Top Five Future Smartphone innovations

What everyone is looking forward
The power and speed of today’s smartphones were unprecedented at the break of the early millennium. Who knew that it would dominate and revolutionise global telecommunications with its technology and versatility for daily life, business, entertainment, recreation and of course its big role in the telecommunications world. Here are five things we can expect to see in a few years’ time.

Flexible Screens – Although not yet in widespread use, the flexible and high resolution AMOLED screens that have been introduced at expos and tech shows are ultra-flexible and can bend along perfectly with the pliable material. It presents the smartphone screen in a whole new way, the visuals bending along with the plastic film screen with no distortion or visual errors. It is expected to be applied in the smartphone industry with bendable and slightly bendable phones that are more shock proof and bend at will in many extreme situations and conditions. There are curved and slightly bendable phones out now, such as the G Flex from LG and a bendable screen phone coming soon from Samsung. As it develops, future bendable smartphones will have more extreme applications possible.

5G – The next evolutionary step of the 4G or Fourth Generation wireless mobile broadband technology. The 5G is still a working development that’s expected to launch around the year 2020, where the ultra-fast and ultra-seamless format will have been developed and possible to operate. Its development was seen as the next level due to the increasing number and further advancement of wireless networks, and the further development of 4G, which is still considered the current fastest and most advanced mobile connection in use, despite its actual limited coverage area. This is theoretically where the 5G format will ultimately be possible once the desired levels of wireless technology and its resulting speed and connectivity eventually reaches 5G standards. Japan is one of the leading countries that are developing the technology, with local mobile service provider NTT Docomo ongoing trials, and with an expected launch date sometime in 2020 as well.

Instant-Log in on any smartphone – with the aid of a “key” device named Portable SIM, people can log-in to any smartphone, tablet or other compatible handheld gadgets. It basically acts as a “universal” log-in much like how one can log in on a personal computer with a separate profile while still retaining the original user’s settings and profile without any access or interference to the original user’s profile. Any smartphone can accommodate other users without interfering with the original user’s own profile and settings, but still operate with all the normal functions. Although already out with successful prototypes, the Japanese company Docomo already has a working prototype model that will further develop this SIM log-in key.

The Universal Remote Control – the smartphone has been developed as a remote control for digital cameras and a few smartphone-connected devices by syncing with an app and a wireless connection. It has also been developed to do basic remote control on household digital appliances, and some of them have been integrated into the Siri app to add a voice functionality as well. As the technology further develops, it will branch into many other devices, and backed by apps and upcoming advanced technology, we will soon possibly use the smartphone as a universal remote control for a wider number of important gadgets, devices and appliances as well, not to mention bigger equipment, all in the convenience of a compact smartphone.

Advanced Mobile Gaming – we’re not talking about Flappy Bird level gaming, but gaming at the level of online PC and console gaming, but using 5G wireless broadband connections and smartphones that have dedicated gaming controls, visuals and sound. Although we do have some pretty smashing games and game controller adapters compatible on a majority of smartphones, games enhanced by the fastest and most reliable wireless broadband plus advanced smartphones will hopefully do the trick somewhere in the near future. There are a few in the market such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with a slide out controller which serves as the prototype now available. But with the very fast advancement of smartphone and gaming technology, this development should come very soon and bring gaming into the smartphone world in a revolutionary way.

Top Five Smartphone lifestyle bundles: Pick the perfect plan

There are countless numbers of apps and programs on smartphones these days that entertain and help users around the globe for a multitude of hobbies, interests and entertainment activities, all in the convenience of their phones. For the smartphone enthusiast who enjoys these on an almost daily basis, their trusty handheld gadgets (and accompanying accessories) become an indispensable part of their lives.

In order for companies to bring mobile online services and phones/gadgets together into attractive packages, certain “lifestyle” plans and package deal bundles can be tailor made to perfectly fit and suit the subscriber and deliver a bundle that actually works and complements the interest or hobby perfectly. This becomes possible with the right gadgets, accessories and wireless broadband connection.

