Mobile Phone Contract or Not!

I have always been concerned with how many outgoings/expenses I do monthly.
One important one was my O2 monthly contract. I currently pay £34.25/mth for a Blackberry Bold on an 18 month contract (600mins 1000texts).
This means I am paying a total of £616.68 and more (if i choose to have add ons like free landline calls and also before the VAT rate became 15%)

I then considered reviewing my contract position. My findings are astonishing.

From O2 website, And if I take an 18month contract (600 mins) from O2 on a Samsung Tocco it will be costing £34.26/mnth = £616.68

You can get a SIM-Only 1 monthly contract for £19.58 (600 mins 1200 texts) which is a total cost of £352.44 for 18 months,

Also if I buy a Samsung Tocco from O2 at £127.22 as Pay-As-You-Go and combine it with the SIM-only contract I will be paying £479.66 for 18 months.

This is a saving of £137.02 in 18 months, a freedom to cancel anytime, get a cheaper contract down the line, move to another mobile provider and control your monthly outgoings..

SharePoints Alerts from list items not working.

I came across a simple problem recently. Users setup alerts to a list (announcements). When they setup alerts, they get an automated email confirming the setup. But when new announcements are added to the list, users do not get alerts by email.

In the farm, I had 3 servers with different responsibilities. Then I noticed on the Timer Status 1 of the serves had failed. I spun to action, went into each server and restarted the Windows SharePoints Services Timer. This fixed the problem and alerts started coming through.