Tag Archive: SIM

Sep 20 2013

The Result of Prepaid Abroad’s International Data Roaming Offer

Earlier this month I wrote about Prepaid Abroad and their offer of 10GB valid for thirty days for €42.90 which is significantly more generous than many other offers in the global marketplace. I guess the most important thing about the offer was was it worth shelling out the money? Aside from a minor hiccup with …

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Jun 08 2012

The Perils of SMS Boarding Passes

This had slipped my mind but remembered this after receiving an advisory notice to a change for a future flight. Jetstar offers the ability to receive your boarding pass on your phone which is then read by a scanner at the boarding gate. This is pretty handy as it reduces the amount of paper used …

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Jun 09 2011

Cut Your Mobile Roaming Costs with Truphone

For some of us international travel doesn’t come around that often but if anything is certain mobile roaming costs can blow a serious hole in your budget if you don’t tightly control your phone calls (both inbound and outbound) as well as your data usage (which can be frightfully expensive at $20 per megabyte). Whilst …

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May 20 2011

Why You Need Headphones Connected to Listen to FM Radio on Mobile Phones

These days, smartphones have so much packed into them its a wonder that their innards don’t burst open. Some of the more common components crammed into smartphones are: Bluetooth chipset and antenna, Cameras (front and rear), Capacitive touchscreen, Cellular antennae (one for each frequency), CPU, Flash memory, GPS receiver, GPU, SIM card holder, Wi-Fi chipset …

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May 02 2011

Amazon Kindle DX (Second Generation – Global 3G) Preview

A few days ago I published the unboxing video for the Amazon Kindle DX (second generation global 3G model) Today, I recorded the preview video to show you around the Amazon Kindle DX and you’ll get a look at its larger E Ink display. I’ll also show you some of the experimental features including text to …

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Oct 21 2010

Common Treatments for Lack of Dataflow on Mobile Devices

Another quick one for tonight. For the techies amongst us this post should come as no surprise but for others who may struggle with these fancy mobile gizmos. Sometimes a smartphone or a tablet device will simply refuse to load webpages or send and receive e-mail. Try as you might, repeatedly refreshing the page doesn’t …

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May 29 2010

Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Preview

Following on from yesterday’s unboxing, I have done a quick video preview of the Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G. I happened to pick up a 16GB model and I have gone over some of the major features of the iPad in a two part video (you also have the option of viewing in high definition …

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