Another money saving App for UK Mobile users.  I have been using this for more than an year. Calling 08 numbers from mobile phones are never included in the allowance. This is a brilliant way to get around it with an additional feature of this company waiting in Queue for us.

This company was featured in the Dragon’s Den once.

WeQ4U is a FREE Android/iPhone App and Service that puts you through to UK 08 numbers for FREE, without queueing.

Mobile users save approx. 30p per minute on their 0800, 0845, 0844, 0843, 0870, 0871 and 0872 calls

with WeQ4U, whether they encounter a queue or not, so it saves you money and time.




Not got Android or iPhone?

To use it, Just dial 0333 5432111 and enter the number of the call centre you wish to reach. We’ll dial for you, and connect you to the call centre. Once you’re in a queue for an agent, just press 9* to disconnect your phone from the call – that’s 9* to wait off hold.

WeQ4U calls are included in your regular phone minutes, just like 01 or 02 calls, whether you use landline or mobile phone



HulloMail The Best Voicemail Solution

HulloMail is a visual voice mail solution which is available in UK, USA & Ireland. I have been using this from it’s initial days. Can’t praise enough !


If you have a smartphone, you should give HulloMail a try . It’s feature rich compared to the normal network voice mails . And many features are FREE !

In US – Google Voice may be better , but in UK – I couldn’t find an alternative better solution.

Very handy when you travel abroad – There is an option to divert all calls to voice mail and the voice mail can be picked from abroad using Internet via the App or on the computer plus the voice mail will be emailed as an attachment to you .

The app can be installed on iPad & Other Android Tablets as well !

I am not sure whether some networks in UK charges these days to retrieve voice mails. Earlier retrieving voice mail were outside your calling allowance on some networks. HulloMail was a way to get around this issue as well !

Download for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, it’s free.

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How It Works !

HulloMail is activated during the registration process as a conditional divert – meaning your calls are sent to HulloMail, rather than your standard operator. It sounds a bit complicated, but all you have to do is activate the service when the app prompts you, and you’re good to go! From this point, HulloMail will answer your incoming calls if you are not available.

Then you can listen to your messages however you prefer! Use the app, check your email, or give your HulloMail number a call if you still prefer standard voicemail methods. Ultimately [and most importantly], you are in control.

With the FREE app you get these features:

  • View, play and manage your voicemails in the app
  • See contact details and photo
  • Setup personal voicemail greetings from the app
  • Receive alerts of new messages via Push Notification
  • Receive alerts of missed calls when your phone is off or no network coverage via Push Noticiation
  • Send a copy of a voicemail to your email
  • Share a voicemail and a Hullo via Facebook directly from the app
  • Record a short voice message, a ‘Hullo’, to send to friends, family, yourself as a memo or as a reply to a voicemail

Screenshot of the app on my phone is below


I have not used the paid service yet but With the PAID app, you get the features above, PLUS, a SmartVoicemail™ 1 Year Subscription, which gives you:

  • Ad Free Service
  • Individual Greetings – Greet each contact with a personalised recording
  • Copy to Email – Automatically send every voicemail to your email
  • Share via Email – Share messages via email from the app
  • Access Control – Anti-hacking measures to secure your voicemails
  • Quick Reply Options – Reply by email and SMS from within the app
  • Longer Voicemails – Up to 5 minutes in length

HulloMail Main Features Video on Youtube

iPad Tutorial – Learn all about using your iPad

This free HD video runs for over 2 hours (jump to specific chapters using the links below) and is intended for iOS 6 iPad users

Very handy for  passing to your parents or who ever is struggling to get used to an iPad.

