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O2 and E-Plus merge 3G network

Earlier than planned, O2 and E-Plus are merging the UMTS network - this was announced by Telefónica after it bought its competitor E-Plus. The solution is national roaming in the 3G network. The advantage for customers: network coverage will be significantly better for Telefónica and E-Plus customers, especially with regard to data applications. In the urban area, Telefónica has a ...

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Apple brings iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch Support

Yesterday, Apple introduced its own smartwatch line - parallel to this came iOS 8.2. Besides Supprt for the Apple Watch, the update also contains other improvements. The update to iOS 8.2 does not bring any significant innovations apart from support for Apple's Watch - that is probably only with the next "real" update to iOS 9 with the ...

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LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.1) on Moto G (falcon)

Moto G: Android 5.0.2 available in Germany

The Android "Lollipop" update for the Moto G (2013) has already been rolled out worldwide for some time, and now it seems to be available in Germany as well. Motorola directly relies on Android 5.0.2 and thus spares the customers the first - mostly buggy - versions. With "Lollipop", the new basic look in "Material Design" also comes to the ...

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Using your own mobile phone in Australia with Telstra

Those who are planning a holiday in Australia and want to stay reachable or want to make cheap local calls can use a Telstra prepaid package. With the German mobile phone contract to call outside Europe can be very expensive very quickly: with Congstar, for example, the telephony minute costs 1.59 euros, if you are called even more. SMS and ...

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Moto G gets Android 5.0.1

Motorola is among the first to distribute the update to Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop". With this, the manufacturer maintains its line with early updates to "clean" Android. The distribution of Android 5.0 for the first- and second-generation Moto G, which originally started back in November, has been halted in the meantime, and now apparently the distribution is underway on Android ...

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LTE roaming in Europe also with Congstar

Telekom enables its customers to use LTE data networks in other European countries. This is also possible with Congstar, at least in Italy. If you have a Congstar tariff, which makes it possible to use the 4G network of Telekom in Germany, you can apparently also use the roaming offered by Telekom. The speed will be limited to the ...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact gets Android 4.4.4

Sony brings Android 4.4.4 for the Z1 Compact - Sony is quite exemplary when it comes to updates and delivers the latest Android version for the small high-end smartphone before the corresponding update for the flagship Z2. The update is currently being rolled out - it will gradually be available over-the-air on all devices, even though it is not yet ...

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iOS 8 brings LTE to the iPhone at E-Plus & Simyo!

As reported by teltarif.de, the LTE network of E-Plus can be used with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C with the second iOS 8 beta. This was previously not possible due to a missing profile. E-Plus uses a 1,800 MHz LTE network, which is also used by Telekom. Technically, all iPhones from the 5 series onwards are thus able to ...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - Hands On

Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact is supposed to offer everything a high-end smartphone needs - but in a smaller form factor. I took a closer look at how well that was achieved. The technical specs are convincing at first: Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2.15 GHz, 2 gigabytes of RAM, 20 megapixel camera, UMTS, NFC, LTE. In addition, a micro-SD slot to store the 16 gigabyte ...

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