Did you enjoy the unusually hot weather we had for a few days there before it cooled down, or did you rather hide indoors? I'm a bit sad it's already August but relieved it's no longer 30 celcius.
There's been a great deal of awesome things posted on the community over the past month, and we've highlighted a few of our favourites below! The list is a bit long but I had trouble choosing my favourites, there's so many awesome topics... Don't forget to comment in any of the topics if you haven't yet, it's never too late (and you'll make the author of the topic feel good too).
Let us know what your favourite discussions were during July?
First, a cool fact of the month!
You guys had tons of fun during July; we counted over 2,400 replies in forum game topics alone!
📝 AMAZING CONTENT CREATED BY YOU
@davethorp's updated guide was moved to the official Guides section in July (even though technically written in June already), and being a super helpful and topical update, definitely deserves a shout-out here.
'What's included in my allowances' has been one of the most-searched terms here on the community for a while, so this guide by @MI5 will surely come in handy for many!
MI5 has also written a helpful guide around the SIM card age restriction, which is also often asked about!
Check out @liggerz87's first ever review here on the community! It's great to have some more accessory-related reviews here too.
Amazing and thorough review on the new HONOR device from @jonsie!
In this first Apple Watch Series 4 community review, @jezza1234 recaps their Apple Watch experience from the first unpacking moment to initial setup, personalisation, and living with the device.
📝 OTHER USEFUL GUIDES & INFO TOPICS
Additionally, we created some info topics on our end as well. July has been a great month for these indeed!
🗞️ NEWS, UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Exciting news around 5G coming to O2 in October! Also in related news, O2 and Vodafone finalise UK 5G network agreement.
Some 4G-related news too, this time for popular holiday destinations.
This popular prize draw activity is actually still going on in the Priority app until today 2nd August. Let us know in the topic if you won anything!
For the sixth year in a row, Proud at O2 took part in Pride parades around the country! Check out some recaps here, and don't hesitate to comment - we'd love to hear if you took part in any of the parades as well?
Thank you for all the comments and help with testing this feature! The test poll is still open until next week, so if you haven't tried it out and would like to, you still have time before the next one starts. And don't forget to let us know your feedback and ideas if you have some.
@Anonymous informs the community about the new iOS software update, with some additional information from @PhoneChanger .
💬 GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
2 new Community Spotlights were created in July! These are a great way to get to know our community members a bit better, and even ask your own questions! 🔦
A very productive topic around community guides. If you're interested in writing a guide or contributing in the process of creating one, or have any ideas on new guides, this is a good topic to let us and the community know.
A new topic to update you all on the status of current community platform bugs/issues, and for you to let us know if you spot anything on your end.
Updated My O2 app with Aura
@TheGreyApe posted the news around the return of this foldable phone. The discussion turned a bit off topic 😂 but continued with some interesting insights on what the individuals in the community consider 'money well spent'.
💬 OFF TOPIC AND CHIT CHAT
Again, the power of community shows here with several of you guys willing to offer your help even with questions not related to O2 or mobile tech.
@Luke30 asked this very relevant question, which of course created a lot of discussion (60 replies! We do love to talk about the weather!).
@Bambino continues to provide us with something funny every week and this one I especially liked.
Our resident Marvel fan started a cool discussion that you should definitely check out so we'll all find out what you think of the Marvel cinematic universe!
Interesting hardware design discussion started by @Anonymous!
@Glory1 posted a Happy 4th of July topic for their fellow American compatriot here on the community, and it was lovely to see many of you joining in.
Some exciting doggy news from @Jenny105 ! We're all looking forward to hearing more about this soon.
A discussion about innovative tech companies started by @anticpated with some interesting questions asked!
It's going to be that time of the year again soon so this topic by @Cleoriff is a great place to talk about everything related to Strictly!
Check out some cute photos and learn more about @liggerz87's rats! I love to see photos and read about everyone's pets here on the community. 🐀 🐀 🐀
After a short hiatus, the popular Thursday quizzes organised by @Mi-Amigo are returning!
Hope you all have a lovely August here on the community and otherwise too. Looking forward to more amazing discussions to recap next month! Ending with a quote from July I wrote down by @Cleoriff as I thought it was so lovely, related to friendship:
For me friendship is being there for someone during good and bad times. So something that stands the test of time. You can be the complete opposite in personality and still be the best of friends.
Being able to sit in silence with a friend and it never being uncomfortable.
-- Cleoriff (from this topic)
Pretty good month I would agree @Marjo
I think @davethorp 's updated cancellation guide was excellent and will have a lot of views.
The Forum Development and Bugs thread is one I participate in a lot
Off Topic has seen some excellent topics posted
Onwards and upwards
Interesting fact: that guide you mentioned above actually got into the top 10 viewed guides already during its first month.