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News Article | June 1, 2017
Site: www.techradar.com

A SIM-only deal is a mobile phone plan that offers calls, texts and data in return for a monthly fee, but doesn't come bundled with a phone. Leaving the phone out of the equation means SIM-only deals can be much cheaper than general mobile phone deals which makes them ideal if you already have a handset or are eyeing up a SIM-free phone. To make things easy for you, we've gone through and combed through all of Australia’s available SIM-only plans to picks the ones we think offer the most bang for your buck. Our choices start from $16 per month for a basic plan, but we've also looked at more expensive plans at $40 and $60, and there are some great options for power users who need loads of data. Below, you'll find the very best SIM-only deals in Australia as of June 2017. Whether you’re after the cheapest plan possible, want to dig out the best-value big data SIM plan or just want an all-round great deal but don’t know how much to spend, you should find a recommendation here that suits your needs. A deal that offers terrific value, Vaya's Unlimited S plan offers unlimited national calls and texts with 1GB of data for just $16 per month. Best of all, there are no contracts involved, so your minimum cost is the initial monthly payment. Also, if you purchase the plan before June 16, 2017, you get a free 5GB data-only SIM to use as you see fit. For just a few dollars more than the last SIM only plan, you can get an extra gig of data from Yomojo. Like the Vaya plan, you get unlimited calls and texts within Australia and there are no lock in contracts. It also works off the Optus 4G network, though you won't get any bonus data for signing up immediately. If you regularly call and text people from other countries, Amaysim's Unlimited 1.5GB plan might be the one for you. The plan offers unlimited international calls and texts (to select countries) for just $24.90 per month. Also, if you sign up before the end of June 2017, you'll get the first month for just $9.90. Once again, Amaysim offers unlimited international calls and texts (to select countries), only this time, you'll get a rather hefty 7GB of data for just $39.90 per month. There are no contracts involved, though the plan will auto-renew every 28 days. With Vaya's Unlimited XL plan, you get a whopping 10GB of monthly data and unlimited national calls and texts for just $36 per month. While the plan doesn't offer unlimited international calls, you can add 200 minutes of overseas calls to 100 select countries for just $2 extra per month. Though this plan requires you to sign up to a 12-month contract, there's an awful lot of value included here for just $40 per month. You get 12GB of monthly data, as well as $300 worth of international calls to select countries. Technically this is a 10GB plan, though you get 2GB bonus data if you sign up before June 4, 2017. Another good deal for people who crave international talk time, Amaysim's Unlimited 9GB offers unlimited international calls and texts (to select countries) and, you guessed it, 9GB of data for just $49.90 per month. Once again, there are no contracts, though the plan will auto-renew every 28 days. Offering a huge amount of data at an appealing price, Virgin Mobile's $60 SIM only plan is great value for power users. You get a whopping 18GB of monthly data (which rolls over to the next month) and $500 worth of standard international calls and text. Virgin Mobile | No contracts | 11GB data | Unlimited national calls | Unlimited texts | $500 international calls and text |$60 per month | Optus 4G Network Similar to the previous option, the difference with this $60 per month Virgin Mobile plan is that there's no contracts to sign. That said, there is a downside in that it only offers 11GB of data per month rather than 18GB. Still, if that sounds like more than enough data for you, then this is a great choice for people who hate contracts. If you a) want to save some money; b) don't want to be tied into a lengthy contract; or c) both of the above, then going SIM-only is well worth considering. In fact, you're probably in one of two situations if your thoughts are turning to a SIM-only mobile plan: There are three sizes of SIM card that you can get for your phone, and the one you need will depend on your handset. It's been a while since the traditional, so-called standard SIM (15 x 25mm) has genuinely been the staple in new phones. Instead, any phone you've bought within the last five or so years is much more likely to require a micro (12 x 15mm) or nano (8.8 x 12.3mm) SIM – the iPhone 5 was Apple's first mobile with a nano SIM, while Samsung began using the smallest size in its Galaxy S6. Before you purchase your new SIM, double-check the manufacturer's website to see what size you require. And if you're simply not sure, most networks now simply send out a triple SIM, so you'll get one of each size. Unlike with a contract, there's a lot more flexibility available when it comes to how long your SIM-only plan will last. Two year commitments are virtually unheard of, with the norm being either one year or rolling one month contracts for ultimate flexibility. You can often get better prices if you tie yourself in for 12 months, especially on larger data tariffs. But sticking to one month at a time means that you can effectively hand pick a new plan to suit you every 30 days or so. Because you can change your plan up more regularly than a normal, lengthier contract, it's less crucial to get this nailed from the start. But if you're thinking of grabbing a 12-monther or just put a personal pride on getting things right first time, then we'll help you pick out the sweet spot of data for you. Firstly, check your phone to see how much data you've been using to date, and whether you have the tendency to use more than your current allowance every month. Then, if you're still unsure, check out our guidance: Call it practicality, call it greediness, call it what you want - it's human nature to want 'unlimited' anything if offered. But you should think genuinely about whether you really need it in a world where the likes of WhatsApp and Skype let you call and text for free over wi-fi or 4G. If you decide that a few thousand monthly minutes and texts should do you, then you could shave off some cash from your bill. The SIM-only deals on this page are checked regularly, so make sure you visit often if you want to get the most up-to-date information on the deals that are currently available!


