Tag: mobile radio & telecommunications

Prepaid: Use Is Steadily Rising

The star which seems to sink term contracts in the mobile sector more and more credit cards replace the mobile phone contracts. Yet the vast majority of all mobile radio term contracts with a contract of 24 months, were a few years ago the share of prepaid cards is currently increasing. According to a survey of the Institute for market and social research (IFAK), 39 percent of all Germans already use a prepaid card. 2008, this proportion has remained at less than 35 percent. The reason for this is expected to be first and foremost the new, cheap prepaid tariffs of the discounters. Since 2005 have the mobile market to hurl Simyo and co. For even more details, read what Lawrence Lee says on the issue. vigorously and can convince with simple tariffs more and more customers of prepaid cards. The fares are generally cheaper than a normal run-time contract.

Discounters like DiscoTel or Maxxim offer for example, telephoning or writing from 8 cents per minute and SMS text messages. With a normal contract, customers are here most of the time at 15 to 19 cents per minute or SMS. Now there is in the prepaid also an extensive area Mobile phone offer. Discounters like Congstar offered to more than 100 mobile phones as prepaid variants. Where prepaid cell phone is now no longer be automatically for simlock.

In particular at the discount stores, the devices are delivered in principle without lock. Why should you disable it too – the rates are usually cheap enough to bind the customer about the price. An electronic lock is thus no longer necessary. The success of prepaid is expected map also in the innovative contracts Angriff. Hardly a provider is still without an additional prepaid flat rate, usually there are two or three flat-rate variations that are without long-term contractual commitment to provide. Against this background, it is important to the success of prepaid cards will also continue to keep. Maybe there is 2010 already more prepaid cards as normal run-time contracts. Bastian Ebert

Trend Researchers

German trend researchers: individual mobile Navis are summer trend 2008 now already the days will be longer and warmer, soon is the EM-summer 2008, parks and outdoor cafes fill up again. Many wish that that it is so unforgettable time as the World Cup summer of 2006. And your own cell phone plays a new role, because for the first time there’s a conversion on way for many traditional mobile phones now: the complete package zoneLINK HandyNavigator 1 makes the own phone to the ground-breaking Mobile. Ulm – Professor Peter Wippermann, trend researchers from Hamburg, Germany 2, notes: the cell phone has now card qualities. It has become a status symbol, so everyone wants his own personal cell phone have and make it yourself. Since you always carries it with him, the phone something like a home away from home is ever personal, the better. \”And since the man by nature is convenient, more and more tasks on the phone unless the account or the planning of routes pass.\” Actually can Since a short time replace mobile navigation devices. But the corresponding route planning there only for very specific, expensive phone models.

The solution is so obvious: who often uses his cell phone, is travel a lot and often looking after specific addresses and venues, shops or restaurants. And not only with the car navigation devices are already established; on foot or by bike you would like to know where it’s at. Why do then not any cell phone to the signpost? You got it Yes anyway constantly on him. Thought is also the developer of zoneLINK, and themselves for their HandyNavigator the o-Navi, the navigation software from the local. The o-Navi is the local details of the well-known address and phone directory all possible targets. Whether it is just to set foot in the city and looking for the nearest pizzeria, or by car, the nearest fuel station controls the o-Navi shows interesting locations on the cell phone and the way.

Navigation Devices

Overview of mobile navigation devices, there are various devices for mobile navigation. All navigation devices use GPS. GPS is the acronym for global positioning system and describes how the satellite-based navigation. A typical representative of the navigation devices is the so-called personal navigation Assistant (short: PNA), which fits most comfortably in your pocket. The personal navigation Assistant has a built-in GPS receiver with high-performance, offering a good satellite reception.

The personal navigation Assistant is a stand alone device that alone for the mobile navigation is provided and hardly more features, but requires no additional components. Typically, the PNA can be fitted but with an additional antenna to the power amplification. Still suitable devices for mobile navigation, which can be extended with the appropriate software. Fall into this category of mobile digital assistant (short: MDA) ), the personal digital assistant (short: PDA), a PDA with built-in mobile or Smartphones (“translated: smart phones”). If these devices as navigation device use, you must find out what software and what additional components are needed.

As a source of information, the Internet provides good services here. In corresponding specialty forums you can enjoy the experience of other users, are already using the device as a navigation system. With integrated GPS, PDAs or MDAs are less recommended. Such devices rely mostly on the use of certain navigation software that is already installed by the device manufacturer. A large number of smart phones, the user must also must purchase the navigation software to the device and install. Especially when using in the car a worse reception than products reflected frequently in navigation devices n with built-in GPS receiver with an external GPS receiver. If are buying MDAs, PDAs or Smartphones so that an additional antenna to provide that they work with an external GPS receiver or the connection options.

Mobile Devices Now

ACTEOS offers the remote maintenance system ‘MobiControl’ of the Canadian manufacturer SOTI now exclusively available in German language. Gilching, March 2009 for the operators of large pools of mobile devices, a new horizon of more comfortable and economical remote control opens in the German-speaking markets from now. As the specialist for mobile data communication solutions of ACTEOS reports, is the software MobiControl of the Canadian provider SOTI Inc. now also in German language available since March 2009. Thus, this system, which is worldwide considered the most advanced solution for the remote maintenance and administration of mobile devices, will significantly expand its market position in Germany, Austria and the Switzerland. Because in addition to overcome the language barrier, especially the high potential of savings that can be realized through the central online administration of mobile devices, for a successful sales talk. An argument that understands every business especially in times of a tight economy. The market introduction the German version of MobiControl\”takes place at an opportune time.

