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Can BeiDou Give HUAWEI Phones Get FREE Calls + Internet?

Can HUAWEI Phones Get Free Calls + Internet From BeiDou?

Can HUAWEI smartphones get FREE calls and Internet connectivity through BeiDou satellites, without a SIM card?

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the FACTS really are!


Claim : BeiDou Gives HUAWEI Phones FREE Calls + Internet!

People have been sharing different messages on WhatsApp and Facebook, claiming that BeiDou will give every HUAWEI phone unlimited calls and Internet without a SIM card!

If u r able to change/ upgrade ur hp then u may want to consider Huawei devices.

Please buy Huawei hp because after the End of June 2020. All Huawei hp will be equipped with Huawei Own Satellite BEIDOU Chipset which will allow you to make Phone Calls and Internet DATA usages without any Charges for Life and No Sim Card is required. Save a lot of money in the long run??

Baidu is do much more powerful than old uncle Google. Baidu is the major driver for 5G, free satellite calls, wider coverage, higher speed, etc. Anyway no one can stop u fr using uncle Google if u so loved him using any type of hp (iOS, Android, Symbian of others)!! U can also VPN to tunnel into many networks & firewalls….!!


No, HUAWEI Phones Cannot Get FREE Calls + Internet From BeiDou!

HUAWEI offers some of the best smartphones in the market, but these claims are truly “out of this world”.

There is NO WAY that any smartphone, from HUAWEI or any other brand, that can make free calls or receive free Internet connectivity through BeiDou satellites.

These are just fake news created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army / Little Pink Army.

Fact #1 : BeiDou Is A Navigation Satellite System

BeiDou is China’s own satellite positioning and navigational system, functionally similar to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo.

So far, the Chinese have launched 59 satellites, from three generations.

Fact #2 : Final BeiDou-3 Satellite Launched In June 2020

The June 2020 date likely refers to the launch of the final BeiDou-3 satellite, which completes the BeiDou-3 satellite constellation.

The original BeiDou-1 satellites were decommissioned at the end of 2012.

Fact #3 : Smartphones Have Supported BeiDou For Years

The first smartphones to support BeiDou were introduced in 2013. It’s not like BeiDou is only being introduced after June 2020.

Fact #4 : HUAWEI Supports Multiple Satellite Systems

HUAWEI, like many other brands, have long introduced multi-constellation support for navigational signals.

Their smartphones not only support GPS, but also BeiDou, GLONASS, and Galileo, switching to whichever satellite system offers the best performance or accuracy.

Fact #5 : BeiDou Is Supported By Foreign Mobile Platforms

BeiDou civilian signals can be used by foreign mobile platforms, and are in fact supported by Samsung Exynos and MediaTek mobile platforms.

Qualcomm, for example, introduced support for BeiDou signals in their Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) platform back in 2013. So did MediaTek with their MT3332 / MT3333 SoCs.

So many non-HUAWEI smartphones use chipsets that support BeiDou.

Fact #6 : BeiDou Cannot Provide Calls / Internet Connectivity

BeiDou is primarily a global positioning satellite system, with limited communications capability – just short messaging services (SMS).

However, only the military (or related security services like civil defence) are given access to the BeiDou SMS service, using special satellite phones.

Civilian devices, like HUAWEI smartphones, can only use its positioning services, and have NO ACCESS to any communications capability.

A CGTN news report is probably responsible for this misunderstanding (watch our video above).

Fact #7 : Calls + Internet Still Require A SIM Card / eSIM

While the HUAWEI P40 series smartphones support eSIM, other HUAWEI smartphones still require a physical SIM card.

But whether your smartphone uses a physical SIM card or eSIM, it needs some sort of SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) number to obtain call and Internet services from your mobile service provider.

Fact #8 : HUAWEI Offers A Free Video Call Service

HUAWEI introduced a new video call feature called MeeTime, which allows all HUAWEI devices to make video calls for free.

This includes tablets like the HUAWEI MatePad Pro, and computers like the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro.

However, MeeTime requires Internet connectivity, and no, HUAWEI is not giving you free Internet connectivity to use MeeTime.

Seriously, no one can give you free Internet connectivity. Not even Apple.


