For £3.75 per month this takes a bit of beating:
Talktalk mobile deal from June 2014
£3.75 / month = Unlimited texts + 300 mins + 600Gb data on a 12 month contract
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Engineered wood flooring looks like solid wood, feels like solid wood and costs about the same as solid wood.
The main functional difference is how it wears.
Engineered floor is better placed to cope with changing climatic conditions and moisture. It is ok with underfloor heating.
Quality features include:
Thicker “wear layer” — this is the real wood layer and may range from 2mm to 5mm depending on what you buy.
The thicker it is, the better it is. Thick also means you can sand it more times. Even solid floor cannot be sanded more than 5mm engineered because you are running into the tongue/groove mechanics when oversanded.
Toughness — it is worth ordering several free samples online in order to view them in-situ and also to ‘destruction test’ them with sharp objects or high heels.
UK Flooring Direct voucher coupon 5.25% cashback via www.topcashback.co.uk — Create an account here and collect the referrer’s cashback for yourself!
What is the best value Android phone at the moment?
The answer is very straight forward — It’s the Nexus 4 16Gb.
The reason for this is that the price is very heavily discounted by Google because they want to get people using Android rather than the IOS made by Apple.
The price of the Nexus 4 has recently gone down by £80 or 100USD due to the expected launch of the Nexus 5 which is likely to happen very shortly.
Over the last two weeks then entry-level 8Gb model has completely sold out and will not be restocked.
The other Android possibilities include Galaxy S3, S4 and Note series. Other contenders like Huawei, sony are all good but much more expensive than Nexus 4.
Nexus 4 Vs Apple Iphone 5 — Lab tests have shown that Nexus 4 is better than Iphone 5 in every comparison except camera when iphone 5 is marginally better…..But at 3 times the price!
Should you haggle with your broadband provider? — Absolutely, definitely!
I’ve been with them for two years on the smallest broadband package and I want to upgrade to medium fiber.
The book price would be line rental + “essentials” -(eve + w/e calls + basic broadband) + Medium Fiber
This would cost £15.40 + £7.50 + £10 per month = Total of £32.90 per month
After a 26 minute phone-call, getting passed on twice, the cost came down to:
£15.40 + £3.75 + £5 - £2 call credit = Total of £22.15 per month — they also waived the ‘engineer fee’ of £30.
If you pay the land-line charges all in one go, annually, the monthly land-line rate is lowered to £9.50
My overall package is now £9.50 land-line + (£3.75 + £5 - £2) = £16.25.
Small print — The medium fiber at £5 will remain til end of contract at 18 months. The ‘essentials’ is £3.75 for 12 months then goes up to £7.50 for the last 6 months. Cancellation fees apply if you have to cancel for any reason - and these are steep.
After 18 months is up I will phone them again to renegotiate….
As the mobile world becomes a more competitive place one company appears to a clear edge on its competitors. Giffgaff, based on the O2 network are an high-quality but yet no-frills provider.
♥♥Don’t sign up without reading this first! - Undercutting all the high street big names and even the supermarkets they have shown an impressive force in the market.
They are even offering £5 free credit through special invitations.
They started out with all calls including to other networks at 8p / min and texts at 4p. Unfortunately the price rose to 10p/ min and 6p for tests. However they are still much cheaper than any other network. They will work out cheaper for light users, heavy users and smart phone users. All you need is an unlocked phone.
UK coverage is fine — (it’s delivered via the O2 network) Foreign use works exactly as you would expect, but you can’t use data abroad yet for smart phones.
To get the extra bonus £5 on a new sim use THIS INVITATION.
Pay As You Go Comparisons
These are the per minute calls, texts and mobile Internet tariffs from the main players.
*Giffgaff Mobile Internet is charged at no more than 20p a day (up to 20MB). If you go over 20MB, you’ll be charged extra at 20p/MB. Giffgaff 0800 are free.
**O2 charge 5p after the first 3 minutes per day if you are calling another O2 number or a landline.
The Ipad 2 is a fantastic device which complements you iphone and almost replaces your laptop. It boots up when you switch it on in 2 seconds - wow! It will join your other Apple devices and keep in sync using the Icloud.
Verdict — great fun toy, but probably not worth updating from the Ipad 1 if you have it already unless your budget is limitless.
A brilliant set of speakers to fill your normal-sized room with sound.
- 3D Stereo technology dramatically widens the stereo image, creating an enveloping audio experience
- Full, balanced audio. Max-X high-excursion drivers with neodymium magnets provide remarkable sound quality
- Plug and Play–connects easily to your iPod or iPod mini
- Listen to music wherever you are. Operates with AC adapter (included) or rechargeable Li-ion batteries
- AC adapter charges speaker and iPod batteries simultaneously
£65.56 at amazon.co.uk
It’s weeks since christmas, but the price has yet to start falling, the most popular Ipod, the 4Gb, is now priced at £117 at Amazon.co.uk - available in silver, pink and blue.
This years popular must-have Christmas present is the Apple Ipod. The entry level 2 Gb is the one which most people will be receiving this Yule-tide.
However if you are buying it yourself you will probably be receiving the 80Gb.
The current Amazon.co.uk price is 80Gb=£2199.99 and 2Gb=£90.99
I am sure the price will fall markedly once Christmas is out of the way!!
Do you have music lovers on your Christmas list this year? They probably already have Apple iPods or other MP3 players.