Microsoft launching Windows10

Windows 10 starts to deliver on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices and natural interactions with your Windows devices.

Step by step instructions to Repair A Water Damaged Mobile Phone

Figure out how to spare bunches of your cellular telephone once it gets water-logged. following time once your get your cell telephone absorbed water, tea or low, basically remember and take after these direct and straightforward consideration measures.

BlackBerry - Introduces Mobile Advertising Platform

RIM has unveiled the brand new BlackBerry Advertising Service, which will supposedly help developers integrate advertising in their BlackBerry smartphone applications quickly and easily.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mobile SEO best practices

Some tips for Mobile SEO best practices :
1. Use 100% valid XHTML 1.0 code. (Note: it is likely that WML will be phased out in the near future.) Many optimizers on the traditional WWW do not consider using valid code as a best practice. Mobile search engines however may have more trouble digesting invalid code. Be safe! If you validate, mobile search engines won’t have any trouble with your site.
2. Follow accessibility best practices. These will ensure that your content is accessible to anyone regardless of their platform — this includes mobile users and mobile search engines. The W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative is a good place to turn for the latest information on accessibility. Dive Into Accessibility is also a useful tutorial.
3. Follow traditional on-site SEO best practices. You know the drill: major keywords in the title tag, H1’s and body text, keyword-rich anchor text for internal links, etc.
4. Getting spidered and indexed by mobile search engines
If you want mobile search engines to spider and index your site, they must know about it first. Submit your site to major mobile search engines for quick spidering.

Source: Mobile Search Marketing

List of Mobile Search Engines

I have compiled a list of Mobile Search Engines. I may have missed some new ones. Just put it in the comments sctions so that I can update this list.
  • Google XHTML Mobile Search from Google Mobile

  • Yahoo! Mobile

  • MSN Mobile Search

  • AOL Mobile Search

  • Nokia Mobile Search

  • Technorati Mobile

  • 4INFO Mobile Search

  • Source: Mobile Search Marketing

    Nokia N96 Press Release

    Mobile World Congress 2008, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N96, a multimedia computer truly optimized for video and TV. With a large 2.8? screen, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, the dual-slide Nokia N96 represents an exciting new chapter in mobile media. The Nokia N96 multimedia computer is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated sales price of approximately 550 euros, before subsidies or taxes.
    “In 2007, the Nokia N95 became an icon of convergence of Internet and mobility. With over 7 million units sold to date, the N95 has changed the way people use their mobile device. The Nokia N96 we introduced today builds on the success of N95, further enhancing the experience,” says Jonas Geust, who oversees Nokia’s Explore category. “Through the power of the Internet, video and TV are becoming even more prevalent in people’s lives. With its large, bright screen, and a range of high-speed connectivity options and the enhanced Nokia Video Center, the new Nokia N96 is a personal window to entertainment.”

    Eros Inks Digital Content Deal With Hungama


    MediaNama has learned from reliable sources that AIM listed Eros‘ digital content will now be with Hungama Mobile. This comes as a bit of a surprise, since in 2007, Eros had inked a four year deal with Mauj, based on a minimum guarantee - in most cases, content deals are renegotiated every year, and there’s a first right of refusal built in.
    We’d received a tip-off regarding this in the morning, and Mauj CEO Manoj Dawane had told MediaNama that they still have a four year deal with Eros, and there are many types of deals - catalog deals and others (new movies, specific films, specific content types). However, according to our sources, content post the movie “Drona” will be with Hungama. We have contacted Dawane for further clarification on the changes. It’s a year and a half since they struck that deal with Eros.
    Eros had digital revenues of $27.7 million last fiscal, though there’s no information on how much of it was from Mauj. This minimum guarantee game is a risky one, since if a film flops, the content doesn’t sell. By the looks of it - Bollywood hasn’t had a great year. Note that Hungama, the other significant player in this space, pays a fairly large minimum guarantee to T-Series, the largest music content aggregator. In fact, last month, T-Series acquired rights to UTV films for about Rs. 30 crore, despite UTV having their own music label - UTV Music, and this content would also have become a part of Hungamas catalog. That gives Hungama a fairly significant presence in this space, with T-Series, UTV and Eros content, which does appear to mitigate risks in terms of the success of a movie, but more partnerships would mean more minimum guarantees, and higher risk. Mauj has done deals with RGV Films in the past as well, so it’s not that they were only dependent on Eros alone.

    Airtel Mobile VAS Revenues At Rs. 235.55 Crores

    For the quarter ending June 30th 2008, Airtel’s Total VAS revenue were Rs. 235.55 crores, up from Rs. 208 crores for the quarter ending March 30th 2008. Growth in Non-SMS VAS (Ringtones, CRBTs, GPRS, Voice Portal Services etc) has been as high as 20.7 percent in the last quarter, increasing to Rs. 133.56 crores from Rs. 110.64 crores for the last quarter of the last fiscal.
    Read the analysis by Medianama here

    Opera Mobile 9.5 beta is released

    Opera Software has released the much-anticipated, first public version of Opera Mobile 9.5 beta. A powerful foreshadowing of what is to come, this beta takes mobile browsing speed and features to a new level, complete with visual effects and a new look. Download the new beta from
    Opera has changed the face of its mobile browser in this beta release. As with the latest version of Opera Mini, Opera Mobile 9.5 beta now defaults to page overview mode, allowing the user to view the entire Web page and instantly recognize the Web site. With panning and zooming options, the user is able to focus on specific page content. Opera also introduces a sleek, new user interface for easier navigation.

    Dangers of SMS phising

    Phishing is now spilling over to your mobile phone. The next time you receive an SMS from your mobile operator informing you about a service you have subscribed to and asking you to call a certain number to unsubscribe, beware, it can be a phishing message.
    Just like computer users who click on spam emails and are taken to a fraudulent website posing as a legitimate one, SMS phishing (or simply ‘SMiShing’) similarly dupes the mobile user to visit a phished site by sending an SMS pretending to be from a trustworthy entity. If one falls in the trap, it can lead to leakage of sensitive information such as user names, passwords and even credit card numbers.
    While SMS phishing or SMiShing misleads the user to visit a website, ‘vishing’ on the other hand directs the user to call on a number, for instance the customer care number of a telecom service provider, which instead is routed to a hacker. Voice phishing or ‘vishing’ uses a combination of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), SMS and the Internet to dupe the receiver into dialing a phone number and collect sensitive subscriber information for financial gain.

