Telecoms News and Advice from Simpatico

Do you know your cable from your full fibre?  And what’s the difference anyway?

Do you know your cable from your full fibre? And what’s the difference anyway?

In this post, we’re jargon-busting and demystifying the acronyms and terminology behind a few different types of broadband internet connection. There are quite a few options out there, from slower ADSL to super speedy full fibre, but they’re not all available everywhere. Here we’ll guide you..

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Want to curb the cost of your company’s mobile phone bill?

Want to curb the cost of your company’s mobile phone bill?

Here are a few things you might need to know.
Capping the cost of staff mobiles can mean the difference between unpredictable spiralling costs of overspend and controlled monthly payments. So, rather than expect your staff to monitor their mobile usage, what if spending was being monitored on..

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The new Samsung Galaxy 22

The new Samsung Galaxy 22

Every year, about late August, there’s a large amount of build-up — and exposure — around the release of the new iPhone. Seen as the current peak of mobile phone technology, it’s an impressive piece of kit.

But look to the opposite end of the calendar — about now, in fact — and..

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Is blue light stopping you sleeping? Here’s how to reduce it.

Is blue light stopping you sleeping? Here’s how to reduce it.

This week, we’re continuing on a health-related theme and focusing on blue light. You may well already be aware that blue light can affect sleep quality because it represses the release of melatonin, the sleepy hormone.1 So staying up late surfing and scrolling probably isn’t going to help you..

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Do you really need a new mobile phone?

Do you really need a new mobile phone?

Many people are happy to buy second hand cars from a recognised dealer, usually with a full MOT, service and warranty included in the price. This often makes financial sense as cars depreciate considerably in the first few years of ownership. (more…)

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Not all VoIP is the same!

Not all VoIP is the same!

‘I tried VoIP phones once and the call quality was really poor, and sometimes the calls dropped whilst I was in the middle of a conversation. I’ll stick with my traditional phone line thanks.’

That makes sense, doesn’t it? Nobody wants a phone system which loses connection in a middle..

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iPhone users: Beware Wi-Fi Assist!

iPhone users: Beware Wi-Fi Assist!

We had a user recently who had gone over their data allowance and incurred additional charges. ‘But that’s not possible,’ he said. ‘I hardly ever use data when I’m not connected to wi-fi, so how can I go over my limit?’

With the advent of Wi-Fi Assist in iPhones, the answer to that..

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Have an ‘Appy weekend?

Have an ‘Appy weekend?

What can you do if you provide your staff with phones but you don’t want them to use them during working hours to chat on Twitter or search for funny cat videos on YouTube? You could block them from using these sorts of apps entirely, but that could seem harsh if you provide the phone as a benefit..

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