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|11/30/2006 The Problems
This interview addresses some of the day to day problems
that PageGate solves. The TUCOWs interview discusses various integrations
and how businesses use PageGate to save time and money.
|11/28/2006 Tips to Prolong
Your Cellular Battery
1. Turn off your Bluetooth
“ I find Bluetooth to be the most power hungry
application; turn it off when you don't use it
2. Disable sounds and vibrating alert “ you
don't really need keypad tones to be on, do you? What
about vibrating? It is surely useful on the meetings
or in a cinema but most of time you'll do just fine
without it; I usually set up a vibrating profile to
be used in places like cinema or theatre and in all
other profiles I have vibrating turned off
3. Brightness “ lower the brightness of your
screen; not too low, otherwise you'll destroy your
4. Setting the Power - saver time-out and the
Light time-out to the low values will help too (you'll
find them in the display settings)
5. If you are not using an application switch it
off you will get a list of all active applications
by long pressing the menu button; this is a general
rule that can be applied to any device
6. Games It is fun to play games on your way
to school but they are power-hungry beasts; I can't
tell you not to play games but think about your battery
when you are playing
7. Turn off your phone when you don't use it “
I know that for many of you this is not an option
and I'm not sure if turning it off and on is even
good for your battery but I heard this tip from so
many people that I just had to mention it
|11/20/2006 Cingular Banking
Cingular will have to sign up financial institutions
willing to open their online banking services to mobile
phones, but the wireless carrier believes the time
is right to begin moving ahead with its plans.
|11/20/2006 Sprint Mobile
Sprint said it will place Microsoft's search engine
on its mobile phones, marking the software maker's
most significant step to gain a U.S. foothold in mobile
|11/19/2006 Mexican Cellular
A plan allowing Mexican cellphone users to keep their
old numbers when they switch carriers has been delayed
from May to November 2007, a telecommunications watchdog
A new university study and the ever- increasing
use of wireless devices, such as the BlackBerry, could
result in a flood of lawsuits against employers for
creating an allegedly dangerous environment where
unpaid overwork is required for success, promotion,
and job security, a leading law firm warns.
|11/21/2006 In Flight Phone
Dubai-based Emirates Airline announced that it would
become the world's first airline to introduce in-flight
mobile phone use across its fleet. It has beat rivals
Ryan Air and Air France to the post.
|11/13/2006 High End Cellular
Cell phone makers want to sell pricier models, but
the dearth of 3G, or third-generation, wireless networks
limits their opportunities.
About 75% of the world's wireless networks have yet
to be upgraded to 3G, the speedy technology that lets
cell phones surf the Internet and download music or
video. Areas without 3G include the four fastest-growing
wireless nations: Brazil, Russia, India and China,
known by the initials BRIC.
|11/12/2006 Motorola Buys
Mobile Software Company
Cell phone maker Motorola Inc. said Friday it is
buying privately held Good Technology, which provides
mobile computing software and services.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
|11/08/2006 Leap Wireless
Jumps on Google
Customers of Leap Wireless's Cricket mobile cellular
service will soon be able to enjoy a variety of Google-based
products, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and the company's
popular search engineâ€“ all on their cell phones.
On Monday, the wireless provider announced a new
partnership with Google that will deliver access to
many of the company's most popular Internet services.
|11/08/2006 Verizon Near
YouTube Content Deal
Verizon Communications Inc., the No. 2 U.S. telecommunications
company, is in advanced talks with YouTube Inc. to
bring the Web site's videos to cellphones and television
sets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
A deal may give Verizon a marketing edge over its
rivals in the wireless and cable industries, furthering
the company's efforts to expand into Internet and
entertainment services, the Journal reported.
|11/07/2006 Yahoo to Expand
Yahoo Inc. this week will expand a test of its
mobile telephone advertising network to include more
visually appealing messages.