    TRAI Open House Discussion On Mobile VAS

    TRAI recently organised a open house on Mobile VAS to address issues related to Off-Deck vs On Deck, Licensing, Interconnection , Dispute Resolution and Revenue Share Threshholds.
    The following were the points of discussion :
    1. No Network Neutrality of Indian Mobile Networks
    2. Impact on different sets of VAS companies (OnDeck and Off Deck)
    3. Need for an Interconnect agreement and transparent costing
    4. Need for Dispute Resolution Guidelines
    5. Short Code Services Should Be Like Domain Names
    6. Infrastructure
    7. VAS should be Licensed Or Not?
    Read the full coverage by Medianama here:

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008

    Most Selling Nokia Handsets: The secret is in performance

    Nokia is a well known brand in the mobile industry. Mobile Phones from the Nokia kitty are well known for their comprehensive features and the latest functionalities. Nokia designs and develops mobile phones that are basic, mid-range or high-end – with each category of mobile handsets being designed for a specific group of users. Among the assortment of Nokia mobiles, some of the handsets that are the most popular in the global markets are the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, the Nokia E90 Communicator and the Nokia N95. These handsets are desired by a wide cross-section of mobile phone users from different age groups and cultural backgrounds globally.

    As is evident from the name, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is a music oriented phone that allures people with some amazing music related options. Apart from this, the phone boasts of 30 Mbytes of internal memory which can be extended up to 4Gbytes using MicroSD memory card.With its advanced 3G features and multimedia capabilities, the Nokia E90 Communicator too stands ahead in the mobile phone market. Carrying this smartphone is quite like carrying your office in your pocket. Moreover, an integrated GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, e-mail attachment editor and comprehensive connectivity options place this Nokia mobile high on any user’s wish list.
    Apart from Nokia 5310 and E90, the Nokia 95 is also one the most selling mobile phones from the lineage of Nokia. The N95 is a 3G enabled phone that hosts some of the very best features in mobile multimedia and comes with all-encompassing connectivity options. The phone is compatible with quad-band networks; and users can enjoy seamless connectivity across the world.

    Friday, July 18, 2008 launched,reveals the type of web-browsing device used by website visitors announce the launch of today. This  ground-breaking service provides users with the knowledge of which device each visitor to their website is using – whether it be phone, blackberry or  other portable device. There are currently over 7000 device variants the  service can identify. have recently launched a beta service globally. The system, once connected to a website will identify what device each person is viewing your site from. Armed with this information, web developers and  designers can then display the correct view to match the expectations,  features and limitations of each device such as a touch screen UI for the  I-Phone browsers
    The mobile analytics dashboard provides a real time  insight into audience devices.
    *Why is it important?*
    With the rapid change within the mobile phone industry and the advance of  new handsets across the world, more people are accessing websites from  mobile and handheld devices than ever before. In fact, in some countries  such as India, the mobile device is now becoming the primary point for internet access.
    *What happens to a website that does not use this technology?*
    Websites written in FLASH or built for large traditional laptops and  desktops are likely to unusable or offer a poor user experience when viewing from small screen devices such as a mobile (cell) phone, blackberry and other similar handsets.
    The more knowledge a web developer has about the user’s device the better their ability to optimise a site for the visitor.
    *Why now?*
    We all await the launch of the new Apple I-Phone with great anticipation. According to mobile research firm m:Metrics, almost 85% of the I-Phone owners interviewed browse the Web on their phones, versus 58% of the U.S.
    smart-phone market and 13.1% of the overall U.S. mobile market. If the version two of the I-Phone has the same impact as version one, there will again be a substantial increase in activity when compared to the industry prior to the launch of this device. This is also helped by the ever growing [and reducing cost] of WiFi network access, and general 3G data availability.
    David Manjra, Director of says: *”Looking to the future, there will continue to be a rapid increase in
    mobile phone and portable device web surfing. In two years’ time, your website audience will be as likely to come from a mobile device as it is from a traditional computer.”*
    *”It is vital that marketing departments and website owners do not lose that contact with their customer through badly formatted or unviewable websites. If they seize the opportunity now, they can future proof their site, and stay one step ahead of their competitors”* is offering this solution as a free service while in Beta phase. Visit for more information.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Ten Good Designs for Mobile

    Nokia’s written up a short article that highlights some examples of what they believe is good design for mobile.
    Link: Mobile Design Showcases (, via)

    10 Things the 3G iPhone is Still Missing

    Came accross an interesting article from PCWorld about the new 3G iphone.
    “There are still a few standard features we wish Apple’s multimedia phone had. Here’s the short list.
    1. Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    2. Stereo Bluetooth / A2DP support
    3. Selecting, copying, and pasting text
    4. Horizontal keyboard for e-mail and notes
    5. Improved predictive text (or the ability to turn it off)
    6. Integrated IM application
    7. Flash support
    8. A better camera and a camcorder
    9. Unified e-mail inbox
    10.Voice dialing and voice memos

    Source : PC World

    Friday, July 11, 2008

    Related Non Mobile Phone Systems

    Related non-mobile-phone systems

    Cordless telephone (portable phone)

    Cordless phones are standard telephones with radio handsets. Unlike mobile phones, cordless phones use private base stations that are not shared between subscribers. The base station is connected to a land-line. Increasingly, with wireless local loop technologies, namely DECT, the distinction is blurred.

    Professional Mobile Radio
    Advanced professional mobile radio systems can be very similar to mobile phone systems. Notably, the IDEN standard has been used as both a private trunked radio system as well as the technology for several large public providers. Similar attempts have even been made to use TETRA, the European digital PMR standard, to implement public mobile networks.

    Radio phone
    This is a term which covers radios which could connect into the telephone network. These phones may not be mobile; for example, they may require a mains power supply, they may require the assistance of a human operator to set up a PSTN phone call.

    Satellite phone
    This type of phone communicates directly with an artificial satellite, which in turn relays calls to a base station or another satellite phone. A single satellite can provide coverage to a much greater area than terrestrial base stations. Since satellite phones are costly, their use is typically limited to people in remote areas where no mobile phone coverage exists, such as mountain climbers and mariners in the open sea.

