Top 5 Features to Look Out for Before Choosing 3G/4G Broadband Cyberspace Access Provider

Before thinking of patronizing that 3g or 4g broadband internet service provider for access to the web with your mobile cell(s), smartphone(s) or PC, below are the leading and trending factors that need to be considered for you to enjoy a better internet service delivery and in turn have good value for your chips without any unjustifiable daunting internet connectivity problems and issues

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#1. Customer Care Service:

At least Airtel renders the fastest hook up time with response while trying to get across via their customer care line. Though the system has flaws and it’s poorly managed.

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Among all the naija broadband internet service providers, Glo – 121 still rank better with good and courteous customer care conversation response follow by MTN. One thing that makes glo customer care service rocks is they don’t end a call after any conversation with a customer, instead they simply say would that be all, if your response is yes, they kindly say you may now end the call.

#2. Internet Connection Downtime:

MTN is perpetually known for frequent lost time or interruption of internet connection dauntingly making you to start establishing connection every time. Connection stoppage is very rare with GLO, Airtel and Etisalat except if they are experiencing unavoidable offshore barrier

#3. Flexibility and Intuitive Innovation

I learnt that Glo now offers “internet subscription connection bundle sharing” a me2U feature alike for sending airtime. This allows you to automatically share your internet connection bandwidth popularly known by a number of youths as “megabytes” or “Gigabytes” especially by most mobile 2go.com users.

With this feature you can subscribe and share your internet connection airtime and space with friends and love ones on the same network. Ain’t this a simple smart move if you ask me?

Another innovative move is the recent first of it kind service introduction by Airtel that allows its users to use a blackberry subscription that is both valid on mobile phones and PC. If you are subscribing for the normal Airtel PC internet plan you pay more with a little bandwidth

The only drawback is that if your megabytes or gigabytes get exhausted before your airtime validity period (date), you can’t manually and automatically renew it until you call their customer care on 111 to have it done for you

Another flexible thing currently run by most network operators is being able to pay for internet subscription via ATM and POS terminals online even from the comfort of your home just at your finger tips if you have receptively opted for online banking service

#4. Availability and Proximity to 3G/4G Coverage Access

3G/4G simply means a wireless communication technology structured to deliver high-speed internet access also known as HSPDA capable of transmitting both light and heavy digitalized voice, video and multimedia files

Though most network operators and ISP have now switched their internet connection from 2G to 3G , 3.5G, and 4G as the case might be as well as occasion serves, but such service is still unevenly available to all locations nation-wide

MTN has a wider 3g internet across the nation follow by GLO, then Etisalat follow by Airtel. If you are in location almost at the outskirts of the city you may not enjoy strong 3g access but EDGE which is relatively weaker in speed compare to 3g

#5. Reliability, Speed and Other Users’ Experiences

Like I said above reliability and speed is one of the core attributes of internet connections that you should not ignore if you don’t want to get annoying internet connection error messages as result of poor network service

One of the popular places to find out what other internet users’ experiences about a specific internet connection provider are, is to ask frinds on facebook or visit top internet connectivity forums such as Nairaland.com, forums.cnet.com/wireless-internet-forum, comcast, battlelog, pcpitstop and host of others

I think I would rather stop here as the post is getting lengthier. I think this 5 tips will put you on the guard thereby helping to prevent and remedy the worst internet connectivity problems and issues that emanate as a result of your ISP and network operators fixable  inefficiencies and weaknesses that most of them have reluctantly refuse to fix

Lets me know what exactly your experience has been with any network operator over the past couple of years? Lets me know your internet connectivity woes and pros and cons

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My Internet Connection Sucks? Sketchy Trustpenny Review to Choose an ISP that Truly Works Fast

It’s no more news that most internet users if not all are now having series of negative internet connection problems ranging from slow speed, poor network, bad reception signal, connectivity downtime to frequent disconnection especially those that use the commonest internet connection equipment and tool like the general one always on demand – 3g data card usb modems.

This is rather a quick post that will instantly cause you to take the right decision thereby helping you make the right switch of your ISP. It covers my encounter, avid online users, top internet marketers and bloggers experiences on what works and what does not work as regards your choice for selecting and choosing your ISP, the reasons why I stick to the ones I’m using at the moment.

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Glo rocks and as always still remains the best efficient and a bit reliable broadband kind of internet service provider with less customer complaints. Gosh! did I hear you say “you are wrong dude”? Just a few more minutes or so, I would prove it, just read on

That is why after my experiences with airtel, mtn, etisalat, I have no any other choice than to stick with them as my prefer choice of internet browsing provider. And you would unarguably agree with me that mtn seems to be d worst, Airtel is the 2nd best bet after Glo while Etisalat follows in the top lists

This skeletal statistical guess sort of is culled from social network sites like facebook.com and Twitter also from realtime users’ active forums like Nairaland.com etc

People often complain of super-fast glo 3g unavailability in their location, a vast majority complain about MTN’s poor, inefficient and unreliable service while most internet marketers grumble about airtel not opening many sensitive internet marketing sites like Fiverr.com

Others have repeatedly insatiably complained about Etisalat not working on so many third party apps and software like Virtual Private Network (VPN) for those trying to access blocked websites or websites service who have selectively banned or flagged some national IP from locating and reaching their service for one reason and the other. A good example is Paypal.com, Moneybookers.com, Escrow.com (for those using this payment option to receive Flippa.com auctioned web properties like domain name or websites)

With which ever reasons you’re here on the internet be you here to socialize, learn, make research, study or make money like I do the reason for importance for getting an hassle-free, efficient, reliable and downtime-free internet browsing service can’t be over emphasized as your success and failure for any of these reasons itemized above boils down and is chiefly controlled and regulated by your choice of internet connectivity.

