MNP, Power to The People

MNP, Power to The People

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that all user in Klang Valley can use MNP this September and October for the rest of the country if it all went smooth during trial period.

The MNP which was scheduled to be implemented in 2006 finally ready to be implement this year.There is no denying that certain players were not ready until recently for fear of losing subscribers in a MNP environment. They also took a while to cooperate because the implementation was complex, said the source.

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Intro to MNP

MNP or Mobile Number Portability enable mobile phone user to keep/retain their mobile numbers after/when changing from one mobile network operator to another.

In easier word, if you are Maxis user 012-1234567 you can keep this number including it prefix when you change to Celcom as your new Network Operator. Simple as that.

So MNP is a solution for user to easily change his mobile network without hassle of changing his mobile number. MNP will make all Malaysian Mobile Telco in red alert as they have to make sure they service is tip top as customer is more flexible now.

Power to the People

I have been using Maxis, for the last 5 years. From prepaid to Post Paid. The reason why I stick with Maxis is simple, I don’t want to lose my friend or contact.By using MNP, maybe I can choose to find a new Telco etc.Digi or Celcom :).

With this MNP implemented, mobile operators would need to upgarde/enhance/diversify their services and package offering in order to  retain their existing subscribers. I believe a lot of mobile user want to change their network Telco for a long time but have to postpone it due to its complexity and hassle.But with MNP, they can change anytime their like.

MNP impact will totally change mobile environment in Malaysia, where user are more independent and more control on their network. I believe Telco will really take care of their subsciber and will really afraid if their angry subscriber blog about their bad experience. As the  effect will be chain reaction

The Porting Effect

As for now,MNP has been implemented in twenty two (22) countries across the globe. Including Australia, UK, US and including India. The porting charges,implementations  and validation will be tested during this September trial period in Lembah Klang. The charges will be around RM 20 – RM 25 according to The Star. I am still not sure wether this payment is one time fee or per month.

The main concern is now the validation period, how long would it takes for the changing process to take effect. We were told that the process will take effect from 6 hours to one (1) week

It takes a minimum of 5 working days to port a number in the UK compared to 2 hours only in USA, as low as 20 minutes in the Republic of Ireland and even a remarkable 3 minutes in Australia. On 17 July 2007, Ofcom released its conclusions from the review of UK MNP and mandated reduction of porting time to 2 working days with effect from 1 April 2008. On 29 November 2007, Ofcom completed its consultation on further reduction to porting time to 2 hours along with recipient led porting and mandated that near-instant (no more than 2 hours) recipient led porting be implemented by no later than 1 September 2009.

The third party operator who will be responsible for this porting system is  Talian Gerak Alih Sdn Bhd consist of Talian Gerak Alih Sdn Bhd, Unified Communications Sdn Bhd and Telcordia Technologies Inc.This MNP Clearing House will be a key figure for this MNP to be a success. User will look on to

  • How efficient is Clearing House ?
  • Actual Validation Time ?
  • Charges ? Monthly,Yearly or One Time Fee?

Conclusion

Some might said Digi will be benefit with this new MNP environment since they will offer the lowest than Celcom and Maxis, but only time will tell. Hopefully, the average price will be reduce to 60% as in Hong Kong when 60% of their subscriber change their Telco.

So, its up to you now, either to change your number or not. For me , I will wait for the feedback. So, stay tune !

Side Info

About Telcordia

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia has the experience and reach to deliver the critical elements of success to help communication providers worldwide deploy innovative and profitable new services via any network or device while helping carriers aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)

About Unified Communications

Founded in 1998, Unified Communications Sdn Bhd is an award-winning provider of carrier grade telecommunications products and customised solutions for operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide. The Unified Communications Holdings Limited Group, of which Unified Communications Sdn Bhd is a member, offers a wide range of innovative mobile value-added services (VAS), core network infrastructure and quality-of-service (QoS) monitoring systems and solutions that have been deployed in over 16 countries, at more than 80 customer sites worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.uchlgroup.com.

