Showing posts with label mobile phone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mobile phone. Show all posts

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Seven Tips and Tricks for Using Your Mobile Phone Overseas

Tips – Using Mobile Phone Overseas/Avoid Huge Bills
Mobiles phones and tablets have been the constant companion for every individual and we tend to get helpless without them. We use them as a means of staying connected with family and friends, wherever we may go, as a map, for clicking images, or audio and much more. When people travel overseas, reducing the phone bill is a great concern for users who may face exorbitant bills during their travel and it is advisable to have some knowledge on the global roaming charges and huge phone charges, which could be quite expensive. To avoid these high fees a little information could be beneficial for those travelling overseas as well as a relief to the expenses on calls charges while away on a holiday.Some of these tips could prove to be helpful for those travelling overseas-

1. Call Your Provider: 

The first option is to contact your service provider and find out the necessary options. Some may offer international calling as well as data plans while others may suspend your services during the trip period to avoid accidental unwanted charges abroad. Still others may also offer rental options to have local phone during the trip. The user could choose from any of the options available accordingly prior to leaving for the trip.

2. Purchase a local SIM at your destination 

This would be helpful if one is visiting only one country like the United Kingdom and SIM cards could be purchased at the airports or supermarkets. If travelling to another country, the user would not be able to use the SIM card without turning on global roaming. Should one be using a local SIM, then they could text or call their family or friends and inform them the number or if you buy a prepaid SIM card, contact details can be given before leaving.

3. Data Roaming Setting to be Turned Off

If the phone tends to have a data roam setting, ensure to turn it off prior to flight take off. This enables the phone to disconnect data networks which are beyond your home network, thus helping in avoiding huge data roaming charges.

4. Automatic Features to be Turned Off

If the phone is set to check for new emails, automatically, there could be a possibility of data usage without being aware of it and could lead to expensive phone bills on returning back. To avoid this, the automatic features which may use data like checking for new emails, could be turned off.

5. Airplane Mode 

One can put the phone on airplane mode in case of doubt which will keep the phone from connecting to local network and thus avoid data charges. One can manually turn on Wi-Fi while in airplane mode which could help in keeping the device connected for free when one tends to be in the Wi-Fi range.

6. Use Wi-Fi

Global roaming can be turned off and staywithin Wi-Fi range like hotel lobby or local cafes where one can communicate through Facebook or apps like Skype, iMessage or WhatsApp.Skype has prepaid credits costing $16 or $40 with calls costing between US$0.025 per minute while iMessage, an Apple program, enables you to text wherever one may be, for free provided the user is in possession of an Apple device. WhatsApp on the other hand enable you to call and text as well and is a cross platform wherein one can use it on Android or Apple device.

7. Use Apps rather than Plans 

Apps like Skype and WhatsApp enables to call and text without depending on phone plan and these could be used on Wi-Fi where many could be used free of cost or for a considerably lower cost than an international call plan.

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Nokia Lumia 1520 A full-HD mobile phone

Nokia apparently intends to present the Lumia 1520 Smartphone with a 6 -inch display and full HD resolution and a 20 - megapixel camera. The device may be the last Smartphone under the brand name Nokia. The Twitter user evleaks has now posted a picture of the Smartphone. The supposed 6 -inch screen with full HD resolution is good to see. Apparently Nokia is planning for this year is still for a Smartphone with 6- inch display and full HD resolution. Under the name of the currently circulating device Lumia 1520 photos are now surfaced at first. On the comparison Lumia 1520 appears much larger than the Lumia 1020 next to it. The red skin seems to be made of polycarbonate. In addition, a cover in the style of induction chargers from Nokia can be seen. The processor is the source called a Snapdragon CPU with four cores. Windows Phone 8 is probably installed in the latest stage of GDR3 for full HD resolution. Instead, the 20- megapixel camera is available in Lumia 1520. In September, the Lumia 1520 could be presented.

Saturday 9 March 2013

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Forecast

We know, BlackBerry done a grand launch of their BlackBerry Z10, supposed to bounce off the market of high-end Smartphones. While most observers, praised the quality of the BlackBerry Z10 we have to wait for few more weeks to get the clear cut message. Moreover, information on the initial sales of Z10 is contradictory. In early February, the Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry Thorsten Heins indicated that the Smartphone has made a good start in England and Canada. In the homeland of the company, sales of the new Smartphone during the first launch day were 50% better than any other brand. As for England, "we have almost tripled our best performance for the first week sales of a BlackBerry Smartphone," assured Thorsten Heins.

 In addition to this observation delay the launch of the Smartphone in the U.S. (mid-March), the prices charged by operators deemed not competitive enough against Apple and Samsung and controls "conservative," the analyst decided to Frankly say goodbye to its downward sales forecasts. Having relied on 1.75 million units sold in the first quarter, it is now focusing on 300 000 units sold over the same period, a decrease of 83%. The "vision" of the analyst is obviously taken lightly. The first concrete evidence of the success of the Z10 will be available in early April, when the publication of sales figures from IDC and Gartner first quarter

Saturday 12 May 2012

One Glove - a glove as a phone

After the project "Talk to the can" to Monkey Wrench Design, artist Bryan Cera offers another way to call in an original and above all practical. Man has devised a 3D printed glove acting as a mobile phone.

The concept is called One Glove. Made with a 3D printer, it looks like a manual articulated exoskeleton. The speaker is built into the thumb and little finger in the microwave. The buttons to dial phone numbers are at the other three fingers.