An App To Check Signal Strength Right From Your Phone

Open Signal Map Web

Ever reached a tipping point where you are just not happy with the signal strength on your phone by your service provider? Fortunately there are apps that you can now use to check the strength of your carrier before thinking of number portability. Open Signal map is an appavailable for Android phones that can not only measure the signal strength of GSM/EDGE/3G connections but also Wi-Fi signals as well. The web version of this tool is platform independent and you can check from your PC as well. Its a crowd-sourced app that tells you about the density of the towers in around you and hence the data is user contributed. – Signal direction – Signal graph – Map and radar views of cell towers & WiFi routers – Detailed signal strength data – Save data to SD card – Widget (in beta!) – Save wifi access points and maps of their locations by running the speed test – History of signal readings . . . → Read More: An App To Check Signal Strength Right From Your Phone

Nokia tries to capture Samsung's Galaxy and how

 

 

 

Sometimes the ad-wars can turn funny, but there is a thin line between acceptable and not aceptable. I found this at ebay India site.

Nokia tries to capture Samsung’s Galaxy and how…What’s your opinion on such ad placements? Fair, Unfair? please comment and let know of your opinion

Bluetooth error in connecting Samsung Kies with Galaxy S

 

I ran into this issue of Samsung Kies not detecting Galaxy S for Bluetooth connections. Samsung Kies is just displaying Windows Mobile and Symbian as the choices! I never thought Samsung also had Symbian phones in their range:

 

This is happening on a Windows 7, 64-bit Home Premium and the Galaxy S is currently on Android 2.1, Eclairs.

On a slightly different note, I also feel that Samsung Kies is not the best of the Mobile-PC Sync software I have seen. Even the Motorola Phone tools released for V3i in 2005/2006 had more features.

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Phishing attack leveraging SMS ban

 

Today morning was just about going as usual till I noticed an email. It seemed to originate from AXIS bank and it had an HTML attachment and it was an important announcement.

The contents of the email looked valid considering Government of India had placed a ban on sending of bulk SMS till 29th. Now I am not sure if such ban holds good for financial institutions. But some smart bloke seems to have capitalized on this ban. The email stated that:

“In view of the Govt. of India directive to mobile operators, all the corporate sms messaging . . . → Read More: Phishing attack leveraging SMS ban

Airtel GPRS Mobile Office Tariffs and Activation Codes

Airtel GPRS packs, prices and activation codes . . . → Read More: Airtel GPRS Mobile Office Tariffs and Activation Codes

Mobile Operator codes in India for SMS

I thought this piece of info would be useful to you all, in-case you have not got hold of these till now:

Service Provider Code Service Area Code Aircel, Dishnet Wireless D Andhra Pradesh A Bharti Airtel A Assam S BSNL B Bihar B BPL Mobile/Loop Telecom L Delhi D Datacom Solutions C Gujarat G HFCL Infotel H Haryana H Idea Cellular I Himachal Pradesh I MTNL M Jammu & Kashmir J Reliance Communications R Karnataka X Reliance Telecom E Kerala L S tel S Kolkata K Shyam Telecom Y Madhya Pradesh Y Spice Telecom P Maharashtra Z Swan . . . → Read More: Mobile Operator codes in India for SMS