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.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Nokia to launch Mixed Reality application’Nokia Point & Find’ in India in 2011



Nokia is planning to launch a new  application  ” Nokia Point & Find” in India by 2011. It is one of the “Mixed Reality” applications being developed at Tampere, Finland. Mixed Reality means the merger of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualisations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.  In short it is about combining digital information with physical location. This will enable the development of the next generation devices and services and hence is one key focus areas for Nokia.
This application will enable a user to get all the relevant information about any product that he/she intends to buy in any location. For this the user has to point the smartphone camera towards the product and start clicking. within seconds every product detail — its price, the nearest retail outlet, its location and distance will be available to the user.
Nokia intends to use the various sensors in the handsets, like its microphone, camera, GPS, accelerometer, light sensors, etc, to bring more targeted and personalised services and information to the user.Some other projects under development includes an application which enables real time flow of traffic data collected from all handsets using GPS. This will provide a user the latest traffic data.
With such applications under development, Nokia plans to totally transform itself into a services company. Nokia is looking at services and internet from the perspective of a telecom player. If connecting people was all about making phone calls till now, going forward it will be all about providing all that a consumer needs.


Source: Economic Times

Indian GSM subscriber base reaches 355.2 million, addition of over 10 million subscribers in October


The Indian GSM subscriber base has now increased to 355.2 million, with an addition of over 10 million subscribers in the month of October. The subscriber addition data for the month of October is:
Vodafone Essar – 2.98 million
Bharti Airtel -  2.7 million
Aircel -  2 million
Idea Cellular – 1.9 million
BSNL and MTNL ( together) – 0.6 million

However, this data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India does not include the additions made by Tata Teleservices and Reliance Communications.
Source: Economic Times

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Airtel launches Twitter on SMS


Twitter will be available in India on SMS only on the Airtel network. There is exclusivity for the same for 4 weeks, in which only Airtel consumers will be able to use the service on SMS across the nation. This period of exclusivity is something that we want to take advantage of and make sure that Brand Airtel can own the property Twitter in consumer mind space.
For details on how to use Twitter on Airtel visit this page on Airtel site.

How to use Twitter ?




How does one register for Twitter?
New User
• SMS Signup to 53000 @ Re 1 per SMS
• Follow instructions to go ahead and complete the registration
Existing User – Wanting to link their device to the Twitter A/c
• SMS Start to 53000 @ Re 1 per SMS
• Follow instructions to complete linking your Airtel phone to your Twitter A/c

General Guidelines & Keywords to Twitter Use

http://help.twitter.com/forums/59008/entries/14020

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mobile Flash Will Make Smartphones Smarter



Adobe Systems, the developer of software for PCs and mobile phones that allows devices to create, display and interact with rich-media content, has revealed that development of its Flash Player software for mobile phones is well underway, in partnership with a growing number of hardware and software firms, including most of the leading handset manufacturers.
Read through the press releases I’ve linked to here and you’ll see that beta versions of Flash Player 10.1 are on track for release by the end of the year for the Windows Mobile and Palm webOS operating systems. Versions that will work with Symbian and Android are expected early in 2010, with BlackBerry likely to follow soon afterwards now that Research In Motion joined Adobe’s Open Screen Project at the weekend.
The aim of this initiative is to create a common media platform for mobile phones, computers and TVs, which should facilitate interoperability but, most importantly, should significantly cut development time for rich media content and applications thanks to the use of a single standard. There are now almost 50 companies involved in the project, up from 16 at its inception last year.
In turn, it will become quicker and, therefore, more cost-effective to develop a broader range of applications and content for the mobile environment – such as social networking, gaming, video and music, advertising, and location-based services, to name but a few.
Although some incompatibility hurdles will remain – particularly the issue of screen sizes and processor capacities which vary from one device to another – Juniper Research welcomes this exciting development, which will go a long way towards encouraging the usage and consumption of rich media services and, by default, should then encourage more consumers to take up smartphones.
A Juniper report published earlier this year found that around 13% of all mobile phones shipped in 2008 were smartphones. We believe that such devices will account for an increased percentage of shipments this year, despite the recession, to almost 16% of the total. By 2014, smartphones will account for more than a quarter of all new phones sold.
There is one key industry player that has yet to participate in the project, however. Apple has, so far, declined to involve itself in the project (perhaps preferring to time any such announcement for a moment that best suits its own marketing and publicity machine: its quarterly results are due on October 19th!), but with RIM – its main rival in the smartphone arena – now having signed up, it does seem inevitable.
The industry’s warm welcome to Adobe’s news also chimes with another finding in our smartphone report: the hardware race is over and, going forward, innovation and development is mostly being focused on advancing software that underpins the performance of these devices. And, as we’ve seen in our recent report on Operating Systems, increased use of ‘open’ platforms with common functionality will help keep development costs – and therefore overall handset and service costs – down.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Meet the Facebook Mobile Team in India on 9th October in Delhi -MOMO Delhi

Mobile Monday, Delhi chapter is glad to invite all of you to meetup with Facebook Mobile Team who will be visiting India soon. Detail of meetup is listed below .
You Are Cordially Invited To meet up with
Facebook Mobile Team
When?
Friday 09 October 2009
Venue:
Impetus Infotech Pvt Ltd,
D-40, Sector-59, Noida.
Phone: +91-120-4363300


Register yourself at
Schedule
5:00-05:30 PM : Introduction
05:30PM-06:00PM:Opening Address By Impetus
6:00PM-6:30: Talk By Henry ,Head of Facebook Mobile
&A Session.
Format: Very informal. No slides. Henri, Head of Facebook Mobile, will
give a short 10min talk on Facebook and Mobile. Then open it up to
questions. We’d like to have an active dialog with the Indian
developer community.
Agenda:
Overview:
• Facebook on the Web: 300M active users
• Facebook on Mobile: 65M active users
Facebook Mobile for Developers:
• Mobile Web: Developing 2 mobile web sites in 60 languages. One for
regular handsets, another for touch phones.
• Mobile Apps: Developing apps for mobile platforms including iPhone,
Android, Symbian, Blackberry and others
• International markets: Mobile Internet and applications as we see
per country. Lessons learned from Western Europe and North America.
Facebook Connect for Mobile:
• For iPhone and on the Mobile Web
• How to create mobile social apps that are virally distributed
through your friends.
Facebook Mobile in India:
• Learn about you, your goals and how we can help.
• Mobile initiatives in India.