The Perfect Deals for the right subscriber

The Social Media bundle – perfect for the socially connected phone enthusiast for on the go interaction. Never miss a beat with all notifications, updates, latest news feeds and online trending topics on various social media networks with this kind of deal. Smartphone bundles usually offer high end smartphones with dependable connectivity (Wi-Fi, 3G and above) and high resolution cameras, preferably those with Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth for instant sharing on Facebook and Instagram.

All related apps and software are included as well, and enhance the social media experience. Resolution and screen size will also be important, and for these, Android and iPhones are easily available and compatible for these packages. Some common extra items or services include tablets and medium-level digi-cams; for online connections, it might include an extra connection for computers or the additional gadgets.

Photographer’s Bundle – for both amateur and higher level photographers, this bundle includes newer cameras with built in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, for instant sharing and uploads, auto saving on synced gadgets and smartphones and not to mention built in imaging and editing tools and apps for extra convenience in one gadget. This bundle may include a partner smartphone and a high speed wireless connection as well.

The Smart Health package – smartphones (mainly iPhones) with dedicated health and fitness apps are usually tied to an accompanying smartwatch that reads metrics, measures vital signs, provides health information and calculates exercise and other details in this package deal bundle. The smartphone acts as an information hub, profile and general health assistant for a number or important health functions. This even includes direct consultation via wireless online connections to doctors and health professionals for timely result checks and recommendations. Aside from the smartwatch and smartphone combo, several health apps and partner gadgets can easily be connected for wider ranging health functions.

Everywhere Connected Plan – for subscribers with more than one active online connection, this type of wireless mobile bundle will serve all online gadgets. With a main computer plus additional handheld gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and other online devices, the service package provides wide ranging broadband services for multiple items on a standard monthly rate.

The extra items could either be a laptop, tablet or smartphone and can be accessed on a modem router combo and sometimes a Wi-Fi modem /router. They facilitate different types of connections, help speed up the service and supply or “hub” the connection to all connected devices. These packages could include the aforementioned items or even other devices that use broadband, depending on the deal and the type of service (mostly higher level ADSL, Cable, Wi-Fi, NBN etc.).

Music and Multimedia fan bundle – these require high end multimedia phones that have dedicated music and video capabilities, and more importantly, enhanced sound and visuals. A reliable high speed wireless connection, preferably 4G LTE and higher level services, can be used for seamless streams and wireless connectivity. People who listen to music and stream multimedia heavily are the target markets for this bundle, as the phones are well equipped specifically for music and videos and have better sound and visual display screens and have dedicated apps, software and interfaces. High end entertainment smartphones are the main gadgets on offer here, sometimes along with a tablet or another device as the usual components of this deal.

From here to there : Data Teleportation via Quantum Technology

Fibre optic technology isn’t just limited to high end telecommunications and even NBN (National Broadband Network) these days. In a recent military trial by the US Army, data have successfully been teleported between two points: they teleported data from one data chip to another. It is now being developed to transmit images with the aid of fibre optic technology.

First it was a group of researchers from the Netherland who were able to successfully create the experiment and transport data from one chip to another. However, the US Army researchers did the same thing and they claim that they will be able to use it for sending images either by wireless communication or fibre optics and maybe even via broadband connections even. This breakthrough is the spark that would soon enable a host of advanced telecommunications – the next level of it so to speak.

What role would fibre optics play
As one of the key formats that can be used for this type of emerging technology, many future scenarios can be developed to speed up data transfers through quantum data transmissions. This would be completely secure and cannot be hacked into or intercepted. At this point, the transmission itself becomes an impenetrable network that only serves to replicate the data from point A to point B only.

At first, quantum technology was tested for transmissions using light switches between two fibre optic connections. This was late last year in a university in Vienna. This latest breakthrough was quite an advancement, and now involves teleporting simple data and will soon be applied to sending images in a closed and secured “connection” between two points only, enabling both a fast data transmission and a very secure and uninterceptable method of doing so. The “connection” is theoretical, and only exists at the point when teleporting from one position to another.

Fibre optic networks that are being used for applications such as NBN or high speed broadband internet are not yet as widespread globally. So any developments as to wider use can be seen in the coming next few years. However, the fast improving technology will soon enable more than just simple data to be teleported in the future. The ongoing NBN rollouts have been taking place to replace older copper and phone and data network cables, or to install new connection lines but with the latest National Broadband Network lines.