    Value-added services seen driving telecom revenue

    MUMBAI, March 5 (Reuters) - The mobile value-added services market in India is growing at 40 percent annually, but industry players say price points have to come down and a more user friendly experience ushered in to sustain growth.

    "As markets saturate, focus will be on increased average revenue per user (ARPU) and value added services (VAS) is the easiest ARPU driver," said Motorola India's Director Marketing of mobile devices, Lloyd Mathias.

    A major challenge for VAS and telecom providers is getting the customers to use the services. Customers find the download process frustrating and expensive and lose interest.

    Another challenge is moving away from music, which accounts for 50-60 percent of the revenue from VAS now. "Music drove the first set of users. For the next set, we have look at other areas," said OnMobile Global's (ONMO.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) CEO, Arvind Rao.

    Mobile VAS market in India is estimated to reach 55-60 billion rupees in 2007/08, Rao said. It contributes about 10 percent to telecom firms' revenue now.


    VAS comes at a price which is on the higher side for consumers. "We need to re-evaluate and look at a reasonable price point because the consumers are making the choice," said Mathias.

    Buying an audio CD of an album would be more cost-effective than downloading a single track on the mobile, he said.

    "Copyright owners seem to be extracting a significant amount of money," said Idea Cellular's (IDEA.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) chief marketing officer, Pradeep Shrivastava. So the application providers and aggregators, who buy the content, have to suitably price their offering.

    Under the current pricing model, telecoms operators keep up to 70 percent of VAS revenues, the remainder being shared by the aggregators and the content owners, adding to the final price.

    Pricing will go down only with size, Shrivastava said.


    Of the 242 million mobile subscribers in India, roughly 4 percent to 5 percent use GPRS-enabled phones. Of this, only 4-5 million would be active GPRS users, said Sanjit Chatterjee, of U.K.'s Flytxt Ltd, which offers mobile marketing technology.

    GPRS or General Packet Radio System is a technology standard used for transmitting data wirelessly.

    "It is necessary to enable 3G (third generation mobile phone standards) to sustain current growth," he added.

    While music downloads are driven by messaging and voice, services like mobile commerce, video downloads and ticketing would require GPRS since they involve substantial data transfer.

    "Music's share in revenues will go down and it is the other thing (services) which will drive the VAS market," said Rao.

    In the next three years, revenue of telecom firms from VAS is seen rising to 20 percent, Shrivastava said.

    "It has to go up. There is a critical mass of mobile users who are savvy and willing go beyond voice and SMS," he added. (Editing by Prem Udayabhanu)

    Hutch Launches Mobile Radio Service

    Hutch has launched the Mobile Radio, to offer radio on the go and giving their users, the ability to control the music to their own taste. Aimed especially at young executives and college going subscribers, Hutch says this is an attempt to create a new vertical value added service (VAS) vertical, in the telecom business.

    As per the service, Hutch mobile subscribers may access Mobile radio by dialing123599 and choose between categories such as Stars, Romantic, Devotional (Hindu/Christian/Muslim), Latest Songs and a My Album category (to store favorites), with around 40-50 songs in each category. The 'My Album' category is created for a personalized selection, depending on the taste of the user. Here the user will be allowed to tag any song that he or she likes to be replayed at will.

    The Mobile radio service is currently priced at Rs 3 per minute, but Hutch says the pricing will be subscription-based at a very low cost of usage, approximately 30 to 50 paise per minute, in the near future.

    Hutch aims to allow all handset owners to tune into radio stations, while in the current scenario, low end handsets do not have the FM radio feature. Hutch says the Mobile radio product has been developed keeping in mind that this service can be accessed from the most basic handsets, and is a service that anyone can use.

    The service will play approximately 10 Voice clips, called Mobile Radio bumpers, describing the channel in not more 5 seconds. Hutch says it expects around 120 min of content per channel per week. The service also offers a language option to surf the application, depending on the operator's circles.

    While few Hutch customers have received the SMS from their message center, a majority of Hutch subscribers are clueless about this service. Representatives of the company said that there has been a segmented push for the service because it is still in the process of roll-out. The segment is not really defined as of now.

    Representatives of Hutch said the idea may soon evolve into a radio channel-kind of business model, with advertising revenue in the future, and a extension tool.

    Great tool to check Screen resolution of a mobile device

    Came across this cool site where you can check for the screen resolution or MIDP information of a mobile device. Very useful for developers and others who are interested in decision making.

    Best Practices for Mobile Device Content

    Best Practices for Mobile Device ContentScope of Mobile Web Best Practices W3C Mobile Web Initiative Best Practices Working Group’s guidelinesW3C Mobile Basic Tests W3C recommendations for conformance

    List of Mobile Social Networks in India

    I am trying to build a list of Mobile Social Networks / Communities in India. A lot of the major social networks have gone mobile and new ones started. There are ondeck as well as offdeck Mobile SNS’. I will put the ones I know and if I miss any please do add it in the comments section and I will update it. This will help in keeping a track in this specific domain. The following list has both general and niche communities.

    Indian Mobile Social Networking / Community Sites

    1. Frenzo( )
    2. Tadkalive ( Gaming Community)
    3. Hovr ( -Gaming Community)
    4. Orkut ( )
    5. Ibibo ( )

    International sites popular in India

    1. Facebook (
    2. Linkedin ( )
    3. mig33
    4. Bluepulse (

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    6220 – pics and comments

    The design of the keypad gets a positive remark,  the ‘big’ keys are easier to text with than the ‘thin strip’ of keys on the N78. The pros appear to be the good buttons, the FP2 and the good camera, with the downside being the ‘not very effective’ lens cover and the stripped down OS.





    Have you got your hands on a 6220 yet? Is there anything you’d like ? Leave your questions and comments.

    N82 thoughts and tips

    Over at IT talks, Blogie has been testing out his N82, and he reckons it ‘definitely lives up to expectations’.

