495 Days or 70 Weeks and 5 Days is how long I had to wait for my Copanhagen Parts Magnetic Lights Backed on kickstarter and what a pile of crap they turned out to be.
The premise of this service seems confusing at first but after trialing it today (yup I saw too bad, its a calling card without having to use a calling card. Using your mobile and free minutes to a land line you should be able to save some money.. or can you..
In a nutshell
Sign up to get a skype to go number
Pay for credit
Add speed dial entries to your account
You get a local rate number to call
Call it and you can make cheap calls to anyone in the world as if you were skype
So in theory use your free mobile minutes to call a land line which then forwards to a number somewhere
Heres how it breakdowns
Assuming that I’m using free minutes to make the inital call
Orange to UK mobiles normally is 34p
Orange to skype to vodaphone is 16.5p – based on free minutes
saving £££ on a half decent natter
Now lets assume that I run out of free minutes, after all 500 minutes a month might sound a lot
but 500 mins / 60 mins in a hour = 8.3 hours a month
8.3 / 4 = 2 hours a week
With no free minutes left on my account it STILL works out cheaper!
Orange to skype 12p
Skype to vodaphone 16.5p totalling 28.5p just shy of 9p a minute cheaper!!
If you have Wifi on your phone then its just the standard skype rates
Had I known this when I was in Dubai, the 400 quid phone bill would be a thing of the past. You can sign up for any number of local rate numbers
Rumor has it that an Iphone Nano may be in the works however (alarmingly) it might be without a 3g chipset which perhaps didnt slow down the 2.5g phone sales, might put people off just a touch, then again would you be prepared to sacrafice speed for battery life
Still it all depends on the device, perhaps aimed at the blogging community or having a pop at sonys latest music devices. This might just make me stop wanting a iPhone for just alittle longer. Although.. my ipod touch arrives soon (thanks lee)
iPod nano 4G leaked
Wonder if i can get some money for my old one
Well my Elonex ONE+ mini laptop arrived the other day. My thoughts so far. Pointless. A complete waste of space and its rare that a gadget will hit my doorstop and fail to envoke any type of excitement of trouser excitement. The marketers did a good job of this even suckering yours truely and thats the last time that I get a product if I cant find even one single review. Basically if you think of a netbook thats powered by by a Spectrum 128k+ with a color screens coupled with buttons that have the tatile feel of using a sledge hammer then you are thinking along the right lines. Read more here. EBAY AUCTION NOW ON!!