Cairo Hosts the 4th Annual North Africa Com Conference and Exhibition



Informa Telecoms & Media, the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic marketing solutions to global telecoms and media markets, announces today that it is hosting the 4th annual North Africa Com conference and exhibition on the 27th and 28th of October,  2009, at the JW Marriott hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
Under the theme of “Strengthening Operators’ Positions in North Africa with New Technologies & Services”, the region’s largest telecommunications event is expecting to welcome over 800 senior-level representatives from the region’s mobile and fixed-line operators, Internet Service Providers, regulators, investors, telecoms solutions vendors and content providers.
“With mobile subscriptions in North Africa expected to increase to 264.5 million by 2012, this rapidly developing market is vital to telecom operators’ business growth strategies,” says Veronika Pete, Informa Telecoms & Media’s Marketing Executive of the Com World Series. “Delivering a 40% growth in attendance between 2006 and 2008, North Africa Com is the region’s largest telecom event for regional operators and international vendors in terms of networking and doing profitable, regional business,” Pete adds.
The 4th annual event will feature a mix of keynote speakers and multi-stream sessions on Day 1, followed by a single stream program on Day 2. New topics for this year include:  Data Services and Broadband, Opportunities for Converged Services and Triple Play.
North Africa Com 2009 will welcome many industry leaders from the North Africa region, with the following top key speakers:
-  Tamer El Mahdy, CTO, Orascom Telecom Holdings, & CEO, Orascom Telecom Algeria (Djezzy)
-  Mohamed Elnawawy, VP for Corporate Strategies, Telecom Egypt
-  Hassan Kabbani, CEO, Mobinil, Egypt
-  Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Vodafone Egypt

The conference is designed to deliver market insight, practical solutions and best-practice benchmarks to grow businesses and partnerships in countries such as Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. The agenda comprises a mixture of presentations, case studies, interactive panel sessions and Q&A sessions. The conference is complimented by an exhibition showcasing 70 stands by leading international vendors and their newest solutions and technologies.
The North Africa Com event is part of Informa Telecoms & Media’s Com World Series, the longest-running annual series of telecommunication conferences and exhibitions focussing on emerging, high growth markets. “The event provides a distinct meeting point for mobile, fixed and integrated telecoms service providers and their suppliers working in, or looking to be part of these markets,” says Pete.
North Africa Com is sponsored by the world’s leading telecommunication providers, such as eServeGlobal, VNL, SmartTrust and more. “The conference and exhibition are ideal platforms for interaction between the leading network vendors, software developers and operators from outside the region and those within it,” Pete said.

Vodafone Qatar’s subscriber base reaches 100,000 in 2 months



Over 100,000 customers have joined Vodafone Qatar since the company had launched its services two months ago, the firm has said. Half of this number had opened a Freedom account, Vodafone’s Postpay-equivalent product, while the remaining half had joined Red, Vodafone’s new Prepay tariff, Vodafone has said.

Google releases Android 1.6 SDK

Google announced the Android 1.6 software development kit is now available for developer download–based on the donut branch from the Android Open Source Project, the update introduces a series of new features and technologies including support for CDMA and additional screen sizes. Among the highlights of Android 1.6: Gesture APIs, a text-to-speech engine and integration with Quick Search Box, enabling users to search across multiple sources–including browser bookmarks and history, contacts, and the web–directly from the device homescreen. An updated UI provides an integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery experience, while a new Virtual Private Network control panel in Settings allows users to configure and connect to multiple types of VPNs.
Source: Google Release
The Android 1.6 SDK also includes an Android Market update promising to simplify the user discovery experience–at the homescreen, users can choose among Apps, Games, and Downloads, with each category offering separate lists spotlighting “Top paid,” “Top free” and “Just in” submissions. Developers may also post app screenshots alongside user reviews.
The Android 1.6 SDK requires a new version of Android Development Tools, including a new tool that enabling developers to download updates and additional components like new add-ons or platforms. Google says devices running on Android 1.6 will appear as early as October–applications written for older versions of Android will continue to run on devices with Android 1.6.

Opera Software debuts Mini 5 mobile browser beta

Opera Software released a beta version of its new Mini 5 mobile web browser, promising new features and a more intuitive user experience. According to Opera, Mini 5 boasts an advanced look and feel, adding tabbed browsing–enabling users to browse several mobile sites simultaneously–as well as touchscreen and keypad browsing, password manager and speed dial, which offers pre-selected websites once the browser is loaded. A special version of Mini 5 optimized for the BlackBerry platform includes opening links and copy-and-paste functions.
More than 30 million people use Opera Mini each month, browsing more than 12 billion web pages monthly.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

China Mobile has become the world’s first mobile operator to pass the 500 million subscriber mark.


The Chinese carrier yesterday said it had added 5.26 million new customers in August to take its total to 502.94 million.
The world’s largest operator by customer numbers, it continues to dominate growth in the mainland market, capturing 65% of all new mobile subscribers for the month.
However, growth is sluggish for its TD-SCDMA network, which attracted just 239,000 new customers. It now has 1.33 million customers on the network.
China Mobile’s most aggressive competitor is newcomer China Telecom, which added 2.08 million new cdma2000 subs to take its total to 43.81 million.
GSM provider China Unicom clocked up just 807,000 new customers to take its tally to 141.86 million.
Source: Telecom Asia

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mobile VAS not attractively priced in Middle East & Africa

Telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa find mobile value-added services (VAS) difficult and expensive to deploy, and offer unattractive and costly content to customers, said analysts.
Mobile VAS are one of the main drivers of revenue for telecom providers globally.
Mobile VAS are value- based data services such as music, movies, mobile TV, news and images among others. Customers have to pay separately for such services, charges for which are still high in the region compared to other markets.
Analysts said operators in the region can increase average revenue per user (Arpu) by focusing on content rather than voice services.
Tom Elliot, Director in emerging markets communications strategies at research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics, said: “In most markets in the region, operators have a sharply declining Arpu from voice services. This problem is particularly acute in developing countries where new subscriptions are increasingly coming from poor and rural areas, where consumers simply have less to spend on mobile services.
“Therefore, operators look to VAS as a way to increase revenues at least from a subset of their customers and partially offset declining voice Arpu. And to some extent, this strategy seems to be working. For example, Safaricom in Kenya [which offers the M-Pesa mobile money transfer service], saw its voice Arpu drop by 23 per cent between Q1 2008 and Q1 2009; during the same period, its data Arpu increased by 59 per cent.”
The market for mobile VAS in the Middle East is not as developed due to a lack of attractive and reasonably priced offerings from operators. Matthew Reed, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media, said: “There are some signs of positive change, such as Zain’s digital entertainment content service that the operator launched with Rotana earlier this year. In some parts of the Middle East, such as Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, the prospects for certain types of VAS are limited by the fact that there are no 3G networks as yet. However, the first commercial DVB-H mobile broadcast TV service in the Middle East was launched in Iraq earlier this year by Mobision.”
Services based on news, entertainment and religious content offer growth prospects in the region if operators can develop the right products at the right price.
There is potential for mobile-money-transfer and mobile banking services in the region, particularly in areas or among communities that have limited access to conventional financial services.
UAE telecom operator etisalat had recently announced interests in mobile money transfer and will be making announcements in this area.
“Clearly, the VAS situation will vary greatly from country to country within the region, with developed countries typically showing more usage of VAS than less developed ones. That said, even in the emerging markets of Africa there is selective interest in some VAS, notably mobile banking and funds transfer services such as M-Pesa in Kenya,” said Elliot.
Demand for voice and basic SMS services are growing strongly in the region, as they have in the past few years, said analysts.
Shailendra Pandey, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media, said: “Operators have not been too concerned about mobile VAS that might be difficult and expensive to deploy and seems to offer little return. Another important limiting factor is the high price of mobile content services. Middle East operators typically impose high data charges, and consequently content services are expensive, which discourages customers from using them.”
Pandey said most of the operators in the region have mobile content offerings, but they are on the whole very similar “walled garden” WAP (wireless access protocol) portals populated with aggregated content.
A walled garden is an environment that controls the user’s access to web content and services. In effect, the walled garden directs the user’s navigation within particular areas, to allow access to a selection of material, or prevent access to other material. An internet service provider (ISP) may or may not allow users to select some of the websites contained or barred from the garden.
It has been described essentially as the model established by an earlier generation of European operators. The content portals include Batelco’s O, etisalat’s Weyak, Mobily’s Elhawa and Q-Tel’s Mozaic. The content categories are typically games, music, news, religious content and sports. The content formats include text, graphics, video, ring tones and SMS/MMS alerts.
The number of people using mobile music services in the Middle East is low, and the revenues from these services are low too.
Ring tones represent the biggest segment of the Middle East mobile music market in terms of users and revenues. Full-track downloads and music streaming are still very small businesses.
However, analysts from Informa Telecoms & Media believe that the limited development of the mobile VAS market in the Middle East could be set to change. As voice markets mature and mobile penetration is already very high in most of the GCC states, operators might begin to look more seriously at VAS to differentiate and maintain growth. And the rapid growth in mobile broadband subscription numbers in some countries in the region, notably Saudi Arabia, has shown that there is demand for data services.
If operators are able to take a good share of the services, the total mobile media market to handsets (excluding person to person SMS and MMS messaging) will grow at 27 per cent CAGR in Middle East and Africa, versus 21 per cent in North America, 14 per cent in Western Europe between 2008 and 2014.
Nitesh Patel, senior analyst-global wireless practice at Strategy Analytics said: “Operators will take 100 per cent of the associated transport revenues for all VAS, and also take up to 50 per cent share of content revenues generated by the sale of third party content through its portal. Importantly, with fixed internet penetration relatively lower in Middle East and Africa.”

