Friday, March 6, 2009

International MMS on Cell Phones

There are a lot of discussions going on in the blogosphere about how to get MMS on your cell phone when you travel internationally. Of course these days it is not uncommon for mobile phone providers to provide mms service locally or any area within the country. Some would charge a certain amount that is considered affordable but there are also those who charge a silly amount to their mobile phone users. However I don’t see this as something bizarre as I know that there is a cost involved in providing the service and the cost is significantly higher to provide mms service.

An MMS usually contains image(s) combined with a few lines of text. Some mms includes animation or video clips and as far as I am concerned, streaming the videos and animations to be readable on the other ends would means a challenge to the mobile phone service providers. They have to make sure that those MMSes sent by their users to be properly went through and later to be properly accessible by the recipients. During earlier days of MMS trend, it is hard to send MMS via mobile phones and furthermore receiving them would lead to disasters LOL.

What is MMS by the way? MMS is a telecommunications standard for sending messages that include multimedia objects such as images, audio, video, and rich text. MMS is actually a second generation of SMS and to send or receive MMS, you should first have a WAP enabled mobile phone. A standard mobile phone which is limited to make or receive calls as well as sending and receiving text messages or SMS cannot be used for this special purpose. There are a lot of processes involved in ensuring the multimedia contents to be properly sent or received, such as encoding process, conversion process, and extracting process. I rather not go into details into how the mobile phone service providers make it possible but as far as I am concerned, there are a lot of complicated processes involved.

Now that you know that the MMS service is costing a lot of money, you might already understand why sending MMS internationally is another different story. In other words, the mobile phone service providers would have to expand their facilities even more and at the same time they have to make friends with other international mobile phone providers. The cost would go much higher and if the users are not that fancied about sending mss, and then the company couldn’t make money. In order to encourage the mobile phone users to send out MMS, they have to reduce the charges first for promotional purposes but that would mean they have to bear the losses first.

If there are a lot of requests or feedbacks from the mobile phone users to be able to send and receive MMS internationally, then the company should do something about it to fulfill the needs. International MMS would cost a lot more and to be able to receive the MMS, maybe the company has to charge the recipient as well. This is the case in the United States currently where the recipients are charged to receive SMS (let alone MMS) while this scenario is impossible in some Asian countries and also in the UK.

What are the reasons behind all these? Well, to completely understand the whole situation, you must first understand the culture of each country. In the US, the citizens are well exposed to the technology. Since the introduction of Windows operating system by Microsoft, the people are more concerned about having a nice and modern personal computer. The demand was for PCs and laptops and therefore the manufacturers and service providers were racing with each other to provide better products.

On the other hand, people in Asian countries and other international countries see a lot more technology advancement in mobile phones and communication fields. They see new brand mobile phones in the market every day and eventually the market becomes bigger and bigger. People there are more concerned about having a stylish and modern mobile phone than a computer at home. From only able to send simple text messages or SMS, the people demanded to have mobile phones that could send out pictures and images as well video clips. So the mobile phone service providers supply the MMS service.

What I am trying to say is the demands are different between these two big continents. The US people such as in California demand for computers that are multitasking while the people in Asia countries demand for mobile phones that are multitasking. Californians are more concerned about what their computers can do while a Singaporean might be more concerned about what his mobile phone can do. One community is concerned about having a super PC in every home while another community is concerned about having a mobile phone that can be used to send out SMS and MMS internationally.

To connect the dots, some entrepreneurs have managed to grab the opportunity by setting up services that claim to be able to provide MMS services so that you can send out MMS to international countries and vice versa. If you are in the country such as in Los Angeles, you can send out MMS to other international countries such as India or China. If you are in those international countries, you can also receive MMS sent out from Los Angeles. Since the provider only supports international MMS, the cost has been reduced since the company only specialized in that particular area.

These operators are the middlemen. They are the ones dealing with the home country mobile phone service providers and propose a phone plan that are affordable and agreed by both sides. They are responsible to make sure that any MMS sent or received between international countries are processed efficiently to avoid dissatisfaction amongst cell phone users.

What you need to do once you have subscribed to any of these services is you just have to configure your cell phone to be able to send and receive MMS internationally. Setting the cell phone to be able to receive international MMS is simple and you just have to follow the manual or the instructions provided by the MMS providers.

However, from what I see and from what I understand, the technology is continuously advancing at a rapid pace and therefore there are a lot of possibilities that could happen. If these days it is hard to find an affordable international MMS service, there might be chances in the future where the mobile phone service providers can provide free SMS and extremely low cost for sending out MMS. I believe that the improvements are there but they would be achieved gradually at a steady pace.

As for now, we don’t have many choices and therefore we should find alternative ways to communicate with each other in style. Instead of sending out MMS internationally and pay some money, we can always revert to sending out emails since we can attach images and pictures into the email. Instead of sending the videos, we can upload them onto any free video streaming sites such as Youtube and we can then send out the links to our friends.