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Samsung Galaxy S10 Space Launch + Contest Winners!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S family of premium smartphones, Samsung launched TEN Galaxy S10 smartphones into the stratosphere… LITERALLY. Here is our full coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S10 space launch and the Be Unbeaten contest!


The Samsung Galaxy S10 Space Launch!

For the very first time, a smartphone gets launched into the stratosphere, and it is apt that Samsung chose their 10th generation Samsung Galaxy S10. In fact, they sent not one, not two… but TEN of them, just because the Galaxy S10 is their 10th anniversary Galaxy S smartphone.

The payload of ten Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones was hoisted by a high-altitude balloon to an altitude of 80,000 feet. At the very top, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will take a bird’s eye shot of the earth.

Samsung promises that the 4K video taken will be brighter and with more dynamic range than any other smartphone, thanks to its pro-grade camera and the new ability to record videos in HDR10+.


Be Unbeaten Contest

The public was invited to be part of this historic Galaxy S10 space launch by predicting where the payload will land through photos of its 4K video feed. All they had to do was drop the pin on the location they think the payload will land!

The ten participants with the closest location to the actual landing spot each walked home with a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone! Congratulations!


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The Ayam Brand Racing To Space Videos & Contest!

Ayam Brand just launched their Racing To Space campaign to celebrate their 125th anniversary! Even though Ayam Brand is a Malaysian household name in canned foods, this campaign focuses on food sustainability, eco-consciousness and commitment to local communities.

In this campaign, they sent, not one, but FOUR high-altitude balloons all the way to the stratosphere! They also announced details of the Racing To Space contest. Check out the details below!


Racing To Space With Ayam Brand

In their Racing To Space contest, four high altitude balloons with specially-designed rigs were released. Each balloon had Ayam Brand food items attached, namely Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Canned Tuna, Baked Beans and Coconut Milk.

The objective of the race was to discover which of their classic food products would be the first to reach the highest altitude, while recording stunning aerial views of the region on the way up! Here is a virtual reality video they made of the footage :

The Ayam Brand team worked on this project for about a year, spending about RM 50,000 (~US$ 12,000) on the special rig that was designed to ensure the camera can withstand the freezing temperatures, and ultra-low pressure, up in the stratosphere.

With consultation of the Malaysian Meteorological Department, they launched the balloons in Kahang, Johor… eventually reaching a height of 29,000 m / 95,000 feet. Check out the amazing footage they obtained!

Here is a closer look at the high-altitude balloon, and the special rig they created.

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The Ayam Brand Racing To Space Contest

You can join in the Racing To Space campaign by participating in their Racing To Space contest. They’re offering 1,000 Ayam Brand heritage gift sets, and 5 VR gogglesa total value of RM 53,000!

All you have to do is watch the two short videos above, and answer questions about them, and write a short slogan (as tie breaker).

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NASA – A Human Adventure @ ArtScience Museum

Singapore, 12 October 2016 – Ignite your curiosity about space travel and be inspired by the triumphant milestones in human space exploration with ArtScience Museum upcoming blockbuster exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure. Opening on 19 November, the show will be the largest space flight exhibition ever to be held in Singapore, with over 200 historically significant artefacts on display including items which have flown in space.


NASA – A Human Adventure Now Open At The ArtScience Museum

The largest space flight exhibition ever to be held in Singapore

The exhibition tells the inspiring story of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) huge achievements in space flights and exploration, from the time the first space rocket was launched to the latest accomplishments in manned space flights. Visitors can get up-close with the extraordinary spacecraft that NASA has developed, and discover the stories of the people who flew them.

Amongst many incredible highlights, the show presents exhibits on the gigantic Saturn V Moon Rocket, full-size models of the pioneering Mercury spacecraft, the Apollo Command Module that carried the first humans to the Moon, the Rover astronauts used to explore the Moon, and a full-size model of the front section of NASA’s iconic Space Shuttle.

The exploration of space is an astonishing human story. NASA – A Human Adventure shows the spirit and fortitude involved in surviving in space, and reflects on the sacrifices of the men and women whose own journeys into space ended in tragedy. The exhibition also shows that space exploration has always been an international endeavour, and how the Space Race grew out of the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Through the presentation of modern achievements, such as the development of the International Space Station, the show reveals how space now brings countries and cultures together. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the spacecraft, rockets and technology that changed history and our understanding of our universe.

