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The O site says "Orange World Cup bundles begin 1 June 2006 and last for 40 days."

If I get it added today, does it stop 40 days from now? Or 40 days from June 1?

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This is much talked about on the MoDaCo site, so take a look :)

When I signed up I didn't ask 'em exactly when it would finish, but it's there for World Cup data primarily so I guess it's tied in to finish after the final?

Who cares when it's ?6 for 1000Mb rather than ?4 for 4Mb!! O's gotta catch up with T-Mob in terms of data pricing or there'll be none of us left :D

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Yep its's 40 days from activation date so if the bundle was activated today then it would last from 13th June to 22nd July :)

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Thanks.

It's a shame O won't keep this flat rate package going. I'm probably gonna go to T-Mobile with Web n Walk when their HTC Hermes handset is released. If O don't respond they'll surely lose a bundle of customers.

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I'm just waiting out my contract too. Hopefully the Hermes / Vario II will be available by then.

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Well, I still haven't received a text to say it's active, and it's about 27 hours since I ordered it.

Should I be worried?

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I asked for it to be activated last night, unfortunately the guy in the indian call centre seemed to be fairly new and left me a little worried that its been properly applied, and that my existing 4MB bundle has been removed. Roll on my billing date!

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If you already have a data package, you can upgrade to the 1gb one.

I have 4mb normally for ?4 and could upgade for ?2 to 1gb.

With an upgrade apparently it only runs up to the World Cup final, not 40 days. The person I spoke to did not seem to have an abundance of info/knowledge on it.

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Once it's up and running you'll get a text notification to that effect. You'll also start receiving World Cup updates from "177000000" which will tell you all about the football match you've been sat watching for the past 2 hours :)

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I've been getting the WC text updates (i requested them weeks ago). Still nothing confirming the data bundle though! *checks online account*

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The message I received from "247" :-

Hi from Orange: Your World Cup package is now live. Follow the link to Orange World to claim your free wallpaper...


Video content is actually d/l to the device rather than streaming, although quality is absolute pants mp4 rubbish (I've never seen 'quality' mp4....) and the free wallpaper doesn't fit :)

Apart from that, it's great :D

I would imagine O will be watching usage trends carefully before they release a competetive data package of their own. (Well, I hope they are...)

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The signup page says its not SPV compatible :)

2.5G Video clips are shite to keep them small. If you download the same clip from Orange World on a 3G device it looks fantastic! I have a series of 24 (i think) i encoded to mp4 _decently_ and it looks fine :D

I reckon we won't be seeing anything decent in terms of Orange data packages for a while, not so soon after the Windows Mobile Data bundles have been launched :P

Incidentally, did anyone hear on Radio1 news about TMob's blocking VoIP on WnW?

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The signup page says its not SPV compatible :)


That incompatability is to do with the SMS sign-up, I think. It all works fine on my SPV C550 :D

Which mp4 encoder do you use, and do you know if there's an mp4 codec for TCPMP yet. Clips won't run on TCPMP and I can't find the ruddy codec (got an AAC one tho... :P )

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I used Virtualdub (iirc) for mp4's. But PocketDivx encoder is my current encoder of choice. I've not encoded a dvd for a while though tbh, not got any worth keeping on my PC recently!

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Mono - I don't want to go too far off the thread, but I use PocketDivX and I'm sure the only output options are .avi with mp3 audio or an ogm file with ogg audio. No mention of mp4. Maybe there's a new version.... or maybe I just don't know what an ogm file is :)

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Mono - I don't want to go too far off the thread, but I use PocketDivX and I'm sure the only output options are .avi with mp3 audio or an ogm file with ogg audio. No mention of mp4. Maybe there's a new version.... or maybe I just don't know what an ogm file is :D

Paul, you can encase an MP4 encoded video inside an AVI container - with mp3 audio, that's as good as an mp4 file or mov for that matter :)

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Paul, you can encase an MP4 encoded video inside an AVI container - with mp3 audio, that's as good as an mp4 file or mov for that matter :D

Whaooo, brakes on a minute. Do what with a which :) ? Errrm, just when this old brain thought it knew what was what, you throw something like that into the mix! I think I'll go start a topic about mp4's encased inside avi's..... :P

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Oooooh, I see. Very handy :)

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Ooooh, I see. Very handy :)

But back to...

Which mp4 encoder do you use,

So what do I use to encode to mp4 before changing the file type extension?

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Sorry for insighting so much confusion! I should have added that i use pocketdivx to encode divx's, a little ot, i know :)

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