The addition of graphical ads, scheduled to be
announced Tuesday, comes a month after Yahoo began
delivering short, written messages to mobile phones,
relying on some of the same algorithms used by its
Internet search engine. That, too, is being done on
an experimental basis for now.
|11/01/2006 Cellular Security
A new mobile phone in Japan takes security pretty
seriously: It can recognize its owner, automatically
locks when the person gets too far away from it and
can be found via satellite navigation if it goes missing.
|11/01/2006 Updating Cellular
Customers of Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. mobile
provider, can now have the contacts in their phones
automatically updated without manually entering the
data, according to Plaxo Inc, which created the service.
|10/27/2006 Draw Your Text
Pantech's PG-2800 phone allows users to text-message
others by drawing out characters with their fingers,
which the software then translates into numbers and
letters, depending on what the user was trying to
|10/24/2006 Softbank to
Undercut Rivals Cell Phone Fees
Softbank Corp., the smallest of Japan's three cellphone
operators, on Monday said it will offer cheaper fees
than NTT DoCoMo Inc. and KDDI Corp. and is willing
to cut prices further to compete.
|10/24/2006 Prepaid Cellular
WalMart Stores Inc. plans to limit each customer
to two prepaid cell phones per purchase amid complaints
that entrepreneurs are buying the subsidized handsets
by the hundreds to resell at a profit, according to
people familiar with the matter.
The new limit on the phones, effective last week,
was disclosed to The Associated Press by persons at
two national cell carriers. They spoke on condition
of anonymity because WalMart's policy hasn't been
|10/24/2006 Text Messaging
still King With Mobile Phones
Text messaging remains the most dominant mode of
mobile data communication, as high costs and cumbersome
procedures keep customers from fully embracing fancier
applications, industry players say.
|10/24/2006 Cell Carriers
Cingular, is converting signs, pamphlets
and other information in about 420 stores nationwide
to both English and Spanish. The project began in
June and is expected to be complete by the end of
the year. And they are not alone in targeting
the Hispanic population for cellular services.
|10/20/2006 1 Billion Cell
Cell phone shipments rose 21 percent in the third
quarter, putting the industry within reach of exceeding
1 billion mobile phones worldwide this year, the technology
research firm IDC reported Thursday.
|10/18/2006 AT & T
Looking to Make Concessions
After AT&T and BellSouth had their merger
approved by the Department of Justice, the deal looked
all but done. The only obstacle remaining was a vote
at the FCC, which many observers expected to go AT&T's
way last Thursday. But the meeting was cancelled,
and now AT&T has offered some concessions and
some cash in an effort to get the deal approved.
|10/17/2006 Cell Phone
Mergers Gone Awry
A week ago, the AT&T-Bell South merger appeared
on track, , all but certain to receive final governmental
approval. Even the Department of Justice approved
the merger without conditions. Yet after Friday's
postponement of the FCC's vote, the final approval
of the merger seems more remote and tenuous than ever.
|10/16/2006 Cell Phone
Cellphone accessories from decorations, to holsters
to handsfree devices bring in $1 billion a year at
the retail level in the U.S. and the market is growing
10% to 15% annually, said Roger Entner, a Boston-based
analyst with the market research firm Ovum.
|10/13/2006 Cell Phone
A cellphone that automatically disables itself when
separated from its owner for too long is to be launched
by Japan's leading mobile telephone operator, NTT
|10/12/2006 Hotel Phone
A growing number of business travelers are using
their cellphones and other technology to avoid extra
charges for Internet access and telephone calls. For
hotels, a once-lucrative profit center is disappearing.
|10/12/2006 Cingular Wireless
Sues Telemarketers for Unsolicited Calls
Cingular Wireless, a joint venture between AT&T
Inc. and BellSouth Corp. , on Tuesday said it filed
three lawsuits in a U.S. federal court against telemarketers
to stop them from making unsolicited and illegal calls
to Cingular customers.
|10/11/2006 Mobile Phones
Mobile phones have eclipsed landlines as communication
methods of choice for Americans, according to an online
survey by Harris Interactive.
The survey found 58 per cent of people had a landline,
while 74 per cent of people owned a mobile phone.
|10/09/2006 Cashing in
on Text Messages
A new cell phone service from MasterCard sends users
the location of the nearest ATM via SMS text messaging.