    He tested the camera (with and without xenon flash – and I’m sure you’ll agree that it makes one heck of a difference to the snaps) and he is a fan of the specs that Nokia have thrown at the device. He’s less sure about the keypad, however, saying that if it is to be a ‘storytelling’ handset (due to the photo and video capabilities), then typing text should really have been made easier. He reckons it is ‘too compact and the keys are hard to hit’, making typing anything – and especially telling a story – difficult. That said, given the gadgets included and the ability to control your life, he’d ‘certainly recommend this’ to anyone looking for a new device.

    Is there anything that you disagree with Blogie about? What do you like / dislike about the device? Head over, leave a comment, and see if anyone agrees with you.

    In other N82 news, Mike from The Nokia N82 Blog has found a way to copy and paste text from an SMS or email. By selecting forward, and using the # key, Mike has discovered that text can be placed on the clipboard. He asks if anyone has found a better way, so if you have, get over there and let him know.

    MOSH Added to Nokia's Ad Network

    MOSH, a mobile and online content consumption, creation and sharing service, has joined the Nokia Media Network, and now offers advertisers the opportunity to reach customers around the globe who are downloading original mobile content. The Nokia Media Network provides reach to more than 100 million consumers around the globe through advertising on blue-chip mobile publishers, operator partners and Nokia properties.


    MOSH has launched its “Spotlight” program, a ‘paid placement’ advertising initiative, where advertisements are Spotlight-branded and placed above all organic browse, search and contextual placements. Spotlight gives brands and mobile content companies the opportunity for promotion with highlighted placements for their content. Spotlight content is always front and center for all MOSH users to see, and, as MOSH is seamlessly integrated between Web and mobile, so too are the Spotlight campaigns, including banner ads for both the mobile and traditional Internet.


    A completely open platform, MOSH connects content creators ready to upload and showcase original content (applications, games, graphics and themes) with a global community of consumers who are looking for it. For more information: or

    10 Million Teens & College Students Myxering

    Myxer today announced they’ve surpassed 10 million users, 20 million downloads per month, and almost 150 million mobile downloads in total since launch, making them the largest free, ad-supported mobile community on the Internet today and one of the top 400 websites in the U.S. (Alexa). The company previously announced reaching the 1 million user mark in April 2007, and is now growing virally at an average rate of over 40,000 new users per day.

    Myxer, which is both an online and mobile community as well as a mobile content delivery platform, also announced that McDonald’s, the U.S. Army, NBC, Friendly’s, ABC Family, and other major brands are now using their mobile platform to deliver branded mobile content and integrated digital ad campaigns to targeted audiences, spanning the web to mobile environments.

    Myxer’s 10 millions users, made up primarily of teenagers and college students, are actively downloading millions of pieces of mobile content each month, at a rate of roughly 7 downloads per second. There are currently over 400,000 ringtones, wallpapers, games and videos available on the ad-supported Myxer website, from over 17,000 partners and content providers. Many of these content partners also leverage Myxer’s open APIs, widgets and other services to offer mobile content directly from their own websites, blogs and MySpace pages. By bringing the spirit and scale of the Internet to mobile, Myxer radically simplifies all aspect of mobile content access, sharing and delivery.

    CDMA Codes for SANYO


    Sanyo 4000 4500 4700 5000 6000
    1. Press ##
    2. Enter the OTKSL
    3. Scroll to SAVE and press OK
    4. ESN will be displayed - press OK
    5. Enter 10 digit MIN and press OK
    6. Enter SID (4654) and press OK
    7. Press OK twice
    8. Programming is complete

    Sanyo 5150 5300 and 6400
    1. Enter ## followed by the OTKSL
    2. Press MENU SAVE PHONE #
    3. Press Ok
    4. SVC Programming will be displayed. Scroll and highlight Mobile Number. Press OK
    5. Press OK again
    6. ESN will be displayed. Press OK
    7. Mobile Number will be displayed enter the 10 digit MIN press OK
    8. Press OK 4 times
    9. Phone will power cycle
    10. Programming is complete

    Sanyo 6000
    1. Press ##
    2. Enter OTKSL
    3. Press MENU Key and scroll to SAVE PHONE # and press OK
    4. ESN will be displayed press OK
    5. Enter MIN and press OK
    6. Enter SID and press OK
    7. Press OK twice more
    8. Programming is complete

    Sanyo 4900
    1. Enter ## followed by the 6 digit OTKSL
    2. Press the MENU/OK key and scroll and highlight SAVE PHONE #
    3. Press MENU/OK
    4. Scroll and highlight MOBILE NUMBER press OK
    5. At the ESN display press OK
    6. In the MOBILE NUMBER screen enter your MIN and press OK 4 times
    7. At the service program menu scroll to exit and press the MENU/OK key.
    8. Programming is complete

    Sanyo 6200
    1. Enter ##
    2. Enter OTKSL
    3. Press the MENU key and scroll to highlight SAVE PHONE #
    4. Press OK
    5. Scroll and highlight MOBILE NUMBER
    6. Press OK twice
    7. Scroll and highlight EXIT
    8. Press OK
    9. Phone will power cycle
    10. Programming is complete

    Chinese Mobile Secrets

    Secret codes for Chinese Mobiles:
    After a lots of request of users, now I publish the secret codes for most type of china brands mobile phone. Nokia N-Series: N95, N93, N73, N93I, N83, N8800, and more available in Chinese models. They have features like touchscreen, two camera, 2 SIM slot, two battery, two charger, and some of other features. Most Chinese phones have same software and features, but have different in looks. These phone have a range of under 2k-8k (INR). Sony Ericsson phones also avaliable in Chinese models and soon will here.
    China Mobile Secret Codes and Pinout:
    default user code: 1122, 3344, 1234, 5678
    Engineer mode: *#110*01#
    Factory mode: *#987#
    Enable COM port: *#110*01# -> Device -> Set UART -> PS Config -> UART1/115200
    Restore factory settings: *#987*99#
    LCD contrast: *#369#
    software version: *#800#
    software version: *#900#
    set default language: *#0000# Send
    set English language: *#0044# Send
    set English language (new firmware): *#001# Send
    *#0086#, *#0886# set to China
    *#0084#, *#0966# set to Vietnamese
    N95Pda and N95S Pinout
    K1 Moto Pinout
    PDA ZT6618
    1..8 pin mini Conector
    Cect 8380
    1..8 pin mini Conector
    1...12 pin Connector
    5:Gnd . 12:Tx
    6:Tx . 13:Rx
    7:Rx .