Friday, September 11, 2009

‘Mobisodes-On-Demand’ to light-up 3G mobiles


MoVi, Mumbai-based made-for-mobile content fountainhead, has teamed up with Dallas-based telecom convergent solutions provider, Corpus, to launch a bouquet of video-on-demand unicast for the broadband 3G mobile user. MoVi plans to launch its Mobisodic journey initially across 7 leading Asian Mobile markets along with Corpus’s expertise in VAS and support solutions while the joint offering will be scaled up globally.
“The proposed MoVi-Corpus joint portfolio for the 3G media platform is a premium mix of video-on-demand and value added services, world’s first that stands to benefit all of the creators, operators and consumers in the digital value chain of convergence,” says Amit Dev, Co-founder,’ Third Generation Mobile Pvt. Ltd,’ the holding company of MoVi brand.
They are intended to give Mobile operators the value-added opportunity to increase the critical ARPU [Average Revenue Per User], while loyalty coupons attached in the mobisodes serve to retain customers on the mobile operators’ network, thus reducing the dreaded churn factor.
As the mobile consumption is rapidly evolving, mobisodes seek to bring the next big growth wave in the telecom industry, as they are made available ‘On¬demand’ instead of the conventional broadcast platform.
“This joint package truly leverages all the essential skillsets and learning by our experts for tailor-made solution strategy to match mobile media advertisers with specific client needs,” adds Sachin Tummala, co-founder of Corpus Media Labs.
Original 300-second duration mobisodes are custom-produced for consumption by customers over an icon based interactive application enabling them to pull content of their liking. Says Amit Dev, “With the new Mobisodic content revolution, we bring the creative best of India to the rest of the world, so for our subscribers, Anytime is Prime time!”.
Meta-tags on video clips enable mobile consumers, for example, to select through options to buy the original video DVD or the soundtrack or later even to book tickets for films. Contests enable them to cash in on special offers at select restaurants or the affiliated coffee shops; while planned country specific cross-promotional tie-ups could prompt the subscriber viewing a video recipe to buy packaged ingredients from Mail-order, at their door-step.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Upcoming Event: MobileTV Middle East, Dubai 15th-16th Nov, 2009

Mobile TV Middle East
15 – 16 November 2009, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
http://me.mobiletvseries.com/
Mobile TV Middle East will bring together key thought-leaders from across the sector to demonstrate how to capitalise on this opportunity and how to take Mobile TV forward into 2010.
Now in its third year, and co-located with the IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa event, Mobile TV Middle East 2009 will focus on the specific regional challenges and opportunities being faced by Companies working within this fast-paced market.
The 2009 programme brings keynote speakers from major operators, device brands, content publishers and regulators to establish how Mobile TV can continue to move forward and generate a sustainable and long term revenue stream for the ecosystem.
WirelessDuniya is one of the official Media Partner for the event.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nimbuzz launches Android application

android-logo Nimbuzz has announced the launch of an Android application for it’s mobile social messaging service. The free app for Android comes after the updated iPhone 3.0 release in mid-July.
What does Nimbuzz do?
It’s a mobile messaging hub, combining a lot of different services in one application. Nimbuzz mainly focuses on Instant Messaging, geo-presence, and VoIP. Through the Nimbuzz “buddy list”, you can see if your friends are available to talk, what service they are available over, and where they are. It acts as a hub for quite a few existing services, including Skype, Google Talk, AIM, Facebook and MySpace.
nimbuzz-on-android-g2
Whats unique about Android app?
Unique to the Android app is a “local social network” feature. What it means is that Nimbuzz users in non-English speaking countries will have access to their most popular national networks. The examples given were Hyves in the Netherlands, StudiVZ from Germany, Gadu-Gadu from Poland, and Giovani from Italy. The Nimbuzz blog also claims that Skype IM is a unique feature to the Android version, with other versions only using the VoIP part of Skype.
Another cool new feature is a “time-sensitive” click. If you touch a friends contact in the app, it opens their profile. But if you touch and hold, it starts a chat.

The new Nokia N900: Computer-grade performance in a handset


The Nokia N900 runs on the Linux-based Maemo software that Nokia has been working on for several years, and marks the third operating system that the company has said it will support—just in the past week. It was only on Monday that Nokia announced the 10-inch “Booklet 3G,” a netbook running Microsoft Windows. The company also says it also remains committed to the Symbian OS for its smartphones, although analysts are starting to wonder if Maemo could eventually replace it.
In the N900 press release, Nokia has an analyst explain the difference between Maemo and Symbian. Jonathan Arber, IDC’s Senior Research Analyst, said: “Just as Nokia continues to expand and diversify its device portfolio, so it is deploying multiple platforms to allow it to serve different purposes and address different markets. While we have seen continued growth in Symbian as a smartphone platform, Maemo enables Nokia to deliver new mobile computing experiences based on open-source technology that has strong ties with desktop platforms.”
Nokia said the N900 will be available in some markets starting in October with an estimated retail price of EUR 500 ($712) excluding sales taxes and subsidies. The announcement today is just a preview of the device, which will be on display at Nokia World in Stuttgart, Germany Sept. 2.
More specs: The device comes with a browser, powered by Mozilla; full Adobe Flash 9.4 support; a full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard; Nokia’s Messaging service, which allows up to 10 email accounts; 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card; and 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

Nokia Money, a new mobile financial service enables financial management and payments from a mobile phone