Cashing in on Text Messages
|10/09/2006 T-Mobile Expanding
T-Mobile USA is set to launch by year's end a new
breed of mobile phones that can pass live phone calls
between cellular and Wi-Fi networks, a top executive
told The Associated Press on Friday.
|10/07/2006 ESPN Shutting
ESPN is closing down its cellphone company for
sports fans after less than a year, planning instead
to forge deals with other wireless operators to offer
Mobile ESPN's multimedia content, the majority-owned
subsidiary of Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday.
The Bristol, Conn.-based company will continue
providing wireless service and content for its subscribers
until the end of the year, refund the purchase price
for handsets and assist customers with transferring
their phone numbers to other carriers, ESPN executives
told The Associated Press.
|10/05/2006 PageGate -
NotePage has maintained the brand PageGate since 1996. Now with the DC
Foley scandal heating up, the press is referring to
the scandal as PageGate. :-(
PageGate is network software for sending text messages
to wireless devices (pagers, cell phones etc...).
|10/03/2006 Screaming Cell
Now if your mobile telephone is stolen, you can
scream â€” and your phone can, too. A new service
launched Monday is designed to deter mobile phone
theft by equipping telephones with an ear-piercing
The screaming won't stop unless the battery is
removed. Even if the thief replaces the phone's SIM
card, the handset will not work.
|10/03/2006 Alltell and
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved
rural telephone operator Alltel Corp.'s $1
billion acquisition of Midwest Wireless Holdings.
Last month, the U.S. Justice Department said it would
not oppose the deal after imposing conditions which
require Alltel to sell some assets in four areas of
|10/02/2006 Cingular Lawsuit
Cingular Wireless LLC, the nation's largest cell
phone provider, on Friday sued a private eye caught
up in the scandal over the HP leak investigation,
seeking to make him pay for allegedly obtaining customer
call records under false pretenses.
|09/29/2006 Japanese Coke
machines to accept cellphone credit payment
US soft-drink giant Coca-Cola has said it will equip
its vending machines in Japan to accept credit payment
through mobile telephones, an increasingly popular
money option in the country.
|09/27/2006 Cell Phone
Shoppers craving the latest Motorola Inc. cell phones
and accessories will be able to buy them at automated
sales machines being installed in nearly two dozen
malls and airports nationwide.
|09/26/2006 Nokia Is Socially
Nokia said on September 21, it and other mobile industry
players have agreed on measures to reduce pollution
from the manufacturing and disposal of mobile phones.
The group has agreed to reduce energy consumption,
stop using some hazardous materials, improve the amount
of phones collected through take-back schemes and
recycled, and give consumers more environmental information
|09/25/2006 Phone Trading
While the market has been slow to adopt cell phones
usage for accessing their portfolios and trading securities
on the go. But it appears that things are changing,
the emergence and more widespread use of new technologies
have been gradually raising investor awareness. And
some are into the newly gained flexibility, reaping
Global mobile trading could be texting a message:
The future is now.
|09/25/2006 Nokia to Put
Microsoft Search on Cell Phones
The world's top handset maker Nokia said on Thursday
it has agreed with Microsoft to integrate Live Search
capabilities into Nokia's Mobile Search.
This would enable phone users access to Live Search
directly from their Nokia N-series multimedia phones
and other compatible Nokia phones using Series 60
|09/24/2006 Approval for
The chairman of the FCC is said to have approved
AT&T's 67 billion dollar purchase of Bell South.
|09/17/2006 Text Message
Helps Locate Girl
A kidnapped 14-year-old girl texts her mother from
her keeper's cell phone. Authorities rescue her, using
the message to help target their search area.
|09/12/2006 Nokia, Motorola
to cooperate on mobile TV
The world's top mobile phone maker Nokia said on
Monday it will cooperate with Motorola on
mobile television interoperability and expects more
than 50 million DVB-H devices to be sold globally
|09/05/2006 Cell Phones
a Treasure Trove of Personal Information
Most used cell phones and PDAs contain personal information
that their former owners neglected to adequately delete,
according to security company Trust Digital. Trust
Digital examined a small sample of used phones and
PDAs purchased from sellers on eBay and recovered
data from nine out of 10 of the devices.
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