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Belgium is testing your speed and so are we!

 

Vikings,

As you all might or might not know, today is the day of the speedtrap marathon in Belgium. So, there are around 51.767 possible locations where you better not speed with your car the next 24 hours! And, obviously we can’t stay behind, right? That’s why we came up with a slightly different speed test… We want you to test the speed of your mobile Internet connection.

How can you do this?
You can do a speed test with an application on your smartphone. To make it easier for all of you it’s best to download the application ‘Ookla’ to test your speed. Also we’re going to differentiate between 3G and 4G. This way it’s easier for all of you to compare the results. After you’ve downloaded this application, you can do a speed test. Once you get the results you can take a screenshot of them and share it with us on Facebook or Twitter by using #MVspeedtest3G or #MVspeedtest4G.

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We give away 5 duo tickets for ‘Bal der Bals’

Vikings, suit up! We are giving away duo tickets for ‘Bal der Bals’ on May 3.

Bal der Bals?
A formal dance event for students who like electronic dance music. This year Zottegem is the place to be and we’ve got the opportunity to give away 5 duo tickets, to be won by Vikings only!

What to do to win those tickets? It’s easy: just fill in the form below before April 23, 9pm.

Good luck!

Doctor Viking #20: Heartbleed incident

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Vikings!

You might have already heard a little something about the ‘Heartbleed Bug’. Last week, there was a worldwide problem with OpenSSL, which concerns the security of interactions on websites. Our developers immediately took action and solved this problem. But given the nature and the extent of the problem, we prefer to be cautious and, therefore, we recommend everybody to change his or her password. To do so, you need to log in to your account. (‘My account’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Password’)

PS: Would you like more info concerning the Heartbleed incident? Visit this website.

iPhone 5 series users can enjoy 4G as from May 2nd

Awesome news! As from May 2 all Vikings with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s device will be able to enjoy the 4G speeds as well. Hurray!

4G blogAfter May 2nd all iPhone 5, 5c and 5s devices will receive an update from Apple. Devices from earlier series such as 2, 3 and 4 aren’t 4G compatible. After you’ve installed the update (this will be a lot faster over WiFi), you will be able to connect with the 4G network. Yes, finally, and without any extra cost for each tariff plan! :-)

Until now, Vikings with an iPhone 5 series device weren’t able to connect with the 4G network, as Apple didn’t permit all network operators to do so. That is except for Mobistar, since they had an agreement with Apple. Now that BASE Company also has an agreement with Apple, their network does permit 4G for its iPhone users and thus also for you Vikings! iPad Air and iPad Mini devices that support 4G could already connect with the 4G network.

More info on 4G for Mobile Vikings? Have a look at the help & support section on our website.

Exclusive codes for Roamler

Vikings,

You know we are always on the look-out for fun, new, innovative thingies. Well now, the new application Roamler crossed our path. The app had its big launch on April 2 in Belgium, and we have exclusive codes for you innovator Vikings to use the app :-) .

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In a nutshell: Roamler challenges you to execute small assignments in exchange for points and money. For example: if you’re in the store, you can take a snapshot of the milk’s display and check if the price is right.


Aside from paid tasks, you can also keep yourself busy with entertaining, creative assignments such as: “take a picture of an appealing billboard” or “show us your favourite app”. The more tasks you do, the more Experience Points (XP) you gather, the higher ranked you become and the more money you are earning.

You can download the app for Android and iPhone for free. However, the invites to create a Roamler account are hard to get. Luckily, we take good care of you!

The first 250 Vikings who use the code “rml-vikings” will be with one of the first happy Belgians to use this brand new money-earning app.

So hurry up and enjoy Roamling ;-) !

 

 

Design a tattoo for our Chief Viking

Vikings!

This year is the 5th anniversary of Mobile Vikings! Time to celebrate, right? And when we celebrate, we do it right: our Chief Viking Hans is getting a … Mobile Vikings 5th anniversary tattoo. Yes, a real one!

But there is more, he wants the Vikings to design this tattoo for him. He has three little requirements… The tattoo has to be all black, it has to be a certain size (5 cm x 5 cm) and, of course, it has to be for the 5th anniversary of Mobile Vikings.

