Wednesday 16 May 2012

Free Unlock Codes for iPhone on Vodafone network

If your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4/4S is with Vodafone in the UK then they will unlock it for free. You have to request this via the Vodafone website and it takes up to 14 days but they do unlock the iPhone for you and it is free so no cost to you. Your phone must be out of contract to do this. In contrast O2 in the UK charge £15 for unlocking iPhones locked to their network - so well done Vodafone!

Free unlocking of iPhone with Vodafone network
This saves having to try to Jailbreak your iPhone to unlock it and then the risk of not being able to update your iPhone with firmware releases.

You can request the Unlock code for your Vodafone iPhone here

Tuesday 15 May 2012


I am working on an exciting new property programme for a major TV channel.  The show will transmit in a prime time slot.

We are currently looking for homeowners who would like the opportunity to have a top interior designer revamp their home, creating an aspirational and visually stunning transformation.   

The criteria is quite specific in that I need three households who all live in architecturally identical properties, for example all 3 houses might be a Victorian terraced or a 1930’s semi or they could all be Georgian townhouses.    

I wondered if this might be something for your members/parents and I would be grateful if you would consider bringing the show to their attention.    
Splash Media are an independent television production company founded in 2006 by ex BBC Head of Entertainment Jane Lush and BBC Executive Fenia Vardanis.
We have developed and broadcast successful property shows in the past such as Fantasy Homes by the Sea and Celebrity Fantasy Homes with Gaby Roslin, Piers Morgan On…Dubai/ Monte Carlo/ Sandbanks etc for ITV1 and we are currently in production with a new property series called Marbella Mansions. Splash Media has experience of working with major British Broadcasters making a wide range of programmes including James Martin’s Operation Hospital Food for BBC ONE, Great British Hairdresser for E4 and Cleverdicks, a new quiz hosted by Ann Widdecombe for SKY.
I look forward to hearing from you

Best wishes

Sarah Allen
Casting Producer
Splash Media

Tuesday 8 May 2012

SLR Hut Reviews - Feedback and Some Facts about SLR Hut

Are you looking to buy a camera from SLR Hut and are wondering is SLR Hut a scam? DO you want feedback on if you have to pay UK duty when you order goods from SLR hut?

There are many reviews of online retailer on Trusted Pilot  website. Look a bit closer and the majority, if not all, of the reviews appear to be faked. It is highly unusual for people to create a single review of one supplier and never comment again - almost every review of SLR hut is by someone who has not reviewed any other company which makes it look like SLR hut themselves have created the reviews. All other Google searches show people asking questions but no reviews.

What are the facts about SLR selling electronic goods in the UK?

1) Despite their website title saying "SLRHut - consumer electronics in UK", SLR hut are not based in the UK but operate from the USA out of Brooklyn, New York.

2) The address they quote in London is just a mailbox next to a takeaway, it is not a store at all and no staff work there

3 ) SLR hut website was only created in 2011.

4) All goods will be supplied from the USA as grey imports so you will not have a UK warranty. You may have more to pay and US 2 pin plugs on the chargers.

5) Their phone number may be a London number but it diverts to the USA as shown by the opening hours which are USA office hours not UK

6) Prices shown do not include UK taxes, VAT or duty. The checkout process adds to the price but you have no guarantee that you will not be hit with more duty when the goods are delivered.

7) SLR hut claim to have been trading in the USA for 10 years but there is no company of that name trading in the USA. The SLR hut.COM website is the same as the UK one so is not usable by USA customers as all prices are in pounds. 

8) Fake reviews on the web to give impression of a genuine company - real companies do not need to create fake reviews as real customers create real feedback for them.

Based on all the above facts would you trust a company to resolve any problems if it misleads in this way  if you did buy your iPad or DSLR camera from them?

SLR hut reviews - cheap ipads, cameras, camcorders
Thinking about all these points when looking at an online retailer to buy your iPad 3, DSLR camera or camcorder from. Companies like Amazon or Park Cameras may be higher priced but at least you have a guarantee. Alternatively a Hong Kong retailer such as Digital Rev will cover duty costs and have operated for several years with much genuine feedback from real customers.

We decided to use Park Cameras for our Canon 5DII and had excellent service.