Mobile Phones – JVC Europe Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mobile Phones – JVC Europe 32 32 People at Srikakulam agency clamor for mobile network – The New Indian Express Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:40:00 +0000

Express press service

SRIKAKULAM: As their cell phones are not working properly due to lack of network coverage, tribals in various parts of Srikakulam agency keep their phones where they receive the signal instead of carrying them with them. Many of them use empty medical saline bottles as special bags to hang cell phones at the entrance of the house or on a nearby tree or wherever the network is available. Thus, they are forced to use the mobile phone as a fixed connection.

At a time when the world has become a global village with the emergence of revolutionary changes in the communication system, the tribal people of various villages in Srikakulam agency are still roaming the hills in search of a mobile phone network .

Although the Center has installed some cell phone towers in the Agency, this will not provide a good network to the tribal villages. Various tribal villages in Meliyaputti mandal are facing mobile network issues. In particular, residents of Mukundapuram, Savara Mukundapuram and Guntupalli villages in Keralasingi Grama Panchayat of Meliyaputti mandal say that a proper mobile network still remains a distant dream for them.

They only receive mobile phone signals at particular locations due to territorial difficulties. People keep their mobile where the network is available. They turn used saline solution bottles into a pouch to keep their cell phone and hang the saline solution bottle on trees in the garden or on the front door where the network is available.

Jayamma from Mukundapuram village said, “We are not getting proper mobile signal in our village. Due to lack of signals, we hang cell phones on trees and other places. We turn used medical saline bottles into mobile pouches. Saline bottles are convenient to hang because they have a hook. If we move from the place, the signal may drop.

“When we want to make a call, we will begin our hunt for signals. Although the nation has had revolutionary changes in its communication system, there is not much difference in the tribal villages. Even after 75 years of independence, we are struggling because of the lack of road and mobile connectivity. I call on the government as well as ITDA officials to establish mobile towers in our agency.”

Many villages have no internet or mobile coverage

The total number of mobile phone users in India may have hit 116.3 crores, but out of the 5.97 lakh villages in India, more than 25,000 villages still lack mobile or internet connectivity. According to the Home Office, in the 90 districts in 11 states that have been affected by left-wing extremism, more than 10,000 villages lack mobile and internet connectivity. According to the report, 1,787 villages in Andhra Pradesh lack internet and mobile coverage and 1,651 villages in LWE affected areas lack internet or mobile coverage.

How top esports talent rose from obscurity Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:33:16 +0000

Ampverse’s team of talent scouts spends a lot of time scouring professional and amateur esports leagues. Pathfinders use internal tools to compare performance metrics such as the “kill ratio” (the proportion of kills on each side in a battle). But beyond playing ability, Ampverse is interested in the “hyper-growth trajectory and fanbase acceleration” of new recruits. By gleaning data from YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok, Ampverse can compare subscriber growth, engagement rates, and “dwell time” (i.e., the amount of time fans spend watching content). It also examines concurrent views on live-streaming platforms like Twitch, where Ampverse CEO Ferdinand Gutierrez previously worked.

Different games require different skill sets, Baillie says, but holistically it’s not much different from finding talent in traditional sports.

“Any successful esports team is all about teamwork,” he says. “We’ve all seen football players who could be absolute geniuses on their own, but if they don’t play well with a team, it affects the dynamics.”

Strategy skills and lightning-fast reaction times are important, as is mental toughness. 7Sea uses the “scrum” method, a team-building framework typically used in IT environments, which can also build trust, confidence and mindset. Their coach acts as “scrum master” and leads 7Sea through a rigorous daily schedule that often begins with a personal trainer guiding players through exercise and meditation sessions.

“We are looking for an ability to stay focused,” explains Baillie. “These games are so intense. An esports tournament is not like a traditional sports tournament, where you only play one game a day. Esports players can play for up to nine hours, and they also have to absorb a review of their performance.”

