The Vodafone website was designed by a moustache-twiddling eyebrow-raising extended-cackling postdoc in Evil, but thanks to them I now have a decent phone. What's more, I have the world's greatest phone number.
I'll save myself the harrassment by not posting it here (anyone who wants it will have it shortly anyway). It goes like this: 077 AAAA BBBB, where AAAA is the world's geekiest 4-digit number and BBBB is the world's second geekiest 4-digit number. This thing would be priceless on ebay, but I'm the kind of person who'd buy it, so I'll just cut out the middleman and keep it for myself.
Oh, and I didn't buy the number specially. It was just sitting there on the list to choose from. And don't anybody think two posts in a row about geekitude is saying anything...
It was so beautiful, but Vodafone had to go and lack the systems to deal with semi-foreigners. People complain about Vodafone rejecting them due to bad credit records, but they're pretty easy to fix when you have to. The financial machinery involved in living abroad just makes companies run away scared. So bollocks to them, if they don't want my money.
Update 2: Doh
So that means I may as well reveal to all: 077 1729 1138.