I was hoping to get a new phone on Thursday, spent all morning waiting for it to arrive, it never showed. I didn't have the energy to look into it, I figured I'd just have to wait until I got carded, then sort it out again - or more likely go and collect it. But I got it today! It's the black version
of the Sony Ericsson K750i
, a pretty nice upgrade from my old T610, and because I couldn't see any Vodafone branding anywhere I decided to try out an old one2one SIM from an old mobile that's become inactive. Well it worked, it told me it was inactive, rather than telling me to put a Vodafone SIM into my phone. So I tried a brand new PAYG Virgin SIM, and low and behold I see the words Virgin at the top. I've also got an O2 PAYG SIM that I'll try out sometime. Both have fairly decent numbers, but both have no credit and need money put on them to make them active so I can send lots of cheap text messages. I've recently spent quite a lot on text messages, but my line rental is so cheap that it's still pretty good value. I still think I get a better service with Vodafone, as I know a lot of people on O2 that sometimes have to wait ages for text and photo messages, and Orange tend to be a bit slow on delivery reports at peak times.