Nokia today introduced Nokia Money, a new mobile financial service offering consumers with mobile device access to basic financial services. For many consumers, this will be the first time they have had any access to such financial services.
Nokia Money has been designed to be as simple and convenient as making a voice call or sending an SMS. It will enable consumers to send money to another person just by using the person’s mobile phone number, as well as to pay merchants for goods and services, pay their utility bills, or recharge their prepaid SIM cards (SIM top-up). The services can be accessed 24 hours a day from anywhere, meaning savings in travel costs and time. Nokia is building a wide network of Nokia Money agents, where consumers can deposit money in or withdraw cash from their accounts.
4 billion mobile phones but only 1.6 billion bank accounts
“We believe mobile financial services offer a market opportunity with long term growth potential. In many countries, mobile phone ownership significantly exceeds bank account usage, suggesting that many mobile phone users have very limited or no access to basic financial services. With more than 4 billion mobile phone users and only 1.6 billion bank accounts, global demand for access to financial services presents a strong opportunity to combine mobile devices with simple but powerful financial services such as Nokia Money”, said Mary McDowell, EVP and Chief Development Officer, Nokia.
Mobile payments will be the next step for delivering financial services to hundreds of millions of people, both urban and rural, who are underserved by existing payment means, especially in emerging economies.
“Rural consumers will particularly benefit from money transfers and, for urban consumers used to online services, we are enabling services such as payment of utility bills, purchase of train and movie tickets, top-ups, all through their mobile phones. Nokia Money is simple to use, secure and available across different operator networks and on virtually any mobile phone. This means millions of new consumers will soon be able to manage all their financial needs from their mobile phone”, said Teppo Paavola, VP and Head of Corporate Business Development, Nokia.
Building a new ecosystem for mobile payments
The Nokia Money service will be operated in cooperation with Obopay, a leader in developing global mobile payment solutions, which Nokia invested in earlier this year. The service is based on Obopay’s mobile payment platform, with unique and newly developed mobile elements. Nokia intends the service to be open and interoperable with other payment services as well.
“Obopay shares Nokia’s vision for bringing mobile financial services to millions of people worldwide. We’re excited that Nokia has chosen Obopay’s platform. Nokia’s leading market position, strong brand recognition and global distribution channel, using the Obopay platform with uniquely developed mobile elements, means the Nokia Money service is well positioned to bring the next generation of mobile payment services to the world,” said Carol Realini, Founder and CEO of Obopay.
Nokia Money is the result of a powerful collaboration Nokia is forging between different partners in different markets around the world. It is designed to work in partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions, involving distributors and merchants in a dynamic ecosystem to seamlessly provide the new services.
“As a result of the innovative partnerships and comprehensive ecosystem we are forging with the banking and financial industry, as well as leading network operators, we believe Nokia Money will bring financial inclusion to many who currently have limited or no access to financial services. Uniting the strengths of the mobile and financial services industries will change the way people around the world can manage their money in the future”, added McDowell.
“Mobile financial services present a high growth sector for Nokia. Nokia’s asset strengths, including consumer brand awareness, distribution capabilities and global relationships should serve as logical and necessary extensions to drive innovation in the mobile payments and banking sector. To be successful Nokia must provide a legitimate bridge between operators, banks networks and security infrastructure in order to unlock the broad uptake of mobile financial services,” said Bob Egan, Global Head of Research and Chief Analyst, Towergroup.
The Nokia Money service will be shown for the first time at Nokia World on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany, and it is planned to be rolled out gradually to selected markets, beginning in early 2010.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Friends or Acquaintances? Ask Your Cell Phone

Your telephone may know more about your private life than you do, according to a new study of mobile phone calls. The insight opens the door to mining massive data sets from mobile phone call logs, which should allow researchers to test theories for how relationship networks make or break businesses, shape the flow of information, and even affect the course of epidemics.



A nagging problem for social scientists is the limitation of self-reported survey data. Not only are people expensive to poll, but they are also notoriously error-prone when they try to recall their own behaviors. What researchers would prefer is a record of people’s behaviors that is cheap and accurate. Mobile phone call logs can certainly provide enormous amounts of cheap data. Researchers have used such data to map out people’s social networks, utilizing the duration and frequency of calls between pairs of people as a measure of the intimacy of their relationships. Doing so has revealed patterns of people’s contact with each other both in time and space, which is crucial for modeling everything from gossip to how flu viruses spread across populations.


But how accurately do call patterns reflect the intimacy of relationships? After all, sometimes the closest of friends rarely call each other, while some motor mouths call just about everyone.


To put telephone data to the test, a team led by Nathan Eagle, an engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, gave mobile phones to 94 MIT students and faculty members. For 9 months, software on the phones kept track of the volunteers’ location and logged all calls made between these phones. Over the same period, the researchers also gathered social data from the subjects in the traditional way, asking them whether the other subjects were friends, acquaintances, or strangers. Finally, the subjects rated their job satisfaction, which has been shown to strongly correlate with the number of workplace friendships.


Just by analyzing the calling patterns, the researchers could accurately label two people as friends or nonfriends more than 95% of the time. But the results, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the mobile phone data were better at predicting friendship than the subjects themselves. Thirty-two pairs of subjects switched from calling each other acquaintances to friends in the traditionally gathered survey data. These are most likely new relationships that formed during the course of the study, say the researchers, and they left a clear signal in the mobile phone data. Friends call each other far more often than acquaintances do when they are off-campus and during weekends. The pattern is so distinct that the researchers spotted budding friendships in the phone data months before the people themselves called themselves friends.


Finally, the team compared people’s self-reported job satisfaction with their networks of friendship at their workplaces. Because the mobile phones kept track of people’s proximity to each other, the researchers had a clear measure of people’s daily contact with friends at work, not only through calls but through physical proximity. As predicted, the more contact people had with friends at their workplace, the more highly they rated their job satisfaction. And conversely, the less face-to-face contact people had with friends at work, the less they said they enjoyed it.


The finding that you don’t have to ask people about their relationships–that just looking at the pattern of their phone calls is sufficient–”is very new,” says Brian Uzzi, a social-network scientist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The next question is whether the new methods for maintaining contact with friends–such as e-mail and social Web sites–are weakening the need for physical proximity to friends. “It’s a face-off between Facebook and face-to-face contact,” he says, and “it looks like face-to-face contact still matters a lot.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

FORUM NOKIA – USID Design Challenge2009

FORUM NOKIA – USID Design Challenge2009



Enrich the lives of the differently-abled,


Get rich!


Do you think you can create a difference to the world with your ideas? Then how about enabling 650 million disabled people?*


Forum Nokia USID Design Challenge 2009 gives you an opportunity to design an aid or a support system using the information and communication technologies (e.g. Mobile Applications, Devices, Services etc.) for the people with disabilities. Empower and Make life easier for the 10% of the world’s population – with a solution/ application that empower mobile devices and runs on finger tips. One that tips the odds in their favor by creating technologies that empower, enable and bring them equal with the rest of the world.


PRIZES


Prizes as per the following will be awarded to the best three entries:


1st Prize: Rs. 50,000/-*


2nd Prize: Rs. 30,000/-*


3rd Prize: Rs. 20,000/-*


*Tax will be deducted as per the Income Tax regulations of Govt. of India.