From here to there… in a split second…
As the connection and networks expand further in the next few years, it will soon lay the foundation for more practical or common uses. Once the technology gets to the point of teleporting more complex and bigger sizes of data, we could see teleportation for multimedia files, instructions, 3D printing blueprints, personal computer files, as well as databases and network resources, direct to a computer, network or a device or gadget interlinked to the receiving network. All this done in mere fractions of what normal NBN downloads are over a broadband fibre optic connection. This further advancement will open new capabilities for fibre optic cable connections at home and companies with bigger networks.

Imagine sending a whole database in one click, as it opens to a remote server from another part of the country or even another country or location halfway around the world. Information and files appear in the same time it takes a single copy and paste from a location to another location, cutting distance, time and speed into mere split second instances.

They have so far teleported light and data, and it might just be a matter of time when it would be possible to teleport actual matter. It might be a rather farfetched, if not impossible (in the future) idea but at rate that the technology is accelerating, it might be the next level of quantum technology. But we are not there yet. But this development makes it easy to imagine where it would lead to next…And whether it would be done wireless or also through fibre optics, well, that remains to be seen.

Going Wireless : Everywhere and on the go internet options

Mobile phones and smartphones hold a huge percentage of today’s telecommunications formats. It is not fixed, nor stationary, and lets users communicate on the go, with the same call quality as a reliable home phone. Best of all, it comes with so many other perks, extras, apps and special features you cannot find on a voice-only home phone or landline.

And with advanced smartphones and mobiles everywhere, it’s like having a mobile personal computer or laptop in a compact and lightweight handheld gadget. Traditional home phones and landlines are being replaced with mobile phones at an increasing rate every year, and with this, mobile internet is also keeping up with the on the go demand as well.

Best deals for mobile internet
Wireless mobile internet now comes in faster formats, such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and even NBN (stationary wireless connection in a limited area). When used with phones that have special capabilities, such as MIMO or a Multiple Input Multiple Output capability, connections are communications are maximised to avoid interruptions and data transfers and exchanges. Other formats include wireless access from a modem router on a main broadband connection.

When getting a mobile broadband deal, there are several options to choose from, aside from plain mobile plans with no fixed or locked in periods. It can be prepaid or postpaid, or bundled with an extra connection, or a brand new phone or gadget. It depends on the type of user signing up and what needs have to be met. Sometimes there is more than one gadget that will use the connection. Other times, the smartphone or mobile is the additional device or gadget on a main broadband plan. Other plans will even include an additional laptop or tablet along with the bundle, and will also provide the same broadband service.

Knowing these specifics versus what is needed, and what one will get and the budget allocation for the plan, as well as any locked in periods will help get the best deal and also set up a money-saving deal or plan.

What to expect…
As a rough guide, the fastest main mobile broadband formats to look out for are 4G LTE and NBN coverage, via a stationary router (that houses the residential NBN connection) or a take anywhere access anywhere USB stick especially for laptops and tablets. These are the fastest; however, it is limited to existing network connections and areas, not to mention the strength of the radio wave signals in some areas. This might be a few of its limitations that are gradually being improved with wider network coverage areas and stations where the service is installed and widely available.

Wi-Fi is another fast mobile broadband option, and uses a wireless modem or hub or the same USB broadband stick. It is often password protected, and must be properly set up with a firewall in some cases, to avoid unauthorised access or hacking. The same goes for mobile access via a wireless router connected to cable or ADSL services, and usually this type of secondary connection is offered as a bundle.

Going wireless does have its own advantages, however, to best maximise this service, some pre-planning and checking with these guidelines will help land the best deal or bundle for everyone.

Generations of Mobile Speed

2G, 3G, 4G LTE and beyond
The standards of mobile wireless technology continue to advance in terms of speed and reliable connectivity. Smartphones, mobiles and other handheld mobile gadgets are all connected to wireless mobile “Generations” (G), or formats of mobile connectivity. These are 2g, 3G, 4G (LTE). And currently in development is 5G (Fifth Generation), which would be the highest level for mobile connectivity and communication.