 

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HOW TO START A PROFITABLE HOME-BASED BUSINESS

In these days, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make ends
meet with just one source of income.  Thus, more and more people
are investigating the possibilities of starting their own
extra-income business.  Most of these part-time endeavors are
started and operated from the comfort and privacy of the home.

Most of these people are making the extra money they need.  Some
have wisely and carefully built these extra income efforts into
full-time, very profitable businesses.  Others are just keeping
busy, having fun, and enjoying life as never before.  The
important thing is that they are doing something other than
waiting for the government to give them a handout; they are
improving their lot in life, and you can do it, too!

The fields of mail order selling, multi-level marketing, and
in-home party sales have never been more popular.  If any of
these kinds of extra income producing ideas appeal to you, then
you owe it to yourself to check them out.  But these aren’t the
only fields of endeavor you can start and operate from home,
with little or no investment, and learn as you go.

If you type, you can start a home-based typing service;  if you
have a truck or have access to a trailer, you can start a
clean-up/hauling service.  Simply collecting old newspapers from
your neighbors can get you started in the paper recycling
business.  More than a few enterprising housewifes have found
success and fortune by starting home and/or apartment cleaning
services.  If you have a yard full of flowers, you can make good
extra money by supplying fresh cut flowers to restaurants and
offices in your area on a regular basis.  You might turn a
ceramics hobby into a lucrative personalized coffee mug
business.  What I’m saying is that in reality, there’s literally
no end to the ways you can start and operate a profitable extra
income business from your home.

The first thing you must do, however, is some basic market
research.  Find out for yourself, first-hand, just how many
people there are in your area who are interested in your
proposed product or service, and would be "willing to stand in
line and pay money for it".  This is known as defining your
market and pinpointing your customers.  If  after checking
around, talking about your idea with a whole lot of people over
a period of one to three months, you get the idea that these
people would be paying customers, your next effort should be
directed toward the "detailing" of your business plan.  The more
precise and detailed your plan – covering all the bases relating
to how you’ll do everything that needs to be done – the easier
it’s going to be for you to attain success.  Such a plan should
show you start-up investment needs, your advertising plan, your
production costs and procedure, your sales program, and how your
time will be allocated.  Too often, enthusiastic and ambitious
entrepreneur jump in on an extra income project and suddenly
find that the costs are beyond their abilities, and the time
requirements more than they can meet.  It pays to lay it all out
on paper before you get involved, and the clearer you can "see"
everything before you start, the better your chances for success.

Now, assuming you’ve got your market targeted, you know who your
customers are going to be and how you’re going to reach them
with your product or service.  And you have all your costs as
well as time requirements itemized.  The next step is to set
your plan in motion and start making money.

Here is the most important "secret" of all, relating to starting
and building a profitable home-based business, so read very
carefully.  Regardless of what kind of business you start, you
must have the capital and the available time to sustain your
business through the first six months of operation.
Specifically, you must not count on receiving or spending any
money coming in from your business on yourself or for your bills
during those first six months.  All the income from your
business during those first six months should be reinvested in
your business in order for it to grow and reach your planned
first year potential.

Once you’ve passed that first six months milestone, you can set
up a small monthly salary for yourself, and begin enjoying the
fruits of your labor.  But the first six months of operation for
any business are critical, so do not plan to use any of the
money you business generates for yourself during that period.

If you’ve got your business plan properly organized, and have
implemented the plan, you should at the end of your first year
be able to begin thinking about hiring other people to alleviate
some of your workload.  Remember this:  Starting a successful
business is not a means towards either a job for yourself or a
way to keep busy.  It should be regarded as the beginning of an
enterprise that will grow and prosper, with you as the top dog.
Eventually, you’ll have other people doing all the work for you,
even running the entire operation, while you vacation in the
Bahamas or Hawaii and collect or receive regular income from
your initial efforts.