In an economic situation in which each company for process optimization and savings potentials looks, speaks consideration the return on investment – of MobiControl \”for themselves. As a company that has 250 mobile devices in use, can reduce already 25 percent of the current costs for handling and administration with this new generation of device management – and Securitylosung in the first year, despite the cost. Calculated over a period of five years, reduced administrative costs by 50 percent per year. We had to expect this savings potential\”not nice, assures Dr. Dieter Neumann, Managing Director ACTEOS. By itself, it is explained by the pragmatics of locally attached devices.

Because avoiding a maintenance of the equipment in the Center saves about costs in the amount of MobiControl \”-license fee for this device\”, explains Dr. Neumann. To cost benefits, come the be result of simple inventory, higher security and tremendous acceleration of centrally controlled administration.

LTE Fares – When The First Presented?

So far, still no details about the possible rates are known. A major concern of many people is to use the Internet quickly and securely. Speeds achieved today, are more than passable. Almost nationwide is also a good covered by UMTS network given. But now there seems here to be a changing of the guard in the near future.

The 4th generation of mobile telephony, the LTE, could appear on the German market already 2011. Long term evolution presented are the network providers all over the world as a promising technology. First field tests were conducted in the United States, East Asia and here in Europe in Scandinavia. This could under laboratory conditions”to achieve up to 300 Mbit / s data transfer rates. These can be naturally not in practical use. Is calculated at rates of 150-170 MB / s.

The cost for the LTE could move in the healthy part. This read the 4 major German operators (T-mobile, Vodafone, O2 and – Plus) also a sum of 4.4 billion to invest. So much achieved the frequency allocation by the Federal Network Agency. Because the existing UMTS network can be used, the LTE tariffs should bring pleasant surprises. The UMTS networks must be only modified and partially renewed. The central theme of the LTE is the mobility. This will bring many benefits for the user. So, not only the residents of remote regions will be the Profitteure. It is even possible that the speech is not only known devices such as telephone, the Internet to connect to PC or laptop, but also by digital cameras and game consoles. This makes possible the direct transmission of images and a mobile connection.

Mobile Flat Rate Comparison

Comparison is with a mobile flat rate to save money. Movement is constantly in the German mobile market. Especially on the fare structure changes generally often somewhat. So, T-Mobile was recently only its tariff structure and banished for example no longer everyday complete tariffs, which were offered in combination with the iPhone. After T-Mobile tariff was also at BASE. Customers who already renew their contract after the 12th month at BASE, receive monthly up to 15 Euro discount.

Also the mobile operator O2 turns on the price screw, but not towards customer satisfaction. O2 changed the existing clock by 60/10 to 60/60. Thus, metered is settled now. Who so 1:30 minutes on the phone to pay for 2 minutes. Furthermore, O2 raised the minute price from 0.19 to 0.29.

The changes of o2 into force but only for new customers, existing customers can at the usual low rates + better timing calls. Who such price changes with a smiling eye opposite stand would like to, which should become familiar mobile flat rate with the topic. Just customers a mobile Flatrate need not interested in tariff changes. Purpose of such mobile Flatrate is unlimited to make phone calls. Especially a mobile flat rate to all networks suitable for very. The customer unlimited in all German mobile phone networks as well as to German landlines can call for a monthly fee. In addition to the mobile flat rate to all networks mobile operators have matching flat-rate tariffs for the German fixed network and the mobile radio network in the offer. The offered wage range mobile flat rate is huge and for each customer is also the correct fare here. Christopher Heinsius

New Industry Highlight

New site and new content: The successful call center science is expanded and presented as that event for the ‘customer dialogue of the future’ the call center Science (CCS) redefines itself is new: with the new date to the 8th and 9th of September starts out event at the Leipzig Congress Center with significantly enhanced program and new content. Customer dialogue of the future”is the message that accurately addressed the Convention not only to decision makers of the ICT and contact centre industry, but for the first time at medium-sized companies. This is achieved among other things by a newly structured program which establishes a bridge between theory and practice in a unique way in particular through partnership with the universities of Halle and Leipzig. “” “The Congress programme approach, to establish a lively exchange between science, policy and practice, by the formation of the lecture focus on Science”, future “, business” and practice “ideal is reached. Renowned speakers will be on those aspects in Log panel discussions, lecture sessions, workshops and seminars to Word.

New integrated the TeleTalk trade forum is carried out by the trade magazine TeleTalk, that practice will be presenting the latest ICT technologies,. Congress to accompany an exhibition gives you the quick, uncomplicated and direct industry overview and contact. Sponsors and exhibitors will provide answers to the questions, how can current opportunities seized and challenges met. What not will be missed in September: ample space for relaxed networking and cross-industry exchange of ideas, providing among other things an evening with Gala dinner. The call center science produces the new event concept”overdue and appropriate answers not only for the big players in the industry, but also for medium-sized companies, who want to improve their customer dialog, explains Kai-Werner Fajga, Managing Director of the telepublic Publishing House and media partner and performs: the professional contact with the customer is long a key management task to the boss ‘ has become. It is very gratifying that an event is now central addressed this issue.”we want to establish the call center science this year as industry highlight of autumn”, sets the targets Dr. Andreas Lassmann, Managing Director of itCampus software – and Systemhaus GmbH and co-organizer and added: by their claim from the event is understood not only industry gathering as a platform to bring industry and science practice-oriented and future-oriented in the conversation. This approach makes the call center science.