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How to Unlock your Huawei Modem to work on LIME 3G or Digicel
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How to Unlock your Huawei Modem to work on LIME 3G or Digicel

As you may be aware from reading Kelroy’s article Claro Jamaica to get the Axe from Digicel come March 1st, Digicel is slated to shut down CLARO Jamaica’s GSM Voice Network on Thursday March 1st 2012AD. The reason is of course becoming increasingly clear as to why Digicel really wants CLARO Jamaica: access to their 3G Licenses and Spectrum to build out their HSDPA+ (High Speeds Downlink Packet Access) Release 7 Network and eventually ramp up to a LTE (Long Term Evolution) Network. The Caribbean is their eventually aim with LIME and FLOW expressing similar sentiments as noted in my article  LIME, Digicel and FLOW – Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve. “Broadband Thursdays” may become the next catchphrase in Jamaica, as Digicel despite their success in the GSM Voice arena as noted in CLARO...
Claro Jamaica to get the Axe from Digicel come March 1st
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Claro Jamaica to get the Axe from Digicel come March 1st

So much for operating two separate networks. It has been revealed that Claro's network in Jamaica will be shut down come March 1st 2012. Meetings are already being planned with the office of Utility Regulations and the new Minister with responsibility for telecommunications Phillip Paulwell as they try to ensure that Claro's current customers are not left in the dark and Digicel doesn't evolve into a monopoly in the Jamaican cellular market. Below are links to news and press releases, stay tuned to Geezam.com for more info on this developing story as it happens. Digicel To Shut Down Claro Jamaica -  Jamaica Gleaner Digicel to shut down Claro network - Jamaica Observer Jamaica to benefit from Digicel Acquisition of Claro - Press release
CLARO’s Freeness ends 5th January 2012 – Digicel’s Bigger, Better with Data and Cloud
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CLARO’s Freeness ends 5th January 2012 – Digicel’s Bigger, Better with Data and Cloud

“As of Jan 5 2012, Claro’s Prepaid Call 2 Text 1, Free Weekends, Free Nights, Free Credit from Foreign & OMG Texting Promotions will no longer be available” Sender: 18763044401 Message Center 18763044017 Sent: December 16 2011 13:13:45 And so with this ominous SMS on my CLARO Phone, Digicel, the conquering vassals who have now gained CLARO Jamaica via a swap with World’s No.1 Billionaire Carlos Slim Helu owned America Movil for their assets in Hondurasand El Salvador, seals their final fate. This is now the public form what was originally declared in my article America Movil – Digicel Jamaica swap is Final. So what happens now, you scratch your head reading my article and ruminating? Details are yet to emerge (and may never emerge knowing the secretive nature of Telecoms Provide...
America Movil – Digicel Jamaica swap is Final
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America Movil – Digicel Jamaica swap is Final

Fans of all things Telecoms, the deal of the Decade is now final and official. The ink has dried on the swap orchestrated by Digicel Group due to its declining APRU (Average Revenue per User) for Voice Calling has now been finalized, with word coming of same on Friday December 2nd 2011 in the Jamaica Observer. Digicel Group has swapped Digicel Honduras and Digicel El Salvador in exchange for America Movil’s CLARO Jamaica Telecom operations. However, fortunately you will still be enjoying the benefits of CLARO’s Free Calling features …….until Digicel, the new owners, decides to do away with them. This based on the quote from Digicel Group CEO Colm Delves, quote: “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Claro Jamaica. Our immediate focus now will be to get a fuller understa...
Digicel’s bid to Acquire Claro in Jamaica finally Approved – with conditions…
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Digicel’s bid to Acquire Claro in Jamaica finally Approved – with conditions…

Digicel's acquisition of Claro was announced in early April and was expected to be done and dusted by June but for various reasons the deal was not wrapped up until recently.  Prime Minister Bruce Golding as approved the merger but attached strict requirements to prevent Digicel from morphing into a monopoly which in turn will affect it's customers and Jamaica mobile and internet sector. Bruce Golding stated: "I have approved the acquisition of Claro by Digicel and the assignment of relevant licences without any modification to the licences and the obligations contained therein. This means that Digicel will be required to fulfill all of the obligations contained in the Claro licences with regard to the type of facility and specified service that must be provided, its interconnectio...
LIME, Digicel and FLOW –  Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve
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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...
Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right
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Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right

Here in the Developing World, such as out little island of Jamaica, there is little interest in PCs or Laptops, which are mostly seen as “bling” to have for the purpose of playing, downloading and burning music and movies. The results of the recently released statistics from an island-wide Caribbean ICT Indicators and Broadband Survey for Jamaica that paint a stark, gloomy picture of Technology adoption in Jamaica.   I am so depressed by these findings, that I fear publishing this article, as it is a sad indictment against a Government of Jamaica that has Ministers who are not Tech-savvy enough to even use email on their Blackberry. This as revealed during the now concluded Manatt Enquiry in Jamaica, the best Soap Opera since the Young and the Restless. The Dr. Hopeton Dunn-...
Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America
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Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America

The Jamaican telecoms market has been the most dynamic of the lot in the Caribbean over the last few years, a position accomplished mostly by the bitter rivalry between the long standing Digicel Jamaica and the newcommer Claro Jamaica. The rivalry actually dates back to 2007 when Digicel entered Claro's backyard of Central America and within a year took El Salvador and Honduras, a move that angered Claro. The capture of both these strategic countries were more of a political problem for Claro than it was an economic one; it did not hurt Claro's pocket but it put them in a situation where they were left with their northern flanks exposed, the flanks that constituted its largest territory and money earner: Mexico. Claro had to do something, they had to not look weak, they had to launch a cou...