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O2 Data Usage – Uncapped

O2 Data Capping

 

Previously UK data was capped at the allowance the user had. Once the 4G tariffs and applicable data bolt ons were released, the networks decided that these would now be uncapped and has been the case now for some time.

When you start using up some of your data you will get usage alerts will be sent at when you have used 80% and then again usage alerts will be sent at 100%

Once all data has been used, the service will not be restricted but charged per MB unless an applicable one off bolt on is applied

If you go over their inclusive data, this is not covered under Bill Shock as notifications are sent to the user.  It is up to that user to then inform either us, the network or their work line manager who can then contact us to add further data.


If you would like to know more about O2 Data Capping, get in touch with us by calling: 0845 606 1000 or email solutions@atlasict.co.uk

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

 

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung have recently released the new Galaxy S7 Edge.

First of all, their overall design is similar to the Galaxy S6. The main difference is the significant improvement in battery life for the new device compared to last year’s model.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge both accept MicroSD cards, allowing their storage to be expanded, and can also be submerged underwater for 30 minutes and when you take it out it is still fully functional.

In addition, they have significantly improved the camera quality and the rear camera should cope even better than previous versions in low-light conditions.

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Micro sim

The Samsung S7 Edge is also becoming well known for having high quality gaming features, you can buy an oculus and place your phone inside to have a more realistic gaming experience.

If you would like to know more about the Samsung S7 Edge, get in touch with us by calling: 0845 606 1000 or email solutions@atlasict.co.uk

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Microsoft Continuum

Microsoft Continuum

Continuum turns your phone into a big-screen projector and a big-time productivity tool. Get real work done on the go with a device that fits in your pocket. Simply connect a mouse or keyboard for an experience like a PC, while still keeping the use of your phone.

Or you can connect wirelessly by using a dongle that is compatible with continuum to project wirelessly from your phone.

You  can use Microsoft continuum on your windows phone and control what you would like to show on the screen just from your smartphone.

How to use Continuum: What is it? 

Continuum is a way for Windows to detect the hardware you are using and ensure that you always have the optimum interface on your machine. If you are using a desktop with no touchscreen, then Windows will now know this and present the traditional mouse and keyboard interface that works best on that setup. For those with a hybrid device, such as the Surface Pro 3, Continuum will monitor whether a keyboard is attached or not and provide either a tablet or touchscreen laptop interface. If you then remove the keyboard this will be detected and the interface adjusted accordingly by the system, and vice versa. It’s simple and keeps out of the way, just like good software should. 

How to use Continuum in Windows 10

As Continuum comes built in to all versions of Windows 10 there isn’t much to do in terms of setup. If you have a traditional desktop or laptop your system will always use the same interface. For owners of tablets and hybrid devices there are options for controlling how your device responds to a change of hardware, such as removing or adding a keyboard.

In Windows 10 when you remove a keyboard, for example, the system will pop up a dialog box asking if you want to enter tablet mode. Tapping this will then adjust the interface. Of course the reverse is true when you reattach the keyboard. Rather than be prompted every time, you can select an automatic response so that Windows knows what you want it to do.

Continuum


 

If you would like to know more about Microsoft Cotinuum, get in touch with us by calling: 0845 606 1000 or email solutions@atlasict.co.uk

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windows 10 devices

Windows 10 Hardware

Windows have released some new exciting tech news with the announcement of the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and the Surface pen that pairs with both devices.

Microsoft Surface Book

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Display: 13.5″
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours of video playback
  • Thinness: 0.51 -.90″
  • Weight: 3.34 lbs.

The first full laptop has arrived in the Surface family. Surface Book is a powerful laptop with a full sized, backlit keyboard for fast and natural typing.

The Microsoft Surface Book is high performance laptop that has exceptional power and versatility. It has incredible resolution (3000 x 2000) having high contrast and low glare it also means it will not strain your eyes.

When you first look at the Surface Book, you may notice that the design is inspired by the Surface Pro line, which hasn’t changed significantly since the Surface Pro 3. The Surface Pro 4 is 8.4mm thick while the Surface Book is 22.8mm on its thickest point when you detach the display, you will end up with a 7.7mm thin clipboard.

