Technology

Number Portability Now Available in Jamaica

In a press release today, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell announced that effective 12:01 am, Monday, all systems are in place to facilitate number portability by individuals and businesses. In this regard, both fixed-line and mobile telephone customers in Jamaica will be able to switch networks and retain their original numbers if they so desire. The ...

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Digicel Zero is Here

Digicel Jamaica broke new ground in the local telecommunications market with the launch of Digicel Zero, a product that will see customers getting all Digicel calls for free with the purchase of a three-day data plan. Digicel Zero is the simplest and most attractive offer ever launched in the telecommunication giant’s 14-year history. “We’re in the business of keeping our ...

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The Apple Watch Will Be Available April 24

Apple gave details about its upcoming smartwatch, the Apple Watch, at a press briefing in San Francisco yesterday. The entry-level Watch Sport will cost $349 and $399, depending on the size of the body, 38 millimeters or 42 millimeters. The mid-tier Watch collection will range from $549 to $1099. The top-of-the-line Watch Edition will retail for $10,000 and up.

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Will Be Available April 10

Samsung just announced its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, its 2015 flagship smartphones. The S6 and S6 Edge have a completely redesigned look and feel and have ditched the cheap plastic for premium metal and glass. The new Galaxy S6 series is a departure from the previous series, switching from an all-plastic shell to a dual-glass design enhanced with ...

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Apple Is Now Worth Over us$700 Billion

Apple’s closing price today gave it a market value of us$710.7 billion, making it the first-ever U.S. company to close at over us$700 billion. That’s nearly double the next largest company on the list, Exxon Mobil. The milestone is a significant one for the company, which previously breached the us$700 billion mark in intraday trading but hasn’t closed above that ...

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Lime Launches Their My LIME Self Care iOS & Android App

The My LIME Self Care App has been designed to make your life easier. The intuitive platform makes checking on your balances, adding credit, buying data bolt-ons and monitoring your usage easier than ever. Discover the great features of My LIME for yourself! iOS –> http://bit.ly/1DMP7Ue Android –> http://bit.ly/1DpQUAV Website –> http://bit.ly/1DpQWc5

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Netflix Ranks Digicel as The Slowest in The Caribbean Region

Internet content provider Netflix has panned Digicel’s wireless service as the slowest in the Latin American and Caribbean region – a ranking the telecoms dismissed as flawed analysis. Netflix, in January, rated Digicel’s data transfer speed at 0.69 Megabits per second, and Mexico’s Totalplay as the fastest with a speed of 3.53Mbps. The speed is arrived at by testing the ...

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WhatsApp Can Now Be Used Online

About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Well, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off. The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It’s simple to set up, and ...

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LIME Will Continue Free Paper Bills

LIME yesterday said that it will not implement the planned paper bills fee announced recently that triggered widespread protest. The company had proposed to charge a fee of $225 to each customer who opted to receive paper billing as of January 1, 2015. “I’m pleased to announce that we will continue free paper bills beyond January 1, 2015 for those ...

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Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter

Instagram is now officially bigger than Twitter. The photo-sharing app has reached more than 300 million monthly active users, sharing more than 70 million photos every day, and an average of 2.5 billion daily “likes,” CNBC reports. The number of Instagram users has ballooned this year, with 100 million monthly active users added since March. Facebook bought the app for ...

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