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Good experiences @ MWC2012

7 Mar

This year’s Mobile World Congress was a complete success for tripNETer. We completely sold out and we were lucky to had our service reviewed by many important technology bloggers.

The feedback was great and will help us improve our service.

here are some experiences from our clients:

Vodafone Spain will cut the “free” MB for Roaming in Europe

14 Dec

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A month ago Vodafone launched an important announce called “Commitment Vodafone”, which intended to “win the confidence” of the client by eliminating the “small asterisk footnotes”, not to limit the proposals, but to reinforce the message.

It only took 30 days to see the first asterisk and worser condition in their most expensive talk and surf plans that included 50MB or 250MB of “free” roaming navigation (Per month) within europe. Is still expensive if you compare it with tripNEter that offers unlimited MB per day for only 5,99€ all over Spain, but it was something.

Now any spanish user that activates their plans after december 1 wont have those “free” MB of roaming in Europe, and must pay a regular price for the Data Roaming that goes up to 1€ per 100kb for some users.
This new condition only gets worse every time and the roaming rates goes in the opposite direction to the technology advance and more consuming apps and pages we are getting used to.

source: xataka móvil

Roaming rates: Germany

14 Dec

For those who still can’t imagine how big roaming rates can be, here is a very interesting comparison of the different Roaming options when Germans travel to Spain.

Save up to 98% with tripNETer rates! Up to 100MB/day for just 5.99EUR/day!

Company Price Interval
[EUR/MByte] [KB]
 1&1  39,34  10
 Aldi Talk  Not possible
 Alice  9,71  10
 Arcor  40,96  10
 BASE  12,08  50
 Bild Mobil  Not possible
 blau  Not possible
 blauworld  Not possible
 callmobile    
 congstar  20,28  50
 Conrad FairPay  
 E-Plus Time & More  12,08  50
 Fonic  12,29  100
 Ja Mobil  20,28  50
 klarmobil  7,99  50
 maXXim  20,28  50
 O2 Loop  Not possible
 Penny Mobil  20,28  50
 simply  10,04  50
 simyo  5
50
 smobil
 T-Mobile XtraCard  20,28  50
 Tchibo Komfort  7,17  10
 Tchibo Prepaid  7,17  10
 versatel  16,18  50
 VIVA  Not possible
 vodafone  14.95  50
 vybemobile  6,-  10
 Youni  Not possible

Correos

29 Nov

Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos, S.A., popularly known as Correos, is the national postal service of Spain. With 63,000 employees and 5.4 billion pieces of mail sent each year, Correos is one of the largest postal services in the world. Based in Madrid, it has over 10,000 postal centres all over Spain.

Correos has covered the whole of Spanish territory every day in public service for more than 300 years. In 1850, the first postage stamp appeared in Spain, bearing the image of Queen Isabella II. This had two important consequences. On one hand the cost of deliveries was reduced as the service was paid for by the sender rather than the person receiving the correspondence and on the other, the number of deliveries increased considerably. That year 18,500,000 deliveries were made. In 1889 the Cuerpo de Correos (the Postal Workforce) was created in Spain. From then on the presence of postmen increased in more and more towns and Correos started to become an indispensable element for the unity and structure of Spain.

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40GB of data in roaming costs the same as a house

19 Nov

The tourists in countries like Spain, a typical touristic destination, have been shot in the foot for years with the kind of prices we have for roaming. It is wrong when you see people turning off the roaming at the airport before leaving the country, they would like to continue using their phones, tablets, PCs  but they will not do so if prices are this disproportionately high.

There is a great article in PC Pro, “40GB of data Costs the Same as a house” showing that the 40GB of data that typically is included in most of the home connectivity packages in Europe (unlimited broadband connection) can reach the cost of a luxury yacht or a house with three bedrooms if we download this same amount of data abroad with operators like Virgin Mobile or O2 for the UK costumers (anyhow for Germans, French, Americans or Japanese Roaming cost is quite similar).

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Spain Builds Supercomputer With Cellphone Chips

18 Nov

Spain is well know for the sun, the happiness and the fiesta but here we also make some interesting HI-tech stuff, the Barcelona Supercomputer Center is building a supercomputer with mobile chips, the big problem of those supercomputers are the energy consumption and the generated heat, the Barcelona Supercomputer Center is solving this problem using the ARM low-power chip architecture that powers most of the smartphones and tablets that we use everyday.

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