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continuing to bring innovation - markin Flat rate data roaming to be offered in 190 countries

Top Connect’s TravelSim does the deal with 190 MNOs

Roaming specialist, Top Connect has announced that it intends to introduce flat rate billing and unlimited 3G roaming starting in Q2 2015. The move follows lengthy negotiations with the supplier’s global network of Tier One GSM carriers. This has meant that the firm has now reached agreement that will enable it to offer flat roaming charges covering 190 countries for its pre-paid international mobile communications service – Travel Sim. However, the flat rate roaming will apply only to existing and new subscribers of its data only package. Continue reading

travelsim_logo TravelSim launching flat unlimited worldwide data roaming billing

Q2 ’15 will see the pre-paid international communications leader introduce the 1st flat monthly data roaming rates worldwide

Press release

March 3rd 2015. Telecoms innovator, Top Connect has announced that its world’s leading pre-paid international mobile communications service – Travel Sim will introduce flat rate billing and unlimited 3G roaming from Q2 2015. Flat rate roaming will apply only to existing and new subscribers of its data only package. TravelSim has been in lengthy negotiations with its worldwide network of Tier One GSM carriers and agreement has now been reached with all to enable TravelSim to announce flat roaming charges covering 190 countries. Continue reading

garena's forrest li Links between Canada & Asean continue to grow

Smartphone maker BlackBerry started it, of course

There seems to be an increasing bond between Canada and the South East Asian[Asean] region. Here’s an interesting example: -the Ontario Teachers’ pension Plan has just decided to invest in a Singapore-based company called Garena. What does it do? Well, it provides a heady mix of gaming, social media and – increasingly more importantly, m-commerce. The Canadians at least have recognised the potential of the SEAN market which has two key benefits: – a large population (620 million) and a reliance on cellular technology to access the Net. And Blackberry led the way with the introduction of its Z3 Jakarta model – aimed specifically at the Indonesian market. Continue reading

ikea home spot Qi wireless charging gets boost from Ikea

And even Apple is onboard for a change

What a gift for Qi – the emerging standard for wireless charging from the Wireless Power Consortium. What’s that? An announced tie up between the Swedish cost-competitive furniture maker – Ikea and world No. 1 smartphone maker, Samsung. It’s instantly put Qi on the map. There are currently over 80 Qi-enabled smartphones out there from names such as Apple, Nokia, HTC and LG as well as Samsung. This news comes on top of the news that (in the UK, for example) both McDonald’s and Starbuck intend to introduce wireless charging points (Qi compatible) in selected retail outlets. So no more searching for a mains outlet for your phone charger. Continue reading

Aeromobile_inflight Almost one year on for missing Malaysian flight MH370

More pointers that mobile phone calls could hold the key

We are fast approaching the first anniversary [March 8th 2014] of the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370. It seems that a new theory is beginning to take hold which is completely contrary to the view advocated by GoMo News in – ‘Missing flight MH370 mobile phone records need to be checked.’ As reader Yuval has put it – “The phone calls issue holds the truth.” However, Yuval believes the opposite to us – namely that there was no cellular activity amongst the crew/passengers after entering Gate C1. He argues that the two Iranian passengers “were hard at work on their devices’ keypads as controling something. Maybe disturbing communications.” In complete contrast, we think that efforts were made to make calls from the stricken flight. Continue reading

blackberry_leap BlackBerry introduces BlackBerry Leap

Press release
Intended for young mobile professionals who value security & privacy
Modern & powerful design package

New five-inch all-touch smartphone with BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS, long battery life and best-in-class virtual keyboard optimizes personal productivity and control

March 3rd 2015. BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, has introduced the new BlackBerry Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks. The BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. Continue reading

- clemmer Apple’s NFC supplier NXP to merge with Freescale

Ex-Philips firm to combine with ex-Motorola one

Probably best known in the mobile industry as the provider of NFC chips for Apple’s first Near Field Communication handset – the iPhone 6, NXP Semiconductors is set to merge with another chip specialist. The target is Freescale which is a former division of former mobile giant – Motorola. NXP itself was once part of the Dutch Philips Group. The driver behind this particular move? GoMo News thinks it is almost certainly related to the growing buzz around the Internet of Things [IoT] – formerly known as M2M [Machine-to-Machine] communications. NXP’s merger with Freescale creates a group which has a market capitalisation of roughly $40 billion. Continue reading

tony dennis with founder bena roberts. We waz turned down too Tiger Mobiles exposes Den of inequality

Beeb’s Dragons’ Den TV show lets down most participants

There’s nothing better to concentrate your mind than rejection. Which is exactly what happened to Tiger Mobiles, a smartphone comparison site, which unsuccessfully applied to appear on the Beeb’s [BBC's] Dragons’ Den TV show in 2008. The show gets angel investors [Dragons] to offer investment to budding new enterprises. Smarting from its put down, Tiger has performed analysis of all 143 businesses that successfully were awarded cash on the show between series 1 and 11. It found that even winning doesn’t guarantee success because only £5.8 million of the £13 million pledged was ever invested. But why should that bother a quasi-governmental UK body such as the Beeb? Continue reading

evil_goat Punch Through Design offers Bluetooth controlled evil eyes

Never mind evil monkey, check this goat out

The guys at Punch Through Design (PTD) obviously must have been seriously out of it to have devised a way of using their technology as off-the-wall as the Fluffy Murder Mystery video. Basically this features a toy goat fitted with evil eyes which can be controlled via a simple iPhone [iOS] app. The hook is that the Chinese New Year [last Thursday, February 19th 2015] celebrates the Year of the Goat. So what did the guys at PTD do? Well, they used a low cost LightBlue Bean microprocessor, and two common LEDs plus several resistors to create a toy goat with LED eyes that are controlled via Bluetooth and iOS. How bizarre. Continue reading