A growing nation of esports athletes

Baillie describes India as “the most exciting and fastest growing market in the world” for esports. It is currently one of the top five global mobile gaming markets, with a 13% share of global gaming sessions. There are around 430 million recreational gamers in India, with the average spending 3.6 hours a week watching tournaments. Revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 36% over the next three years.

A report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) released in October found that digital games as mobile app downloads increased by 50% and user engagement increased by 20% during the pandemic, in part because many alternative forms of entertainment have come to a halt during lockdowns.

“The Indian market is still in its infancy, compared to other more mature markets in Southeast Asia, and it is growing at breakneck speed,” says Baillie. “The viewership is huge. Practice matches – that is, not even professional matches – attract 100,000 simultaneous viewers. In the next six to 12 months, it’s going to completely explode.”

Do you have an old flip phone? 5G technology continues to roll out, leaving 3G users disconnected | KCUR 89.3 Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:03:18 +0000

A milestone day in the rollout of the 5G cellular network will be January 19, bringing faster speeds and wider coverage to millions of cell phones across the country. But the upcoming change, the latest in the advent of 5G, could leave some devices in the dark.

Verizon and AT&T plan to activate their C-band networks on Wednesday, a change that should further increase the speed and availability of both carriers’ networks.

5G stands for “fifth generation cellular” and is being touted as the next big thing for cellular devices.

According to the FCC, 5G offers faster service, fewer delays and greater capacity for users.

“This is the second wave of the 5G era,” said Andy Choi, chief communications officer at Verizon. “You envision over 100 million people in 1,700 cities across the country who will have access to Version’s Ultra Wideband network.”

While 5G has been available to customers of cellular carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile for more than a year, new C-band networks slated to go live on Wednesday should further improve speed and availability. of the network. The improvements will be most noticeable at crowded events like concerts or sporting events, Choi said.

“It will not work”

As 5G implementation draws to a close, delays for Americans who still use devices that rely on 3G networks are looming.

Mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon are shutting down their 3G networks due to the fact that the network is based on old technology and requires more frequency space occupied by older cellular devices. The shutdowns begin in February with AT&T and will end by the end of the year.

That means older cellphones that use 3G won’t be able to receive calls or texts — including to 91 — or use data services, according to the FCC.

OATS (Older Adults Technology Services), an AARP affiliate that helps seniors learn and use technology, advises all Americans that the 3G phase-out could affect:

  • Cell phones from 2012 or earlier (including flip phones, pre-2012 smartphones)
  • home security systems
  • Connected watches
  • Medical devices and medical alert bracelets

“One of the things we’ve learned over the years is that many older people tend to hang on to their tech devices a little too long,” said Tom Kamber, founder and chief executive of the ‘OATS. “And after three or four years, that software and an old device tends to be outdated and that puts you at risk of the device breaking down for issues that it’s doing everything it’s supposed to.”

Kamber says outdated technology can expose consumers to security vulnerabilities, and now is a great time to ask providers if the devices you rely on use 3G technology.

“We know that millions of people are relying on outdated devices and we’re sure some people in America won’t be aware of this transition and they’re going to open their phones or press their panic button and it won’t work. not,” Kamber said.

Major wireless service providers in the country, such as T-Mobile and Spring, will phase out 3G service by the end of 2022.

5G and the digital divide

While major wireless service providers like Verizon are touting 5G as the solution to bridging the digital divide, so far, that has not been proven to be true, according to Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Alliance for Digital Inclusion.

“5G will not bridge the digital divide,” she said. “Because the digital divide is not just about the availability of broadband services; it’s about affordability, digital literacy and appropriate devices.

Historically, Siefer said, wireless service providers have deployed new services and technologies in communities where consumers can afford to upgrade, largely leaving out rural communities and low-income consumers.

“We know that the lower the income, the less likely one is to have broadband service at home,” Siefer said. “The lower a person’s income, the more likely a household is to rely on a mobile phone, as the sole source of internet service or other free public Wi-Fi solutions.”

