Tag: mobile

Beware of SMS Scams

by on Nov.30, 2009, under Posts

Here’s a list of scams that I have received via short message service on my mobile phone. I have highlighted the incriminating keywords in bold that should never be revealed to anyone in any situation.

Basic rule of thumb is: if in doubt, don’t do it!

Scam 1

From: 66600
RM0. To activate yr EON Bank Card,type CDACT nric/p.port nocard no & sms to 33188.If u hv not rec’d yr cd, pls call 03-26161133.TQ

Scam 2

From: 66600
RM0. Your EON Bank Card has been couriered to you. If you do not receive it, please call 03-26161133 for assistance. Thank You.

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Maxis Communications To Relist on the KLCI

by on Sep.19, 2009, under Posts

After two years of privatization since July 2007, Malaysia’s leading mobile telecommunications corporation Maxis Communications Berhad has announced that it will relist on the local stock exchange and launch an IPO with an offering of 2.25 billion shares.

The announcement was made after market trading hours on Friday 18 September 2009, which also indicated that 175M shares will be offered to the public.

The company and its various subsidiaries recorded a total revenue of RM6.75B for FY06, RM7.69B for FY07, RMRM8.45B for FY08, and RM4.24B for H109. Mobile subscriptions have grown from 8.1M by end of 2006 to 11.4M by June 2009, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%.

Non-voice revenue, which included services such as SMS, content downloads and wireless broadband, increased from RM1.51B in 2006 to RM2.28 in 2008 at CGAR of 23%. Wireless broadband subscriptions increased 35 times to 140K by end of 2008.

Source: Maxis to offer 2.25b shares under IPO

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Nokia N78 Packet Data Connections

by on Aug.12, 2008, under Posts

For those who have the Nokia N78 mobile phone and are having difficulties getting packet data connections over GPRS and 3G, I have found one solution. This problem happens after you have downloaded or configured your operator’s access points (Menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Connection -> Destinations) and when you want to connect for web browsing or sending multimedia messages (MMS). The phone will show a message saying “connection not available“.

Solution is simple. Go to Menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Connection -> APN control. A message will say “Reading content from SIM card”. After that, it should display another message “Connections restrictions inactive”. If it does not, go to Options -> Deactivate restrictions. Exit all the way back to the standby display and try web browsing or sending a MMS.

The help page for “Restrict connections” is described:

With the access point control service, packet data connections from your device may be restricted to certain access points only.

Your SIM card may not support the access point control service. Contact your service provider for more information.

Let me know if this works for you.

The following is a good site to be updated on Nokia software updates, which recently announced firmware version 12.046 for the Nokia N78. This release includes performance improvements for softkey selection, Bluetooth stability, video playback, e-mail sending and alarm clock functions.


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