Change Your No Reply Divert Ring Time

I keep missing calls when the phone is in the other room, because the handset is set to increasing ring, and it’s really only getting going when the No Reply divert kicks in. Today I got up off my arse and looked into this, and discovered that you can extend – or shorten of course – the divert time using a GSM network code, as follows: Continue reading Change Your No Reply Divert Ring Time

Call your voicemail from another phone

It’s surprising how many people aren’t aware of the fact that you can call your mobile voice mailbox from any phone, using your full voice mailbox number. Ok, it’s usually free if you dial 171, but if you have rubbish coverage, or your phone died, or you just left it somewhere, it can be very useful. Continue reading Call your voicemail from another phone

I’m not shopping at Amazon any more

Read my comments on this post on Michele Neylon’s blog if you want to know why.

Advertising execs are hypocrites

Brandweek:

If agencies hype the importance of branding campaigns for public companies to enhance their image among investors, why is it that Interpublic, Omnicom, Publicis and WPP don’t support their brand images on Wall Street?

According to Nielsen Monitor-Plus, the four holding companies spent a total of $3.7 million to promote themselves in the U.S. in 2005, down 15% from the $4.4 million they spent in 2004.

Considering that agencies recommend their clients spend 10% of their revenues on marketing, the big four are spending .01% of their combined $29.3 billion in global revenue. Mull that for a second or two.

Bets On How Long They Hold Onto It?

BBC NEWS | Business | BT buys online retailer Dabs.com:

Telecoms giant BT has bought online electronic products retailer Dabs.com for an estimated £30m. Continue reading Bets On How Long They Hold Onto It?

Genesis, Reincarnated. Eh?

Remember Genesis Europe, that I was so fond of defending on the forums and mailing lists because several of my drinking buddies worked there, and I thought they really had a chance of pulling off an unbundled DSL service? Of course you do. Well, the man behind it is back, and this time I can see the wacky side… Continue reading Genesis, Reincarnated. Eh?

Right Domain, Wrong Domain

John Breslin announced a new classified ads website this morning, at the domain adverts.ie. A good site like this is sorely lacking in Ireland, and it being tied to Boards.ie is a boon to both the Boards crew and the community, since they have a captive audience that doesn’t need to (re-)register to post an item. Continue reading Right Domain, Wrong Domain