People in Hong Kong reap the benefits of competition in telecommunications in terms of the choice and prices of mobile phone services they are offered compared with other places. To get started, all you need is your ID card - with one exception.Tuesday, 24 May, 2011, 12:00am
Frontline police have called for a change in the law to regulate the sale of prepaid mobile phone SIM cards which they say have become the communication tool of choice for criminals.
But their call - which would bring Hong Kong in line with an increasing number of overseas jurisdictions - has been met by a wall of concerns over privacy from lawmakers.22 May 2011 - 12:00am
Lenovo taps Ericsson for mobile broadband modules on ThinkPads12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
HONG KONG BOASTS many superlatives - from the world's longest suspension bridge and busiest container port to the highest concentration of Mercedes-Benz cars.
But there is one record-breaker that affects all of us every day. The ubiquitous Octopus card that hardly anyone leaves home without is officially the world's largest smart card payment system.22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
European Union regulators accused a group of 149 banks, including BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, with breaking EU rules over a fee agreement to handle debit-card transactions.
The European Commission said the accord by the members of the Paris-based Groupement des Cartes Bancaires was not exempt from rules that ban pricing agreements between competitors.21 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
At least two banks - Hang Seng Bank and DBS Bank (HK) - plan to launch more secure chip-embedded credit cards this year.
DBS (HK) is expected to make its EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) cards available to customers as early as the second quarter while Hang Seng plans to issue the smart card in the third or fourth quarter.27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
SUN MICROSYSTEMS celebrated 10 years of its Java programming language last month with the announcement that its production of JavaCards - smart cards that can be programmed with Java - had reached 1 billion units.26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Advertising is one of the most neglected aspects of small business - probably because it costs money and it is often difficult to tell if the expense was worth it.
But one type of advertising that most agree is worth the expense is the lowly business card.25 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
I lost my mobile phone over Christmas, as did at least five of my friends. I expect the mobile phone companies always look forward to festive seasons for this very reason.
I am trying to find out if there is any software available that one can use to make a memory back-up of telephone numbers to a personal computer.26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am
To drum up support for next year's introduction of smart identity cards, the government will offer free digital certificates for the first year.
Hong Kong's smart ID cards contain an option to store the e-Cert digital certificates. Card holders can use them for e-banking and other activities requiring digital authentication.11 Sep 2002 - 12:00am
More services and functions are being considered for the smart identity cards that will be introduced next year, a senior Immigration Department official said yesterday, while admitting such a move could raise privacy concerns.24 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Increasing use of cellular telephones and mobile-banking services will spur the use of smart cards in Hong Kong and the mainland, according to an industry executive.
Jean-Claude Deturche, smart card marketing director for Schlumberger Test and Transactions Asia, said the mainland and the SAR would lead the region in the use of smart cards.10 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
Mobile phone users who buy cheap Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards on the street could be setting themselves up for a criminal investigation or a hefty bill for calls, the Consumer Council warned.16 Jul 1999 - 12:00am