So, if you want to have your own design tattooed on Hans’ wrist, grab a pencil and start drawing! Our Viking jury will soon choose the winning design. The winner of this competition not only gets a little surprise, his/her design will also be the new design of the fake tattoos we hand out on festivals. You all get until April 27, midnight, to send us your designs: tattoo@mobilevikings.com

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Meet our Viking jury.

PS: if there are any tattoo artists who want to tattoo the winning design on Hans, feel free to email us as well.

Good luck!

Search for the real VICTR-model-E

Last week we introduced our newest product: the VICTR-model-E, a device thanks to which you’ll never have to charge your phone again. Obviously this was an April Fool’s joke, but just imagine for a second this were true, how nice would that be?!

So we took a quick tour on the Internet and found some great innovative ideas that can actually do what our VICTR-model-E is supposed to do. How about this thermoelectric clothing that you can stitch up to your clothes or sleeping bag? Or this research, done by Wake Forest University researchers at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. They even researched the possibilities of letting your car drive by using the energy which is conducted out of your car seat’s warmth. But unfortunately this all didn’t lead to concrete ideas so far. On top of all, we found this idea: a new device from Fujifilm called a thermoelectric converter, which can charge devices when you put your hands on it. This one seems to be most likely to be on the market soon, however it also didn’t reach mass production(yet).

Today we are not joking, so Vikings: maybe you have some great ideas for the future VICTR-model-E, a real working device to charge our mobile phones with body heat?

If you are as excited as we are about this great idea, just let us know via Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #VICTRmodelE, and maybe someday soon we’ll be starting another mobile (charging) revolution!

One year of Mobile Vikings for free

Update 5/4 – Hear hear Vikings! Since the Easter holidays are coming up, we want to give you the chance to convince even more friends to become a Viking too. That’s why we’re extending our becomeviking campaign with 2 weeks! You have until April 21 to get 12 x € 15 of calling credit or a year of Mobile Vikings for free. These tools will lend you a hand. Good luck :-)!

Vikings, have you convinced 5 friends yet to get your 1 year of Mobile Vikings for free? No? Well, it’s now or never! You have until April 7 to earn 12 x € 15 of calling credit.

April 7, wow that’s fast. But don’t panic, convincing your friends is easy! How it works? You already know you receive 150 Viking Points (or a top-up of € 15) for every friend who enters your number or email address during his or her registration. We went a step further: if you convince 5 friends before April 7, you get 1 year for free instead of 5 months for free. And on top of this treat, we created some very handy tools to help you get your year for free in no time. Think about what you could do with 1 year of free calling credit! You find all the tools you need on becomeviking.be: your own Viking site and your personal promotional media.

Oh and remember: calls and text messages to fellow Vikings are free thanks to your Viking advantage of 60 calling minutes and 300 text messages per day. Your Viking advantage stays valid for 30 days after your last top-up. Quite an offer, right? And it all starts on becomeviking.be ;-).

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Knarr on tour 2014: Spring Edition

Vikings,

Spring is in air, so time to get our Knarr out of its stable! We’ve got some nice spring events coming up. In the upcoming weeks, you can find us here:

  • 02/04/2014: Welcome Spring Festival @ Louvain-La-Neuve
  • 29/04/2014: Kiesweek Ekonomika @ Leuven
  •  30/04/2014: 12-urenloop @ Gent
  •  30/04/2014: 10-urenloop @ Antwerpen
  •  14/05/2014: Regatta @ Hasselt

Drop by at our Knarr at one of these events and try to get your hands on a cool Viking helmet by playing a game of kubb! If you’re extra lucky, you might win 450 Viking Points.

Can’t make it to one of these events? Not to worry, we will also be present on some festivals this summer. Which ones? Keep an eye on our calendar and blog.

See you there!


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And the winner is…

To celebrate our permanent 4G access, we organized a contest in which you could win a HTC One and 6 months of Mobile Vikings for free. Our contest is now closed and we have found our winner!

The winner of the HTC One and 6 months of Mobile Vikings is *drumroll*… Rob Azevedo! Harr harr hurray!

Congrats Rob, you knew that we’re offering 4G to all Vikings since October 1, 2013 and that the Sony Xperia P is not a 4G compatible device. You’ll soon receive an email from us with more information on your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Didn’t win? Always keep an eye on our blog for other contests.

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