The present invention relates to a multifunctional plate for protecting a vehicle license plate, which can minimize deterioration of the outer appearance of the plate caused by a bolt or a seal that is protruded to the outside of a license plate in which specific information of a vehicle is recorded and minimize damage to another vehicle in the case of a collision, and which can provide a lighting structure for lighting the license plate such that a vehicle license number can be identified in dark conditions such as at night. To this end, the present invention provides a multifunctional plate (10) for protecting a license plate, comprising a protection frame (11) which is mounted on a front bumper or a rear side of a vehicle and is protruded from an edge at a suitable height such that a license plate having specific information of the vehicle can be mounted therein, wherein: a protection cover (20) is coupled to the plate (10) so as to prevent a head portion of a license plate-coupling bolt (1) or a seal (2), which is protruded from a surface of the license plate when the license plate mounted in the plate (10) is fixed to a car body, from coming in contact with another vehicle; and the plate (10) or the protection cover (20) is provided with a lighting means (L) for identifying a number through the direct light upon the license plate when lighted.


Patent
Greig, SIM Inc, Scholten and Midgley | Date: 2012-06-27

A magnetic electrical connector is provided which has particular application to use in vehicles or aircraft to prevent damage due to passenger movement. The connector includes a socket (1) having a housing (2) with a front face (4), a plurality of conductor contact regions (7,8) provided on the front face (4), and a magnet (6) provided in the housing (2) to physically retain a plug (20) in connection with the socket (1) in use.


Patent
L'Oréal, SIM Inc, Kim Yu Rae, Kim and Lee | Date: 2016-05-25

A biomolecule extraction device and method thereof are disclosed. The biomolecule extraction device a method thereof according to the present invention can simplify the process of extracting biomolecule such as protein or nucleic acid, etc. from biomass such as tissue and cell and save time and space spent therefor to enhance users convenience. Also, not only can the concentration of biomolecule extraction be increased and the amount of buffer used can be reduced by minimizing dead space, but also testing can be efficiently performed by allowing constant discharge of the extracted sample. In addition, an extra device or equipment does not have to be applied, damage of the extracted biomolecule can be minimized and consistent test results can be expected while applying only a small amount of samples.


Patent
SIM Inc | Date: 2016-09-28

Provided is a mesh assembly inserted to a soft tissue or a human tissue for lifting the soft tissue, the mesh assembly including: a mesh member inserted into the soft tissue or human tissue and supporting the tissue; a fixed member provided at the mesh member and adopted to increase a coupling force in the soft tissue or the body; and a hook member formed on an upper surface or a lower surface or both of the fixed member to protrude in a diagonal direction, so that fixation of the soft tissue or human tissue can be firmly conducted, thereby allowing the soft tissue and the like to be fixed at a normal position without undergoing an influence by shaking or an external shock.


Patent
Greig, SIM Inc, Beck and Nicklin | Date: 2012-07-04

A wireless media distribution system for a passenger vehicle including a media server (3) and a plurality of transmitters (6) adapted to wirelessly transmit media signals representative of media delivered from the media server. Each transmitter is adapted to direct a media signal to a selected passenger location (2) or a group of passenger locations.


Patent
SIM Inc | Date: 2013-03-12

A pump filter system for use with a submersible pump assembly including a base cup having an outer peripheral flange and an upwardly extending ring concentrically located within and spaced from the peripheral flange. A self-supporting, substantially uniformly perforated, tubular wall portion having a lower end coupled to the base cup outer peripheral flange and an upper end surrounding a pump discharge conduit connection. A tubular sleeve having a lower end contiguous with an upper portion of the pump body and an upper end projecting above the discharge conduit connection. A tapered coupling having a lower end connected to the perforated tubular wall upper end and an upper end connected to the tubular sleeve upper end, and a seal ring surrounding the discharge conduit connection and the tubular sleeve inner surface.