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008

    Top 10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones in the World

    Until recently, the vast majority of mobile phones had been priced between £100 and £300, with only Vertu, a division of Nokia , manufacturing uber-premium phones. With prices starting at around £4,000 Vertu phones are only for the filthy rich, and the super famous.
    However, Vertu's monopoly of the luxury phone market is coming to an end with the launch of several new luxury mobile makers, including Gresso, Mobiado and GoldVish. Other mobile phone manufacturers are also partnering with luxury brands to produce a range of premium mobile phones, such as LG and Prada , D&G and Motorola, and now Tag Heuer and Modelabs. Finally, there are the ridiculous, super-expensive one-offs, made purely for headline grabbing, such as Goldvish's "Le million", worth a cool $1,000,000, see below for details!

    1. Goldvish "Le million" = $1,000,000 (£540,540)

    A PR stunt it may be, and they surely can't be expecting to sell any, but the Goldvish "Le million" is officially the most expensive mobile phone in the world, according the Guiness Books of Records. There's even been talk of a $1.3million phone, but this has fewer diamonds than the Goldvish so I can't see where the extra expense comes from! The "Le million" is a one off, featuring a blinding 120 carats worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds, according to designer Emmanuel Gueit. If $1 million is out of your price range. the Geneva-based Goldvish also offer several other diamond-encrusted 18k gold models in your choice of rose, yellow, or white, starting at a much more reasonable $25,600 (£13,837).

    2. Vertu Signature Cobra = $310,000 (£167,567)

    Vertu is now taking orders for the Signature Cobra, designed by French jeweler Boucheron, but you had better be quick as only 8 are being made! The Cobra will feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. Vertu will also be offering a "cheaper" version, ruby free, at $115,000 (£62,162).

    3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond = $300,000 (£162,162)

    Apparently the Black Diamond will be available in 2007, not from Sony Ericsson but by a company called VIPN. Initially only 5 unique numered pieces will be available for the unbelievable price of, wait for it… $300,000.
    With regards to the specifications, don't expect anything remarkable for your money. It will have Quad-band with Wi-Fi, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, and a touch sensitive 2? screen. It will also include internal memory of 128mb and will come with a 2Gb SD card for external storage, plus a respectable 4 Megapixel camera. The designer Jaren Goh has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.

    4. Vertu Diamond = $88,000 (£47,567)

    The Diamond is Vertu's premium range of high-end mobile phones. As the name suggests the handsets in the Diamond range are diamond-encrusted handsets made from platinum. Only 200 of the handsets are being produced, the most expensive believed to be worth an estimated £50,000.

    5. Motorola V220 Special Edition = £28,000 ($51,800)

    Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, has taken a standard Motorola, studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold. The outcome is a £28,000 handset, suitable only for footballers and film stars!

    6. Gold Edition Nokia 8800 Phone = $2,700 (£1,459)

    If you have $2,700 to spare, you can now buy the Nokia 8800 in 24K gold. However, be warned, if you think you'll be getting a better phone for your extra cash, you wont! The features found on the Gold Edition are the standard 8800 features, which are pretty basic. It includes a 0.5 Mega pixel SVGA camera, 64 MB of internal memory, 64 voice polyphonic rigntones, FM Radio, Mp3 Player, video recording and 180 mins talktime. However, the Gold Edition does includes a special edition box and charging dock!

    7. Mobiado Professional EM (wood) = $1,900 (£1,027)

    The Mobiado Professional EM, is a wood-clad upgrade of their earlier Nokia-based phone that includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, Bluetooth, and according to Mobiado it's the first production phone with Titanium buttons. Only 200 are being made and each one has its limited number engraved on the back. At $1,900 however, you're still paying an awfully high premium for a fairly basic phone encased in wood!

    8. Bang & Olufsen (Samsung) Serene = $1,250 (£675)

    Bang & Olufsen hooked up with Samsung to design the sleek but unconventional Serene. Its not a bad looking phone and it even has a built-in motor to assist you in opening and closing the phone. It's not very practical however, requiring a special screwdriver to access the battery and the SIM card, and its circular keypad will take some getting used to. Also, for some strange reason they have positioned the camera lens on the side of the device, which will make it difficult to align snapshots via the viewfinder on the display.

    9. Lamborghini 8800 Sirocco from Nokia = $To be announced

    The Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco is another special edition, like the previously launch Aston Martin branded Sirocco. It will ultimately be a standard 8800 Sirocco but with the addition of the famous Lamborghini logo engraved on the font and the back, plus ball bearings from the auto company to in the slider phone mechanism. The Lamborghini phone will be a limited edition with only 500 being made. It will also feature Lamborghini graphics as wallpapers, screensavers, ringtones, and even has a short documentary video about the Lamborghini.

    10. Gresso Luxury Phone = £expensive

    The Russia based Gresso, is a new entry into the luxury phone market. Their aptly name "Gresso Luxury Phone" is made of gold and African Blackwood. Apparently they will be releasing a collection of five models called the Black Aura collection, and the designer is a "well known" Italian designer. Currently there are two versions of the African Blackwood phone, one with pink gold highlights named the Gresso Blackwood Gold Edition, and one made entirely of African Blackwood. In addition to the two African Blackwood phones Gresso also make a phone made entirely of pink gold named the Gresso Gold phone. Initially, the phones will be on sale only in Russia.

    Have you lost your mobile phone ?

    Here's what you can do...
    For GSM Phones
    1. Call up the "Customer Care" helpline of your airtime provider and ask them to deactivate the SIM.
    2. Call up the police. Submit them the IMEI number of your phone (which you should have noted before the theft).
    If you haven't lost your cellphone as yet, here's what you can do.
    Don't delay it... Just bring your cellphone near the computer and do it now !
    Instructions :
    Look behind the battery of your phone.
    To confirm, type *#06# on the keypad.
    Note this IMEI number down.
    * Report this IMEI number to the police if your cell is stolen.
    Knowledge Tit-Bits
    A unique code encrypted in each mobile, known as the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, is now being used to trace a mobile anywhere in the country. Even if the SIM card (network) is changed, it can be traced.
    Whenever a phone logs onto a particular network to make or receive calls, its IMEI number is emitted and this gets registered. In case of stolen phones, the service provider can pass on the information to the police. and they can trace the user through the SIM card. It is possible to even track down gangs running cellphone-stealing rackets.
    But I'm On CDMA.... Help !
    Sorry. This technology is not available in Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) mobiles. Handset can be traced only if used in the same network. The programming can be changed very easily and it can be activated for a different service.

