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New mobile network promises cure for mobile headaches
Even with two mobile giants in T&T battling a war of wits to persuade mobile users to choose their respective network, the prices of calls, Internet service, roaming rates, international calls, text messaging, and all other services provided by a 3G network may still be considered expensive. Well here comes another network that promises to be the cure for your mobile headaches. Think Technologies Ltd opened its doors to the mobile world on April 18, and has a list of services that may be considered a mobile user’s dream come true. The company has partnered with two of the world’s leading telecommunications giants—Tmobile and Communigate—to present Cloudsuite.
The basic idea behind the network is to provide a UC (Unified Communication) solution. This system will put all day to day Internet tools on one platform. You would no longer have to have more than one window open on your desktop. Director of marketing for Think Technologies, Kevin Pierre said, “What is amazing is that if you can get on to someone via telephone, you can send them a text or e-mail, any contact you have for the person just by the click of a button, right from the same window.” And even if you are not in front of your computer, you can still have access to the UC from your mobile phone. Think Technolgies has also joined forces with Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 36 million fixed-network lines, and approximately 17 million broadband lines.
The group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries, and has around 244,000 employees worldwide. The group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year—more than half of it outside Germany. Club Reach, a company also is in partnership with Think Technologies, is the facilitator for the mobile syncronisation of the cellular phone to your computer. Gone are the days when you had to run back to the office to retrieve that important piece of information from a client or a friend. The system is on a fully hosted IP system, and those large deposits that are usually associated with other mobile companies would be a thing of the past. There would also be no costly implementation, and no infrastructural cost. To synchronise your phone is free. “The great thing about the system is that everything you are able to do with your computer, you will be able to do with your cellphone and more,” said Pierre. He explained that the system was perfect for businesses, as it would drastically reduce costs and increase productivity.