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    What is MMS

    MMS stands for ‘multimedia messaging service’. In contrast to SMS (short message service), phone user can send longer text message than SMS. Besides that, media such as audio, video and images can embedded in the message too.

    Nowadays, there is new style of blogging called micro blogging or live blogging. The main idea of live blogging is to send MMS (picture and text) to Flickr, and then Flickr website will handle the MMS message by automatically creating a blog post at your website based on the MMS. This should save you a lot of time in transferring picture. It is not a dream anymore to blog anywhere by using live blogging, even at a place with no internet connection.

    What is 3G

    3G is like GPRS with more speed. You can see the details here.

    3G Packages and Rates

    With 3G, you can surf the internet faster than GPRS. However you need to make sure that your mobile phones support 3G too. In addition, you need to keep in mind about 3G rates so that you will not be astonished once you used it to surf internet through your mobile phone.

    Rates for 3G depending on the type of carrier that you use. Normally, the 3G rates for each carrier is around 10 cent for every 10kb. Yes, this is totally pricey. Even a page of a blog usually needs 50kb. That’s why I prefer to use 3G packages (daily or monthly) if really want to use mobile internet.

    Digi 3G Rates: (visit Digi website )

    After doing some research, I conclude that Digi offered the best rates for 3G. 3G has the default Internet Unlimited Max5 (3G package). By using this package, you can use mobile internet at ease. This is because no matter how much did you use, you only need to pay maximum of RM5. No more than that. However the price of the 3G will slow down if your usage exceed 100mb.

    Furthermore you do not need to subscribe with this package. You just need to use the 3G service for 10cent/10kb and the charges will stop once it reach RM5. That’s for daily package.

    If you are using Digi Postpaid, you can subscribe for internet Unlimited Monthly 58. The default usage quota for this package is 3GB. After exceed quota, the speed will throttle to 128kbps.

    Maxis and Celcom 3G Rates: (visit Celcom Website | visit Maxis Website)

    Altough Digi provides good 3G rates, most mobile phone users use Celcom and Maxis. In this case, Celcom is better than Maxis. Maxis daily package is RM8 while Celcom costs only RM6 per day.

    You can view the 3G comparison chart between Digi, Celcom and Maxis for daily package (I get the comparison chart at Digi website, so maybe there is a little biased).

    Click for larger view of 3G comparison rates

    Using mobile phone as modem

    Usually mobile phone users use 3G service for mobile internet. However, you can also use 3G to access internet by making your mobile phone as modem. This is extremely useful if you want to access internet by using laptop at a place that do not have wifi.

    There are actually a few ways to do this. You can use Bluetooth, USB modem, or USB Cable. For me, I choose USB cable since cable should give more speed compare to bluetooth. Furthermore, I actually do not have bluetooth device.

    Activating MMS, 3G and other services

    How to activate Digi MMS

    • To activate digi MMS, press *128#
    • Faq: Visit Digi

    How to activate Maxis MMS

    • To activate maxis MMS, press *133#
    • More details: Visit

    How to activate Celcom 3g:

    To activate celcom 3g, go here.

    How to activate 8pax:

    activate 8pax

    • To activate: type 8PAX ON and then send it to 28882
    • To add favourite number into 8pax: 8PAX ADD <phone number> and then send it to 28882
    • To remove a number: 8PAX DEL <phone_number> and send it to send to 28882
    • To view all of 8 favourite number: 8PAX LIST and send to 28882
     

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