Each G or generation has its own speed, capability and far reaching connectivity, all according to each level. At each “generation”, there are certain things that can be expected for each of these formats.

Mobile connection commencing in 2, 3, 4…
2G (second generation) was the earliest known level of mobile connection for mobile phones, and introduced the use of text or SMS messaging for phones and simple communications functions. This is for most older, earlier mobile phones that have the most basic features for calling and SMS based services only. 3G (third generation) was the next level that was developed and released. And with it, common smartphone functions such as mobile internet, multimedia, apps, uploading and other higher bandwidth activity were introduced to ever advancing phone units and gadgets. 3G reached anywhere from 2Mbps to 7Mbps in optimal conditions.

4G (Fourth Generation) wireless broadband is the next level of high speed wireless internet and reaches maximum speeds up to 1GB max. It surpassed the 2 previous formats or versions: 2G which was developed for digital voice and SMS; and 3G which was designed for smartphones, high-speed web browsing and the use of apps.

4G is much faster and more reliable, and depends largely on the existing network (it mostly covers urban areas and select locations). It supports higher level smartphone operations seamlessly, avoiding lags and delays and providing more reliable wireless access. More importantly, this connection also enables Wi-Fi access (Wi-Fi hotspot) to other devices and smartphones, acting as a Wi-Fi hub while using the same wireless broadband connection.

Limitations with 4G and LTE?
However, 4G speeds vary largely on what is actually received in most smartphones. Theoretically, the maximum range is about 100Mbps and above, however in some instances, it can go anywhere from that to 12Mbps, or anything significantly higher than 3G. Connections that cannot be reached or achieved in the 4G level will automatically revert back to 3G default levels. This issue is a combination of coverage areas, traffic, quality of service and proper equipment, among others.

4G LTE or LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a connection that actually meets the highest global standards, exceeding normal 4G connections. This is referred to those that actually deliver the highest expected speeds and connectivity. The problem is that not all internet service providers deliver exactly what an LTE connection does, and not every company can meet this demand.  People who purchase smartphones that are supposedly for 4G LTE don’t exactly get this level of service in real life in some cases. If it’s not feasible, 3G and regular Wi-Fi services that actually serve their intended speeds with more consistency can be purchased instead. It is best to check both smartphone/mobile/handheld gadget and the actual capacity and capability of the promised wireless broadband service and make sure they are matched before making a decision.

How to avoid the pitfalls of data loss

Protecting data not only involves protection from harmful viruses, malware, spyware and unauthorised access, but also possible loss, corruption, system failures, overwriting and even accidental or unintended deletion. All these can destroy data and important files, and it is very important to have an understanding how data protection works. Anything open over broadband internet (even smartphones and mobiles with an online connection) can experience unauthorised access and data corruption through harmful malware, spyware or other viruses, and must be protected.

Although there are a number of ways to execute proper data recovery process for computers, it must only be as the last resort. Data recovery won’t guarantee complete recovery in some cases, and it’s best to have counter measures in order to preserve and protect important information.

Advice from the tech savvy and wise
While internal mishaps and data corruption is inevitable at some point, it is best to have back up plans and tighter security measures in place to make sure damage and loss is kept at zero or very minimum. In most cases this is possible. Preparatory time is always needed to set this up before things are operational.

As part of the preparatory steps, dependable Firewall / Security must be installed on the computers or network/server being used. Any high speed or broadband connections use reliable security measures, with levels ranging from common household use to huge network security. This system makes sure that entry level access and any other external access is monitored, recognised and blocked from the start. It ensures the network’s security and access is strictly limited to authorised personnel only and no other access from harmful programs and software.

Backing up files, system logs and other information is vital in case of isolated incidents in case internal or physical damages happen, theft, hacking and other unauthorised intrusion happens. The location of the backup must be in a secure drive or network or storage elsewhere, either virtual or via external mobile devices. A reliable and well protected high speed broadband internet connection must always be present but not always open (and preferably have a strong security system and properly set up firewall).

