The Zevvlog

/ˈzeəvlɒg/ noun (s.)

an absurdly agreeable corner of the internet with memes, stories and updates from an artisanal mobile network in the colonial UK.

Biscuits, GDPR and the state of the web

03 Jul 2020

The open web is an epic creation and something we should celebrate, but as the saying goes “marketers ruin everything.” With the web, that meant tracking you online to sell you more stuff with targeted ads. Then along came the EU and said “Enough!” and the General Data Protection Regulation...


Non-geographic numbers

08 Jun 2020

Today, we’re enabling non-geographic numbers (NGN) on the network. These are certain number starting 08, 09, and 118 which have an access charge set by us (5p/min) and a service charge set by the organisation you’re calling (see more below). To enable them, go to your SIM card settings from...


Zevvle Rewards

22 May 2020

Hello, and welcome to this fine Friday’s edition of the Zevvlog. Today we’re updating our rewards program, and to get straight to the point: For every referral, you’ll both get 1 GB per month for life By for life we mean as long as you’re both members. So maybe for...


Undles of bundles

09 May 2020

Yes, it’s maybe a word. Last Saturday we quietly released 5 new data plans that give Zevvle a makeover. More data, better prices; what’s not to like?! Coincidentally, this is how I originally planned Zevvle. We launched with pay-as-you-go last year, but decades ago in 2018 the plan was 4...


Zevvle with friends and contact privacy

28 Feb 2020

Last year, we did something a little different for our referral program. We set aside 1 million shares of Zevvle for inviting your friends & family. But it always felt a little off — you’d get shares for inviting someone, but they’d get nothing (except for being with Zevvle, of...


The length of an SMS Part 2: More Encoding Adventures

21 Feb 2020

Did you read part 1? If not, you should definitely read part 1. To sum up: Computers only understand 1s and 0s (bits). A byte is 8 bits. Computers use bytes to represent things we understand, like the alphabet and emoji. How they do that is called encoding. Unicode exists;...

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