The prizes will be awarded during the closing event of the USID 2009 which is being planned in September 2008.


The details and schedule for the closing event will be notified to all the winning teams through email/post. The Individual team can decide to collect the prizes themselves by attending the closing event of USID 2009 on their own expenses or can inform USID Foundation about their incapability to attend the closing event. In this case, USID Foundation will make some alternative arrangement of forwarding the prizes to the winning teams. By participating in the design challenge, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules, and the decisions of USID Foundation, which shall be final in all respects. All the entries shall receive participation certificates from the USID Foundation.


IMPORTANT DATES


Registration: August 10th, 2009


Submission: August 30th, 2009


For registration send email to usid_designchallenge@usidfoundation.org with your name and institution/organization.


ENTRIES SUBMISSION PROVISIONS


The teams must submit their deliverables as mentioned below. Incomplete entries will not be taken into consideration.


DELIVERABLES


1. Design Concept Poster ( PDF A3 ), including the following


* Theme Title, Teams details, Institution / organization details


* The problem statement you have taken


* A concise description of the proposed solution


* Clear illustrations of key aspects of your proposed solution


* Compelling, effective visual design


* Prototype


* Acknowledgement of any assistance drawn from outside the student team (advisors, faculty, domain experts, existing solutions, users, etc.)


2. Design Solution Storyboard (PDF, PPS) (if require to explain the concept)


3. Interactive Prototype showing the concept (Optional)


HOW TO SUBMIT ONLINE


The deliverables should be submitted as a single Zip file by 30th August, (6:00 PM GMT) to email ID: usid_designchallenge@usidfoundation.org .The file must be not larger than 10 Mb in size.


TEAM SIZE


Individual or maximum 4 members


JURY AND SELECTION CRITERIA


The entries will be judged by a jury composed of members from (eminent design, technology and User Experience and accessibility professionals) from industry & academia. The Jury will choose three winners who will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranks. Each entry will be judged based on the Creativity, Ingenuity, Innovation, Feasibility, Impact & User Experience and Feasibility of implementation.


Disclaimer: This competition shall not constitute a commitment or create a joint venture, partnership, agency or other media or business relationship between the participants and the organizers or judging companies of this competition. This competition shall not either be understood to grant to any participant whether expressly or by implication any ownership, rights or license to any intellectual property rights of any of the organizers, judging companies and vice versa. None of the Information which may be disclosed or exchanged by the parties shall constitute any representation, warranty, assurance, guarantee or other inducement by any party to any other of any kind, and, in particular, with respect to the infringement of any trademarks, patents, copyrights or any other intellectual property rights, or other rights of either party.

Monday, August 3, 2009

India’s GSM subscriber base reaches 315.7 million in June

As per data released by Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), India’s GSM subscriber increased to 315.7 million in June end. The GSM based operators added about 9 million users in June, up from 8.3 million in May. However, this data does not include user figures for Reliance Telecom.



Bharti Airtel became the first operator to cross the 100-million subscriber mark, ending the month with 102.3 million users. They acquired 2.8 million subscriber base in June.


Source: COAI

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What Google thinks about the future of mobile ?

Google’s Andy Rubin thinks this of the future of mobile:



* Smart alerts: Your phone will be smart about your situation and alert you when something needs your attention.


* Augmented reality: Your phone uses its arsenal of sensors to understand your situation and provide you information that might be useful.


* Crowd sourcing goes mainstream: Your phone is your omnipresent microphone to the world, a way to publish pictures, emails, texts, Twitters, and blog entries.


* Sensors everywhere: Your phone knows a lot about the world around you.


* Tool for development: Your phone may be more than just a convenience, it may be your livelihood.


* The future-proof device: Your phone will open up, as the Internet already has, so it will be easy for developers to create or improve applications and content.


* Safer software through trust and verification: Your phone will provide tools and information to empower you to decide what to download, what to see, and what to share.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mobile broadband growing at 126% in Saudi Arabia

Mobile broadband uptake in Saudi Arabia is currently growing at a rate of 126 percent, figures released by Etihad Etisalat (Mobily).



After 24 months of operations, Mobily said it had 600,000 mobile broadband subscribers presenting 126 percent uptake on 2008 year-end results of 266,000 subscribers and 445 percent growth when compared to the second quarter of 2008.


For May alone, daily mobile data consumption reached 37 terabyte, and over one petabyte of traffic exchanged over the month, doubling consumption as compared to the end of 2008.


Mobily’s daily performance of 18.5 terabytes makes its mobile data network the busiest in the world.


In March, Mobily said it had upgraded its mobile data network to support high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) technology and offer a full high speed packet access (HSPA) mobile broadband experience to its customers in the more than 220 areas it covers with 3.75G.


This is actually a very good sign for the region. This will help in the growth of data based value added services. Mobily has always been very aggressive in terms of launching the best products and services and hence the growth is imminent.


Source : Arabian Business

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

so, who’s actually watching videos on his mobile?

Nielsen Wire published the other week a survey’s conclusion, according to which over 10 million Americans consume video content on their mobiles. That’s a 14% rise compared to Q2 2008. What’s the common profile of these mobile video consumers? Here are some facts about them, taken from Nielsen Wires website:
- 65% of mobile video viewers are under the age of 35 - compared to 35% for total mobile subscribers
- 32% of mobile video viewers are between 25-34 years old
- 18% of mobile video viewers are teens - an avid and engaged mobile video segment
- On average, teens watch 22 mobile video sessions per month and spend 15 minutes per session viewing mobile video
- Over half of teens (54%) report watching video on their cell phones in bed - that’s 1.5x more likely than average viewers
- 64% of teens report watching programs to completion - the highest portion of any age group
- Teens are watching an average of 11.7 channels a month on their cell phones
- Teens are also more interested in seeing more user-generated content in the future than average viewers
Now all it takes is for the advertisers to grasp the potential and there’s really no stopping us…

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mobile Applications for Smartphones like BlackBerry and iPhone will drive industry growth

Mobile Applications, Smartphones will drive industry growth; AppStore “miles ahead” of its rivals
Despite the economic downturn, it is expected that the latest mobile applications for smartphones like BlackBerry and iPhone will drive industry growth in the coming years, providing alternate sources of revenue for operators.
A new report by Juniper Research forecasts that smartphones will account for 23% of all new handsets sold by 2013 (Cellular News). Another report by Informa forecasts 35 percent growth in sold smartphones in 2009 and according to The Washington Post, Gartner expects smartphone sales to jump in 2009.
The common element in these reports is the potential that innovative devices and applications have to promote mobile data consumption. This has industry players scrambling to secure their place in the value chain, including content providers, handset vendors and application developers.
Handset vendors need to diversify into high-value content to offset falling margins on handset sales. On the side of content providers, Facebook is reported to be in talks with a number of mobile phone manufacturers to more tightly embed access to its services within the phone menus. RIM, who is launching BlackBerry App World later this month; Microsoft announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the launch of Windows Mobile marketplace, which will allow developers to build and sell Windows Mobile applications. Both will compete head to head with Apple’s AppStore
Read the full write up by Raul Castanon here.
There is a tremendous potential for developing such content and  applications for the Arab world.