    Send Free SMS, MMS & GPRS

    You can send unlimited free sms from Cellity freeSMS . Cellity offers a free SMS service. Sending and receiving short messages results in no fees through cellity. Also your provider will not charge for any costly SMS anymore when you use this freeSMS tool, only the cost of data traffic (via GPRS) if any & it very very less than normal SMS. And the best part: It works all over the world, with any cellphone contract. No new phone number, no new SIM card, no new contract required!
    Messages with only 160 characters? That was yesterday!
    When writing an SMS with cellity freeSMS you can send up to 2,048 characters!
    Keep track of every conversation!
    Group SMS are also free!
    Do you want to send one SMS to many different receivers? A fast party invitation? Or a quick holiday greeting? Using cellity freeSMS you can designate as many receivers as you wish – with only one message sent and no extra costs.
    First of all download the messenger software from here or visit then after a verity of your phone number you can use it. Best if all uses this software to send and receive SMS.
    Send Free SMS & MMS (for Airtel In only) from your mobile phone-
    Free SMS
    a. Firstly activate the free SMS on your Airtel & than you'll get 400 A2A free SMS. Now deactivate this service after 7 days & then again restart this on very next day. You'll get 1200 free SMS A2A.
    b. Other trick is that go to Message Setting -> Text Message -> Profile Setting & than change Message Centre Number to +9810051905. Remember this FREE SMS centre number works on Few Airtel numbers only. Enjoy free SMSing...
    Free MMS
    Airtel live activated SIM. Go to Message Setting - MMS Setting & than change APN Address or I.P SERVER Address from to If MMS sending failed than dial this CODE - *#1921135518# dial this will make to sending FREE your MMS. Enjoy free MMSing....
    Free GPRS
    All you need an AIRTEL LIVE activated SIM card. You need to Edit the AIRTEL LIVE settings and change the PROXY ADDRESS or IP ADDRESS to 202.056.231 initially it would be Now open AIRTEL LIVE'S HOMEPAGE & than open all other sites. Normally at least 75% sites will open but sometimes you'll get an error. In that case just DISCONNECT & CONNECT it again. Enjoy free GPRS...

    World's largest mobile network operators

    Rank Company Main Markets Technology
    1 China Mobile (China) China (inc. Hong Kong) & Pakistan GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    2 Vodafone (United Kingdom) Most of Europe, Australia, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Egypt, India, Turkey CdmaOne
    CDMA2000 1x, EV-DO
    3 Telefónica / Movistar / O2 (Spain) Spain, Most of Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and more countries), UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Morocco, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina D-AMPS
    CDMA2000 1x
    4 China Unicom (China) China (inc. Macau) CdmaOne
    5 América Móvil (Mexico) USA, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and El Salvador D-AMPS
    CDMA2000 1x, EV-DO
    6 T-Mobile (Germany) Germany, USA, UK, Poland, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Puerto Rico GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    7 Orange / France Télécom (France) France, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Israel, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Netherlands, Bosnia, Belgium (via Mobistar) and Herzegovina, several African and Caribbean countries GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    8 Telenor (Norway) Scandinavia, Serbia, Eastern Europe, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and various Asiatic countries GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    9 MTS (Russia) Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia
    10 AT&T Mobility (United States) United States, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    11 Verizon Wireless (United States) United States CdmaOne
    CDMA2000 1x, EV-DO
    12 Bharti Airtel (India) India, Seychelles, Jersey,Srilanka GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    13 SingTel (Singapore) Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan GSM
    14 Telecom Italia / TIM (Italy) Italy, Brazil, San Marino, Vatican City D-AMPS
    15 VimpelCom (Russia) Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia D-AMPS
    16 MTN Group (South Africa) Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Republic of Guinea, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    17 NTT DoCoMo (Japan) Japan, Bangladesh GSM, GPRS, PDC
    18 Orascom Telecom (Egypt) Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, Tunisia, Zimbabwe GSM, GPRS, EDGE
    19 Sprint Nextel (United States) United States, Puerto Rico iDEN, WiDEN
    CDMA2000 1x, EV-DO
    20 Telkomsel (Indonesia) Indonesia GSM, GPRS, EDGE

    Nokia Secret Codes

    On the main screen type in:
    *#06# for checking the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).
    *#7780# reset to factory settings.
    *#67705646# This will clear the LCD display(operator logo).
    *#0000# To view software version.
    *#2820# Bluetooth device address.
    *#746025625# Sim clock allowed status.
    #pw+1234567890+1# Shows if sim have restrictions.
    *#92702689# - takes you to a secret menu where you may find some of the information below:
    1. Displays Serial Number.
    2. Displays the Month and Year of Manufacture
    3. Displays (if there) the date where the phone was purchased (MMYY)
    4. Displays the date of the last repair - if found (0000)
    5. Shows life timer of phone (time passes since last start)
    *#3370# - Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) activation. Increase signal strength, better signal reception. It also help if u want to use GPRS and the service is not responding or too slow. Phone battery will drain faster though.
    *#3370* - (EFR) deactivation. Phone will automatically restart. Increase battery life by 30% because phone receives less signal from network.
    *#4720# - Half Rate Codec activation.
    *#4720* - Half Rate Codec deactivation. The phone will automatically restart
    If you forgot wallet code for Nokia S60 phone, use this code reset: *#7370925538#
    Note, your data in the wallet will be erased. Phone will ask you the lock code. Default lock code is: 12345
    Press *#3925538# to delete the contents and code of wallet.
    Unlock service provider: Insert sim, turn phone on and press vol up(arrow keys) for 3 seconds, should say pin code. Press C,then press * message should flash, press * again and 04*pin*pin*pin# \
    *#7328748263373738# resets security code.
    Default security code is 12345


