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You authorise us and CPW to use and disclose, in the UK and abroad, information about you and your use of the Service (including, but not limited to, phone numbers and/or email addresses of calls, texts and other communications "Communications" made and received by you and the date, duration, time and cost of such Communications), how you conduct your account and the local [sic] of your Mobile Phone for the purposes of operating your account and providing you with the Service for credit control purposes, fraud and crime detection and prevention and the investigation and prevention of civil offences or as required for reasons of national security or as required by law or to our and CPW's associated companies, partners or agents, any telecommunications company, debt collection agency or credit reference agency and fraud protection agency or governmental agency and other users of these agencies who may use this information for the same pusposes as us and CPW.

Can someone explain to me exactly why a credit reference agency should be able to access information about the whereabouts of my mobile at any specific time?

It's one of 14 changes to O2 contracts that came in with this month's bill. I'm not impressed. Though, to be honest, I'm more unimpressed with the fact that this is the second phone bill in as many months that's been over the £100 mark.

I've recently gotten a cool new WiFi VoIP phone, and set up Asterisk with ChanSkype and Skype, though. What the hell does that mean? Well it means I can now call pretty much anywhere in the world for 1p/min using a real phone (rather than just yelling at my laptop). Plus it means I can do really really cool things with my new phone like run my own voicemail service which emails me when I get new messages, or torture telemarketers with endless annoying IVRs! ("IVR" is the posh name for "annoying-as-hell 'Press 1 for Customer Support, press 2 for technical support' menu thing").

Also in geek news, I fixed the modchip in my original Xbox so that it doesn't break my Xbox every time I even look at it. This means I can watch Freeview in my room over the network, through my Xbox, from the same PC that we watch TV with the 360 with in the living room. I also set it up to stream XFM in their new high quality stream when I'm not doing anything else. Hooray for finding new uses for old equipment!

I went back to work at Garlands/Orange Broadband on Friday. Yesterday was my third day back and I got 92% on call monitoring, which was apparently the best that day. 90% and above is pretty rare, and getting that on my third day back after having two months off is rarer still. So I was told that I pretty much own at my job, and wonz a prize. Go team me. :)

This is probably the most I've posted here for a while, so I'll stop now, so that I at least have something interesting left to post next time.


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Nov. 8th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
Go you! My friend works at Garlands in the Orange Broadband bit now:) She's called Stads (well, Stacey). Glad everything is slowly getting back to normal.
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
small world [or big place]
Nov. 8th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
Garlands? Jamie works there lol. Go see him. His number is 07727 676715

he lives there lol
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