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Re: Computer help « Reply #360 on: September 27, 2012, 12:35 AM »
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lol

Do they have a phone number? That's one occasion where it might be better to speak to a person rather than relying on their online system. I remember when I was in London in 2009 and tried to book Arsenal pre-season tickets through arsenal.com it wouldn't accept my credit card billing address being in NZ but my delivery address being in London - my Grandma's place where I was staying. So I phoned up and after going away to speak to a supervisor they accepted it and booked it over the phone. lol
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Re: Computer help « Reply #361 on: September 27, 2012, 10:00 AM »
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lol

Do they have a phone number? That's one occasion where it might be better to speak to a person rather than relying on their online system. I remember when I was in London in 2009 and tried to book Arsenal pre-season tickets through arsenal.com it wouldn't accept my credit card billing address being in NZ but my delivery address being in London - my Grandma's place where I was staying. So I phoned up and after going away to speak to a supervisor they accepted it and booked it over the phone. lol

Given Glasgow and London are like 375 miles apart its a bit of a piss take! :P

So did they manage to process your payment after you called up? I've spoke to a guy on the website's hotline a few times and the only way he said I could pass their security check is to do a direct bank transfer. I'm not too sure about that.
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Re: Computer help « Reply #362 on: September 27, 2012, 10:11 AM »
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Re: Computer help « Reply #363 on: September 27, 2012, 10:20 AM »
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LaptopsDirect wouldn't let me buy my new laptop because my billing address and delivery address are more than 350 miles away from each other. It's like the Stone Age all over again.

Anyone have any experience with Ebuyer?

Shame on you not living where your billing address is! Rolling Eyes  I have the same problem buying next gift vouchers for my friends in the UK so they get M&S vouchers instead! ignore
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Re: Computer help « Reply #364 on: October 14, 2012, 05:25 PM »
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Quick question - my parents are about to retire and spend a lot of time abroad. What's the best way to get access to BBC iplayer and the like legally from outside the UK?
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Re: Computer help « Reply #365 on: October 15, 2012, 01:14 AM »
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The radio part of bbc iplayer works perfectly well though I've been asked to keep off it at work for now Crying or Very sad

I think it works on location, therefore you may have problems using it outside of the UK dontknow

This is the message you get my neck of the woods:-

Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only, but all BBC iPlayer Radio programmes are available to you. Why?

If you are in the UK and see this message please read this advice.

Go to the BBC iPlayer Radio homepage
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Re: Computer help « Reply #366 on: October 15, 2012, 02:28 AM »
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There's always a way. Sign up to VPN such as this one: http://www.my-expat-network.co.uk/?gclid=CJmR2cLugbMCFYQipQodYRcA5A

Provides you with a virtual IP address that mask your region so that you can access content such as BBC Iplayer from overseas. As far as I can tell it's legal and while I haven't actually paid for one I have tried a couple of different free trials out of interest and have been able to watch things like BBC Iplayer and ITV online.  

There are ways to set it up yourself without signing up for one but you'll need the technical knowledge to do it.
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Re: Computer help « Reply #367 on: October 15, 2012, 02:34 AM »
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Given Glasgow and London are like 375 miles apart its a bit of a piss take! :P

So did they manage to process your payment after you called up? I've spoke to a guy on the website's hotline a few times and the only way he said I could pass their security check is to do a direct bank transfer. I'm not too sure about that.

Sorry, I hadn't noticed this reply before. Yeah they did. The Scouser girl on the Arsenal ticket line went away and checked with a supervisor and came back and said they could do it. So I gave my credit card details over the phone with my NZ billing address and my Grandma's London address for delivery and they charged the card and delivered the tickets to the correct place. Smile
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Re: Computer help « Reply #368 on: October 15, 2012, 02:47 PM »
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There's always a way. Sign up to VPN such as this one: http://www.my-expat-network.co.uk/?gclid=CJmR2cLugbMCFYQipQodYRcA5A

Provides you with a virtual IP address that mask your region so that you can access content such as BBC Iplayer from overseas. As far as I can tell it's legal and while I haven't actually paid for one I have tried a couple of different free trials out of interest and have been able to watch things like BBC Iplayer and ITV online. 

There are ways to set it up yourself without signing up for one but you'll need the technical knowledge to do it.

Cheers, mum has had a look around and a site called UnoTelly seems to be highly recommended. I may look into it myself as their Sky Sports subscription that I used to watch sport on my ipad will be disappearing in a few weeks when they leave. doh
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Re: Computer help « Reply #369 on: October 16, 2012, 02:58 AM »
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Actually UnoDNS was one of the ones whose free trial I tried out and it worked perfectly. Worth trying a free trial to see if they are able to use it.
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Re: Computer help « Reply #370 on: March 25, 2014, 07:44 AM »
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Am just terminating my contract with "Spyhunter" far too expensive and doesn't seem too effective.
Can any MW members recommend a prog that's cheaper and more effective?
Are any of the freebies worth it, or do they cause even worse problems?
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Re: Computer help « Reply #371 on: March 25, 2014, 08:50 AM »
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Not heard if spyhunter but we use AVG, which is free. I've heard that Kapersky is good if you want to pay for one.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/software/387193/
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Re: Computer help « Reply #372 on: March 25, 2014, 09:08 AM »
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Thank you darling.
Please don't stop doing your wonderful H2H pics  clap
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Re: Computer help « Reply #373 on: March 25, 2014, 09:15 AM »
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Re: Computer help « Reply #374 on: March 25, 2014, 09:57 AM »
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Recommend Avast too.
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