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Weekly Discussions Roundup 29th July – 4th Aug. 2013 PDF Print E-mail

1. Watch FREE Satellite TV Channels with No Monthly Fees Initiated by Margaret Sevume

Flowers

Free-to-Air Satellite TV Decoder at Only 120,000/=.

Buy once and watch for FREE.

Frowns

Where would the sustained  financial benefit be if the service is free?

Receiver will have  over 450 channels, only about 60 would be in English!

The Europe channels go off frequently like ; BBC / Aljazera/ France TV . The only channel that is on in English is Press TV.

Conclusion/ Remarks

Even the pay TV service providers like Multichoice , Star times and others also include some FTA channels like BBC news, Aljazera etc.

2. Datanet Uganda smtp server Initiated by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Setting up an email account on Outlook Express,  can receive but  not send. Service provider is datanet

Flowers

mail1.mailone.co.ug

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Incoming and outgoing should be the same except for a different  internet provider.....eg..if orange...your outgoing smtp should be smtp.orange.ug

3. Back to School Offer Initiated by Ranjith P S

iMac Desktops, Laptops,  iPad Retina for university students  at special prices. Contact Robinah or Sharon on 0772590788 or 0772899503.

Flowers

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Please provide us with a Catalogue/Price list

4. Cheap but genuine laptops. Initiated by Kisiga Mark James

Looking for cheap but genuine laptops in town, Ideal for university students.

Flowers

Go sign a wholesale deal with Mitsumi on Bombo Rd. They are Agents of over 6 brands and have a servicing center.

Call Mark on 0782542267

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Budget?

And how many laptops do you want?

Any specific brand?

5.  France to investigate Skype over telecom operator status Initiated by Timothy Kabaza

Voice over Internet players like Skype offer calls for free or at a fraction of the cost and so should register as an "electronic communications operator"

Flowers

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Telecoms are not happy because they  are invading their revenue base however  they are happy to have invaded banks revenue through the mobile money product.

6. SMS Aggregation Initiated by Omondi Jonathan

Want to start a SMS service. Is it cheaper to use an agrregator or a telecom company?

Flowers

Call 0779070724

If you require more info or desire to be aggregated, drop me a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

If u want to start immediately, its better  to go through an aggregator.

Better to use the Telecom directly but will take longer for you to start (contracts to sign etc)

7. Servicing of ICT equipment Initiated by Hamya David

Can somebody recommend a reputable Co. to service my (Small- mid sized organisation)

Flowers

Call 0782307431

Media Minute Uganda www.mediaminuteug.com

Call 0702151242

0704005201 or 0772315801

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

8. Pay TV firms should air ALL local channels on Decoders... Initiated by Godfrey  Ssali

Having digital migration doesn't warrant forcing TV viewers to pay in order to access local TV channels.

Flowers

Government, should ask all Pay TV firms in Uganda to include all local channels on their decoders or give out free decoders for people who cannot afford to buy them, so they can watch the free channels.

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

In Kenya, media owners recently petitioned the Communications Commission of Kenya to penalise Pay TVs that do not air local channels whose content they (Pay TVs) do not pay for.

9. Rwanda switches off unregistered SIMs Initiated by Vincent Mugaba

A total of 485,867 SIM cards have been switched off following the expiry of the registration process on 31 July.  92.6 %  had registered countrywide.

Flowers

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Kenya did the same cutting off close to 900,000 lines.

10. Nanny cameras Initiated by David Hamya

Does anyone know where one can acquire a nanny camera?

Flowers

http://store.hermanstreet.com/electronics/hidden-alarm-clock-nanny-cam/?ICID=PIN-ishot-2013-06-10NC-ad-bill&mboxSession=1375471956717-369138&ti=28FE04AA851D2C6A6000010AE002CF4E1375475310250

One of the really cheap, yet effective ones from Amazon.com

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Amazon, Ebay ....

Inbox  Joseph

www.easypayuganda.com for delivery options.

11. Phone OS statistics. Initiated by Steven Kasoma

What is the  most used Phone OS in Uganda? Lower to mid market segment.

Flowers

Symbian would come first, and then Android and iOS would follow.

http://stats.areppim.com/stats/stats_mobiosxtime_afr.htm

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-UG-monthly-201201-201301-bar

S40 is the most popular at the moment.

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

Android and ios take the biggest segment , windows phone and Symbian come next and blackbery os is most likely not a wise decision . Bada Os is also not a wise decision.

However you can opt for write once run everywhere platforms like phonegap or sencha.

 

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