Back it up!
A reliable back up and /or storage format would be a Cloud Storage that is protected and hidden from everyone. Either third party or private, a Cloud storage is free from harm and will effectively serve as back up storage with extra convenience and ease of access. It must be updated regularly to make sure information and files are up to date. The Cloud can be accessed everywhere, from smartphones and mobiles to personal computers and macs, as long as these devices and their broadband connections are safe and fast.

Another form of backup is an external hard drive storage, and although storage size will be dramatically lesser, the portability and mobility makes up for it, and can be a movable Cloud that can be set up anywhere. Again, any drive has to be worked with tight security and also protected physically, to ensure safe data storage and also ensure safe storage and care of the actual physical storage drive (proper temperature, handling, connections and usage).

VPN or a Virtual Private Network can be set up as either a wholly private network or a part of it can be made hidden and invisible to public or common users. The invisible part of the network then serves as a private cloud backup and storage open only to authorised users and closed to the public and all outsiders. It is accessible from public internet networks everywhere, via broadband or any high speed internet service, but is closely encrypted and accessed with a password and log in name with only one connection to the logged in user. At this network, data and files reserved for authorised users can be accessed, copied, modified and used, safe from the outside world.

Breaking the Internet Speed Barrier

Some fast choices for going around the web
How fast does “fast” really go these days when it comes to broadband internet? Bear in mind that there are a quite a few really fast internet mediums out there that will fit everyone, and each with its own characteristics, strengths and conditions. They also are accessed through computers, smartphones, mobiles or tablets, connecting through different means.

These connection formats were designed to not only provide high speed broadband internet, but also provide it in their own peculiar ways. As they differ in format and varying speed, so do they differ as well in delivery and performance, depending on a few factors.

With that said, let’s take a look at what high-speed online connections options are available, and how they go about their business for certain connections and conditions.

Top Five High Speed Internet Formats

ADSL – using existing phone lines, ADSL or Naked DSL (without phone line rental services, strictly broadband internet only) can provide pretty fast internet, especially ISP’s with reliable connections and those living within the coverage area. ADSL can pretty much hit up to 5 to 10 Mbps depending on the connection and settings. This is one of the most commonly used household / residential broadband services.

Cable – usually sponsored by Cable TV companies, high speed internet via Cable is also a good format for fast online services. Barring both a congested network and the peak usage times, Cable can reach up to 30Mbps in optimal conditions, allowing for very fast downloads and uploads, although a few factors can affect its speed and bandwidth. It is often bundled with a Cable TV service for two services in one connection.

Fibre / NBN – This is the new standard of ultra-fast internet. However, it is currently on an expansion phase as copper lines are continuously being replaced and connected to the network. This means that coverage is strictly limited for now, with nearby NBN stations the best source, as it can only cover territories within the exact coverage area, with finished National Broadband Network lines installed. It is also offered in bundles, more popularly with VoIP or a voice over internet protocol service.

With either a fibre to the home or fixed wireless, fiber will deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps, and support quality broadband connections for uninterrupted streaming or Internet TV, downloads and uploads, teleconferencing, seamless online gaming and big online networks.

Wireless – With the proliferation of 3G and 4G LTE, broadband wireless is an exclusive speed contender for the mobile crowd. With many smartphones and mobile phones in use everywhere, strong and far reaching wireless networks using radio technology are supplying fast broadband mobile connections to high end phones that run every day for gaming, communications, online mobile internet access and other telecommunications via mobile. It can reach of speeds up to 5.8Mbps in optimal settings. An ISP can offer bundles for new mobiles or smartphones on a locked in period with wireless internet service.

Satellite – This format may not be as popular as these four other fast formats, but satellite is a powerhouse connection that can offer speeds of up to 10-50Mbps, depending on how updated the connection is, how strong the signal is and the total coverage area. It mainly relies on radio waves that pass through the network from the satellite to the gateways.

4G LTE – is it what it’s all cracked up to be?

Living and browsing in the high speed mobile world
High speed internet access and reliable mobile connectivity is recognised these days as the standard service for all smartphone, mobile phone and handheld gadget users who want the most out of their usage. In optimal conditions, it provides outstanding speed and reliability while on the go. 4G is currently the widely used format for most smartphones with a demanding high speed connection.

