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PUBG Mobile remains prodigious in Jamaica
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PUBG Mobile remains prodigious in Jamaica

PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile (aka PUBG Mobile) has been around for almost two years and it keeps getting better and better as its popularity is spreading among Jamaican teens and young adults whether in Universities or High schools alike. To break it down, PUBG Mobile is an online multiplayer battle royal where a player, or group of players, takes part in militant battles against NPCs and other players on large maps consisting of realistic weapons and gadgets associated with them. Gadgets include scopes, recoil arms, extended magazines, quick reload magazines etc. These all aid in the fun, but serious, game-play which is themed the last man or team standing. There are continuous updates, whether they are new weapons, maps or outfits based on the current season. Maps   Curr...
Flow Jamaica reduces data charges when roaming
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Flow Jamaica reduces data charges when roaming

Flow has announced a significant reduction in data-roaming charges. Launched on February 23, Flow mobile customers now pay a new data-roaming rate of only $50 Jamaican dollars per megabyte (MB). The new rate is applicable in both the United States and 45 other countries across the globe. “We are excited to announce that our customers can now use data, without fear or restriction, while travelling. Previously, data roaming was considered a premium service for travellers. However, as Jamaicans embrace mobility for both business and personal communication, Flow is leading the way and we have realigned our pricing strategy to meet the needs of our customers while on the go,” shared Dwight Williams, Senior Director, Product Management at Flow. He highlighted that “the new low data roaming...
Flow Lend: Customers embrace credit advance app for iOS and Android
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Flow Lend: Customers embrace credit advance app for iOS and Android

Customers who need to top up their phone’s credit but are short on cash, or simply can’t make it to a top-up station, no longer have a problem. Prepaid mobile customers now have an easy way to top up with the innovative Flow Lend App. Using the App, which is available for Android and iOS smartphones, customers can now request credit advances or recharge “loans” if their accounts are nearing a low balance and they can’t afford to pay for a top up or aren’t near a top-up center. Once the loan is approved, the amount is added to the customers’ account and they can call, text and even access data. Customers are encouraged to pay back the loan within a week’s time, but no more than 30 days after they got it. James McElvanna, VP Products, Cable & Wireless Communications, operators of ...
WhatsApp is the #1 Mobile Messaging App in the World
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WhatsApp is the #1 Mobile Messaging App in the World

Some say that WhatsApp is the the most popular mobile messaging app in the world. The app is now boasting one billion monthly active users. That's more than Facebook Messenger, more than iMessage, more than LINE, more than Skype; basically any and all popular mobile messenger apps in the world. Developing Economies driving growth WhatsApp has not been the dominant messaging service in developed the economies of North America and Europe. It has had the most success in the developing economies of South America, Central America, The Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa as can be seen in the chart below: 1 Billion WhatsApp Users Worldwide Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp raised a few eyebrows but since joining the Facebook family the user-base has actually doubled. 1 bil...
New Player set to enter Jamaica’s Mobile Telecommunications market
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New Player set to enter Jamaica’s Mobile Telecommunications market

Jamaica currently has two players in the mobile telecommunications services market. However the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell has revealed that an application is now before Cabinet for the granting of a new licence. This was revealed at the opening of the Energy Services Company (ESCO) on Wednesday January 27th 201 at the Jamaica Conference at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. More to follow... Via - Jamaica Observer
Hearthstone now available on iOS and Android Mobile Phones
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Hearthstone now available on iOS and Android Mobile Phones

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a fast-paced strategy card game that is deceptively simple and insanely fun. It has been around for over a year and was only previously only playable on computers and tablets. Blizzard has now launched a version for mobile phones that should prove to be very popular.   The mobile version features a custom board and layout for the smaller screens of smartphones. All progress made while playing Hearthstone on mobile is also synced with your account so cards you unlocked or will unlock while playing will be available no matter what platform you play on. Blizzard is also giving away a free card pack to players who complete a game of Hearthstone on their mobile phones! Download Hearthstone now from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, or the Amazon...
American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet
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American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet

Americans, it seems, are very attached to their smartphones. According to the latest stats from the Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study, Mobile Devices, be they smartphones, Tablets or in-between devices like Phablets are using them more than ever to access the Internet. These Pew Research Studies are interesting, as it gives us as Jamaican an idea of what's in store for us when we eventually achieve smartphone penetration levels similar to that of our most northerly neighbor. Pew Research Study on Smartphone Use in 2015 – Why Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet The Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study revealed that Americans use smartphones as their main source of Internet access: 64% of Americans own a smartphone 10% of smartphone owne...
Samsung Pay supports NFC, MST with KNOX Security for Merchants and Banks
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Samsung Pay supports NFC, MST with KNOX Security for Merchants and Banks

“Samsung Pay will reinvent how people pay for goods and services and transform how they use their smartphones. The secure and simple payment process, coupled with our robust partner network, makes Samsung Pay a truly game-changing service that will bring value to consumers and our partners in the ecosystem.” CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics JK Shin, commenting on the launch of Samsung Pay on March 1st 2015 Samsung, it seems, was on a roll at Barcelona, Spain at the recently concluded MWC (Mobile World Conference) 2015. They launched the dual twin towers Octa-Core Processor Google Androidc5.0 Lollipop wonder that is the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on the Sunday 1st Match 2015, their answer to the Apple iPhone 6 and ...