Apple iPhone roaming block not working


Maybe you get SMS alerts from twitter and Facebook and why not they are free to receive but imagine you go roaming and they come in – you get charged !

Ok so many of us anyway turn roaming off or bolt on a roaming deal so that we don’t get some shocking roaming data bill !

Imagine our surprise. While travelling in Antigua when we turned off every option so that the phone has only wifi. The surprise was that texts and calls were coming through.

In Antigua wifi is readily available and you can get away with apps that convert messaging to come through in wifi format thus not incurring charges for you.

Curiously we searched and thought how this could be happening as we lost money at random as innocent SMS messages were arriving.

Is it this screen which hangs ?

We are communicating with @applesupport to try to understand what is happening.

[EDIT – hardly a convincing reply from their support] So you need to contact your carrier as well !]

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I would say that this needs mentioning before you get your suprise bill ?

Well I’m in my 40’s and young people that make all these calls think differently to me and my gen.

Off should mean Off.

Lets have a chat with my carrier o2 and see what they say..to be continued

 

Littlewoods and Lenovo Customer Experience Real Life Scenario


One buys  laptop from Littlewoods made by Lenovo. The laptop seems to be decent but has some very critical flaws that take a little time to be discovered as faults.

Often people don’t have the technical knowhow to know if something they have bought is faulty. It can take a little time.

The retailer in this case needs to take more responsibility. They simply passed the query via very expensive phone calls (picture coming) to lenovo support in India. These guys don’t really care at all and will placate you frustrate you and carefully take the mickey out of you !

Lenovo Technical Support Contact Number is expensive

Lenovo really should see what BRAND DAMAGE these guys cause.

So ask yourself if you want to take the risk over and above a retailer with a GOOD REPUTATION like amazon.

On some FEW occasions (yes a lot of time was also lost) some decent people seemed to be interested in helping after all you buy a new laptop and dont expect it to malfunction and expect that it should be fixed or replaced.

Notes:
Why should the consumer pay to contact Littlewoods or Lenovo (OR ANY RETAILER) if the fault is from their product ?
As a big corporation the need for them to keep their brand integrity gets lost. But not forever, but in the meantime you lose as their inadequate support fails you.

Getting google to index pages faster


site:style-review.com/reviews/product/anglink-mini-bluetooth-headset-review
Shows this page is not indexed by google 

Product Reviews and the online mechanics


At some point during 2016 businesses that sold items online got the message that people loved feeling confident by a product’s reviews.

fashion-websiteIn marketing this is known as a behavioural part of a shoppers profile. Profiling is done on a market segment to work out a most likely customer for a product.

The 80 / 20 rule is interesting it states that or can be applied in the way 80 percent of your business comes from 20% of your customers.This is Paretos rule anyway I digress. If we can get more customers its better obviously and reviews help close the sale. In online terms this is called conversion. If I am seeing that 30 people have tested a product and they say its pretty good then I get a good indication and feel good about placing my order. Its like a good bartender has a happy hour and even if not tries desperately hard to have at least a few customers as customers give other customers reason to try the bar.

Amazon probably the best example of this selling on the back of reviews. As of today you can find groups on Facebook that have a sole purpose of getting people to review their products on amazon and in return they offer big discounts.

Amazon have started to see what is going on and now the reviewer is required to tell the reader that they are a sponsored reviewer. As you can imagine getting a product with a big discount skews the reviewers real feelings.

Be very careful these days with reviews. You should check to see if there are products with videos. These people have taken more time to give a review and while I still see some video reviews that are biased because they have been given a sample for free its a better indicator. And many video loggers let slip some info. 

Be wary of the sycophant everything is amazing for them and their reviews are meaningless.

Look for those who review middle of the line and were not all praise – lets face it what product is amazing and deserves 5, stars what is perfect you ?

Doubtful.

So why do some reviewers rise to the top of google with their youtube product reviews ? There are platforms for the wise like Style Review where you can embed your product review.

Yacht Week


What exactly is yacht week ?

 

We are going to enlighten you on this term and what it means. If you do a google search for yacht week you seem to find what became of a viral sensation for a while (as they tend to be). It appears a sailing company was selling week sailing cruises to young 20 somethings offering them the time of their lives and it looks like they had it ! So it was the thing to search for doing if you are quite wealthy and reasonable affluent. Croatia was the initial destination.

If you want to read the rest of this article and see some of the videos click here – yacht week.

Electronic Retailers from China


Its disrupting all things electronic – they don’t even respect patents. The electronic and product designers are selling to us direct now through platforms such as banggood. Not only is that a very funny name for a site just look at this what was ‘hanging’ in my inbox this morning !

I am more than slightly amused and wonder if this is really a heart shape or if they were not ballsy enough to call the swinging light balls ?

4.99 bargain !

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Would you take your children on holiday to France ?


I am curious to know if you would take your dearest on a holiday to France, I would (and we are bound if my daughters mother lets me) but I want to know if you would too. I think we have as much to fear in the UK as France. It doesn’t help the scaremongering some of the papers are doing – stop buying those if you do would help the overall situation. I don’t have an issue with soldiers on the beach. Many countries have had this for decades maybe it’s just a new thing we need to get used to.

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