"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Click, click

The clicking sound that has permeated the living room chez Jennyta is the sound of Keith playing with setting up his new mobile phone. It needs a lot of setting up as it is an all singing, all dancing Android dual sim phone, which means that he can have two sim cards in it. The reason he needs two sim cards is that the mobile phone reception up here in the wilds of north Wales is so variable that it can go from 5 bars to none in the twinkling of an eye, so the idea is, that if one fails, he can use the other one. 
Anyway, he has finally got it as he wants it, after several hours and is happily reeling off all the things it can do, including, it seems, making and receiving phone calls!
Who knew!


  1. The mobiles of today, when I got my last one the net was a breeze but pannicked when a call came in, I'd now idea how to answer it!

  2. I hope that Keith and his new phone will be very happy together. He should enjoy many happy hours pressing her buttons and messing about with her sim card. This is what those duplicate Valentine cards were really all about!

  3. We've recently had an Eiffel Tower replica erected in the woods, about 1 km away, so reception is now perfect. I've even replaced the Australian sim card in my phone. Modern or what!

  4. I know just what you mean, Paul.
    YP, you could be right!
    Cro, I'm thinking of inviting O2 to put a mast at the bottom of our garden so that we have some chance of getting a decent signal. ;)

  5. What is it with men and their toys :)

  6. Probably that they take a little longer than us to grow up, Rosie. ;)

  7. I've just got a phone that doesn't needing any setting up at all. You just plug into a socket in the wall and make calls straight away. How advanced is that?!

  8. Nope, you'd definitely never guessed the outcome to the dual fiddling.

    I am curious to know if the dual sim will cure the reception fall out problem. There are lumps of Scotland that do the same thing. No sim, dual triple or quadruple would sear through the rocks.

    Let's hope...

  9. Sounds good to me, SP/ :)

    ZACL, when Keith is out and about, he sometimes doesn't have a signal for his O2 phone so the idea is that he has an Orange sim also which, hopefully will give him an extra chance of getting a signal. It does pay off sometimes!

  10. It'll be interesting to see if any of the providers crack the trick of getting signals through lumps of Scotland that are total blackout areas.

    The trick Keith is performing can indeed work in certain conditions. Good on him for working with it.



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