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE bans YouTube content

The content on the popular video sharing website came under the scanner when a cartoon hurting religious and nationalistic sentiments uploaded on the site resulted in heated public debates and discussion across the country.
The cartoon in question shows two young Muslim characters who are constantly coerced by elders to become suicide bombers. It has Hebrew and English subtitles.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) justified the part ban imposed on YouTube content in an official statement released yesterday.
Earlier in February, the TRA banned access to the cartoon clip, citing breach of prohibited content categories stipulated by them.
“The Internet Access Management (IAM) policy, published by the TRA clearly identifies prohibited content categories, which both UAE Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have published on their websites. Therefore, no content on the internet is blocked unless it breaches IAM policy”, reads the statement.
“As for YouTube, the TRA has instructed to block “part of its content” that breaches the prohibited content categories of the IAM policy. However, there are clear and specific procedures to that, and both ISPs are compliant to these procedures”, the statement said.
An official said: “It happens that some things can escape the proxy, especially clips with tags like a cartoon which in normal cases do not need to be blocked. But when the authority receives comments or feedback on a particular case, necessary action is taken promptly.”

Bango’s report : U.S. now accounts for 29% of mobile web browsing

The U.S. now leads the world in mobile web browsing, accounting for 29 percent of global traffic, according to new data issued by mobile web solutions provider Bango. In all, Bango’s February 2009 data identifies mobile web users spanning 208 different countries and 1,811 different handsets. While Bango cites the publicity surrounding Apple’s iPhone as a catalyst behind mobile web uptake in markets like the U.S. and the U.K., the firm credits the absence of fixed-line broadband and PCs for growth in regions such as India, South Africa, Indonesia and Egypt, where mobile devices are often users’ sole point of access to the Internet.
Bango adds that the growth of mobile web traffic is matched by an increase in users paying for premium mobile content, adding that the U.S. now represents 57 percent of mobile payments worldwide. However, the data indicates that despite a growing appetite for mobile web browsing in markets like India and Indonesia, web traffic doesn’t always translate to purchases–only five countries in the Top 10 browsing chart (the U.S., the U.K., Portugal, South Africa and Spain) also landed on the Top 10 payments list. According to Bango, browsing rates are only converted into high purchase rates in markets where users enjoy significant disposable income and can pay for premium content via their phone bills.

Mobile internet users on the rise in the Middle East

A rising number of Middle East business people are using mobile devices to access the internet, while fewer are using computers, according to a new survey released recently. The survey, presented to the Digital Marketing Conference in Dubai by the Dubai-based research company Real Opinions, said computers were still by far the main way to connect to the internet.
However, the percentage who regularly logged in to the web with their mobiles increased from 33.5% in February 2007 to 40% last month. The number of people using desktops to log in decreased from 63.50% to 58.93%, while those using laptops slid from 82.80% to 81.35%, reported The National newspaper.
But for mobile internet to do well in this region, the operator’s will have to bring down the usage cost and encourage adoption. Currently prices are quite high and if you see the recent release from Bango on the browsing behavior of user’s, middle east countries are no where.

Etisalat’s broadband subscriber’s reach 500,000

UAE-based telecom provider Etisalat has announced that it now has over 500,000 residential broadband subscribers in the country, with Internet penetration at about 60%.
According to the company’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Nasser bin Obood, the UAE’s broadband connectivity is higher than Europe, where the average is 53%.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Reliance Communications implements Flytxt’s new mobile marketing platform

Reliance Communications Ltd., India’s leading telecoms player, has announced the implementation of an integrated carrier class mobile marketing software platform called Neon on its network.
Neon is a product from Flytxt, a mobile advertising and marketing technology provider with experience in various global markets. It features a mobile CRM database and all the mobile applications required to conduct large scale mobile customer engagement programs.
With the implementation of the Neon system, Reliance Communications hopes to get a competitive edge in growing brand awareness and driving sales by reaching out to millions of customers in a cost-effective manner through targeting.
With Flytxt Neon in place, Reliance Communications will be able to leverage its existing business data and boost voice and VAS revenues through mobile marketing.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Total mobile phone users reach 362.3 million in January in India

Indian telecom companies added a record 15 million customers in January, indicating that the world’s fastest growing telecom market remains untouched by the economic slowdown.
This is a global record for any telecom market. The number of phone connections in the country — mobile and landline — has crossed 400 million as of January-end, telecom regulator Trai said on Friday. Mobile phone users now account for close to 91% of the country’s telephone base with 362.3 million connections, the regulator said. The robust growth has also helped push the country’s teledensity to 34.5%. This means, there are 35 phone connections for every 100 people in India.
The industry maintained the growth momentum with operators expanding networks to smaller towns and villages. Besides, cheap call rates, which are among the lowest in the world, have also helped the record growth.
January growth was led by Reliance Communications that added close to 5 million new subscribers, GSM and CDMA combined, taking its subscriber base to 66.2 million. RCom had launched GSM services in January with an aggressive pricing strategy that enabled the company to garner a third of the total customers added by the industry in the month.
The wireline segment continued its declining trend, with the subscriber base going down to 37.75 million in January, registering a drop of 0.15 million from 37.90 million subscribers in December 2008. BSNL’s wireline subscriber base dipped by 0.2 million to reach 29.29 million in January 2009 compared to 29.50 million in December 2008.
MTNL too registered a drop of over 10,000 customers in the wireline space to take its total subscriber base to 3.5 million. However, private telecom operators providing landline services like Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices recorded positive growth.
The broadband sector also recorded positive growth. The country added 0.20 million new users in January, taking the total customers using high-speed internet services to 5.65 million. However, this is well below the target of 9 million users by 2007, laid out in the broadband policy.
Source: TRAI

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mobile VAS to rake in Rs 18,000 cr by 2012 in India

Mobile value-added services hold a tremendous revenue-generating potential in India which could rake in around Rs 18,000 crore by 2012,
These services include video telephony, broadband and mobile television, among others.
In India, VAS (value-added services) is picking up. It has the potential to generate huge revenues,
It will contribute about Rs 6,000 crore to total revenue from telecom operations by end of this year (FY 09). This is likely to go up to Rs 18,000 crore by 2012,” he said.
Telecom operators in India currently provide 2G and 2.5 G services to subscribers.
Last year, the Government of India, through its enterprise — Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) — soft-launched third generation or 3G services in Delhi.
Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) include features like mobile broadband, mobile television, online gaming, video streaming, full track downloading and video telephony.
Mobile applications in India will really explode… it is affordable because of the huge volumes (large potential subscriber base).

Thursday, March 5, 2009

CDMA Phones Secret Codes

Nokia:
5185/6185 programming: *3001#12345#
Software version: *#837# or *#VER# or *#9999#
Serial / ESN: *#92772689# or *#WARRANTY#
Phone reset: *#75681# or *#75682#

Nokia 6185-5170
1. Press *#639#
2. Enter OTKSL and press OK
3. Enter the MIN and select OK
4. Enter the SID and select OK
5. Programming is complete

Nokia 3585
1. Enter ## followed by the OTKSL
2. Number (MDN) is highlighted. Press the upper left-hand soft key to select
3. Mobile Number will display. Enter the 10 digit MIN
4. Press OK
5. IMSI will appear. Press and hold the Clear key until the display is empty.
6. Enter 31000 plus the MSID (15 digits total)
7. Press the upper left hand soft key and select OK
8. It will take you back to the SVC Programming. Press the upper right hand soft key to select EXIT
9. Press END.
10. Phone will power cycle and programming is complete.

