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Cellhire breaks the ice in Sochi

Cellhire, the international mobile communications specialist, has committed significant resource over the last two years to break into the Russian market in preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Milestones have included opening a Moscow office in September 2012 and establishing partnerships for delivering products and services within Russia.

Around 15,000 connections have been delivered by Cellhire for the Winter Olympics through their partnership with MegaFon, the Russian mobile network. Leading media companies from around the world and numerous Olympic organisations have been using Cellhire’s products and services on location from as early as August 2013 as they geared up for the Games. Cellhire has successfully worked with MegaFon at other major events in Russia as recently as the World Athletics Championships in Moscow in 2013.

A Russian presence for the company has been critical to achieving success in Sochi and enables the business to capitalise on the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018.

Tim Williams, Chairman and CEO of Cellhire said, ‘Our record year at the London Olympics working with key sponsors, Olympic organisations and some of the world’s biggest media corporations has given us great momentum to build on at events outside of the UK. We are delighted with our success in Sochi and our progress in Russia over the past 18 months.’

Cellhire’s unique agreement with MegaFon has enabled the company to offer English voicemail services and 4G coverage in Sochi. No other Russian networks will be offering these services making Cellhire’s mobile offers some of the best and fastest available at the Games.

Commenting on the Cellhire and MegaFon partnership, Bogdanova Nadejda, Senior Development Manager of Small and Medium Business at MegaFon said: “The unique offers we have with Cellhire have put us in an excellent position to maximise the inbound opportunities coming to our region in the near future.”

Cellhire is offering both voice and data connections in Sochi, supporting live reporting from the event to news desks around the world.

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Cellhire offers O2 and Vodafone 4G services

With the recent launch of 4G within the UK by O2 and Vodafone, Cellhire is now in a position to offer 4G services to its customers.

O2’s 4G Services

As of the 29th of August O2 launched their new 4G network capable of delivering greatly increased mobile data speeds across London, Leeds and Bradford. By the end of the year the O2 4G service will be available in 13 cities across the UK.

O2 will be releasing information regarding specific switch on dates over the coming weeks. In addition to smartphone tariffs, business customers will be able to take tariffs for tablets and mobile broadband from launch and Mobile Wi-Fi (Pop Up Office) soon after.

Vodafone’s 4G Services

Vodafone 4G services are now available in London and will be rolling out across Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield before the end of the year.

Vodafone plan to bring indoor 4G coverage to 98% of the UK population by 2015. 4G services are available as bolt-ons for existing plans and can also be added to bespoke pence per minute plans.

To find out more about how you can benefit from the new Vodafone 4G services, please contact Cellhire.

Hints & Tips

3 Hidden iPhone iOS7 Tricks

How to take a screenshot with the iPhone

iPhone Screenshot

Step 1: Identify the screen to capture.

Step 2: Identify the Home Button and Power Button (see image).

Step 3: Press both buttons at the same time. Don’t hold then down as this will restart the iPhone.

Step 4: Watch the screen. If your screen capture is successful, the screen will blink and you’ll hear a camera click sound.

Step 5: Check your Camera Roll; this is where the screenshot will be saved.


How to close iPhone apps

Step 1: Double-click your Home Button; this will cause small screenshots of each app to appear.

Step 2: Swipe from side to side until you located the app you’d like to close.

Step 3: Swipe the screenshot up of the app you want to close. This will cause the app to disappear off the screen. Once the screenshot has disappeared you have successfully closed the app.


Resetting a sticky iPhone home button

Step 1: Open the default app Calculator.

Step 2: While the app is open Hold down the Power Button. After a few moments, the “slide to power off” message will appear, at this point Release the Power Button.

Step 3: Press and hold the Home Button. After a few moments the “Slide to Power Off” message will disappear, the calculator app will be forced to close. The Home Button will now be calibrated; the ‘sticky’ responsiveness will have been successfully fixed.