Tag: 3g

Dispatch – 10 Internet Connections at Same Time!
Tech News, Internet

Dispatch – 10 Internet Connections at Same Time!

On December 13th, 2012 Connectify ® released their newest software – Dispatch. This new software answers a question every internet user has asked her/himself: - what if I connect to 2 or more internet source? You would want to think that your speed would increase proportionally to the number of connection you have. Sadly this is not the case, your computer just use the other connections for redundancy and load balancing. This is where Dispatch changes things; this software lets you combine any number of 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections into a single faster more reliable connection. Can you imagine connecting your laptop to a Wi-Fi connection, a 3G dongle and an Ethernet application and have them be treated as one aggregate internet connection? Now at first glance it may seem impra...
Digicel launches “4G” Mobile and JA$2.89 Sweeter Deal in a bid for Prepaid Extinction
Caribbean Tech, Features

Digicel launches “4G” Mobile and JA$2.89 Sweeter Deal in a bid for Prepaid Extinction

By now the news must have not only sunk in but also may have had you Digicel faithful jumping for joy. Digicel has lowered its On-Net and Cross-Network Calling rate as of Friday June 22nd 2012AD much to the delight of many Jamaicans according to The Jamaica Observer’s Vox Pop.  This was roughly a week after LIME had lowered their On-Net and Cross Network Calling rates to historic lows on Friday June 15th 2012AD. LIME’s rate drops are a pre-emptive strike an part of LIME’s three (3) year market capitalization strategy before the OUR (Office of Utilities Regulation) makes the rate changes official on Sunday July 15th 2012AD as surmised in my article LIME drops Cross Network Calling rate to JA$6.99 to kick off a 3 year Battle for Mobile Market Dominance. Digicel has effectively thrown dow...
How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 3G Internet using an unlocked Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle or Nokia Modem Dongle
Tech Tips

How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 3G Internet using an unlocked Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle or Nokia Modem Dongle

By now you may have taken a gander and actually used the advice in my article How to Unlock your Huawei Modem to work on LIME 3G or Digicel and actually unlocked your Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle. This process may seem unnecessary to you, but keep in mind that the Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle, albeit Quad-band, is SIM Locked to CLAROs’ Network, so the unlocking procedure is quite necessary. At this point you may wish to go online using Digicel’s recently acquired 3G Network, currently a privilege enjoyed primarily by Migrated CLARO Customers who had previously owned Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle or the Nokia Modem Dongle as noted in How to get 2G or 3G Internet on your Mobile Phone in Jamaica A clandestine select few chosen to test out Digicel’s soon-to-debut HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Ac...
How to get 2G or 3G Internet on your Mobile Phone in Jamaica
Gadgets, Tech Tips, Internet

How to get 2G or 3G Internet on your Mobile Phone in Jamaica

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re from another planet, you must be aware of the fact that you can get Internet on your Mobile Phone. That is, if it’s a smartphone, which actually makes you smarter as research by Online Student Assistance website StudyBlue reveals as cited in StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang Theory on Google. Blackberrys are ok……but the Internet on most BB’s isn’t so great, due to the lackluster browser and the very slow processor and the lack of real-time video streaming and Video Calling Capability. These are the main reasons why the Corporate and Enterprise world is flocking smartphones and abandoning the Blackberry as noted in 30% Blackberry Blackout by Corporate and Enterprise – Bring Your Favourite Gear. So ho...
PS Vita – Great Hardware prospects for a mobile phone
Gadgets, Tech News, Video Games, Featured

PS Vita – Great Hardware prospects for a mobile phone

Preorders for the PS Vita, the successor of the hugely popular Platstation Portable have already begun as the Vita officially hits stores in Australia, Europe, Latin and North America on February 22 2011. The PS Vita first announced June 6, 2011 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially launched in Japan and other parts of Asia on December 17, 2011. The device sold 325,000 units in the first few days. Currently US preorders are available from Amazon and other retailers at $299 and $249 respectively for 3G and WIFI only models Europe gets the system for €249 and €299. According to Sony, “The PS Vita revolutionizes the gaming experience with dual analog sticks, front and rear multi touch pads, motion sensors, and front and rear cameras”. From looking at the devices spec, it is ...
LIME, Digicel and FLOW –  Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve
Tech News

LIME, Digicel and FLOW – Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve

I am sure many readers have many a complaint about Telecoms Providers and Triple Play Providers as it relates to the price and cost of Broadband Internet access, be it Wired or Wireless. I know. But I think if you read on, you would wish to cut them some slack. Right now, this bright and sunny Friday July 1st 2011AD, I am using a CLARO 3G Modem Dongle on a one (1) day Pass access. But thanks to a procedural flaw in how the Day Pass is interpreted by CLARO, I am still logged in on the same JA$300 credit I had put on since Sunday June 26th 2011AD – a trick that works once I keep my PC on indefinitely! Apparently, CLARO assumes that “normal” people only browse and log off within the 24hour timeframe and do not stay logged on indefinitely. I have also gone beyond the three (3) Gigabyte cap...
Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet
Tech News

Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet

A buzz of excitement is in the air as everyone is making a push for 4G. Or at least what they suppose is 4G. Before I begin, it is good to note at this point, lest we forget, that these competing technologies are not yet 4G, as that seal of approval can only be bestowed by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), the Telecommunications arm of the UN (United Nations) which has indicated that WiMax and LTE, more specifically WiMax 2 (IEEE 802.16m), are indeed 4G, albeit not officially, according to the ITU. The ITU’s conditionality is simple: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM), effectively the same signal multiplexing inherent in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a descendant of CDMA Networks and speed capability demonstrable in achieving 100MBps and hig...
Digicel Jamaica vs LIME Jamaica: Edge faceoff
Tech Reviews

Digicel Jamaica vs LIME Jamaica: Edge faceoff

I was able to use LIME's edge network for a day and decided to compare it with Digicel's which is the current champ. Since few people will use EDGE on a PC these days considering the price and the availability of 3G I did all tests on my trusty e71. The s60v3 family of smartphones lack a speed test application and the flash player in browser only supports up to flash 8, speedtest.net requires flash 9. This short coming forces me to use screenshots of the connection manager to display the speed but this shouldn't be a big problem. Well as everyone might know, Digicel was the first network to offer edge with Claro and LIME subsequently following. Edge is a 3G ITU standard which is currently known as 2.75g since it lacks some features of UMTS, that is thought of as the first true 3G system...