Samsung:
All type of phones (old modeles):
NAM programming: 47*869#08#9
Test mode: *759#813580 or 5809540*45680
exit test mode - 02
A-Key: menu + 0, code 25##
Samsung A500
1. Enter ## and the 6 digit OTKSL
2. SERVICE MENU will appear and 1.Basic will be highlighted
3. Press OK
4. Device will display NAM CDMA/ Phone Number
5. Enter 10 digit MIN
6. Press OK (3 times)
7. Display will return to Service Menu. Press END.
8. Programming is complete

Samsung N240 and N400
1. Enter ## and type in the 6 digit OTKSL
2. The display will show SVC MENU and 1. Phone Number
3. Press OK
4. Enter the 10 digit MIN and press OK
5. The display will show NAM with Home SID on the second line (Note: SID is no longer used)
6. Press OK
7. The display will return to the SVC MENU
8. Press END to complete the programming
Samsung Uproar
1. Press MENU key
2. Enter 9 2 0
3. Enter the OTKSL
4. At SVC Menu screen press OK
5. Enter MIN and press OK 4 times
6. Enter SID (4654) and press OK
7. Press END key
8. Programming is complete
Samsung N300
1. Press ## followed by the OTKSL
2. SVC menu will be displayed
3. Press 1 for Phone #
4. Enter the 10 digit MIN and press OK
5. MIN that was entered will be displayed press OK
6. SVC Menu will display press 3 for NAM
7. Enter the 4 digit Home SID press OK
8. Press END and handset will power cycle
Samsung i300
1. Tap on the Phone Icon with stylus
2. Press #907*9#0 ENTER LOCK should appear on screen
3. ENTER OTKSL
4. SVC MENU will appear press 1
5. Enter 10 digit MIN and then press SAVE
6. Press SAVE again
7. Press 3 and then press SAVE 6 times
8. Enter the HOME SID and press SAVE once
9. Press END key twice
Samsung A400 and A460

1. Enter ## and OTKSL
2. Press 1 for Basic at MENU (1 of Phone # when using the MSL)
3. Enter 10 digit MIN and press OK
4. At 1.Basic Menu press the END key
5. Handset will power cycle

Samsung 3500 8500 6100 N200
1. Press MENU
2. Press 6 0 (3500) 8 2 0 (8500/6100/N200)
3. Enter OTKSL
4. Press 1 at SVC MENU Screen
5. Enter MIN and press OK
6. Press OK 4 times
7. Enter SID (4654) and press OK
8. Press END key
9. Programming is complete

Qualcomm:
QCP-800 programming: menu + 3 + 0.
SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
QCP-820/1920/2035: type "111111" and press Jog Dial.
Choose "Programming" and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
QCP 1960 and 2760
1. Press softkey under the work MENU
2. Press 8 0
3. Enter the OTKSL
4. Press softkey for OK
5. Enter MIN and press softkey for OK
6. No SID is require for this handset
7. Press softkey for EXIT
8. Programming is complete

LG:
LGC-300 programming: menu + 9 and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user
A-Key: press STO for some time while you can see special code enter zone. Type 2539** and enter A-key
LGC-330W programming: menu + 4 + 0 and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
A-Key: type 2539** and enter A-key
LGC-800W /500 programming: menu + 0 and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
A-Key: type 2539** and enter A-key
LGC-510 programming: menu + 3 + 0 and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
A-Key: type 2539** and enter A-key
LG1010 LG4NE1 TP2200 TP2100 Touchpoint SB/DB TP 1100 TP5200
1. Press ##
2. Enter the OTKSL
3. Scroll to SAVE and press OK
4. Scroll to MIN and press OK
5. Enter 10 digit MIN scroll to SAVE and press OK
6. Scroll to SID and press OK (Skip on 4NE1 go to RESET PHONE and press OK to complete)
7. Enter SID (4654) and scroll to SAVE and press OK
8. Programming is complete

LG5350
1. Enter ## and enter the OTKSL and press the left soft key under the word “Save”
2. At the Service Program display select Mobile Phone # and press the OK in the center of the 4 way navigation key
3. Enter the 10 digit MIN and press OK
4. Scroll down to 4. Advanced and press OK
5. Scroll to NMSI and press OK
6. Enter the MSID and press OK
7. Scroll down to 9. Amps Phone # and press OK
8. Enter the MSID and press OK
9. Press the END key

TP 2100
1. Press ##
2. Enter OTKSL
3. Scroll to SAVE and press Roller Ball in for OK (ESN will display)
4. Select NEXT (by pressing in the roller ball)
5. Scroll to EDIT and press in the roller ball
6. Enter MIN
7. Scroll to SAVE and press roller ball in
8. Select NEXT at the next 3 screens and then EXIT
9. Programming is complete

TP3000
1. Press ##
2. Enter OTKSL
3. Scroll to SAVE and press OK
4. Open flip
5. Use Stylus to enter the 10 digit MIN
6. Press OK (No SID entry is required)
7. Programming is complete

TP 5250
1. Press ##
2. Enter the OTKSL
3. Scroll to SAVE and press OK
4. The phone display will read SVC Program
5. Scroll to MOBILE PHONE # and press OK
6. Phone display will read Mobile Phone Number
7. Enter the 10 digit MIN and press OK
8. Scroll to Home SID and press OK
9. Enter the 4 digit SID (4654) and press OK
10. Reset Phone will be highlighted. Press OK
11. Phone will reset
12. Programming is complete
LG V111(DM110)
[menu]30.
After ask lockcode, enter: 843691.

Ericsson:
Programming:
Shot NAM 987 + menu
Long NAM 923885 + menu and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
CDMA mode 904093 + menu
Analog mode 904095 + menu DM mode 904959 + menu

Hyundai:
HGC-120E / -130E programming: #86904**89397#
HGC-600E programming: ##20022002, END and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.

