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On Holiday... [Sep. 12th, 2008|09:10 am]
Douglas Spencer
Here I am on holiday in Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District, and there's free wifi in the public areas of the hotel -- but no mobile phone reception at all, not only in the hotel but anywhere in the village. Going to Ullswater later to pick up my voicemails.

In other news, the particular interests of two separate portions of my friends list have finally collided on this page:
http://revjph.blogspot.com/2008/09/at-last-large-hadron-collider-fat-joke.html
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2008-09-12 09:17 am (UTC)
Which network are you on? With Vodafone you can pick up your voicemails over the internet ... handy if you have free wifi and no phone signal!

I'm told (though i haven't tried it) you can also forward your mobile calls to another number via the webpage, so you can have them forwarded to a landline/hotel room extension (seems less useful for most things than just changing your voice mail message to say "leave a message or ring me on Grasmere 1212") but it's very useful when your battery dies or you leave your phone at home/on the bus, and are awaiting an important call ...
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[User Picture]From: pigeonhed
2008-09-12 11:36 am (UTC)
How long are you up here?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-09-12 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm here till next Wednesday, the 17th.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-09-12 07:55 pm (UTC)
On T-Mobile. I have a signal in Ambleside, which is just down the road, so I'll get voicemails quite easily, which is probably sufficient.
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