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This is a QR code, a new kind of barcode, and it will revolutionalise the way you use your mobile – and the way you read your Sun.
QR stands for Quick Response because when you scan it with your phone, it quickly responds with a link to the internet.
And your technology-crazy Sun is going to be at the forefront of the revolution, delivering the mobile internet straight to your phone.
To find out how it’s all going to work, click the links on the right.
YOU can also get the Sun on your mobile by texting the word SUN to 85080 for a FREE link to the site. Normal SMS charges apply.
How to crack QR smart code
Think barcodes are just for checking the price of a tin of beans? Think again. A Quick Response code is a new kind of barcode that contains loads more info because it is two dimensional. It’s a smart code that will hyperlink you to the mobile internet.
The way it does this is simple. There’s a URL encoded in the QR code that a new mobile phone application called i-nigma first decodes then launches the browser in your mobile to find.
All you need is a phone with a camera and an internet service. The i-nigma scans just like a check-out scanner, only there’s no infra-red light. On some mobiles it scans the codes, on others you have to take a picture.
And what you get is mobile internet – a specially designed bite-size net that saves you scrolling through the huge pages you look at on a computer. And just like with the ordinary net you can watch videos and get downloads.
The Sun have already created mobile websites – or mobi-sites – which are easier to navigate and with less to read, and which fit in with modern life on the move.
You can get loads of great stuff such as the news, The Sun’s Page 3 or the latest goals from the Premiership without having to type anything in. It’s dead easy and loads quicker than entering long website addresses.
The i-nigma reader is free but your network provider will charge you a regular rate SMS for your initial text to activate it and for airtime while i-nigma downloads. But you’ll only have to download it once.
And scanning the QR codes will only cost whatever your mobile company charges you to use the web. It’s as easy as downloading a ringtone – so what are you waiting for?