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If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I […]

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The next generation 3 MiFi from Huawei… brilliant!

I have been testing out the latest generation of MiFi units from mobile network 3. It’s fair to say that the mobile broadband revolution in the UK was kickstarted by the ever-enterprising 3 network. They were the first to bring decent priced USB dongles to the market. The had a lot of network capacity to […]

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Picturelife update: I’ve now moved everything to my own S3 bucket

Thank you for all the emails and comments I’ve had from readers berating me for being so stupid. It’s in reaction to this post: I’ve got 200gb of photos on Picturelife and they’re not backed up: Am I nuts?.  The overwhelming view is yes. Yes I am nuts, especially when we’re talking about irreplaceable photo […]

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Why I was having trouble with Vodafone 3G: They’ve clearly put all their efforts into 4G!

Over the last half of the year I have become increasingly frustrated at the service level Vodafone have been offering on my iPhone’s 3G data connection. It’s been really difficult to get much done without depending on WiFi. It was so bad at some points that I was mentally planning my data communications according to […]

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Vodafone data: Now the equivalent of One2One GRPS

Whatever happened to Vodafone? Once the shining beacon of technical capability, Vodafone’s data connection appears to have regressed in performance to the point where it’s virtually indistinguishable from One2One at the height of it’s popularity. One2One was the previous name of T-Mobile. All those years ago. Those were the days. Do you remember them? One2One […]

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The death of roaming fees in Europe: Bring it on!

The Telegraph is today reporting that roaming fees (for voice, text and data) will be abolished by the end of next year if not earlier. About flipping time. Almost half of people traveling abroad deliberately switch their phone off to avoid unexpected and often ridiculous roaming charges. In recent years, if you’ve spent enough time […]

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Can operators become your WiFi concierge partner?

There’s been a lot of talk about mobile operators and WiFi across the years. I still remember when Orange insisted that Nokia factory disable the VoIP portion of the Nokia N95s for their subscribers, just in case they used the WiFi and VoIP features to hurt call revenues. The data capacity crunch changed things somewhat, […]

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Operators: It’s time to think about personalised data plans & real time usage

Amdocs, the global customer experience experts have been interviewing their customers about the next generation of data services. They’ve collated the results in a recent press release that’s worth a look if you’ve any interest in the area. Although it’s reasonably positive reading, I can only manage to consume a sentence every 10 minutes or […]

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The Huawei E589 MiFi from EE: Ultra, ultra quick 4G!

I have just recently taken delivery of the latest MiFi unit from Everything Everywhere — or EE as they’re now known. The team there kindly sent me one out to test as I’ve recently joined their advocate programme (see below). The MiFi unit is Huawei’s E589 and is much larger than the ones I’m accustomed […]

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If you care about mobile data use, give datasquasher a try

For those of you using smartphones, slightly concerned at all times about how much data you’re using (and I assume that’s nearly all you), then it’s probably time to give datasquasher a try. Get it here. It’s only on iOS at the moment, but I suspect that they’ll be adding more OSes soon. datasquasher lets […]

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Telenor uses ‘cellular signal’ to allow customers to post social updates without internet connectivity

Have a quick read of this update from Telenor: Telenor Group has now entered into an agreement with U2opia Mobile, an innovator in social Internet and mobile convergence, to bring Facebook to its millions of non-Internet connected customers via USSD. USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a low bandwidth data service that allows you to […]

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Uplinq: Kabir Kasargod of Qualcomm QDevNet.com on Wireless Health and Biometric Sensor Data

Momchil Here with a video of Kabir Kasargod of Qualcomm on generating Biometric Sensor Data. Qualcomm Life is focused on wireless health, the platform 2Net is created to aggregate biometric sensor data and provide it to enterprises. Here is the video: