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Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 30 Sep 2018

Project Fi: Google’s own mobile phone service

After years with Verizon Wireless as my mobile provider, I finally had to jump ship. The massive degradation of their service at my new home, combined with Verizon’s refusal to do anything about it, led me to seek out other options. I could no longer send and receive MMS (picture) messages at home. On top of that, calls would often disconnect and/or become unreliable.

Thankfully I had recently purchased a Moto G6, which supports all of the US mobile phone carriers. That’s right, my shiny new Motorola packs antennas that are capable of using voice and data service from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. That opens up a lot of choices for what network to use!

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But wait, isn’t this post about Project Fi? It sure is! Back in 2015, Google introduced Project Fi as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The mere launching of an MVNO wasn’t anything ground-breaking though. There are many MVNO’s in the US, including Boost Mobile (running on Sprint’s network), Cricket Wireless (running on AT&T’s network) and MetroPCS (running on T-Mobile’s network). Typically, MVNO’s offer cheaper rates and lower monthly fees, compared to their “host” network operators.

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Mobile Phones Wes Novack on 01 Sep 2018

The futility of Verizon Wireless Customer Service

Can you hear me now? NO WE CAN’T

Back in July, I posted a tweet (embedded below) about switching away from Verizon Wireless, to Google’s Project Fi.

Verizon Wireless then reached out to me, and said:

“We certainly don’t want you to leave us. What’s happening that you are thinking of switching?”

I replied, explaining that my service had degraded tremendously recently, and that I could no longer reliably send/receive MMS (picture messages) or phone calls from my home.

They requested that I move the conversation to a private Direct Message, so that we could discuss how they might help me. What ensued was a bizarre and frustrating conversation with their support, where I repeated myself over and over again and where they tried to lay blame on my phone, even though I informed them that the same issue was occurring with 3 separate devices on their network. Incredulously, they even pointed a finger at my WiFi and home network during the conversation!

The conversation was such a waste of my time and so ridiculous that I had to publish it here. They asked *me* to discuss the issue with them, and their big revelation was that my area has “variable coverage”. Ya think? And of course, they wouldn’t promise to actually investigate the coverage in my area or, gasp, try to improve it. The ugly mess of a conversation is below, if you’d like to torture yourself.

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Mobile Phones Staff Writer on 14 Jul 2018

Cell phones

Cell phones are portable telephones that transmit signals through a cellular network. This system enables people to make phone calls or send text messages.

Background of a cell phone.

Motorola was the first company to make a cell phone. This was between 1973 and 1983. It was called DynaTac. It was heavy and had to be charged after every 30minutes of use.  Back in those days, almost every household had a landline so the cell phone was not so essential.

Not many people had the cell phone when I was first introduced. We all know that if anything is introduced the demand is likely to be high and hence it is a bit costly. So not everyone could afford to have a cell phone until another version of a cell phone was introduced.

Benefits of a mobile phone

Often the name cell phone is used interchangeably with mobile phone and smartphone. This is because the makers argue that the difference between a mobile phone and a smartphone is that a smartphone has improved applications but the functions are the same. In other words, a smartphone is an advanced version of an ordinary mobile phone.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 18 Dec 2016

LG G4 bootloop of death

LG G4 bootloop of death

This past August, out of the blue and quite unexpectedly, my LG G4 (VS986) smartphone became entangled in a never ending reboot cycle. I experienced long pauses on both the LG branded boot screen and the Verizon branded boot screen, followed by a quick black screen. The cycle would then repeat, continuing in a dreadful, never-ending infinite loop. I had owned the LG G4 for approximately 11 months before this incident occurred.

Below is a video of the LG G4 bootloop in action.

Twas a good old chap and I really did enjoy using the ol fella. I had a mostly trouble free relationship with the device. All was well until the nefarious BootLoop of Death (BLOD?) cycle reared its ugly head.

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Entertainment &Mobile Phones &nob &Software Guest Contributor on 16 Sep 2016

Real Money Online Casino App – All the best games in one App

The beauty of the online casino gaming apps is simple: Real Money Online Casino App – All the best games in one App. Many people feel as if they have that much more control over the situation and over the apps as a result. They might be able to truly enjoy them in a way that just isn’t going to work if they’re just at home playing the games on their desktops. People have always enjoyed playing casino games in a group or in a crowd in some way, which is part of the experience when it comes to land-based casinos. People can appreciate a small part of that experience if they are at least able to play their real money online casino games in public.

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Just 2 of the many games included are pictured above.

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Mobile Phones &nob &Software &the web Guest Contributor on 19 May 2016

How Do Online Casinos Secure Transactions?

Mobile phones nowadays can be used for many things. A lot of activities that took a lot of time and energy in the past can now be done instantly, thanks to the powerful mobile phones that practically all of us have. Just imagine when you had to be near a computer, or even worse, have to go to a store in order to buy something. When it comes to entertainment the options are truly limitless. A lot of people these days play online casino games for real money or for fun on their Android phones. A lot of online casino operators realised that mobile casino gaming would be such a success, so they were quick to develop a mobile Android version of their online casinos, either as a native Android app, or by optimising their website for mobile browsers, or even both. Visit AndroidCasinoApps.org if you want to find out which are the best Android casino apps for Australian players.

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Mobile Phones &nob &Software &the web Guest Contributor on 18 May 2016

What is HTML5 and how is it Changing Gaming on Mobile Devices?

There has been many technological advances in the past few decades, especially in IT. Those changes allowed IT technicians, programmers, developers and other experts to completely transform both technology and the ways in which we use technological devices, tools and gadgets. One of the fields in which these improvements have been quite obvious is mobile technology. As a result, mobile phones are continuously improved and each generation is better than the previous. We can now accomplish many things using our mobile phones and a lot of our activities that required a desktop computer or a laptop can now be done using a mobile device. Take casino gaming, for example. Players are now able to log on to their online casino accounts via their mobile phones, make deposits and withdrawals and play games. In practice, there isn’t a reliable and popular casino which hasn’t introduced a mobile version. Casino App Kings presents the best casino apps.

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What is HTML5?

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