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Forum: Phones, DVDs, TVs, Audio/Visual 27-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,048
Posted By solair
@Wexfordman, Hullomail's actually a hosted...

@Wexfordman,

Hullomail's actually a hosted voicemail system operated by a private company separate from your mobile operator. It is not a digital answering machine in your phone.

The software...
Forum: Phones, DVDs, TVs, Audio/Visual 20-07-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,831
Posted By solair
Just as a matter of interest, there is no...

Just as a matter of interest, there is no analogue cable service in Cork. UPC withdrew it a couple of years ago. Although, the Cork situation was always a little different as the analogue cable...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 29-10-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By solair
Re: RTE news tonight. Jail threat for debt.

What I do not understand is why this judgement hasn't stopped this idiotic practice:
...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 29-10-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By solair
Re: RTE news tonight. Jail threat for debt.

This kind of thing will drive people to all sorts of dangerous situations i.e. I would not be at all surprised if it caused quite a few suicides.

Also, I would suspect that anyone in this...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 01-05-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By solair
Re: MBNA Rate change?

Well, I'm pretty sorry I ever took out a credit card with them. I only originally got it to buy a few things online etc.

My plan for the next few months is to be 100% debt free a.s.a.p. as I'm...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 01-05-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By solair
MBNA Rate change?

I've just received a letter from MBNA saying that they are changing my card rates to a monthly rate of 1.8053%* on card purchases, balance transfers and cash transactions.

*This will not affect...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 17-12-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By solair
Re: Mbna Credit Card Protection - Back Problem

So, basically MBNA or their insurance company is saying that your consultant is not suitably qualified to assess your back problem. I don't think that is likely to stand up. Frankly, I would say make...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 23-07-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By solair
Re: Max Cash Withdrawal form Credit Card

Also be very aware of the fact that some credit card companies waive their card / purchase protection plans if the card's in credit!
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 20-07-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,020
Posted By solair
Re: AIB online banking - transfer amounts in CENTS!

Surely AIB could fix their middleware i.e. the system that interfaces between online banking and their computer system to allow people to enter decimal points!
How hard would it be?!

I think the...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 20-07-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,200
Posted By solair
Re: Temporary Credit Card Needed

The likes of MBNA will often be quicker to lend on credit cards than the traditional banks. So, if it's just for a car hire thing, perhaps it might be an option.

As always though, be careful...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 20-07-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,323
Posted By solair
Returning unused bankdraft to account?

We recently viewed an apartment and paid a small booking deposit. (€200)
Subsequently on a second viewing, we discovered a load of major wiring problems and other issues and no longer want to go...
Forum: Miscellaneous Non-financial Questions 17-06-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,927
Posted By solair
Re: Washing Tablets - non Branded

In general you're better off using powder if you can avoid tablets you might as well they're just full of extra gunk to make the tablet stick together and disperse properly and they also bring in the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Non-financial Questions 17-06-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,927
Posted By solair
Re: Washing Tablets - non Branded

Try Surf powder, it's a unilever product just like Persil.
Much cheaper, and just as effective! It's more than likely the exact same product with a different perfume added!!

Tablets and liquitab...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 20-03-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By solair
Re: Asked to 'print name' on laser transaction receipt?

They've no obligation to collect a signature so it's a complete waste of time on the shops behalf. Once the correct pin's been entered the transaction's authorised. I think some retailers simply fail...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 26-12-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By solair
Re: Is there a credit card that acts like a debit card?

A 'credit card' is a short term unsecured loan that only needs to be serviced by a minimum payment each month.

What you're referring to is known as a 'Charge Card' is a short loan for a 1-month...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 26-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By solair
Re: Interest/Charges for cash advance from Tesco visa card

Just be ware of the fact that some credit card issuers don't offer protection on credit balances, so if you're the victim of fraud you could end up in trouble.

I'd suggest that you check it out!
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 02-12-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,006
Posted By solair
Re: received a cheque for $ 30K and i'm unsure what to do with it

I'd suggest if you're being paid in US$ by some customer, you insist they pay in Euro from now on. The dollar is far too flakey these days.
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 02-12-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 75,039
Posted By solair
Re: Maestro debit card - can't be used for international internet transactions.

More banks should just issue Visa Debit, even if its only as an option for people who request it.
This lock-in to Laser seems a bit like a cartel to me.. i.e. the banks operate Laser and won't...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 01-10-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By solair
Re: Problems with using Maestro card in North

It's actually not the Irish banks' fault. It's Maestro in the UK misusing the Maestro branding! Those machines really shouldn't be branded with Maestro if they can't process non-UK issued cards. It's...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 23-09-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,278
Posted By solair
Re: AIB Laser Card - Withdrawing at ATM

Remember that Laser Transactions are sent to your bank immediately when you make them on any electronic terminal. So, the bank will 'ring fence' the funds even though the transaction may not be...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 23-09-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By solair
Re: HALIFAX debit card dosen't work in M&S

They're not Visa Electron cards, they're standard Visa Debit cards.

To clarify:
Visa Electron - For electronic transactions only i.e. the terminal must ALWAYS dial up and will never allow you to...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 26-08-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,877
Posted By solair
Re: New AIB Laser Card - Online Purchases

"Laser Card Services" the operator of the Laser system which is owned by the banks who use it is now a member of the "Berlin Group" - a group of European debit card issuers, network and processors...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 23-08-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,877
Posted By solair
Re: New AIB Laser Card - Online Purchases

I've used my laser card online plenty of times.

tesco, buy4now, aer lingus, irish rail, any site accepting worldpay processed payments ..

Many other irish sites accept it too

you can pay...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 22-08-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,892
Posted By solair
Re: BoI Business Banking Online not supported on Macs

Bank of Ireland's normal banking system for personal users works fine on Mac OS X in Safari (apple's default browser) or Firefox.
I also have absolutely no problems with AIB or MBNA.

Not sure...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 22-08-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By solair
Re: Problems with using Maestro card in North

It's quite possibly the case. The shops may also opt not to accept international Maestro cards as there is possibly a % fee levied on transactions by Maestro/Mastercard that is not charged on UK...
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