Facebook Sim card released!

Yes its true, now your new GSM cell phone will be having Facebook built-in. Gemalto has created the first SIM card including functions related to the social network.

He has managed to get Facebook running on a SIM chip, making every GSM phone a Facebook phone and bringing social networking to the simplest of handsets. A spokesperson for the social network confirmed the development via email. He said,

We worked closely with Gemalto on their Facebook for SIM product and believe it will be another easy and affordable way for people to stay connected through Facebook on the mobile phone of their choice. Facebook for SIM creatively combines technologies from some of our existing mobile solutions that especially are attractive for people with feature phones and have limited or no data plans with a mobile operator. Through the Facebook application on the SIM card people can: Update their status and view comments on it; write on their friends wall; receive notifications; find friends on their SIM phonebook.

Regarding Facebook phone sometimes I think I have had enough, some say it will be out some deny. So well I am waiting to see the exact launch now. What do you think ? Share your views with me on this.

JustDial: Call in your search query

Most people who use search engines often use it for looking up local information. Google Search is quite handy to look up phone numbers for restaurants, hospitals and other important details you might require.

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But what if I did not have access to the internet. Well I can always call up a friend and request him to search for an address or phone number. A few days ago I needed to find some phone numbers to all the hospitals in the locality I live in. I called this service JustDial and got all the information I needed. They sent me the address via email and also sent me the address and contact numbers through SMS. This was quite handy to look up locally listed businesses or services on the go.

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  • Using Just Dial website I could look up all the hospitals in my locality. It apparently covers over 250 cities in India and is probably the best way to search for local information in India.
  • You can order flowers to someone, check out places of interest like restaurants and hotels by specifying the locality in which you are searching within the city, so that narrows down your search results. For instance I looked up hospitals only in my locality and not the whole city.
  • There are many other specialized local listings, like a section on movies which allows you to select a movie and location you are in. It shows up a list of theaters the movie might be playing in.

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Just Dial on Phone

  • As I wrote before you do not need to be online to use JustDial. All you have to do is call Just Dial which is a local call from any city in India where the service is available.
  • Their number is 6999 9999 and someone on the other end of the call does the searching for you. Then you can give your mobile number and ask for the relevant details to be sent through a text message.

I have used this service a few times, it is a great help during emergencies. Not everyone has internet access over a cell phone. People who are not really into using internet website can also use this service with a simple call from any land-line. :-)

So what do you think? Is it the best local search engine for India as they claim. I definitely think their boast is accurate.

Free international calls, Photo Sharing, Instant Messaging and more from your Phone!

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Nimbuzz Mobile lets you call, chat, message, and send files on the go, for free. It combines all your buddies from  Skype, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, GoogleTalk, AIM, GaduGadu, Jabber and Twitter, and social networks including Facebook and MySpace. One login, one contact list, all accounts.

See who´s online and where, call/group-call, chat/chatrooms, offline messaging, send photos/music/video, voice messaging.

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Nimbuzz Mobile free to download and use. Nimbuzz will not charge or bill you for anything. However, since Nimbuzz uses your internet connection, incremental data charges from your provider will apply. It is, therefore strongly recommend to use the mobile client only with a flat-rate data plan or free Wifi connection.

Save Money

Instead of calling minutes, Nimbuzz uses the internet to let you make free international calls to your buddies. You can also register your VoIP account to call your friends on landlines and mobile phones.

Locate your Friends

Share your location and retrieve the location of your buddies on a map. Great for arranging face to face meetings.

Make yourself heard: If your buddies are offline, let them know you’re trying to get in touch by sending them a “Buzz”. It will start Nimbuzz Mobile on their mobile phone.

Never lose your Contacts

Use the Phonebook to back up and restore your contacts. Contacts will be backed up online. Comes in handy when you have lost your mobile phone.

So, why not Download Nimbuzz for your phone!

After you’ve made a few @Nimbuzz buddies, and you don’t want to lose connection with ‘em even after you stop using Nimbuzz on your phone, You can also download Nimbuzz for windows.

Biggest Drawbacks of Nimbuzz:

You must be wondering, when Nimbuzz is so useful and cool and all that, why isn’t it present in every Java-enabled phone? Okay, Now the bad news, Nimbuzz does a lot of data transfer(that means that if you aren’t usin’ some ‘Unlimited plan’, you’ll have to lighten your pocket much.

Now, the second negative point is the result of the first one, Because it transfers a lot of data, it consumes a lot of battery too(Well… I guess this is main the reason why it is not SO popular).

Did I miss something? Do tell me in comments! :)

Link: nimbuzz.com

(Image credits: nimbuzz.com)


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Cheap calls to the US and Canada with Magicjack

dsc01389Telephone costs are becoming cheap these days, thanks to the modern day technologies which rule the world. Though there are numerous VoIP services like Skype, Yahoo,Voxox, etc., many people still have a hang for the traditional telephone. Some of these may offer excellent services but old people may have some difficulty in using them.

There is a solution… Magicjack!

What is Magicjack?

Magicjack is a VoIP service provided by YMAX Corporation. Magic jack is available across the US and Canada and can be bought from any retail store or can be purchased online from www.magicjack.com. You can also opt for a free trial for 30 days before purchasing.
Magicjack consists of a Magicjack USB. This can be connected to any USB port in a computer having a broadband internet connection. The other end of the Magicjack can be connected to  any ordinary telephone using the standard telephone wire  (RJ 11, I guess…). Every Magicjack has an unique telephone number which can be personalized.

How will it be useful for old people?

If some one is working in the US and their parents are in India, Magicjack is a boon for them. Their son or daughter in the US can procure a Magicjack, do the first time initial configuration and send them over to India. Their parents in India, can use Magicjack, and keep in touch with their loved ones. The best part of Magicjack is that once you have it with you, you can call any number in the US/Canada, for absolutely free! In fact, there is no restriction to the number of calls.

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The initial investment is around $40 and after that, the yearly  payment is $20. I think this is a worth investment as you get unlimited calls for a pretty cheap price. To get a hands on experience, I procured a Magicjack through one of my relatives and connected it to my comp. Initially, it takes a bit of time for downloading the Magicjack user interface. After that, I tried placing the call from here in India to my friend in the US. The voice clarity was amazing… far far far… better than what I expected,with a clean and simple user interface and I think this is a real good investment. It is a boon for all those people who want to keep in touch with their loved ones.

Note: This is not an advertisement campaign for Magicjack. It is my personal review of the product and your own experience results may vary.

Link: Magicjack

(Image Credits: phonedog)