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November 2017

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charlie, computer cat

So, as those of you who actually read the comments to my slightly cryptic skype poll will know, I got an email at the end of last week from a chap saying he'd read my blog (and commenting on my film choices in the interview post to prove it) and asking if I'd like to try out a pair of Three skypephones for a month. After a slight dither, I decided I would go for it and they duely turned up on Wednesday.

I have to say that so far it's pretty nice, the only major downside being that I don't get any reception in my office building. It also has an odd habit of beeping at me occasionally for no reason that I can yet figure out but other than that it's actually pretty cute. I've sent the other one to my Mum, having set up a skype account for her on the basis that she's easily the person I call most frequently so if I want to get the full money saving benefit, she's the obvious person. It'll be interesting to see how she takes to it as well, not being a very techie person by nature (hi, Mum!). Anyway, a proper review will follow when I've been using it for more than 2 days :)

I've been wondering about my elevation to ranks of blogerati, or at least those who are interesting enough to get free trials of things from PR people. A few a-listers have recently been getting very cross about such things and I remember at the time thinking well I wouldn't mind the odd one or two. I wonder if the same thought is starting to occur to people in the industry - rather than all targeting a small number of blogs, thus eventually inviting the bile and emnity of their owners, why not go a rung down the ladder and pick out a few vaguely relevant "real people" blogs who are likely to be more welcoming of the attention. Certainly from my point of view it's working out so far :)

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I've got mine too, though haven't yet written about them

The thing that Tom from Plastic Bag is laying into seems at least partly to be about being asked to regurgitate press releases. This skype phone is rather different from that - seems to me we're being asked to give our honest opinions on something that we're only having a go on anyway.

Re: I've got mine too, though haven't yet written about them

Yeah, I suppose so. He does talk a bit about freebies further down but it's not really the focus of the piece.

I agree that the skype thing seems to be pretty sleaze free though - they haven't even insisted that we write about it. By the way, I'm tiny_jo on there - are you jinty as usual?

Re: I've got mine too, though haven't yet written about them

no, I'm jenniscott. do add me!

(Anonymous)

testing this one...

Very interesting... as always! Cheers from -Switzerland-.

Re: testing this one...

Thanks :)