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Total Breakdown of 3HK 3G Data Network

[Update: 11:24am] Finally it’s back up, at least in Wanchai area.

Since yesterday afternoon, I have been experiencing problems accessing my emails and surfing the net with my iPhone 3Gs with the 3HK 3G data network except for a brief two hours or so from 9:00pm to 11:24pm.  It was still dead this morning and I’m getting really frustrated.

At first I thought either my iPhone 3Gs went cuckoo or something’s wrong with my SIM card but not until I start searching through the local forums where I noted that the whole 3HK 3G data network was indeed paralyzed.

3HK, get your act together please, this is getting really annoying and it ain’t funny.

Worst thing is, you cannot even dial into 3HK’s hotline.

The following are just some related forum posts –

“我由尋日(18號)下午三點左右開始已經上唔到 ~ 我都以為電腦 / 手指壞 …. 因為我用電話都仲上到 ~ USB 手指一直試到而家都仲未上到 ! 電話都有一段時間死左 …. 大約係五、六點左右死左一陣 ! 點搞呀 ?! 我鋪頭有時上網做野要靠佢 !! 而家死得啦 !!” ~ PhontHK forum

“極火滾!!到底個死人3台發生咩事!!hotline直情打唔通!!” ~ Discuss Forum

January 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogroll, Hong Kong, News Related, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Google Learned to say NO, Just Like Conan O’Brien


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Google Learned to say NO, Just Like Conan O’Brien”. Click here for the full read.

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Google | , , | Leave a comment

Kindle DX Available for PreOrder in 100+ Countries

This just out…..

SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Amazon Kindle DX, the purpose-built reading device that offers Kindle’s revolutionary wireless delivery and massive selection of content with a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, is available for the first time to customers around the world. With 2.5 times the surface area of Kindle’s 6-inch display, Kindle DX’s larger electronic paper display with 16 shades of gray has more area for graphic-rich content, such as professional and personal documents, newspapers, magazines and textbooks. Kindle DX with Global Wireless is available for pre-order starting today for $489 at http://www.amazon.com/kindledx and ships Jan. 19.

For more details, go to www.amazon.com/kindledx

January 6, 2010 Posted by | eReader, Gadgets n Gizmos, Kindle | , , | 3 Comments

Avatar Makeup Tutorial – NOT

This is absolutely hilarious.

Source – glowpinkstah

January 6, 2010 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Comedy, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday v.32 @ Backstage Live Restaurant – 6 January 2010 – How to become an eBay millionaire?

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday,  6th January at a Backstage Live Restaurant, 1/F Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central.

The topic is “how to become an eBay millionaire?” with Benjamin Mark Wee, also known as “That eBay Guy”, the Singaporean entrepreneur who successfully broke down barriers between online and offline retail, and made wads of money from doing so..

The night kicks off at 6:30pm and ends around 9:30pm, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink. Receipts will issue if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at a special discount of HK$40 each. 10% of the entrance fees will be donated to Oxfam’s Unwrapped Gift Campaign, providing sheep and goats to poor farmers in China. Send your own goat here: http://oxfamunwrapped.oxfam.org.hk/

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , | Leave a comment