Sell my mobile: ‘Bill Shock’ still affecting many Australians

Sell my mobile: ‘Bill Shock’ still affecting many Australians
People in Australia are still being hit with astronomical mobile phone bills when going abroad. SimpleRoam - post-paid telecommunications provider - claims that the notorious Bill Shock still affects a great number of people when using their devices or roaming the internet in other countries. A recent report entitled the State of the Mobile Nation compiled by Macquarie University found that 45 per cent of…

Recycle mobile phone: Apps key to mobile phone advertising

Recycle mobile phone: Apps key to mobile phone advertising
Smartphone applications are set to be the key driver for advertising as companies have recognised it as the main distribution method for media on mobile phones. In-app spending by advertisers in the US and western Europe is set to overtake money spent on display ads on mobile websites in 2012, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The number of apps downloaded globally is expected to…

Sell my mobile: Mobile phone coverage woes could be at an end

Sell my mobile: Mobile phone coverage woes could be at an end
Poor mobile phone coverage could be a thing of the past for consumers in Wollondilly, New South Wales, because of the release of a new device. Indigo Telecom is rolling out the new dual-mode mobile phones in Australia Post offices across the country, including the one in the centre of Wollondilly. Mobile coverage is something that has been noted across the country recently, with the…

Mobile phone recycling: Smartphone sales to continue at apace

Mobile phone recycling: Smartphone sales to continue at apace
New research has shown that people around the world are going to continue looking towards smartphones when buying their next devices in the first six months of the year. ABI Research's Technology Barometer survey found that 25 per cent of US respondents said they intended to purchase a smart mobile phone during the first half of 2012. The rapid rise in the number of people…

Sell my mobile: Mozilla to launch operating system in ‘late 2012’

Sell my mobile: Mozilla to launch operating system in ‘late 2012’
Mobile phones running an operating system developed by makers of the Firefox web browser will reportedly go on sale at the back end of this year. The first handsets running Mozilla's Boot to Gecko (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo's mobile network, according to tech blog in the country Ztop. Creators of the browser initially announced in July 2011 they had…

Recycle my mobile: People are using mobile phones to access travel info

Recycle my mobile: People are using mobile phones to access travel info
The meteoric rise of smart mobile phones is such that 51 per cent of smart device owners in the US accessed travel content on their handsets in a three-month period to February 2012. Smartphones are fast becoming the device of choice among consumers as people enjoy the fact they can gain internet access wherever they are. Data compiled by the comScore Travel Advisor report showed…