Mobile Technology

Windows pain in Microsoft shake-up

Windows pain in Microsoft shake-up

Over the years, Keith McCarthy has become used to a certain way of doing things on his personal computers, which, like most others, have long run on Microsoft's Windows software.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 4:59am

CSL 'conceded billing glitch'

A customer suing telecommunications provider CSL over what he says are erroneous phone charges told a tribunal yesterday that a CSL executive conceded a 'glitch' might be responsible for one of the bill items.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

China Mobile to launch cross-border 4G service

Roaming charges are expected to fall after China Mobile Hong Kong launches a cross-border data sharing service next week, which will make it cheaper to access services locked behind Beijing's internet firewall.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New SMS location service for hikers

Hikers on country trails now have a quick way to communicate their whereabouts - by text message.

A non-profit collective of the telecoms industry, the Communications Association of Hong Kong, launched a new SMS service yesterday to improve the safety of hikers, a frequent concern.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Roaming Vision + Digital

Works by Leung Kui-ting (including Roaming Vision + Digital 05-2011, left) that combine digital elements with Chinese traditional ink painting components. Today-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Sat

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

How to avoid mobile bill shock

There are all manner of misfortunes that befall the traveller abroad; lost luggage, a stolen passport, delayed flights and sometimes accidents. Now, there is another item to add to the list - our mobile telephone bill.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK$16,000 phone roaming bill

Imagine being billed HK$16,000 for just a day of overseas data roaming.

The Hong Kong Consumer Council says that is what happened to one woman recently - and that is why you should be sure to read the fine print in your data-roaming agreement if you are planning to use your smartphone overseas.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Can you do without your mobile phone?

What would you do if you accidentally left your mobile phone at home? I think most people would return to get it. The mobile phone has become a central part of our lives, and many people feel restless without one.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

3 days in Thailand, HK$29,000 in roaming fees

When Anthony Lam Yue-yeung landed in Bangkok last September bound for what he expected to be a pleasant three-day holiday on the resort island of Koh Samui, he switched on his iPhone.

Like mobile phones everywhere it was swiftly flooded with welcome text messages offering roaming discounts and other services.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Confusion rules over curbs on 'obscene' texts

Plans to freeze mobile phone accounts responsible for sending 'obscene' text messages are in confusion, with a Beijing provider yesterday announcing it would introduce the measure, while its Shanghai counterpart apparently issued a denial.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Phone firms told to end 'free' text deals

Mobile phone network operators will soon be required to terminate contracts with content providers who mislead customers with so-called free pay-text messages which are costing some users a small fortune.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Bill for 'unsolicited' text messages shocks first-time user, 67

The 67-year-old man was new to using a mobile phone. He soon got a shock: a HK$1,357 bill for text messages he had never asked to receive.

The man, who prefers not to be named, is just one victim caught out by short messaging service (SMS) charges.

'I don't even know what an SMS is,' he said. 'I won't pay. Just send me to prison.'

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Ping pong poser holds key to free trip for Lions rugby test against South Africa

While this year's Sevens might have been and gone, you won't be able to avoid thinking about rugby if you go anywhere near the HSBC building over the next two weeks. A giant game ball has been placed on the ground floor of the bank's Central headquarters. It is filled with ping pong balls. The installation is for a contest organised by the bank - and the Post is lending a hand.

1 May 2009 - 12:00am

Fixed-to-mobile option expected to be popular

Fixed-line phone users are expected to switch numbers to a mobile phone service if the city's telecom regulator introduces number portability between fixed and mobile networks.

Number portability could also boost competition between fixed-line and mobile-phone operators.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Company profile - China Mobile

China Mobile's principal activity is the operation of mobile telecommunications.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am