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Telecoms company publishes complete junk in place of UK area code list.

I couldn’t believe my eyes! Here’s a telecoms company that’s so cheapskate they scanned a printed UK area code list from more than a decade ago and put it online without bothering to check it for OCR errors: http://www.countrycodes.com/areacodes/call_unitedkingdom.htm?m The … Continue reading

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Hello! Wrong Number

Hello magazine also don’t know their own telephone number. The London area code is (020) and is not 0208. From abroad, the London area code is 20 and not 208. The (0) is NEVER dialled from abroad and MUST be … Continue reading

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More data errors.

Following on from the post a month or so ago, there’s another new file in my inbox and yet more errors uncovered. The attached PDF explains all, in long gory detail. Errors in Ofcom’s Data [PDF, 390 KB]

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Dial 999 for a taxi? NO!

Need a taxi in Southampton? Just dial 999 999, give them your address, and a car will be arriving at your door in seconds… except it will be the police, not a taxi. From the taxi firm, to the signwriter, … Continue reading

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BT Buffoonery

It seems that BT staff have not a clue between the lot of them. This error has been on their site for more than six months. For the clueless, it should say: (023) 8X – Southampton (023) 9X – Portsmouth … Continue reading

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How many errors? Really?

A lot of stuff arrives in my inbox, and occasionally there’s something vaguely interesting left to read after deleting the usual spam and junk. Once in a very long while, something very interesting turns up, and a few days ago … Continue reading

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Retards of Chelsea

Take a gander at: http://www.whittard.co.uk/editorial-content/our-stores/ NOTE (June 2011): Page redesigned and moved, but still contains the same errors: http://www.whittard.co.uk/locations Check out a few random stores… 29 Buckingham Palace Road, London. 02078 219 698 / 02078 219 698 Unit 70, Gunwharf … Continue reading

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