With technology and gadgets improvising, it’s not a shock for mobile signals to improve as well. We now have 2G, 3G and 4G — 4G as the fastest one for now.
There are places wherein all these signals are available but not everywhere.
Vodafone Will Kill Its 3G Signal for LTE
Old wireless tech is dying whether we like it or not. But Vodafone Netherlands is being advanced. They are going to kill their 3G Signal on the year 2020 to make way for their 4G or also known as LTE signal.
Their reason is to boost up the usage of LTE signal in the country. But here’s the catch: they will still retain the 2G signal.
2G signal is meant for texting and calling according to the company’s representatives. Two years from now, internet connectivity will be LTE (4G) or nothing.
This telecommunications company doesn’t stop consumers from buying 2G-phones. But they strongly advice consumers to have second thoughts in buying 3G-phones just like Nokia, (which just upgraded from 2G).
Well, if this happens, it is indeed useless to buy a 3G phone if you mean to use it for internet connectivity.
But then again, this was just confirmed for Vodafone Netherlands. No news yet if their other branches will follow suit. Just tune in for now.
Being intimate with someone requires your full attention. How hurtful could it be when you discover that your partner is reaching for his mobile phone in the height of intimacy?
Well, British mobile company Vodafone did a research among 2,000 British adults regarding this and they found out that a number of individuals do answer calls or texts in the middle of an intimate activity.
Vodafone’s study says that about 33% of those surveyed said that they would answer their mobile phones while in the act. The study also said that 51% of the respondents said that it’s alright to answer a call during a wedding and 54% were ok with the idea of picking up a call during a romantic dinner.
In addition to that, 57% said that they are willing to pick up a call whilst in the john.
The study also included question regarding how many contacts one has on their smartphones. The number ranges from 1 to 50. But individuals only frequently contact with 5 to 10 individuals. About 80% of those surveyed said they keep numbers in their mobile phones that they never will come in contact with.
Have you picked up a call in the midst of an intimate moment?
Parents are increasingly becoming paranoid as to their child’s phone habits. Questions like, “who are they talking to?” and “what are they talking about?” linger in their minds not knowing what their child is up to.
For these individuals who can’t seem to keep their minds off of their children and who wants to have maximum control over their mobile phone, Vodafone is introducing a new parental control system that can give you this.
Developed by Bemilo, this gives parents the ability to read every text messages, filter friends before adding them as a contact and also features a timer that can set the phone on and off in certain times.
It is controlled by a website and is linked to a SIM card.
Simon Gaff, founder of Bemilo, said to The Telegraph, “Unlike an app, Bemilo’s SIM will work on any mobile device or tablet and most importantly cannot be bypassed by the child.”
Bemilo developed this technology to safeguard children between 6 and 16.
Although this technology could be a big boost to your child’s protection, this also raises a question about your child’s right to privacy. Although child protection is of utmost importance, this technology could potentially raise a debate on the amount of parental control parents have on their child.
A ComScore study found out that iPhone owners in US and UK consumes more of their data over Wi-Fi and their carrier’s wireless signal than users who have Android’s as their chosen smartphone OS.
The study which was done last February was released today. It showed that 71% of Americans use their iPhones both on cellular signal and Wi-Fi networks. Android users on the other hand had 32% who use both means of connection. Only 68% of iPhone users and 29% of Android users stay connected through the internet via their carrier’s network.
In the other side of the Atlantic, ComScore found out that 87% of iPhone users use both means of connection. Android users on the other hand account to 57%.
According to ComScore’s president of operator and mobile solution Serge Matta, “In the UK, the scarcity of unlimited data plans and higher incidence of smartphone prepaid contracts with pay-as-you-go data model likely contributes to data offloading among users wanting to economize their mobile usage. In addition, the current lack of high-speed data networks in the UK might also lead users to seek out higher bandwidth capacity on Wi-Fi networks.”
In the US, the majority of those who use Wi-Fi and cellular networks are those who are under AT&T followed by Verizon and T-Mobile. UK on the other hand is led by Vodafone followed by Orange and Telefonica.