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    Free Big Brother Ringtones

    July 15th, 2008 by Philip Nicosia

    It’s not often you get true freebies like these but Channel 4 have posted some free Big Brother ringtones on their website which you can download to your PC.

    These include:


    If you need a way to get these onto your mobile then check out the wap uploader at where you can also convert these into iPhone ringtones for free.

    Not all 8 meg Broadband is the same.

    July 1st, 2008 by Philip Nicosia

    We used to have Sky broadband which at £5 a month was a bargain. There was nothing wrong with Sky Broadband apart from their routers but I wanted to get some extra speed. I was on an 8 meg package but I guess that because of the distance between my house and the exchange I was lucky if I got 2 meg. I also wanted a faster upload speed so I would get a better picture with my Slingbox away from home.

    So I looked around and looked a BE internet that was enabled in my area as they were offering ADSL2+ Max which Sky didn’t have on my exchange.

    Then I realised that BE internet were bought out by O2 and since I had got an iPhone on O2 I could get their 8 meg for £7.50 a month as opposed to BE internets £14.00 an month.

    So I got my MAC code from Sky and signed up with O2 back in December of last year and I have to say I am now getting twice the speed I was from Sky.

    My download speed which I checked earlier is 4068 kb/s and my upload speed is an impressive 648 kb/s. Even if Sky broadband offered their Max package in my area my upload speed would have been capped at 450kb/s when I enquired.

    So for an extra £2.50 I get double the speed and unlimited downloads. I have to say as well that O2 have excellent technical support and unlike Sky their supplied router isn’t too bad either. I was also impressed with their sales team. Rather than try and upsell me to a dearer package they told me up front that I wouldn’t get any faster speed on their 16 meg service so there was no point in paying the extra.

    So if you have an O2 contract phone and live in area they cover it is well worth checking out.

    What is wrong with the Mobile networks in the UK

    June 18th, 2008 by Philip Nicosia

    Recently we went away on a short break to Devon. We don’t normally go away in this country but my girlfriend thought it might make a nice change.

    Big mistake. It was so bad we came home early. What really pissed me off was there was no mobile phone service where we were staying and to get a signal you had to drive 5 miles! I wasn’t bothered about the phone but I needed to use the data. We had almost a full choice of networks to choose from, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Three. None of them worked.

    Now I have never been to a foreign country where we couldn’t get mobile phone service. Even in the remotest of places where you wouldn’t expect to get it we did. So why can’t the UK networks get their act together and give us what we are paying for? A working mobile phone service.

    TalkTalk call the dogs off

    June 18th, 2008 by Philip Nicosia

    Well Talk Talk have finally called the dogs off today. I was going to wait until it went to court but under pressure from my girlfriend I called Talk Talk customer service and explained again in detail the problem that they continued to bill me for broadband even though I didn’t have with them and to look on the notes on my account to see I was due a credit.

    Well they looked, agreed and said a credit would be raised in 72 hours. Well I’ve heard this before and that didn’t work but this morning we got a call from Talk Talk to say the credit had gone through, my account balance was Zero and they would contact the debt collection agency and tell them the same.

    Why they couldn’t have done this before 18 months ago I don’t know but thankfully they are out of my life for good.

    Teeth Whitening in London

    June 12th, 2008 by Philip Nicosia

    I had my teeth whitened about 6 years ago and was really impressed with the results although it did cost me about £600. The only thing with it was that for a few days afterwards my teeth were really sensitive and it was painful at times but it did wear off after a while.

    The dentist at the time did explain to me that the results wouldn’t be permanent as at the time I smoked, drank coke and coffee by the bucket load and they would get stained again over time. He was right.

    Now that I have given up smoking I decided I would give it another go but was concerned about the sensitivity issue as last time it was a pain. A friend of mine in London put me in touch with the Mayfair Tanning and Waxing company who have recently introduced teeth whitening in London to their services and they use a slightly different process to what I had before that wasn’t sensitive to teeth. I was going up to London anyway for the day so I called them up and spoke to Nicole who went through the process with me and booked me in to have it done.

    When I arrived at their salon in Maddox Street, (just off Regents Street) I was greeted by Nicole who once again talked me through the process which involved me sitting in the chair and having about six 3 minute treatments where the gel would be put on my teeth and then a light shone on them for 3 minutes and so on. The whole process took about 45 minutes to do and they did a before and after check on the colour of my teeth and the end result was 6 shades lighter!

    I have to say I was really impressed with the outcome with no sensitivity problems and best of all it only cost £199. That’s a whopping £400 less than I paid 6 years ago.

    So if you fancy a brighter smile and don’t have the patience for a home kit then give Nicole a ring on 020 7493 1822 and book yourself in. You won’t regret it.

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