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Easy Way to grow orchids

Easy Way to grow orchids

What is your definition of the word "easy"?  If it’s "lie back and do nothing", then there are no easy to grow orchids for you.  But if your definition of "easy" is not having to work more than a few minutes a day on maintaining a plant after doing a lot of research selecting a plant, then there are such things as easy to grow orchids for you.  Although all orchids are tricky to grow in comparison to many other plant species, here is a look at two easy to grow orchids.

 

Moth Orchids

In comparison to many other kinds of orchids, the Phalaenopsis orchids, or moth orchids, are easy to grow orchids.  They come in a variety of colors and can be successfully grown in a home and not a hothouse or special greenhouse.  Some moth orchids come with spots and stripes, while others are in solid colors.  More colors and patterns are trying to be developed by orchid lovers.

Moth Orchids need to be kept in temperatures between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  Try not to make the temperature changes too quickly.  60 degrees at night is okay, with 75 and 80 degrees during the day.  Since it would cost a fortune to keep your whole house at this temperature, you need to get supplemental lighting for moth orchids.

You can put the orchids in front of a sunny window, but that’s taking chances.  To make a more steady and predictable temperature, you need to place a fluorescent light about a foot above this easy to grow orchid.  Wildly swinging temperatures can make your orchids flowers drop off before they bloom.

Dendrobium Hybrid Orchids

"Dens", as they are nicknamed, are a genus of the species orchids that has over 1200 varieties for you to choose from.  They come in widely differing shapes, sizes and colors.  Some of these easy to grow orchids are very small, while others can bloom as big as your palm.  They’ve learned how to grow in many kinds of environments, which is why they are considered easy to grow orchids.

Even more than moth orchids, "dens" require a high degree of humidity ion order to thrive.  Moth orchids can do well placed in a shallow tray of water to mimic tropical humidity, but "dens" need more.  Some need to be misted regularly.  They need access to greenhouses part of the year.

Don’t completely soak the orchids when watering, although "dens" need frequent watering to help mimic tropical conditions.  You might want to keep misting them with water in summer weather.

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The Great WordPress Plugin

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Plugin by Pawan Agrawal

Max banner ad is a new awesome plugin from Pawan. A creative plugin creator and developer.If you  like to put affiliate banner to make money online beside Google Adsense in your WordPress blog,then this plugin is definitely for you to install. Usually for newbie like me, adding banner meaning I have to edit my wordpress theme. Coding the theme is not my speciality or hobby because I will end up make my theme looks uglier or worst.

But Max Banner Ads Plugin will allows you to easily add and rotate banners without editing any themes or codes. Plus, Max Banner Ads Plugin will display data and statistic like impressions and click through, so you can track how well your banner performed. Just watch the video below to see how easy and profitable this Max Banner Ads Plugin is

  • Max Banner Ads Plugin – Extreme Ad Control

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10 000 EC and more to win

10 000 EC and more to win

Winning is everything heheh.

So I want to win a lot of Entrecard credit  so I can put my ad on top blogger Entrecard spot. :).

My target is of course by mr razzball, 10k worth of EC yumy yummy.Hopefully I can win this time after supporting Entrecard for so long hahah.

 

