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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3765 on: July 14, 2018, 01:24:01 PM »
Glad to hear you're pleased with your new, improved dongle :D

please, this is a family forum  :-[ :D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3766 on: July 14, 2018, 02:03:24 PM »
Glad to hear you're pleased with your new, improved dongle :D

please, this is a family forum  :-[ :D

Tut Tut. It never even occurred to me :no: :angel:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3767 on: July 14, 2018, 02:16:05 PM »
Where we are, both BB and mobile signals are  :censored: and sometimes non-existant.   :computerangry:

I wonder sometimes if things would go quicker using an Aldis lamp or perhaps semaphore flags!

Recent info shows that there are no plans to 'improve' the service in the next 3 years.  :'(

Two miles down the road they have fibre.   :(

Apart from that, we love the place *!

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PS: *Wanted to add  the  :heart2: smiley but thought that might be overdoing it, a bit!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3768 on: July 14, 2018, 03:51:44 PM »
Glad to hear you're pleased with your new, improved dongle :D

please, this is a family forum  :-[ :D

At least I was not doing my impersonation of Chuck Berry - he sang about his dongle, but called it a ding-a-ling.  ;D
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3769 on: July 23, 2018, 08:59:32 PM »
no.2 daughter just produced her third son, [no.5 grandson] at 18.36, 6lbs 9 oz. :thumbsup:

a weight off her mind, so to speak  :-[

just thought, the other two can be a right pain, now there will be three of the little ***** >:(
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3770 on: July 23, 2018, 09:19:51 PM »
Where we are, both BB and mobile signals are  :censored: and sometimes non-existant.   :computerangry:

I wonder sometimes if things would go quicker using an Aldis lamp or perhaps semaphore flags!

Recent info shows that there are no plans to 'improve' the service in the next 3 years.  :'(

Two miles down the road they have fibre.   :(

Apart from that, we love the place *!

Dave G

PS: *Wanted to add  the  :heart2: smiley but thought that might be overdoing it, a bit!

Here in sunny North Worcestershire the broadband is fine - fibre to about 100 yards away, but the cellphone signal is non-existent except on the roof of my neighbours house. Nine years ago Vodafone/O2 had planning permission for a mast 50 yards from my door, but when they came to install it the tree with a preservation order on it had taken over the site! I told them that would happen and suggested some other sites, but they were only interested in "Highways land" which it appears they get to use for free.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3771 on: July 23, 2018, 09:36:52 PM »
the cellphone signal is non-existent except on the roof of my neighbours house.

A bit extreme when you want to make a call!  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3772 on: July 23, 2018, 09:43:34 PM »
the cellphone signal is non-existent except on the roof of my neighbours house.

A bit extreme when you want to make a call!  :goggleeyes:

We only know there is a signal there because the aerial fitter received a call while he was hugging the chimney stack doing some repairs. Not sure it is there all the time either.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3773 on: July 24, 2018, 08:21:40 AM »
We can only get a signal, from the bathroom up stairs, It happens to face the nearest transmitter.

Horning, used to be a black hole for mobiles until they put 3 repeaters in the village, The Sailing club gets  a particularly good signal now... one of the repeaters on the back of the starters box!!

Regatta week starts on Saturday, it will be used a lot...

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3774 on: July 24, 2018, 09:54:45 AM »
Pointless me having a smart phone as no signal where I live on any network. I'm with Vodaphone and a while ago Vodaphone & Orange were going to put up a joint mast but the council vetoed it. I can just about squeeze a text off in my conservatory but that's all.
I love it :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3775 on: July 24, 2018, 10:08:33 AM »
Wot? Where you are? You must be lead shielded!

I'm with Vodafone too, and had no problems the last time I was in the UK  :hmmm:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3776 on: July 24, 2018, 10:28:37 AM »
Pointless me having a smart phone as no signal where I live on any network. I'm with Vodaphone and a while ago Vodaphone & Orange were going to put up a joint mast but the council vetoed it. I can just about squeeze a text off in my conservatory but that's all.
I love it :D


That is why we are in the "Happy thread". Back in the early 2000s I had a serious bout of illness , and nobody could get hold of me by mobile. Only the really smart ones used the landline, and on my wife's insistence, got to talk to the answering machine. Technology working for me.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3777 on: July 24, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
Pointless me having a smart phone as no signal where I live on any network. I'm with Vodaphone and a while ago Vodaphone & Orange were going to put up a joint mast but the council vetoed it. I can just about squeeze a text off in my conservatory but that's all.
I love it :D
If Vodafone were really serious, they can bypass the local councils objections. They did so by me.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3778 on: July 24, 2018, 12:07:53 PM »
Pointless me having a smart phone as no signal where I live on any network. I'm with Vodaphone and a while ago Vodaphone & Orange were going to put up a joint mast but the council vetoed it. I can just about squeeze a text off in my conservatory but that's all.
I love it :D
If Vodafone were really serious, they can bypass the local councils objections. They did so by me.

I'm quite sure there would be benefits to having a decent signal but can't think what they'd be and why I'd want them. The folks who want to ring me (and I want to ring me) know my landline. I'm on pay as you go with Vodaphone so don't have a contract giving me 1000s of calls/texts/GBs of data etc etc. Yes - I'm in the Dark Ages still but even that has its benefits :)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3779 on: July 24, 2018, 04:33:18 PM »
I sent a text to my nextdoor neighbour at 09:03 this morning. She replied immediately but I got that at 11:32.

Her network is O2 and mine Giff Gaff that shares that same network.

Ain't technology wonderful?  :no:

Landline daytime charges far too expensive.

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