Previous high speed standards such as 3G have achieved this so far, however, higher levels of high speed access have been achieved in the form of the 4G and soon (in development) the 5G as well, ever increasing the speed limits of what global users are accustomed to, and providing the optimum in high speed, broadband internet access. There are some things to consider in order to optimise this technology and reap its benefits for a more powerful and stellar mobile and smartphone performance.

The road to the 4G summit
What sets the 4G apart from other connections is the global speed requirement of at least 300 Mbps, especially for most on the go, mobile access. This is supposed to be the maximum theoretical speed that can be reached, a higher threshold from the 3G connections used before.

In all actuality, this actual  “speed” threshold is regularly around half or more than half of this theoretical maximum speed limit, achievable in the most perfect of conditions; meaning it is the highest possible optimum speed level to achieve with a perfect 4G connection. It remains as the ceiling speed that can be attained, not as a concrete standard, but more of a highest capacity level threshold to shoot for, but not necessarily reached.

For the 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) high speed mobile broadband access, the data ceiling is the same, and is also the highest speed level among all networks. Since it is the highest level involved, using the 4G network presents significantly higher quality of service for both on the go broadband access and network connectivity.

What 4G can actually do, plus other things to consider…
For one, 4G especially benefits mobile users with exceptionally high data usage rates, i.e. those who use a lot of streaming media, high data downloads and uploads, high data browsing, online gaming and similar online activities. It avoids data throttling as well by using advanced technology to match the high speed mobile internet access to ensure smooth data flow.

If the connection is fast and powerful enough, the 4G connection in the phone can be configured to also serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot to provide access to other devices by interconnecting them into a smaller mini-network. However, it is advisable to gauge the level of usage and how many other devices can be connected without significantly cutting down on the access among the users involved. With this, data as well as phone call quality is improved, avoiding interference and making sure volume and call quality are both at its optimal levels.

However, to ensure effectivity and getting what is actually offered, we have to keep in mind that the rollout for 4G services is currently ongoing, and it is not a hugely widespread service yet like many other high speed online connections. For one, there are only a few existing networks operating them in full, and the coverage area might be limited to just a particular location, and lessens as it becomes farther from the central point from where the main signal is broadcast.

This connection relies on wireless radio technology and the signal plus coverage area might be limited in availability, depending on the strength of the signal and how far reaching the network claims. It is heavily dependent on these two main factors. Other factors include interferences and other network access disturbances or interruptions. In many cases, it is also important to follow certain restrictions on the tablet, smartphone or mobile using it, and it is the user’s responsibility as well to make sure it uses software and operating systems that are compatible for 4G LTE usage.

Although smartphone technology such as MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) can help improve speed and bandwidth, not all mobiles are equipped with it, and not all LTE connections are strong enough to guarantee fast and reliable connections when used with this capability. It will help, but in most cases it is advised to check local networks and do some pre-research to ensure effectivity. Some pre-testing and recommendations from other users in the same area can help gauge the quality level of the LTE service in these particular areas. LTE is still on the way to becoming a standard, and it will continue to improve as the number of networks and systems expand and improve their radio transmitting conglomerate.

How bundles can help you?

Thinking of buying a bundle that fits the budget? In order to determine what best suits for each person, we have to do some preliminary checks. For a fitting bundle, check what basic needs are needed, and what could be added to it to complete or enhance the monthly service. This is by knowing daily usage and what type of connection perfectly suits the single home or household.

We also have to know what devices are mainly used for broadband internet, and if there are any other additional devices used for access, such as tablets, smartphones, mobiles and home phones. Are there any needed additional connections that can be included in the bundle? Or is it just for a basic bundle that covers everything?

Weighing options…
Some important things to consider: the service coverage area, the terms and conditions and any other fine print details, such as those that refer to locked in periods, requirements and other crucial information. These are important to make sure the subscription package deal plan is understood and suits the need and the budget, and also delivers quality service without any issues.

Some bundles only support one main connection, plus a secondary one on a smartphone, tablet or modem. Other plans include a home phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Others are plans with a new mobile phone or tablet or other gadgets. There are many options and combinations to choose from, and what follows are some basic bundles and what to expect from them.

