from your top up balance.
But if you unlock iPhone less than 12 months after you bought it, you'll lose the free Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On that we added for the first 12 months (if you have it).
a) They will unlock your iPhone at any time including when you are on your contract b) If you are on a Pay Monthly plan, it will be free.
I appreciate that others may already be aware of this, but I just wish I'd known this detail years ago, as it would have opened the option to use local SIM cards when travelling internationally. It also offers the option of giving an older iPhone to a family member or colleague before the contract expires and buying a new unlocked device to use with O2.
Amazon Prime Instant Video comes to the UK
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 11:20p Stuart McIntyre In 5 days will include unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes.
You will be able to stream exclusive movies such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Tower Heist, and TV shows such as Vikings and Downton Abbey.
Starting February 26th, you can watch Prime Instant Video on game consoles, streaming players, smart TVs, mobile devices and Kindle Fire HD.
I’ve been a huge fan of Amazon Prime for a good number of years now – free next-day delivery of a vast range of products from the A [read] Keywords: mobile
Twenty years from now…
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 6:20a Stuart McIntyre “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain [read] Keywords:
Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable Objections (IBM Connect 2014 BP310)
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 5:00a Stuart McIntyre Apologies for the delay, but here’s the deck for my session from IBM Connect 2014:
As those that have seen me present will probably vouch, my slides are almost bullet-free, are very graphical and there isn’t a huge amount of text, so it’s all in the delivery! Therefore the deck on it’s own may lack a bit of zing… I’ll rectify that by uploading a version of the presentation with audio very soon. Look out for an update in the next week or so. [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Connect Day 0 – The Community One
Sun, Jan 26th 2014 12:20p Stuart McIntyre Saturday at IBM Connect. It’s all about the people, man…
The conference proper starts on Sunday, but there is no doubt that Saturday is one of the key days of the week for me, and the reason why I fly out on Friday (and thanks for allowing me do that, Philippa!). From soccer to Mai Tais, to BALD and the ESPN party, it’s a day that revolves around meeting, greeting, reminiscing, remembering, laughing and hugging. In short it’s what makes this less a business conference and more [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Connections and WordPress
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 3:58a Stuart McIntyre As a strong advocate of IBM Connections and a heavy WordPress user (8 sites and counting), I’m really really pleased to see this new integration from the expert folks at AppFusions:
Post to Connections Activity Stream when a blog post is published
Display Connections Community Card as a WordPress widget
WordPress gravatar/profile pic replaced by image from Connections profile
Show Connections business card on avatar hover
Append Connections business card to the end of bl [read] Keywords: connections
Circle: The Local Network
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 11:58p Stuart McIntyre Circle is the mobile app that’s in the know, anywhere you go. Circle keeps you up to speed by adapting to your location and letting you view what’s happening near you, now.
Our goal is to build on the lessons learned from traditional social networks to make a new kind of community: positive, local and useful, wherever you are.
Each month, more than a million people are joining Circle for real-time information and conversation about nearby crime, traffic, natural disasters – as well as [read] Keywords: community