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LG Cloud makes its official debut

LG Cloud makes its official debut

01 May 2012

Latest cloud-based storage option trials in US and Korea

With Samsung rumoured to be launching its own cloud-based storage system later this week, it seems like the perfect time for LG to come along and do much the same right now with LG Cloud.

Except, if the initial details of the Samsung service prove correct, this isn't quite the same. While Samsung is said to be providing 5GB of storage on the go, LG is offering a whopping 50GB of storage space for users. Yes, 10 times the amount of space. But that's only an initial offer. After six months, if you want to keep using it for free, you get dropped to 5GB or you pay. Clever little move there, LG.

The service isn't just limited to LG devices either. You can use any mobile device or smartphone. But once that six month honeymoon period is over, non-LG users will be dropped down to just 2GB. Again, unless you pay for more storage. Interestingly, any video footage uploaded will be optimised for streaming dependent on your bandwidth and if you have bought a 3D phone (anyone?) you can stream the content shot from that to an LG 3D TV.

Now, the usage limitations. First up, you'll need an Android phone running 2.2 or above to access the app and service, with a Windows client also enabling uploads from your computer. Secondly, it's only available initially in LG's native Korea and the US. Don't worry too much about that though. The initial rollout is a public beta, so once any problems have been ironed out from that, expect the service to expand its reach to the UK. In the meantime, you can always try something like Dropbox or Google Drive - there are plenty of options out there.

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is a PAC code?

A porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.