Latin America Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Cuba's telecom monopoly is rolling out broad Internet access for mobile phone users this week. Here, a woman uses her smartphone to surf the Internet in Havana. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption toggle caption Desmond Boylan/AP Cuba's telecom monopoly is rolling out broad Internet access for mobile phone users this week. Here, a woman uses her smartphone to surf the Internet in Havana. Desmond Boylan/AP Cuba's state telephone company will allow mobile phone customers to use the Internet via a new 3G network, starting on Thursday. But as with previous tech advances in the island nation, only those who can afford it will be able to take advantage of the access — which remains under the control of the autocratic government. Phones have emerged as a key method of accessing the Internet in Cuba. After all, it was only 10 years ago that the Castro government lifted its ban that prohibited … [Read more...] about Cuba Extends Internet To Mobile Phones, Promising New Access
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Norman Lamb has written to BT Openreach about the poor mobile phone coverage in North Walsham. Pictures: Eddie Mayell Archant Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling on BT Openreach to end delays to improving mobile phone reception in North Walsham. A new telecommunications mast is still not operational in the town eight months after it was due to go live.North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has written to and demanded a meeting with BT Openreach to discuss the issue.It follows a petition signed by 265 households from the Brick Kiln estate and surrounding areas with poor mobile phone coverage asking BT to urgently connect them to the network. Late last year Mr Lamb’s office was informed by the mobile phone operators Vodafone and O2 that a new communications mast that they had built at the town’s Marshgate sewage works would become operational early in 2018 following work by BT to connect it to the network. It was the result of a long campaign by residents from Marshgate … [Read more...] about 265 households sign petition calling for better mobile phone reception in Norfolk town
By Tracey Kaplan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 8, 2018 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: July 8, 2018 at 9:06 am Kristie Karkanen cringes whenever a call comes in from an unfamiliar number. Which con artist or telemarketer will it be this time — a phony IRS agent demanding payment for back taxes, someone babbling threats in Mandarin or a guy offering a “free’’ resort vacation? It’s no wonder the Fremont resident is leery of picking up the phone. In May alone, swindlers and legitimate businesses bombarded Americans with a record 130 million intrusive automated messages — per day — according to YouMail, a robocall blocking service that collects and analyzes data. That’s 12.5 calls per person per month, though many people put up with far more unwanted calls. “It’s gotten to the point where I don’t answer the phone anymore,’’ Karkanen said, adding that the barrage has made her wary … [Read more...] about Epidemic of robocalls: Why your mobile phone is under siege and what you can do about it
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46 0 1. VZWsucks (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Sep 2009) The Big Red crippler! posted on 15 Apr 2010, 14:01 0 13. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010) "Big Red" doesnt make the Android operating system toolshack... posted on 15 Apr 2010, 08:41 0 2. Gawain (Posts: 428; Member since: 15 Apr 2010) The Skype Mobile utilizes the regular switched network on VZW. It does not use data. This has been clearly stated by Skype and VZW. Skype to Skype calls using this app does not consume rate-plan minutes. This app installs a dialer and when you place the call, it routes it through that dialer. Not unlike Google voice, but without the enhanced Google features. posted on 15 Apr 2010, 08:55 0 4. ilmobile (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Apr 2010) I believe the chat/messaging feature rides over the 3G data side and could be what’s prompting the data connection validation. But to your point some users may only use it for … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon’s Skype client shuts down Wi-Fi on Android phones?
A recent survey of 2, 310 respondents aged 18 and over, has revealed that more than half of them pay $100 or more for their cell phone service monthly contracts, while the whopping 13% pay $200 and more.It should come as no surprise then that one in five adults said they pay more for their cell phone monthly than they do for groceries. Now they are either only eating Ramen noodles, or are dining out on a regular basis, but a fact is a fact. Furthermore, 33% responded they pay more in carrier monthly charges than they pay for utilities like electric, gas and water, 57% pay more than for cable, and the huge 71% pay more in cell phone bill than their home Internet service costs. Check out the full press release below.+- Press Release --Nearly Half Pay $100 or More Per Month; 13 Percent Pay $200 or More Per Month--WHITING, Ind., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many new versions of smartphones hit the market this fall, a new survey from CouponCabin.com takes a look at the … [Read more...] about Fifth of mobile phone users surveyed pay more for their carrier service than groceries