Siefer pointed to financial support for consumers who may not be able to afford new devices as well as higher cell phone bills. The federal Lifeline program offers a discount on wireless and Internet services to consumers who meet the conditions. Siefert said it’s an underutilized perk.

“Some people find out about it because sometimes the carrier tells them it’s there,” Siefer said. “Information often comes through community organizations or other social service entities, and that’s how a lot of the word got out.”

In addition to Lifeline, the federal government funds a program called High Cost $4.5 billion a year. Its mission is to encourage communications technology companies to extend their networks, “in rural areas where the market alone cannot bear the substantial cost of deploying network infrastructure and providing connectivity”.

“We need whatever solutions exist to be options for diverse communities in rural areas,” Siefert said.

The Midwest Newsroom is an investigative journalism collaboration comprising KCUR, St. Louis Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, Nebraska Public Media and NPR.

German cybersecurity agency finds no censorship in Xiaomi mobile phones Thu, 13 Jan 2022 23:08:06 +0000

Lithuania’s action led to the German BSI’s investigation which lasted several months.

“As a result, the BSI was unable to identify any anomalies that would require further investigation or further action,” the spokesperson said.

In a statement at the time, a Xiaomi spokesperson told Newshub that its devices “do not censor communications to or from its users.”

“Xiaomi has never and will never restrict or block our smartphone users’ personal behaviors, such as searching, calling, web browsing, or use of third-party communications software,” the statement said.

“Xiaomi fully respects and protects the legal rights of all users.”

There have been doubts about the use of Chinese technology in countries around the world in recent years, including New Zealand.

In 2018, Spark wanted to use Huawei gear as part of its 5G network, but the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) said there would be security risks if it did.

The UK government had previously banned the same company’s technology, and the US announced in September that it would replace Huawei’s devices in its networks.

Huawei, the other companies targeted and the Chinese government have all denied the charges and condemned the actions taken by Western governments against them.

Smart phone for Rs 1L and keypad for Rs 20K in Amritsar central prison: La Tribune Inde Mon, 10 Jan 2022 01:04:00 +0000

PK Jaiswar

Tribune press service

Amritsar, January 9

The continued seizure of cell phones in the Amritsar High Security Central Prison has raised a question mark over the functioning of the prison administration.

Over the past two days, a search operation led to the confiscation of 19 cell phones from 16 prisoners, indicating the ease with which prohibited material was available in the compound. A total of 60 mobile stations were seized during the first eight days.

The interrogation of several detained prisoners with cell phones also highlights the collusion of prison staff, although the proximity of the central prison to a densely populated area is another factor in the infiltration of cell phones into the prison premises. high security. The lack of strong laws is also responsible for the threat.

An official, wishing not to be named, aware of the interrogation of detained prisoners with cell phones said a smart cell phone was sold for Rs 1 lakh in the complex while a touch tone phone was available for Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000.

“Possession of a cell phone in prison is a bail offense. Therefore, notorious criminals hardly think twice before getting cellphones on the fly, ”the official said, adding that installing the mobile signal jammer was the only solution to end this threat.

A search operation carried out on Friday evening resulted in the seizure of eight mobile phones and three laptop chargers. These were recovered from the possession of Sukhraj Singh from Chak Pandori village, Nishan Singh from Bundala in Ferozepur, Sahil Kumar Sharma from Greenfield region here, Jobanjit Singh from Bandala village Jang Bahadur Singh, aka Jagga Singh from Chohla Sahib in Tarn Taran, Rasal Singh from the village of Randhel ke in Tarn Taran and Sandeep Saini from Taragarh in Pathankot.

Another search operation on Saturday recovered 11 cell phones, two laptop chargers and a headset. These were confiscated from Jagroop Singh from Vaironwal, Tarn Taran, Rahul Singh from Kirpal colony, Abhinesh from Gopal Nagar, Manpreet Singh from Muradpura to Tarn Taran, Dhalwinder Singh from Jamari village from Goindwal Sahib, Gurjit Singh from Sultanwal Sahib Singh from Yodhiker village, Gurpreet Singh, aka Gurpartap Singh, from Patti and Ravinder Singh from Algo Kalan village in Valtoha.

