Surfing the web on mobile phones

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Post by sashimi » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:21 pm

Jennifer wrote:
The language instruction is the one feature that caught my attention when it was advertised very briefly in a TV commercial flash. I thought it would be useful for my boy who will be learning a 3rd language, convenient for him to revise his 3rd language anywhere anytime. Is an iPhone very expensive?

Can a Smartphone do this too?

MTIA your input.
I use a free app, Kotoba, on my iphone. It's a Japanese-English dictionary. You can enter words in English - activate the Japanese and Chinese keyboards and you can tap in Japanese as well as draw kanji characters for the dictionary to search. The dictionary provides sample sentences, and IIRC you can connect to the net for more samples. And it's completely free. Slashed more than 50% of the time I used to spend on my Jap homework! :lol:

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Re: Surfing the web on mobile phones

Post by penglee » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:33 pm

Jennifer wrote:Is iPhone more superior?

Which brand/model Smartphone would you recommend?

Can web surfing on mobile phone be carried out anywhere? Like on the bus?

Paiseh for such seemingly stupid qns. I really am an idiot when it comes to such IT stuff.

MTIA for your enlightenment.
hi,

beware of lure of internet. Our telcos are suckers when u exceed their data-quotas. and bills in $Thousands for 50mb to 100Mb per month are not uncommon :cry:
If you really need to surf, go for unlimited plan :wink:
(generally, Green and Orange's bills are more user-friendly compared to Red telco. All still expensive) :?:

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Post by Jennifer » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:54 pm

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Post by VitoRelax » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:08 pm

sashimi wrote:

*If you wait a leeeeetle bit more, on 27 Jan, Apple will officially announce... something....
Hi sashimi are you a Mac fan ? :D

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Post by Jennifer » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:05 am

VitoRelax wrote:
sashimi wrote:

*If you wait a leeeeetle bit more, on 27 Jan, Apple will officially announce... something....
Hi sashimi are you a Mac fan ? :D
Read the MyPaper this morning- it's a iTablet. Sounds exciting.


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Post by daisyt » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:02 am

penglee wrote:hi,

beware of lure of internet. Our telcos are suckers when u exceed their data-quotas. and bills in $Thousands for 50mb to 100Mb per month are not uncommon :cry:
If you really need to surf, go for unlimited plan :wink:
(generally, Green and Orange's bills are more user-friendly compared to Red telco. All still expensive) :?:
But nowadays the plan comes with 12GB data and cap at a certain amount after you used up the 12GB. Its more than sufficient. I have tried for one month, the most is 600MB.

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Post by daisyt » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:03 am

VitoRelax wrote:
sashimi wrote:

*If you wait a leeeeetle bit more, on 27 Jan, Apple will officially announce... something....
Hi sashimi are you a Mac fan ? :D
Me Me ! Mac fan ! haha. We are Mac family.
Actually, once you start using Mac, you would find PC is booooo ..... :D

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Post by daisyt » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:04 am

Jennifer wrote: Read the MyPaper this morning- it's a iTablet. Sounds exciting.
Yes, this is another cool stuff of apple. Waiting anxiously ! :D

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Re: Surfing the web on mobile phones

Post by sashimi » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:04 am

penglee wrote:hi,

beware of lure of internet. Our telcos are suckers when u exceed their data-quotas. and bills in $Thousands for 50mb to 100Mb per month are not uncommon :cry:
If you really need to surf, go for unlimited plan :wink:
(generally, Green and Orange's bills are more user-friendly compared to Red telco. All still expensive) :?:
This should not apply at all when it comes to all the current *iphone*-specific plans (not the "normal" mobile plans with data). They are now all given 12GB, and your DATA bill is capped at $30. That's the max you will pay. (but rem you still have to pay the base fee for the plan).

I.e. if you use an iphone with a "normal" mobile+data plan, it's kinda of pointless. Unlimited mobile plan is too much; so might as well go for the iphone plans.

And of course red is evil.

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Post by sashimi » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:09 am

VitoRelax wrote:
sashimi wrote:

*If you wait a leeeeetle bit more, on 27 Jan, Apple will officially announce... something....
Hi sashimi are you a Mac fan ? :D
Not really LOL! My first ever computer was an Apple IIe back in the 1980s, but after that it was PCs. I've always admired Apple's devices and design, BUT I really hate the elitist and exclusive attitudes. So when Singtel brought in the iphone exclusively, I was really fed up and resisted buying one (I'm with M1). Guess my patience paid off. :)

I do my best nowadays to not be an apple fanboy. I like to praise the technology and design but I refuse to join in the elitist holier-than-thou attitudes!

I have put off buying a netbook for ages, but I plan to take the plunge with the "iTablet". :)

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