    Sony CMD Z5/J5 Vers. SW :
    Without SIM , switch on phone and type l *#7353273# .:: Eprom ::.
    !!! Sim Lock [10 digits code ] ( it could harm your phone )
    Test LCD: display test of the green/red leds and vibration
    Push * and type 4329 :enables/disables network monitor 1 (the same of MT35)
    Push * and type 621342 :enables/disables network monitor 2
    Push * and type 5807 : Serial Number Software Vers.
    Push * and type 936505: IMEI -- Software Vers.
    TPush * and type 547 : Test serial Data Cable DISPLAYS :"Testmode"
    Push * and type 362628: ISMI BLOCK (UNKNOWN)
    Push * and type 476989: NS BLOCK (UNKNOWN)
    Push * and type 482896:CP BLOCK (UNKNOWN)
    Push * and type 787090: ? BLOCK (UNKNOWN)
    Push * and type 787292 : block current network
    !!! Push * and type 967678: SP LOCK!!!
    Push * and type 850696:Warm Start ( ENABLE/DISABLE)
    Push * and type 3926 : Swicth off phone
    Push * and type 5806: Production date and SW version

    .:: Telit ::.

    Telit GM 810 MONITOR - technical menu - : type ++++ and push OK.
    Adiacent cells list : # and *
    Now if you push OK the phone displays battery ' s voltage and temperature .:: Sagem ::. Sagem MC959/940 Select commands' menu and push *
    Displays a new menu' :
    Appli : software vers. and battery's voltage
    Sim Lock
    Test LCD: display test , green/red and vibration Sagem MC920 Select commands' menu and push *
    Displays 5 new menus : 1 APPLI
    BATTERY (voltage )
    2 PROM (IMEI)
    3!!! SIM LOCK (10 digits code requested ) !!!
    5- TEST LCD
    SYMBOL 1 (LCD)
    SYMBOL 2 (test2 LCD)
    BLACK (all icons and carachters displayed )
    FOR PHOTO (welcome message and time )
    VIBRATOR (vibration test )

    .:: Trium ::.

    Trium Geo/Geo @ - Astral - Cosmo -Aria Enter the menu and type *
    A new menu will be displayed :
    Application : SW version and battery's voltage Trium Galaxy
    Push * and type 5806: Production date and SW version

    .:: NEC ::.

    NEC db2000 *#2820# software vers.
    IMEI *#06#
    Reset *73738# (send?)
    SP Lock info:
    * # 3210 # (send?)
    Network barring info : *#8140# (send?)
    ( it could harm your phone )
    SIM lock it could harm your phone )
    *#4960 # (send?) -Inquiry * 4960 * password * password # (send?) lock
    #4960* password # (send?) unlock
    [password] [8 digits]
    Net Lock
    *#7320# (send?) -Inquiry * 7320 * password * password # (send?) lock
    #7320* password # (send?) unlock
    [password] [ 8 digits]
    Net Lock 2:
    *#2220# (invio) - Inquiry * 2220 * password * password # (send?) lock
    #2220* password # (invio?)unlock
    [password] [8 digits]
    Unlock subnetwork
    *#1110# (send?) - inquiry * 1110 * password * password # (send?) lock
    #1110* password # (send?) unlock
    [password] [n� 8 cifre]
    ( it could harm your phone )

    .:: Acer ::.

    Acer V 750 *#400# Display Adc/ Set Cal-Value -
    *#402# Set LCD Contrast
    *#403# Display Errors Info
    *#300# Display Info Hw & Sw
    *#301# Menu Test
    *#302# Menu Acoustics
    *#303# (Settings saved) Set English language?
    *#307# Menu Engineering
    *#311# Reset Phone Code - [ Also reset Security Codes ! ]
    *#330# (Execute not success) [ unknown ]
    *#331# (Service deactivated) [ unknown ]
    *#332# (Service unavailable)[ unknown ]
    *#333# (Execute not success)[ unknown ]
    *#351# (Service unavailable) [ unknown ]
    *#360# (Invalid input)[ unknown ]
    *#361# (Invalid input) [ unknown ]
    *#362# (Invalid input) [ unknown ]
    *#363# (Invalid input) [ unknown ] .:: Genie ::. Genie DB *#06# IMEI.
    *#2254*# Near Cell Mode. For every received BTS will be displayed :
    Current channel and 2 channel levels
    *#06# IMEI
    *#2558# time of network connection ( D/H/M )
    *#2562# Fores reconnection to network
    !!!*#7489# Dispalys and modify phones' security code!!!
    !!!*#3377# SIM lock information !!!
    *#7378# SIM card Informations : supported phase name and tipe
    *#7693# Enable/disable "Sleep Mode"
    *#8463# State of "Sleep Mode"
    *#2255# Debug Call Mode enable/disable
    *#3333*# Displays the blocking list.
    *#7489*# Displays the security code
    *#06# Displays the IMEI number

    .:: Panasonic ::.

    Panasonic gd90 gd93 *#9999# SW - Type the code on switch on , during network seek
    -Vers. SW and production code
    Enable ringing and vibration contemporarily
    Enable vibration with # then increase volume with "tone menu " Panasonic gd70 *#9999# SW - Type the code on switch on , during network seek
    -Vers. SW and production code
    Enable ringing and vibration contemporarily
    Enable vibration with # then increase volume with "tone menu "

    .:: Siemens ::.

    Siemens C25 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
    Software version: put off sim card and enter: : * # 0 6 # and press LONG KEY
    Bonus screen: in phone booke: + 1 2 0 2 2 2 4 3 1 2 1 .:: Bosch ::. IMEI Number: * # 0 6 #
    Dafault Language: * # 0 0 0 0 #
    Net Monitor: * # 3 2 6 2 2 5 5 * 8 3 7 8 # .::Alcatel ::. IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
    Software version: * # 0 6 #
    Net Monitor: 0 0 0 0 0 0 * .:: Samsung ::. Samsung SGH600/2100DB IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
    Software version: * # 9 9 9 9 # albo * # 0 8 3 7 #
    Net Monitor: * # 0 3 2 4 #
    Chaning LCD contrast: * # 0 5 2 3 #
    Memory info: * # 0 3 7 7 # albo * # 0 2 4 6 #
    Reset pamieci (SIMLOCK`a removing!!!): *2767*3855#
    Reset pamieci CUSTOM: *2767*2878#
    Battery state: * # 9 9 9 8 * 2 2 8 #
    Alarm beeper: *#9998*289#
    Vibra test: *#9998*842# .:: Dancall ::. IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
    Software version: * # 9 9 9 9 # .:: Philips ::. *#3333*# Displays the blocking list.
    *#7489*# Displays the security code.
    *#06# Displays the IMEI number.