With phones – Internet services are usually bundled with internet phones via VoIP that cuts costs, since it practically puts phone bills and internet bills into one package deal service and does away with the traditional phone line. It may or may not include broadband access for additional gadgets or mobiles.

Two connections in one – for users that have computers and macs, plus a smartphone or mobile as an extra, a bundle is offered for two high speed internet services in one. Sometimes, this comes with a bonus gadget, device or a new phone as well, and might be set in a locked in period.

A New Handheld / Gadget / Mobile – brand new gadgets and phones such as Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, HTC and many others are offered in installment monthly payments with an accompanying internet plan, and usually set in a locked in period. The prices are competitive and subscribers get accompanying mobile broadband access along with a brand new phone or handheld device.

Unlimited offers – recommended for households with extensive internet needs, or for the single user or subscriber with heavy online access, the unlimited bundle can come in a variety of bundles, paring the service with a new computer, laptop, tablet, phone or other offers. It may or may not be set in a locked in period as well.

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A Different kind of Internet TV

Even more entertainment on Internet TV
We have so many options today for recreation and entertainment on TV that it’s practically impossible to experience all of them. Local network and satellite TV are the formats that are usually available at most homes and workplaces. Although most are limited to these two main TV sources, some users with high speed broadband internet connect their TV’s online and subscribe to get exclusive and non-scheduled content from Internet TV networks. It’s also another world of onscreen entertainment full of fun options.

Internet TV provides exclusive content and other conveniences much different from our usual television access. These are passed through Internet TV boxes that can access awesome web content, unlisted streams and other forms of internet multimedia, some of which are also from favorite standard TV networks, such as episode sets of favorite shows. Best of all, Internet TV does not follow a schedule, so depending on the type of internet connection and subscription, customers have a 24/7 access to great content such as streaming videos and movies all the time.

Always available content
The main types of content on Internet TV networks are TV series and episodes already available as a set or as anytime “on-demand” viewing, so there’s not normally a restrictive TV schedule, and the content is available anytime. Episodes are streamed from servers and don’t necessarily follow any strict settings from Cable TV or network TV stations. This means users find awesome TV shows and series available from many online hubs, servers and other networks at times that suit them.

Major TV networks also offer these in their internet TV services in the same way for viewing content at convenient times. Set times and schedules are not followed for this type of content, and viewers can choose an array of episodes available as streams, or downloads in some cases. Sometimes the content may have an expiry date. The material is loaded direct to the TV via the internet TV box or gadget on a fast online connection. The other material is streaming multimedia from a wide range of sources such as websites (including YouTube and all streaming websites), media hubs, local servers and other online sources.

The content is varied for Internet TV – and can include documentaries, drama series, sitcom episodes, recently aired programmes, telemovies, period dramas, reruns of classic and cult television, past shows, current affairs, streaming media from different websites (who also have exclusive content of their own), educational TV for kids, news, panel shows, reality shows, cooking and instructional videos, recent films, classic movies and also bonus content and exclusive material not shown on public networks and cable TV.

Three important components
The main set-up that provides the service for Internet TV are: the TV or monitor screen used for viewing, the Internet TV box (with remote control) and the high speed broadband connection connected to the Internet TV box – any form that delivers optimum online connections such as ADSL, Cable, and for some, NBN or the National Broadband Network. Some service providers will even package the service into a bundle that includes the TV top, the broadband connection plus an extra option item such as a TV, phone or mobile/smartphone bundle or a similar service package deal.

The TV set generally has to at least deliver resolutions of up to 720 and up, as most Internet TV service have high resolution settings at 1080 HD video streams. The online connection must be able to keep up to provide a steady stream of data and information without interruption, lags or fallouts, in this case popular formats include ADSL, Cable or NBN and any ultra-fast internet. The specifics have to be known ahead of time, and the connection tested and measured to ensure seamless service, as well as the correct data connections, such as a power over Ethernet cable.

Which Internet TV box to use is the consumer’s choice, and should be checked to see if it meets the demands and delivers popular content that’s heavily followed and favorite. While there are some major top box sets for sale out there, some can be supplied or put into a bundle as well by an internet service provider so everyone can easily get Internet TV and broadband needed to access Internet TV.