Two separate cases under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act were registered against them. Police said they would be subject to a production warrant to determine how they managed to obtain the banned material.

A prison official said continued search operations were being carried out to locate the perpetrators. Those found to be in possession of prohibited material, including cell phones, would take appropriate action against them.

How to do it in a few easy steps Sat, 08 Jan 2022 09:47:18 +0000 You can remove your Paytm account from your lost or stolen phone by calling the Paytm Payments Bank helpline number.

Your cell phone knows almost all your secrets. From your google account to bank details, everything is stored on your phone. And in such situation, if your phone is lost or stolen, it can affect you in several ways. Almost everyone now uses online payment services to carry out financial transactions and therefore have apps like Paytm, Google Pay, etc. installed on the phones. But what if you lose your phone and it falls into the hands of a scammer? You can lose all your savings and money in your bank account.

You must be wondering if your phone is protected by the screen lock or the passwords you set. But, it cannot be denied that there are several ways to unlock it. In addition, there are also passcodes to lock your Google Pay or Paytm account, but you still need to take steps to prevent anyone from accessing them. If you have lost your phone or someone has stolen it, in order to save you from any kind of financial loss, you can remove your payment app from the phone.

There are ways to delete or block your digital payment accounts. If you are a Paytm user, you can follow the steps mentioned below to delete your account from the lost / stolen phone.

How to delete Paytm account from your lost phone

Step 1: Call the Paytm Payments Bank support number – 0120 4456456

Step 2: Select the option “Report loss or unauthorized use of wallet, debit card or savings account”

Step 3: select the option “Lost phone”

Step 4: Enter the lost mobile number

Step 5: Select the option “Block the Paytm account”

US phones were affected by more than 50 billion automated calls in 2021, according to YouMail Robocall Index Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000

In december 2021, Americans received just under 3.6 billion automated calls, down 13% from November and the fewest calls in a month june 2020. In December, robocalls averaged 115.1 calls / day and 1332 calls / second compared to November, during which robocalls averaged 137.4 million calls / day and 1 590 calls / second, down 16% on a daily basis. The drop was caused by a sharp drop in the last few weeks of the month as robocallers appeared to have taken time off for the holiday season.

These latter figures are provided by YouMail, a completely free automated call blocking application and call protection service for mobile phones. These numbers are determined by extrapolation from automated call traffic attempting to reach the millions of active YouMail users.

“The good news is that monthly robocalls continue to be at a lower level since the deployment of STIR / SHAKEN on June 30the“Said the CEO of YouMail Alex Quilici. “The bad news is that the total number of robocalls again exceeded 50 billion for the year, which translates to roughly 200 robocalls this year for every adult with a phone.”

Spam and fraudulent calls represent a significant percentage of calls

In December, the number of fraudulent calls fell 4%, while telemarketing calls fell 18%, payment reminders fell 18%, and alerts and reminders fell 11%. While all types of calls decreased during the holidays, fraudulent calls decreased the least, as it appears robo-callers took little time off.

Type of

Robotic call

Estimated December

Automated calls

Percentage December
Automated calls


1.3 billion (-4%)

37% (+ 4%)

Alerts and reminders

1.1 billion (-11%)

30% (+ 2%)

Payment reminders

0.58 billion (-18%)

16% (= 2%)


0.62 billion (-18%)

17% (-4%)

Overall for the year, the scams category tops the list with almost 30 billion fraudulent or spam calls, or just under 60% of all calls, a very significant number of likely unwanted calls.

Type of

Robotic call

2021 estimate

Automated calls

Percent 2021
Automated calls


21.4 billion


Alerts and reminders

13.1 billion


Payment reminders

7.4 billion



8.6 billion


“Winners” in december 2021

In December, the same cities, area codes and states that had the most automated calls in recent months continued to do so, although the number of calls was significantly lower than in previous months.

