India's Idea Cellular offers an attractive incentive for post-paid subscribers by reducing its international roaming tariffs for both voice and data, offering savings up to 95 percent. But local SIM cards may still be cheaper options.
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The Zamzar website, which converts files between formats, has launched a new service: it will now convert files submitted by email. This could be particular useful to smartphone users who are often emailed files that their device is unable to display.
Don't be cruel telcos. Vinnie over at Deal Architect and others are venting at the cellular telcos. The issues du jour are: high cost of international roaming, locked SIM cards, the cost to upgrade, and inability to buy unlocked phones like the iPhone.
As I have been traveling, it has become obvious that paying the roaming fees charged by my Swiss cellular provider to make calls was a silly, and expensive, waste of money. The obvious solution was to put some money on a dial-out service of one of my audio IM accounts.
The Italian cell phone website Cellular Magazine has just posted a two-minute demonstration of the newly released BlackBerry 8800 on YouTube.You can get to it here.
Operators respond to EC threats...
Yesterday I came across an article on the Audioholics website by Clint DeBoer entitled "10 Reasons Why High Definition DVD Formats Have Already Failed". I read the article with an open mind and while I didn't agree with everything said in it, I found myself agreeing with quite a lot of it.
Roaming between wireless local area networks and cellular services may be closer--and pricier--than expected.
Wi-Fi vendors are starting to let customers roam onto cellular networks. I don't know about you, but for the last five years, the roaming capabilities of my various wireless phones have left much to be desired.
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