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Mobile Phones Around The World

Mobile phones have been used by people all over the world simply for its capability to let us communicate easily anytime and anywhere. The rapid technology advancement has let the usage of mobile phones to be something that you shall not miss at all. Landline phones are becoming obsolete these days though they are still widely used for business purposes and mainly in offices and workplaces.

The trend these days is to have a good-looking mobile phone and also what are special features added to the mobile phone. It is very common these days to see a mobile phone that has integrated auto-focus camera into it as well as the capability to play music and songs. From polyphonic ringtones to MP3 ringtones, mobile phones have been massively integrated all trendy features and therefore it is hard not to miss the opportunities to have a mobile phone and enjoy all these entertainment.

This blog is dedicated to provide you all information that is relevant to mobile phones. If you take some time to read the blog, you may find articles on these categories:

- Prepaid mobile phones plans - "prepaid plan" is a term that is widely used to describe mobile phone plan that needs you to pay for the service and the mobile phone first before you can use it. Other terms are pay-as-you-go mobile phone plan and also flexpay mobile plan.

- Post-paid mobile phone plans - "post-paid" is a term used to describe contract-based mobile plan where you are bonded to a contract for at least a year whenever you subscribe to the mobile plan.

- Business mobile phones - communication amongst employees are important as well as among your business partners. There are many benefits to be gained when you choose the right busines mobile phone plan.

- Smart mobile phones - fondly known as "smartphones", these type of mobile phone are usually integrated with a lot of tech features that allow you to have a computer-like mobile phone in your hand.

- Camera mobile phones

- Music mobile phones

- 3G mobile phones - the term "3G" is used to simply identify the mobile phone capability in various type of communication. The first time mobile phone was introduced, it can only receive inbound calls and make outbound calls. Later the 2G mobile phones has the ability to send and receive short message service (SMS) as well as picture messages. 3G mobile phones can be used to receive and send video messages as well as video calls.

- International phone cards - whenever you travel abroad, it is a good move to get yourself to get an international prepaid phone card where it can be used with your current mobile phone so you won't have problem to contact your business colleagues or your family.

- International mobile phones - Can you still use your mobile phone outside of your home country? I've discovered a lot of information on this question and I will try to explain about it in my own way.

- Satellite mobile phones - these type of mobile phones are just the excellent choice where you don't have to worry at all about the network coverage. You can get reception from almost anywhere with satellite mobile phones no matter where your location is. If you travel abroad, then maybe you should rent one of these mobile phones.

- Comparison between mobile phone plans - reviews are given on various mobile phone plans available. If possible, I will also try to include personal reviews given by the mobile plan users.

-"How to" information on your mobile phone - I will try my level best to share my knowledge on mobile phones. Tips and tricks to be used to tweak your mobile phones are given here. Yes, the information provided here are for free.

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I feel obliged to inform you that we are neither Mymode favourite team nor the best agents too. We are part of the so-called extreme group PrepaidForYou. Our strive for success in making money online with mobile prepaid Mymode is the only reason we plunged ourselves into the fierceful world of internet marketing.

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What is Mymode And How to Make Money from It Unbiased Short Review

Mymode is a solution to your quest to save more money while using your prepaid phone service in Malaysia. Major telecommunication providers in Malaysia are TM, Maxis Malaysia, Digi Telecommunication, and also Celcom Malaysia. Engaging itself into this lucrative prepaid business, Mymode has managed to properly established itself and able to receive recognition from Maybank and CIMB.

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I would like to apologize to any of my visitors if you fail to find any useful information about Mymode mobile phone and prepaid business. This blog is meant to guide you, not to teach or preach you what you must do to earn money online with Mymode. We learnt the hard way to put ourselves visible on the internet. You on the other hand have the advantage to override the time taken by following our guidelines. If you have the crave to learn how to make money online during recession time, then Mymode could be your first choice until you are ready enough to learn other paths to make money.

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If you are a long time user of Hotlink, then I believe you have more than the knowledge on how Maxis charges you for anything and everything. Why waste the money for things you do not really need when you can actually earn money from it? You may not be as rich as Ananda Krishnan, the owner of Maxis Malaysia, but at least you can earn some money from all the telcos though you stick with Maxis Hotlink.

What if I use Celcom Xpax?

I know that sometimes you don't have the courage to try switching from one service to another. You might say that you are not sure about the advantages of other phone plans or network. Frankly say, that unsure feeling is just something you developed inside you due to successful marketing strategy from Celcom. Either using Celcom Xpax or Blue, it won't matter and you don't have to worry much if you plan to switch to Hotlink or Digi. Remember, at this time the cost to change or transfer is still free and therefore take advantage of that. Change and try it for a month and then you can always change back to your original provider. However, as far as money is concern, go for package that offers you lower call rates and that will absolutely help you to earn more money when you join Mymode.

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