If you are looking for a device that  is going to last all day with a single charge, the Microsoft Surface Book is the best option for you. Even with a higher resolution display the battery life still lasts longer than the Surface Pro 4 that has a lower resolution display.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Display: 12.3″
  • Battery life: Up to 9 hours of video playback
  • Thinness: .33″
  • Weight: 1.73 lbs.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a tablet that is able to replace your laptop  with the 6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, and i7 processors inside Surface Pro 4 are not only more powerful, they’re quieter, run cooler, and are more efficient than before.

With the 5MP front-facing and 8MP autofocus rear-facing cameras, you can video conference with your colleagues from around the world with confidence or take high quality photos.

The 12.3” PixelSense display has extremely high contrast and low glare, this will reduce eye strain and give your pictures life.

The Surface Pro 4 is able to convert from a laptop to a tablet by easily  folding out the kick stand and removing the detachable keyboard.

The Surface type cover has a new and improved design that gives the user an improved typing experience. When the type cover is folded over the keys are disabled so that when the device isn’t in use there isn’t any unwanted typing. The back of the cover is similar to a magazine and will protect the screen from any bumps or scratches that may of occurred without the cover protecting the device.

Pro 4 works on Windows 10, the best combinations of windows you already know mixed with some great new features that you will love.


If you would like to pre order one of these devices please get in contact with us by calling: 0845 606 1000 or email solutions@atlasict.co.uk

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Atlas Communications evolves into Atlas ICT

Atlas Communications evolves into Atlas ICT

Our business has been involved in the communications industry for nearly 30 years!

Atlas Communications has been a trusted partner for networks and businesses during this time. We have always endeavored to put the needs and requirements of our customers first, and to provide the best advice for the technologies available at the time. We have been know as a ‘mobile’ company, and we are proud of that.

Why Atlas ICT?

While mobile will always be the core of our business, our customers and business partners are demanding more products and a high specification delivery of service from us; likewise we are challenging ourselves as a business and encouraging our staff to increase their knowledge and skill set.

Once, a mobile phone was used only for voice communication. Now it is also a remote control for how people want to live and work; our challenge is to enable our customers and their workforce by providing the hardware and software  to allow them to do this.

The evolution of the mobile phone is reflected in our business and staff evolution. Our portfolio now also encompasses tablets and laptops, landline, broadband and digital products such as Microsoft Office 365, Box, McAfee, Microsoft Intune and O2 Just Call Me.

There are hundreds of hardware and software choices for businesses in the market right now, and we strive to to give our customers the best option available for their current and future needs. We also look to support them in the deployment and enablement of the solution, which now relies heavily on IT skills.

Information Communication Technology

That’s why we have evolved into Atlas ICT; to give our customers every confidence in our evolving capabilities, expertise and advice whilst providing support, continuity and consistency.


If you would like know more about how business solutions from Atlas ICT can benefit you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling: 0845 606 1000 or email: solutions@atlasict.co.uk

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Reduced Roaming Charges in Europe

Reduced Roaming Charges in Europe

Data roaming is often an unforeseen cost when travelling abroad, and most people are unaware of how expensive using their mobile phone in a foreign country can be. There’s nothing worse than returning home from a relaxing holiday, only to discover your phone bill is sky high!

Often, there is a lot of confusion as to what international roaming is and why it is so costly. To put it simply, roaming is when your mobile automatically connects to a local network when you are abroad.

If you want to use the internet, make a phone call or send a text then a request for data is sent from your smartphone to the local provider. The local provider then sends this request to your home network, who then send it to the internet before making the entire trip back.

This is expensive as it involves two carriers as opposed to one, and the cost is totally incurred by the subscriber rather than the network provider.

Luckily,  the European Union has now slashed the maximum roaming charge by over 50%, which is effective as of today. This is the first step in their plan to abolish roaming charges completely by 2015.

The following tariff caps now apply:

.Outgoing voice calls (per min): £0.15

.Incoming voice calls (per min): £0.04

.Outgoing texts (per SMS): £0.05

.Online (data download, per MB): £0.16

This is great news as it allows people to stay connected when travelling abroad without spending a fortune. And it comes just in time for the summer!

Please be aware that the cap is only effective in EU member states, so countries such as Turkey and Switzerland are excluded. If you are travelling to a country outside of the EU we recommend finding out what roaming charges will apply before using your mobile phone.

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