Sony:
CM-M1300/3300/Z200 programming: type "111111" and press Jog Dial.
Choose "Programming" and enter SPC: "000000" or may be other SPC typed by user.
Sony CM-M1300
1. Power phone on
2. Enter six "1s" ( 111111 )
3. Press the jog dial in
4. Press the jog dial in again to select programming
5. Enter six "0s" for the service security code
6. Phone displays the ESN
7. Press the jog dial in for OK
8. Enter your ten digit cellular telephone number
9. Press the jog dial in for OK
10. Enter your cellular carrier’s system ID (SID) without the zeros
(Example: if your carrier’s system ID is 00035, enter just 35)
11. Press the jog dial in for OK
12. Enter a name for NAM 1 or just press the jog dial in for OK
13. Phone displays Basic NAM 1 Programming is complete
14. Press the jog dial in
15. Press the jog dial in again for EXIT
16. Phone powers itself off
17. Press the power button to power the phone back on
18. Basic programming is complete

Motorola:
StarTAC 7760/7860 programming:
Service menu: FCN+0+000000+000000+RCL
Test mode: FCN 00**83786633 STO
V60c programming:
Service menu: 74663 # [Menu] [Menu] (programming code)
Test mode: [Menu] 073887 * (security code = 000000)

Motorola Tarpon (120x)
1. Press 74663 (spells PHONE)
1. Press # MENU MENU quickly
2. Enter OTKSL
3. The work MIN will be highlighted
4. Select the word CHANGE by selecting the top right button
5. Select DELETE. Press and hold the button until clear
6. Have the customer enter the 10 digit MIN number
7. Select OK with the top right button. The “User Activation” screen will appear
8. Scroll to highlight the CDMA Sys ID
9. Select CHANGE by selecting the top right button
10. Enter SID
11. Select OK by selecting the top right button
12. Select DONE with the top left button
13. Press the END key
14. Press # MENU MENU quickly
15. Enter OTKSL
16. The work MIN will be highlighted
17. Select the word CHANGE by selecting the top right button
18. Select DELETE. Press and hold the button until clear
19. Have the customer enter the 10 digit MIN number
20. Select OK with the top right button. The “User Activation” screen will appear
21. Scroll to highlight the CDMA Sys ID
22. Select CHANGE by selecting the top right button
23. Enter SID
24. Select OK by selecting the top right button
25. Select DONE with the top left button
Press the END key

Motorola Phones (ALL)
1. Enter 74663 # FCN FCN
2. Enter OTKSL
3. Enter MIN and press STO
4. Enter SID (4654) and press STO
5. Press STO again - programming is complete
Note: on the Tarpon (120C) you will need to press the MENU key instead of FCN.

SK Teletech:
SK-IM 1000/1400/2000/2200/2400 programming: #7583538324#626#

Getrun 2000
System NAM programming mode: 0 + 1 + # + 7 + 3 + 7 + SECURITY CODE (000000)
Debug menu: 0 + 1 + # + 3 + 2 + 4 + SECURITY CODE (000000)
Debug screen of field test mode: 0 + 1 + # + 7 + 2 + 7
Test mode: 0 + 1 + # + 7 + 6 + 4 + SECURITY CODE (000000)
System test mode: 0 + 1 + # + 7 + 6 + 8 + SECURITY CODE (000000)

NEOPOINT:
Neopoint 1000
1. Press M to display Main Menu
2. Scroll to PREFERENCES
3. Press softkey under SELECT
4. Enter 040793
5. Scroll to PROGRAMMING
6. Press softkey under SELECT
7. Enter OTKSL
8. Press softkey under DONE
9. Scroll to PHONE NUMBER
10. Enter 10 digit MIN
11. Scroll to HOME SID
12. Enter SID (4654)
13. Press softkey under SAVE to exit
14. Programming is complete

NEOPOINT 1600
1. Power the phone on
2. Press the "Menu" key
3. Scroll to "Preferences" - press "Select"
4. Key in the "Field Service Code" (the phone will not prompt you for the code)
at the "preferences" screen to access the "Service" menu (Default code is "000000")
5. Scroll to "Programming" - press "Select" - the phone will ask for the "Subsidy Lock Code"
6. Enter the "Subsidy Lock Code(654321)" to access the "NAM" menu
7. Select the NAM to be programmed (NAM 1 or NAM 2)
8. Program the NAM - Phone number and CDMA Home SID
9. After programming has been completed press "Save" - the phone will reset

Audiovox:
Audiovox 9100
1. Press ##
2. Enter the OTKSL
3. Display will read Service/Menu 1 Basic…press OK
4. Next screen will read Service Mode/Home SID…press OK
5. Next screen will read Service Mode/Home SID…press OK
6. Device will display Service Menu 1. Basic #
7. Press END button to complete programming

Handspring TREO:

1. Open the flip and press the PHONEBOOK button one time to display the dial pad
2. Enter ## and the OTKSL using the numbers on the Dial Pad
3. Press the handset button shown in the diagram above
4. At the Activations screen enter the MIN in the phone number field using the numbers on the device keyboard
5. Put a check in the Enable Number Portability box and type the MSID in the MSIN field
6. Press OK
7. The device will display the network search pop-up and return to the Phonebook display

Hitachi P300:
1. Enter ## and the 6 digit OTKSL
2. Press the Options soft key and then scroll to Save Phone #. Press the OK soft key.
3. At the NAM display scroll to EDIT and press the OK soft key
4. Display will read NAM and MDN will be highlighted. Press the OK soft key.
5. At the MDN display enter the 10 digit MIN and press the SAVE soft key.
6. At the Save prompt press the OK soft key. The next display will show several options that should not edited.
7. Press the EXIT soft key and the device will power cycle.
8. Programming is complete.

Kyosera:
Kyocera 2345 1135
1. Press 111111 (#1 key 6 times)
2. Option will be highlighted
3. Press OK
4. Scroll down to Programming
5. The service programming dialog will appear Enter Security Code.
6. Enter the 6 digit OTSKL (code will show as asterisks on screen)
7. Service Options will appear
8. Scroll down to the BASIC NAM1 Info
9. Press OK
10. Select the Phone Number by pressing the OK key
11. Using the keypad enter the 10 digit MIN
12. Press OK
13. Press END to complete the programming

Kyocera 6035
1. Press 1 six times (111111) and select OPTIONS
2. Select PROGRAMMING
3. Open flip
4. Tap the OTKSL on keypad on the screen. Tap OK
5. Tap on the PHONE NUMBER field. Enter MIN.
6. Leave A-KEY blank
7. Enter HOME SID (4654)
8. Tap SAVE & EXIT
9. Tap YES
10. Phone will be in OFF MODE Close flip.

Kyocera 3035
1. Press 111111 (the #1 key six times)
2. Options will be highlighted
3. Press in the navigation key (Navigation key is the button located between the TALK & END key)
4. Scroll to PROGRAMMING using the Navigation key
5. Select PROGRAMMING by pressing in the Navigation key
6. Enter the six digit OTKSL and press in the navigation key
7. SERVICE OPTIONS will appear
8. Scroll down to the Basic NAM1 info
9. Press in the navigation key
10. Clear any numbers that may appear using the “clear” key (arrow key located directly below the navigation key)
11. Select the PHONE NUMBER by pressing in the navigation key
12. Enter the 10 digit MIN select OK by pressing in the navigation key
13. Press END. Programming is complete.

Kyocera 2255
1. Press the 1 key six times (111111) “Option will be highlighted
2. Press OK
3. Scroll down to “Programming” and press “OK”
4. Enter OTKSL and press the navigation key
5. “Service Options” will appear scroll down to the “Basic NAM1 Info”
6. Press OK
7. Select Phone Number by pressing OK
8. Enter MIN and press OK again
9. Scroll to Home SID and press OK
10. Enter SID (4654) and press OK
11. Press END. Programming is complete.

QCP 2035
1. Press 1 six times (111111)
2. Press u key to select OPTIONS
3. Highlight PROGRAMMING and press u key
4. Enter OTKSL
5. ESN will appear press left arrow key to select OK
6. Enter MIN and press ? key
7. Press ? key again to exit - Programming is complete

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

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