How does it work and how can you do it?
This has been a big summer for mobile technology. For techno-bods and the like, the most significant news from the Olympics was not the raft of gold medals but the fact that the viewing habits of most fans switched from TV to mobile and tablet.
Today we’re taking a look at this growing phenomenon; no doubt you’ve noticed people on the train or bus with their iPhones, thinking they are listening to music only to find that they are in fact watching a Batman movie or TV show on their Galaxy tablet or iPhone 4S.
Enabling your phone to watch movies is relatively simple. We’ve teamed up with mobile network-for-the-people Giff Gaff to take a closer look at unlocking iPhone 4S models on their particular network and opening it up for use in watching movies and visual media.
It was the news of the summer that 40% of Americans were planning to watch the Olympics on their smartphones. It’s perhaps even more stunning that there are now predictions telling us that by the end of this year, in a mere two months’ time, there are likely to be more smartphones than human beings on the planet.
giffgaff provide a cheaper way to stream mobile films and tv
With the launch of the iPhone 4S last year and the recent release of the iPhone 5, Apple’s smartphones are some of the most popular devices for watching movies.
YouTube and internet devices can be used with an internet connection, or users can make the most of the QuickTime facilities on the newer models to use movies from their iTunes or stream directly from sites such as BBC iPlayer, which now have mobile applications. Just make sure you remember your headphones!
And how can you make this value for money? One of the main things to watch for is not credit but battery life – keep your charger with you. For Giff Gaff members, you’ll first need to unlock your iPhone before being able to use it either on the network or for any kind of streaming.
The network, which aims to offer cheap packages and bundles to its growing community, has an Unlockapedia that will be useful to new users, who will also need a special micro-sim to be ordered from the company. Once registered users can then buy the ‘goodybag’ or bundle they require for the amount of data they expect to use.