Cities with the most automated calls:

Atlanta, Georgia (143.7 million, -10%)

Dallas, Texas (130.6 million, -10%)

Chicago, Illinois (112.6 million, -12%)

Cities with the most automated calls / person:

Baton Rouge, LA (30.1 / person, -10%)

Memphis, Tennessee (28.5 / person, -11%)

Washington, DC (26.6 / person, -11%)

Area codes with the most automated calls:

404 in Atlanta, Georgia (60.9 million, -10%)

214 in Dallas, Texas (49.3 million, -10%)

832 in Houston, Texas (47.7 million, -14%)

Area codes with the most automated calls / person:

404 in Atlanta, Georgia (49.8 / person, -10%)

225 in Baton Rouge, LA (30.1 / person, -10%)

901 in Memphis, TN (28.5 / person, -11%)

State with the most automated calls:

Texas (422.4 million, -15%)

California (332.1 million, -9%)

Florida (279.6 million, -14%)

State with the most automated calls / person:

South Carolina (20.5 / person, -15%)

Tennessee (20.2 / person, -15%)

Louisiana (20.2 / person, -11%)

These data points are provided by YouMail, a free call protection application for mobile phones. YouMail recently won the Gold Stevie Award from the American Business Awards for Technical Innovation of the Year, and the YouMail app was named the nation’s best robocall blocking solution in a competition hosted by Geoffroy fowler from the Washington Post.

YouMail blocks unwanted robocalls by making sure the user’s phone does not ring, then broadcasts a decommissioning message that leads them to believe they’ve dialed an invalid number. YouMail identifies problematic numbers and robocalls using a combination of its recently patented audio fingerprint technology, call patterns and consumer feedback.

YouMail provides the YouMail automated calls index to estimate the volume of automated calls across the country and for specific area codes each month. This estimate is formed by extrapolating the behavior of the billions of calls YouMail has handled for its users, and these statistics are regularly cited by the FCC as the definitive source for national data trends.

For a full ranking of cities, states, and area codes, as well as details on auto caller behavior in each area code, please visit To listen to the actual voicemail messages left by automated callers, please visit the YouMail directory. To join the YouMail Robocall Index mailing list, please write to [email protected].

About YouMail, Inc.

YouMail protects consumers, businesses and carriers from harmful phone calls. YouMail protects consumers with app-based call protection services. YouMail protects businesses in direct contact with consumers by detecting and helping to stop impostor traffic that can lead to financial or brand damage. We protect operators with automated call mitigation services that detect when bad traffic originates, passes through or terminates on their networks. Our direct-to-consumer solutions answer over 1 billion live calls per year through more than 10 million registered users, powering America’s most robust telephone sensor network by identifying and providing zero protection time against illegal call campaigns and cyber attacks. We also operate the YouMail Robocall Index ™, the country’s definitive source on phone network activity and attacks. YouMail, Inc. is privately funded and based in Irvine, California.


Rohan Notaney for YouMail
Lumina Communications
[email protected]

SOURCE YouMail Inc.

BlackBerry terminates the service; Devices will stop working on January 4 Tue, 04 Jan 2022 15:41:00 +0000

For legions of executives, journalists and politicians – even the leader of the free world – they were once indispensable devices for staying connected when regular cell phones weren’t enough. Everything else was reserved for amateurs.

The devices, with the bizarre sounding name BlackBerry and the QWERTY keyboard that conditioned many people to type with their thumbs, were more ubiquitous than iPhones in the late 2000s.

But starting Tuesday, Blackberry models that use the company’s operating systems will follow the path of the Commodore computer and the LaserDisc. The same will be true of their branded trackballs and Tic Tac-sized alphabet keys.

As part of an “end-of-life” decommissioning program initially announced in 2020, BlackBerry has said that as of January 4, 2022, it will no longer support devices as the Canadian company completes its transition of several. years of manufacturing mobile phones to a software-based business model.