    .:: Ericsson ::.

    Ericson T65 *#05# Fake Insert puk screen Press no to exit Ericsson T20
    Ericsson T20

    MENU tecnichal Info
    [type] >*<<*<* Displays :
    1] Info service
    1] Info SW
    2] Info hardware
    3] SIMlock

    2] Service setup
    1] Contrast 3]Service Test
    1] Display
    4] ringer
    5] Vibration
    7] Microphone
    4] Names List
    MENU info
    [Type] >*<<**<
    Network and Subnetwork : NCK and NSCK Ericsson T28 >*<<*<* menu Tecnichal info
    SW vers. and name list
    Network and Subnetwork : NCK and NSCK
    <> are the right and left menu's keys Ericsson T18s/T10/A1018s >*<<*<* software
    CXC125065 Internal product code
    970715 1515 Software version and SW rev.
    <* CLR <><**
    <> are the right and left menu's keys
    Control /Enable SIM Lock!!! Ericsson R310 Technical Info : >*<<*<*
    Options :
    1) service Info
    info Software
    Configuration 2) Service Test
    3)Text's name List
    Info personal : >*<<**<>
    1) Network
    2) Subnetwork
    3) SP
    4) Corporate

    .:: NOKIA ::. Nokia Universal Codes Code Description

    These Nokia codes will work on most Nokia Mobile Phones

    (1) *3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) - Your phone uses the best sound quality but talktime is reduced my approx. 5%

    (2)#3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) OR *3370# ( Favourite )

    (3)*#4720# Activate Half Rate Codec - Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time.

    (4)*#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.

    (5)*#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type. ( Favourite )

    (6)*#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.

    (7)*#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number). ( Favourite )

    (8)#pw+1234567890+1# Provider Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
    and "+" symbols).

    (9)#pw+1234567890+2# Network Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
    and "+" symbols).

    (10)#pw+1234567890+3# Country Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
    and "+" symbols).

    (11)#pw+1234567890+4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
    and "+" symbols).

    (12)*#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.

    (13)*#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).

    (14)*#21# Allows you to check the number that "All Calls" are diverted to

    (15)*#2640# Displays security code in use.

    (16)*#30# Lets you see the private number.

    (17)*#43# Allows you to check the "Call Waiting" status of your phone.

    (18)*#61# Allows you to check the number that "On No Reply" calls are diverted to.

    (19)*#62# Allows you to check the number that "Divert If Unreachable (no service)" calls
    are diverted to.

    (20)*#67# Allows you to check the number that "On Busy Calls" are diverted to.

    (21)*#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.

    (22)*#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.

    (23)*#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature "SIM Clock Stop Allowed", it means you will get the best standby time possible.

    (24) *#7760# Manufactures code.

    (25)*#7780# Restore factory settings.

    (26)*#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.

    (27)*#92702689# Displays - 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again. ( Favourite )

    (28)*#94870345123456789# Deactivate the PWM-Mem.

    (29)**21*number# Turn on "All Calls" diverting to the phone number entered.

    (30)**61*number# Turn on "No Reply" diverting to the phone number entered.

    (31)**67*number# Turn on "On Busy" diverting to the phone number entered.

    (32)12345 This is the default security code.

    press and hold # Lets you switch between lines
    NOKIA 5110/5120/5130/5190 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #

    Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
    Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
    Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
    Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 #
    Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+1
    Network lock status #pw+1234567890+2
    Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+3
    SimCard lock status: #pw+1234567890+4

    NOKIA 6110/6120/6130/6150/6190 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #

    Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
    Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
    Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
    Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 # NOKIA 3110 IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
    Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 # or * # 9 9 9 9 # or * # 3 1 1 0 #
    Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 # NOKIA 3330 *#06#
    This will show your warranty details *#92702689#
    Basically increases the quality of calling sound, but decreases battery length.
    Deactivates the above
    Shows your software version
    *#746025625#This shows if your phone will allow sim clock stoppage
    Half Rate Codec activation. It will automatically restart
    Half Rate Codec deactivation. It will automatically restart
    Restore Factory Settings
    To do this simply use this code *#7780#
    Manufacturer Info
    Date of Manufacturing *#3283#
    *3001#12345# (TDMA phones only) This will put your phone into programming mode, and you'll be presented with the programming menu.
    2) Select "NAM1"
    3) Select "PSID/RSID"
    4) Select "P/RSID 1"
    Note: Any of the P/RSIDs will work
    5) Select "System Type" and set it to Private
    6) Select "PSID/RSID" and set it to 1
    7) Select "Connected System ID"
    Note: Enter your System ID for Cantel, which is 16401 or 16423. If you don't know yours,
    ask your local dealer for it.
    8) Select "Alpha Tag"
    9) Enter a new tag, then press OK
    10) Select "Operator Code (SOC)" and set it to 2050
    11) Select "Country Code" and set it to 302 for Canada, and 310 for the US.
    12) Power down the phone and power it back on again

    Indian VAS Revenues badly hit after Short Code Change

    According to Economic Times,the VAS industry has actually shrunk in India, thanks to a TRAI order banning four digit short codes, despite high monthly mobile subscriber additions. The government policy had mandated that the digit 5 be added as a prefix for all short codes (for example, 8888 would become 58888).
    Companies are reporting almost 50-70% drop in revenues and claim the order has hit them hard.
    All players in the chain — content providers, aggregators, developers and mobile operators are affected. Even the government is losing revenues as it levies a service tax on each SMS sent of about 12.5%. It has taken the industry back by at least 6-12 months depending on company to company.
    The only way out, to avoid the revenue bleed is to allow the four digit short codes for at least six to eight months so that new SIM cards are able to reach the market while older ones get phased out.
    According to operators, the issue has completely marred user experience and it will take time to hook him back to the service.


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