NASA – A Human Adventure is a blockbuster exhibition that brings visitors on an extraordinary journey through 100 years of human space adventure, starting with the dreams of artists and writers, and culminating with engineering marvels that changed the world. Space is a topic that touches all of us, and the endeavours of the astronauts and cosmonauts that pioneered this new frontier over the past decades, have captivated generations of people from around the world. By bringing the largest travelling space-flight exhibition ever assembled to ArtScience Museum, we hope to give our visitors in Singapore and South East Asia a unique chance to become part of this incredible story.

New technologies are showing us that space exploration has an exceptionally dynamic future, and we want to inspire visitors of all ages to be part of that future,” said Ms Honor Harger, Executive Director, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Produced by John Nurminen Events B.V. the exhibition made its world premiere at Tekniska Museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011. Since then, it has travelled to Madrid, Istanbul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Seoul and Taipei, among others. Singapore is the next stop.

“It is a great honour to bring NASA – A Human Adventure exhibition to ArtScience Museum. Through the exhibition, we seek to inspire everyone to dream big and aim high, just like everyone in NASA has always done. It takes a great deal of skill, discipline, education and training to become a NASA engineer or an astronaut. We want to encourage the young generation to continue to take big steps to explore the world outside the Earth’s atmosphere. It is essential for all of us on this planet to keep exploring what lies beyond. We welcome all visitors to experience NASA – A Human Adventure, the story of one of mankind’s greatest achievements and be inspired by the remarkable history of manned space flights,” said Mr Jukka Nurminen, Director & CEO of John Nurminen Events B.V., the producer and exhibition curator of NASA – A Human Adventure exhibition.

Narrated through five galleries – Dreamers, Go Fever, Pioneers, Endurance and Innovation, NASA – A Human Adventure introduces visitors the people, technology and engineering feats that have captured the imagination of many, while inspiring dreams of future space exploration.

NASA – A Human Adventure Gallery 1

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The Dreamers Gallery 1 focuses on dreamers – the men who dreamed of space exploration and devoted their lives to making that dream a reality. Visitors will be treated to a display of portraits of Leonardo Da Vinci, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Chesley Bonestell, Robert McCall, and other famous individuals who showed an interest in space: writers who imagined space travels, and artists who dreamed on how other worlds might appear.

NASA – A Human Adventure Gallery 2

Go Fever Go Fever provides visitors with a historical journey of the conquest of Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union as a direct result of the Cold War. This race allowed major achievements in space technology, rapidly pushing the boundaries of human achievements. This gallery will reveal the triumphant space discovery-related events in history: the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957, the first man made satellite to orbit the Earth; the establishment of NASA by American President Eisenhower in 1958; Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to journey into space in April 1961 and astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American in space in May 1961.

NASA – A Human Adventure Gallery 3

Pioneers This gallery is dedicated to the genius rocket scientists and engineers who made the ambitious dreams of space travel a reality. Their remarkable technological achievements are truly awe-inspiring. The Pioneers gallery shows the amazing and swift evolution of rockets created by NASA scientists. On display is a 10-metre long model of the Saturn V Moon Rocket, the largest and most powerful launcher ever successfully used and is the only rocket capable of taking men to the Moon and back.

NASA – A Human Adventure Gallery 4

Endurance This gallery explores the challenges of travelling to space and surviving the hostile environment. Visitors will learn about the endurance of the astronauts in space and their daily lives from what they wear and eat to the instruments and hardware that they used on their missions. The gallery will also share knowledge on the lunar landing and the special rover used as astronauts made their explorations on the Moon.

NASA – A Human Adventure Gallery 5

Innovation Innovation is always at the heart of space exploration – new ideas and ground breaking technologies which contributed to making the impossible, possible. Visitors will be introduced to the innovations that took Americans to the orbit and the Moon.

Highlights of this gallery include full-sized high-fidelity replicas of the Mercury capsule, the first American manned spacecraft; Gemini capsule, versatile spacecraft designed to practise the Moon missions; Apollo Command Module that carried the first humans to the Moon and back as well as the Space Shuttle that carried out numerous complex missions in orbit.


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