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14 October 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 41, 2022

Friday is newsreel day here at Sir Apfelot's. And today we make no exception. In today's Sir Apfelot newsreel, I'll show you the Apple and tech news that I got in calendar week 41 of the […]
23 September 2022

iPhone 14 Pro with “O2 Free Unlimited Max” tariff for effectively €19,45 per month

If you are currently looking for an offer for the new Apple iPhone 14 Pro with a tariff, then the combination with the "O2 Free Unlimited Max" mobile communications tariff at Star Mobile can be interesting. With the offer you get […]
22 April 2020

Mobile phone tariffs from the discounter - tips for the right tariff

Whether prepaid tariff with fixed prices for telephony minutes and SMS or all-network flat rates with gigabyte-wise inclusive volume in the high-speed network - discount mobile phone providers can keep up with network operators. They act themselves in the networks of Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica (O2), [...]
6 April 2020

Finding a cell phone tariff: tips and tricks for the best cell phone contract

Which cell phone tariff is right for me? Do I absolutely need an expensive all-network flat-rate contract in the LTE network for my iPhone? And where can I find cheap offers with attractive benefits? These and other questions about the [...]
2 January 2020

Overview: which mobile network provider uses which network?

In Germany we can choose from tens of cell phone providers with a wide variety of tariffs, conditions and offers. You can choose from prepaid tariffs, mobile phone tariffs that can be canceled on a monthly basis, two-year tariffs with smartphones and more. But there are only three cellular networks, [...]
6 May 2019

5G mobile network expansion: health in danger? Are the birds falling from the sky now?

Not only news, reports and M5M innovations are currently revolving around the upcoming 2G mobile communications standard, but also many rumors and false reports. Fake news about 5G is particularly common among conspiracy friends and those who are familiar with the scientific ignorance of others [...]
20 August 2018

Roaming cost trap: Mobile communications and internet at sea can be expensive

Anyone who is out at sea by cruise ship, ferry or freighter should use cell phones, smartphones, tablets and smartwatches carefully and with sufficient information. Because calls and SMS via cellular network as well as [...]
6 March 2017
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Mobile communications explained: GSM 2G, GPRS, UTMS 3G, LTE 4G, 5G - what do these abbreviations mean?

Mobile communications are part of everyday life, but most of them don't really know what is behind the mobile communications abbreviations GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, LTE and the abbreviations 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. Sometimes you see [...]
4 October 2016
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goTenna Mesh: set up your own cellular network with friends

The goTenna Mesh is the latest model from the US-based company goTenna. The boys and girls there have set themselves the goal of creating their own mobile networks for end users. How do you with the [...]