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OUR Requests Additional Information from Digicel and LIME in VoIP Matter
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OUR Requests Additional Information from Digicel and LIME in VoIP Matter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has requested additional information from telecommunications providers LIME and Digicel on their decision to block certain providers of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services on their network. VoIP is a technology used for the delivery of voice communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The request by OUR follows meetings with the two companies, representatives of the Consumer Affairs Commission and other persons representing consumer interests. Among the information requested from the two companies are data showing the nature of the alleged bypass of their networks by VoIP providers and its impact. The OUR expects to receive the information before the end of the month. Chief among the considerations for the OUR is whether thes...
How Network Neutrality and International Calling can thrive as TATT mediates VoIP Blockade by Digicel and LIME
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How Network Neutrality and International Calling can thrive as TATT mediates VoIP Blockade by Digicel and LIME

“Unlicensed VoIP operators like Viber and Nimbuzz use telecoms networks to deliver their services, but they do not pay any money for the privilege. This unauthorized activity puts enormous pressures on bandwidth — which means customers’ data usage experience is negatively impacted as a result. As such, Digicel has been forced to take firm action to prevent this parasitic activity.” Excerpt from a Press Release issues by Digicel on their Decision to block VoIP Apps in Jamaica On Sunday June 29th 2014, two (2) days before the start of Summer 2014 for many Jamaicans, the unthinkable happened: Digicel decided to put their foot down, blocking VoIP App Viber and Nimbuzz from terminating Voice Calls and SMS (Short Messaging Service) aka Text Messages on their Network..... in Haiti . Yes Haiti...
Huawei Ascend Y330 – An Affordable and Capable Android Smartphone
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Huawei Ascend Y330 – An Affordable and Capable Android Smartphone

The age of the smartphone arrived a few years ago but price has always been a barrier to the vast majority of mobile phone users gaining access to smartphones. In recent months the price of smartphones have increasingly trended downwards to the point now where phones, with specs now selling for less than us$100, could have easily gone for 3 times their current prices just a year ago. The Huawei Y330 is available exclusively from LIME as they are targeting the huge market of customers seeking an affordable but capable smartphone void of some of the limitations that have plagued cheaper smartphones in the past. LIME aims to offer the complete package of a phone as well as mobile internet access that such phones are reliant on to get access to all the web-enabled features that come...
Digicel Loyalty Points now expire on a yearly basis
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Digicel Loyalty Points now expire on a yearly basis

Since June 1st, 2005, Digicel’s Loyalty Points programme has been making it possible for regular users of Digicel Services to redeem their accumulated Loyalty Points for a discount on a new handset or even an entire phone. To check your Loyalty Points, which is part of Digicel’s way of rewarding Loyal users of their service as explained in their FAQ for Handset Loyalty, you use the USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) codes as follows: *120*3# *131# Text “points” to 444-2402 If you haven’t checked it in quite awhile, you’ll be in for a surprise. The cost to even check your Loyalty Balance is JA$1.00….and that’s not the only change that’ll hit you upside your head! Apparently rollover has been killed off too, as a recent change in the Digicel’s Loyalty ...
Bahamas Upgraded to LTE Mobile Data
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Bahamas Upgraded to LTE Mobile Data

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), has completed the full commercial launch of the country’s only Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services. 4G LTE is the fastest mobile data service currently available to telecoms operators and will enable BTC to increase the speed at which its customers can download mobile data at least five-fold. Customers can expect download speeds of between 10 - 15 megabits per second in normal circumstances. This will deliver an improved mobile data experience while enabling them to access new services like video calling and the streaming of HD video. The current deployment provides BTC with the largest 4G LTE network footprint in the Caribbean region. LTE will be available in The Bahamas’ four...
Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Shortages means it’s coming to LIME Jamaica in November 2013
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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Shortages means it’s coming to LIME Jamaica in November 2013

Curiously too, the demand for the Apple iPhone 5S in all its golden beauty continues unabated beating the Apple iPhone 5C three to one since it went on sale in the US of A on Friday September 20th 2013 aka Christmas day for Apple iPhone aficionados according to Analyst Localytics, who published their stats over the Apple Sales Weekend aka Christmas for Apple Fans. In fact, the Apple iPhone has seen 20 million activations and now accounts for 2% of all active Apple iPhones across the United States of America, again based on Localytics stats purloined from online activation figures between Friday, September 20th to Thursday, September 26th 2013! The activations can be broken down as thus, showing that since sales till now, the predominant favourite has been the Golden Boot Apple iPhone 5S ...
LIME’s JA$2.99 Flat Rate Plan and JA$300 30-Day Data Plan
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LIME’s JA$2.99 Flat Rate Plan and JA$300 30-Day Data Plan

LIME, who’ve already reduced their rates to JA$2.99 per minute flat Rate for Cross-Network, On-Net and International Callings as described in Kelroy’s article LIME Jamaica Announces All Network $2.99 Prepaid One Rate, has announced on Friday August 9th 2013 a new JA$300 30-Day Data Plan package as well as a Weekend Offer offer for a Alcatel One touch T’Pop smartphone. To get information to activate the new plans, use the USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Code of *129#. The Data Plans now cost as follows:   Plan Cost (JA$) Allotment Activation 1 Day (24 hours) 50.00 50MB *146*50# 1 Day (24 hours) 100.00 500MB *146*1# 7 Days 600.00 2GB *146*7# 30 Days 300.00 2...
The Prepaid Cycle and How Prepaid Credit gives your SIM Card access to the Prepaid Network
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The Prepaid Cycle and How Prepaid Credit gives your SIM Card access to the Prepaid Network

So you’ve decided to sign up for one of Digicel’s Six new Plans to take advantage of the new Cross Network Calling Rates as explained in Digicel’s New Rates make Credit Last longer despite no Postpaid Options announced which came into effect on Monday July 1st 2013. Ditto too for LIME users who subscriber to their new Talk EZ Plan as per Kelroy’s article LIME Jamaica Announces All Network $2.99 Prepaid One Rate. Congratulations! You fell for the oldest trick in the book, as despite the lower Cross Network Rates and the resulting lower On-Net Calling Rates, you credit still isn’t really lasting longer. Despite the advertisements, Digicel has cleverly made sure that if you choose the Brawta Plan, the Gimme 5 Extra Plan and The Double Bubble Plan, the Call Rate jumps to JA$10.00 per minute. ...