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SPONSORS

Fantasy Baseball – 10,000ec — You can trade in 10,000ec for, like, Graham’s car or something.
Q3-n – 5000ec — Q3-n is selling their 1950s dinette furniture to finance this contest. They say, “You’re welcome.”
Øblog – 4000ec — Wow! 4000ec is going for like $30 on the Entrecard market. Thanks, Weird Oh.
Evil Woobie – 3000ec — Hey, maybe she’s not so evil after all! Or is she? You make the call!
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Celebrity Pictures – 1000ec — Credits were acquired through legal means. Supposedly.
Evil Entrecard Kid! – 1000ec — Entrecard trivia: Evil Woobie and Evil Entrecard Kid are not related. Yet.
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Dot Com Mogul – 1000ec — With this 1000ec, you might be able to buy back Q3-n’s dinette furniture.
Blabberwocky – 1000ec — It’s a play on Jabberwocky.
Looking For Scoop – 1000ec — Nothing says “I can buy one popular ad” like 1000ec.
Eyespi20.com – 1000ec — And she’ll teach you how she does that weird signature thing. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, look at her site.
Travelin’ Show – 1000ec — Message from the year 2012: Macy’s is now taking credits and a 1000 gets you one earring.
The Hypnotist – 1000ec — She will put you under a spell. Recognize!
Diet Pulpit – 1000ec — You can buy a lot of imaginary rice cakes with 1000ec. Side note, imaginary rice cakes taste better than real ones.
The Realtor – 500ec — You want insight. Listen to her write. It’s like magic beans growing in the backyard of your brain.
Romelo – 500ec — Romelo, Romelo, wherefore art thou 500ec?
WebATBP.com – 500ec — With gas prices soaring, it won’t be too long before 500ec goes for 501ec.
Inspire Emotion – 500ec — Almost pay for your favorite 512ec ad!
Sue Doe-Nim – 500ec — She’ll probably give you the credits then mock you for wanting them. That’s right — bonus!
Thailand Land of Smiles – 500ec — Actually, that’s 500 smiles.
FitnessLifeClub – 500ec — You’ll have to promise not to blow these credits on any fattening foods.
Lisa Cooking – 500ec — Surprise the whole family with 500 Entrecard credits.
JunkieYard Dot Com – 500ec — If you put these credits in a 401K, in 45 years you’ll have enough credits for a free e-card.
Movie Reviews – 500ec — You can’t buy a movie ticket with Entrecard credits. Yet. (Graham twirls his mustache. Contemplating world domination.)

PRIZES THAT ARE NOT CREDITS (BUT STILL WONDERFUL):

Aerten Art – She’s donating a painting. Seriously. Go look at her site and tell me you wouldn’t want a painting. Now. We’ll wait.
ImpNERD – 125×125 ad for a month — Let’s see, ImpNERD usually sells advertising for 256ec/day. You get this for a month. Um, yeah, you want this.
PoemsofQuotes – A cheesy poem about the winner’s topic — Win this and then ask them to rhyme something with, “Orange.”
Eyespi20.com – A custom made 125×125 card. Some of you need this. You know who you are.
Diet Pulpit – One week ad spot right below the banner and a personal greeting from Lady Rose saying, “Congratulations!”
JunkieYard Dot Com – Three blogroll links. Okay, the thing is, you can’t just get these. They’re prizes only won here.
The Hypnotist – A Hypnotic Audio – I don’t think this will simply be trance music. I could be wrong.

Together this is a virtual truckload of credits and prizes. (But who’s counting?) There will be ONE WINNER for EACH prize. (Caps are for emphasis, not aesthetics.) So that means there will be hundreds (or maybe dozens) of winners. Wow. Okay, again and backwards — wow.

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Write about this contest and just mention the one prize you want to win. Then leave a comment on this blog post with the link for us to see. 1 Entry
  2. Write about this contest on your blog, mention the prize you want to win and copy all of the sponsors. Then leave a comment on this blog post with the link for us to see. 2 Entries

This contest will end exactly 14 days from the time Graham posts this contest. Also, if Graham buries this contest with an Outage notice, he will have to answer for the loss of Q3-n’s dinette furniture. Thanks and good luck!

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People Should See This ( Important It is About Muslim Women)

People Should See This ( Important It is About Mus

The complex relationship between women and Islam is defined by both Islamic texts and the history and culture of the Muslim world.[1] Sharia (Islamic law) provides for differences between women’s and men’s roles, rights, and obligations. Muslim-majority countries give women varying degrees of rights with regards to marriage, divorce, civil rights, legal status, dress code, and education.

Even where these differences are acknowledged, scholars and other commentators vary as to whether they are just and whether they are a correct interpretation of religious imperatives. Conservatives argue that differences between men and women are due to different status and responsibilities,[2] while liberal Muslims, Muslim feminists, and others argue in favor of more progressive interpretations.

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