Patent
Greig, SIM Inc, Scholten, Midgley, Dublon and Moody's | Date: 2013-09-25

A magnetic electrical connector is provided which has particular application to use in vehicles or aircraft to prevent damage due to passenger movement. The connector includes a socket having a housing with a front face, a plurality of conductor contact regions provided on the front face, and a magnet provided in the housing to physically retain a plug in connection with the socket in use.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Location marketing technology leader SIM Partners today announced it has raised $5 million in funding led by River Cities Capital Funds, a growth equity firm investing in healthcare and information technology companies, and Jump Capital, a Chicago based venture capital firm specializing in expansion stage and growth capital investments. “SIM Partners continues to gain well-deserved industry recognition as the location marketing leader and has an impressive track record for driving results for leading brands,” stated Dan Fleming from River Cities Capital. With more than 50 clients and 40,000+ locations, SIM Partners helps large businesses with multiple locations acquire and retain customers through its Velocity location marketing automation platform. Velocity includes a powerful location data management tool to drive visibility for local listings; a content management system that automates the creation of location-based content and experiences; and a robust insights platform to inform local content strategies. “We see huge growth opportunities for SIM Partners because the Velocity platform delivers a proven ROI for clients,” stated Sach Chitnis, Managing Director at Jump Capital. Both Jump Capital and River Cities were already investors in SIM Partners. The funding comes at a time of growth for SIM Partners and location marketing. Local search is a major catalyst in the growth of location marketing. According to Google, the number of “near me” searches has increased by a multiple of 34 since 2011, and 50 percent of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphone visit a store within a day. SIM Partners’ Velocity platform helps power these endless amounts of opportunities. “We appreciate the ongoing support from our investors, and we are excited to drive innovation and continue to provide value for our customers,” said Jon Schepke, CEO of SIM Partners. He added, “SIM Partners is uniquely positioned to create innovative solutions for clients by reaching a target audience – local customers or patients. The demand we are seeing for our product in multiple verticals is strong, particularly given the tremendous amount of growth in healthcare." Clients including Advocate Health Care, American Family Insurance, ATI Physical Therapy, Red Wing Shoes, Save-A-Lot, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and U.S. Bank have seen the value in SIM Partners’ Velocity platform. Recent industry recognition includes a Digiday Signal Award in the category of Best Location-Based Marketing Platform, a Stevie award for technology innovation and a BIA/Kelsey GOLOCAL award for excellence in generating sales revenue for clients. About SIM Partners SIM Partners is the location marketing technology leader. SIM Partners’ local marketing automation technology, Velocity, maximizes digital marketing results for enterprise brands at a local level. By making location data actionable and local content scalable, Velocity drives customer acquisition for national brands across thousands of physical locations. With Velocity, national brands can create location-based offers to turn “near me” mobile searches into offline conversions. Velocity includes a powerful location data management tool to drive listing visibility, a content management system that automates the creation of location-based content and experiences, and a robust insights platform to inform local content strategies. SIM Partners has offices in Chicago and San Francisco. To learn more, or request a demo, visit simpartners.com.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

StrataCore, the premier IT consulting and brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, has been presented with the “Key Partner” award by the Seattle Society of Information Management (SIM). StrataCore and the Seattle SIM have partnered on many IT industry events over the past few years. StrataCore’s focus on providing market intelligence goes hand-in-hand with the SIM’s mission to bring together tech leaders to share information and support their local tech communities. “StrataCore is proud to be able to give back to the Seattle community. Over the years, we have partnered with the SIM on many industry events in the area. StrataCore looks forward to continuing to support the SIM in their efforts to expand their reach and educational programs”, said Jay Schwartz, COO and General Counsel, StrataCore. "Seattle SIM is proud to recognize StrataCore as the recipient of the key partner award. StrataCore’s direct involvement in SIM activities helped to further our mission to inform, educate and grow our passionate community of Seattle technology executives. Stratacore's financial support also helped to expand our charitable efforts with local organizations like Year Up Puget Sound, Ada Developers Academy, and Western Washington University. The SIM looks forward to continuing to work with StrataCore to make Seattle SIM the premier professional organization for Seattle area CIOs, CTOs, and other IT executives", said Paul Farrall, President, Seattle SIM. About StrataCore: StrataCore is the premier Data Center, IT Infrastructure, Network Connectivity, and Cloud Services agent in the Pacific Northwest. We partner with the industry’s top service providers to save you time and money - while maximizing business results. We offer unbiased, custom solutions while maintaining a clear view of the competitive landscape to optimize contract terms and pricing. Our market intelligence, tools, and detailed vendor selection process provides clients with the necessary insight to make informed IT decisions. For more information, visit http://www.stratacore.com/ About Seattle SIM: Seattle SIM is the premiere professional development organization for senior IT leaders, offering exclusive events with technology leaders and pioneers, unparalleled networking and the opportunity to support charitable organizations helping drive diversity and inclusion in our industry. For more information on the Seattle SIM, visit http://www.simnet.org/

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