The theft of 30 phones during a breakin at our local telephone shop in Vera has lead the Guardia Civil to break up a large gang of locals who specialised in the theft and sale of phones and tablets. 18 people have been arrested, ranging from local phone “snatchers” who pinch phones off the unwary to techies who reset the phones to the local fences who were flogging them off for just €50 each at Continue reading Local telephone robbery leads cops to a large gang→
As from the 1st of October 2011, mobile phone numbers in Spain can also be assigned starting with a “7”, as well as the current “6”. Should cause some confusions at first…
From the BBC A deal’s been done between industry bosses and the European Commission in Brussels to work towards a ‘one size fits all’ charger. It would mean an end to users having to hunt around for the right type of charger for their handset and should help cut waste. Perfectly good chargers can often be thrown away if someone gets a new type of phone handset. The deal isn’t legally binding though and, at Continue reading Universal phone charger deal approved→
BIC is marketing a new disposable mobile phone. It costs €29 and includes €12 worth of calls (on Orange). It can sends and receive SMS; FM radio, alarm and calculator and comes with a phone number. While it can be recharged, it is designed for short term use, such as tourists or people on travel.