Chapter List
1. Introduction 00:00:00

2. The iPad Controls 00:01:25

3. Managing The Home Screen 00:03:58
The Status Bar 00:04:14
The Dock 00:04:58
Managing Application Icons 00:05:57
Creating Icon Folders 00:07:08

4. Personalising Your iPad 00:09:20
Changing Your Wallpaper 00:09:29
Customise Your Sounds 00:11:26
Setting a Passcode 00:12:10

5. Home Button & Gestures 00:16:43
Using The MultiTasking Bar 00:18:21
Using MultiTouch Gestures 00:19:08
Closing Applications 00:24:01
Background Apps 00:24:47
Additional Multitasking Bar Controls 00:26:13

6. Installing Applications on Your iPad 00:28:59
Using The App Store 00:29:11
Deleting Third Party Apps 00:37:59
Twitter Integration in iOS5 00:38:44
Installing Facebook Application 00:40:26

7. Searching on your iPad 00:41:11
Configuring Search 00:43:12

8. Notifications on your iPad 00:44:00
Configuring Notifications 00:47:57

9. Using Text and the Keyboard 00:50:34
“.” Shortcut & Auto-Capitalisation 00:51:28
Spelling Corrections 00:52:11
Auto-Corrections 00:52:38
Copy, Cut & Paste 00:54:03
International Characters 00:55:30
Undock & Split Keyboard 00:57:22
Keyboard Shortcuts 00:58:16

10. iCloud and the iPad 01:00:31
Setting Up an iCloud Account 01:02:06
Configuring iCloud 01:04:16

11. Syncing with iTunes 01:05:50
Syncing via a USB Cable 01:06:27
Syncing via Wi-Fi 01:10:26

12. Airplay and Mirroring 01:16:53
Airplay Mirroring on iPad 2 01:19:17

13. Safari Web Browser 01:20:08
Reader 01:23:23
Reading List 01:24:12
Adding Web Icons to Home Page 01:25:09

14. Contacts 01:25:47
Adding a New Contact 01:26:18
Using Contacts 01:30:06

15. Mail 01:33:33
Creating Mailboxes 01:35:14
Reading Emails 01:35:55
Sending Emails 01:37:34
Bulk Move or Delete 01:39:44
Changing Your Email Signature 01:40:09

16. Calendar 01:40:55
Adding An Event 01:42:30
Calendar Views 01:44:55

17. Camera and Photos 01:45:50
Using The Camera 01:46:27
Using The Photos App 01:47:45
Editing Photos 01:48:41
Setting Up Photo Stream 01:50:39

18. Messages 01:53:03

19. Music, Video & iTunes Store 01:54:38
Using iTunes on the iPad 01:55:17
Music Application 01:56:18
Video Application 01:57:52

20. Reminders 01:58:33

21. Newsstand 02:00:10
Game Center 02:03:07

22. Maps 02:05:21

23. PhotoBooth, Facetime and YouTube 02:07:57

24. Wrap Up 02:08:32

Vonage Extensions App

I just downloaded a FREE app from Vonage that lets me make international calls from my Android at the same low rates as my Vonage home calling plan. Now I have the freedom to make calls from anywhere.

Lets me make free calls according to the vonage plan using Wifi / 3G or even Local Access Number which is fantastic

This is the much awaited real Vonage App if you are a subscriber. Lets you extend the Vonage plans to be usable from your mobiles too!

Apps available for Android and iOS.

Some useful features below.

Make high-quality calls over Wi-Fi in areas with poor cellular coverage.
Avoid roaming fees by calling over Wi-Fi when travelling abroad.
Save your cellular minutes by calling over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G.
One-touch dialling from within the app, using your address book.
Access your account right from the app to check your Vonage voicemail and set up call forwarding.



Onlive Desktop on iPad in UK

Managed to install Onlive Desktop on my iPad . Was very curious to find out how is it. It looks great so far, but haven’t used much.

This is a free app and lets you logon to a Windows 7 system in Cloud, where excel , word and PowerPoint are installed. We can create files, edit them on IPad and save them. We can access those files later from a pc and can be downloaded.

This app is not available in the UK AppStore. There is a work around to access US iTunes stores from UK and install the App.

The tip mentioned in the post below works really well. Follow it carefully. You might also need to create a US account on Onlive.com as well.

Guide to access US iTunes Store from UK or any other country.

Screenshot of Onlive on my iPad below.


App Demo Video is below