Top 2 Simple Ways to Share a Laptop Wifi/LAN Internet Connection

From experience and research I know a vast majority of internet users especially non computer or internet savvy techie have problems trying to do a simple internet connection sharing with friends in school, in office or even with family at home.

With this simple Wifi and LAN internet connection sharing post, you are going to learn windows XP and Windows 7 wireless internet connection sharing. If your laptop has inbuilt or external wireless (WI-FI) device you can use it to share your internet  with as many pc users that you want within the Wifi signal reach range

My 2 Top Free Easy-to-use Software for Internet Connection Sharing over Wifi and LAN

1. Connectify
2. Virtual Access Point (VAP)

I dont want to bug you with any daunting PC set-up or configuration terms and language, the easiest way to go is download either Virtual Access Point or Connectify Virtual Access Point

I am going to assign each of the software simple set-up guide to each of the two operating systems

Windows 7 Wireless Internet Connection Sharing Tips  Using Connectify

Download connectify pro software full free download version Click here

After a successful download, run and install the software. Name your Hotspot and set a password for it. Select the internet connection you intend sharing from

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Select connection type Wifi/LAN from the “Advance” tab

Then select “Security Mode” as Ad-Hoc, WEP

After successfully setting up your connectify software, then open “Properties” of your internet connection. Click on Sharing, tick any of the following boxes as seen in the image snapshot below

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Windows XP WiFi/LAN Internet Connection Sharing Tips using VAP Software

Download and run Virtual Access point full free version Click Here

After successful installation of the Virtual Access Point Software (VAP), click on the tab “Share My Internet”

Thereafter, you will need to select the internet connection that you want to share from, then select the LAN/Wireless link as seen in the image snapshot below

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Assuming you are using Airtel internet connection service and you need to share  it with frinds, love ones or relations over your Wifi/LAN device, after configuring your VAP internet sharing software above, you are going to need to click and open the Airtel internet connection sharing, click “properties”, then click “Sharing” button, tick the three boxes bearing

“Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”

Select, “Wireless internet connection” from the drop down menu

Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the internet”

Lastly, tick untick “Allow network users to control or disable the shared internet connection” as it pleases you

Then click “Start Sharing

Please see the 2nd image above for guide

Other important Wi-fi Connection Sharing tools includes

  • Wi-Fi AP discovery tools
  • Wi-fi connection managers
  • Wi-fi raw packet capture tools
  • wi-fi traffic analyzers
  • Vowifi traffic and Qos analyzers
  • Wi-fi predictive planning tools
  • wi-fi site survey heatmapping tools
  • Bluetooth security tools
  • Mobile Wi-fi spectrum analyzers
  • Wi-fi endpoint security clients
  • Wi-fi intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • wi-fi vulnerability scanners and assessment toolkits

and they all and many more can be gotten from this site

http://www.corecom.com/html/wlan_tools.html

Top 4 Smartphone Features For Social Media

If your primary use for your phone is to access social networking sites on the go, there are certain features you should look for when shopping for a new smart phone. Although every mobile operating system these days offers social media apps, there are other features that can make your social networking experience better.

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1. QWERTY Keyboard: despite popular belief, the full QWERTY keyboard will never become outdated, even with the widespread integration of the touch screen keyboard. Blackberry appeals to professionals because of how easy emailing, messaging, and general typing is with a full keyboard at your fingertips, especially because touch screen keyboards cumbersome. Writing status updates, messaging and chatting with friends, and general browsing is made much easier on a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. If your preference is a touch screen keyboard, go for a handset with a larger screen, like the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3, which makes your typing surface larger. The Samsung Galaxy Note may not have a QWERTY keyboard, but it has a massive screen and Stylus pen to help you type with ease.

2. Social Media Integration: with the latest mobile operating system updates from all three major contenders, Facebook integration is becoming standard. However, some OSs do it better than others. Windows Phone 8, with it’s intuitive “Live Tile” system, offers status updates and unread messages at a glance, without the need to open the apps themselves. Both iOS 6 and Android Jelly Bean have integrated Facebook through out their user interface, syncing your phone contacts and calendar with information from your friends, such as addresses and birthdays. You can get notifications on the status bar, instantly share photos and video with shortcut menu options and more.

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3. Connectivity: maintaining a connection on the go is important when it comes to staying up to date on the latest updates from your social networks. Standard WiFi hotspot support is essential, and now that 4G LTE is slowly becoming supported everywhere, you can enjoy lightening fast data transfer speeds where ever you are. If service is thin, you can always fall back on 3G, without compromising speed.

4. Camera: with more Instagram users than Twitter users, it’s obvious most social media is centered around capturing and sharing moments with friends. A phone with a camera that not only has plenty of megapixels, but lots of user features as well, will be an asset for social networking fans. Face recognition, LED flash, high definition video, and geo-tagging are essential, as are photo editing features. The Nokia Lumia 900 even has a professional caliber Carl Zeiss lens on it’s 8MP camera. A front-facing camera is also ideal if you take advantage of video calling and chat; Google+ Hangout will incorporate video chat in it’s social network.

There is only one phone on the market designed for social networking fans (more specifically, Facebook users) and that’s the HTC Status. It has a dedicated Facebook share button, which lets you instantly share photos, update your status, “check in” and more. It makes you wonder: with the increased integration of social networking features in phones, can we expect the future to hold more phones like the HTC Status?

The author of this post is Chloe Parker, an editor for MobilePhones.org.uk, the best place to find the latest news and deals on the most popular smartphone