Author Archive | Ewan

Now, book your cooking gas on SMS

Link: Now, book your cooking gas on SMS. Want to book a cylinder of cooking gas? Just send an SMS to the agency. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched an SMS refill booking system in the city today. There are more and more innovative SMS related stories coming out of India that almost any other […]

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38% increase in sore wrists/thumbs caused by texting

Link: Internet News Article | Thirty-eight percent more people suffer from sore wrists and thumbs due to texting than five years ago and 3.8 million people now complain of text-related injuries every year. If you’re an uber-frequent texter why not get yourself a Blackberry, Sidekick, Treo… you know, something with a keyboard and a […]

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Unlimited sms texting for a fixed daily rate in the Philippines

Link: ABS-CBN Interactive. Smart Communications Inc., the Philippines’ leading wireless phone service provider, is set to offer unlimited text for new prepaid subscribers. As per previous stories on the subject, Smart Communications are going live with their unlimited SMS service.  You pay a single fee each day and can then send as many texts as […]

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Aussie party overrun with people via SMS & web promos

Link: Internet, SMSs blamed for big crowd at party. 20/02/2006. ABC News Online. Police believe up to 1,000 people converged on a party at Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, on Saturday night, after being notified over the Internet and through SMS test messages. Luckily, unlike the news story from last week in North America, no […]

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Cameraphones, MySpace and self-portraits

Link: The Gadsden Times – Latest News from Gadsden, Alabama. The era of cheap, lightweight digital cameras in cellphones, in computers, in hip pockets, even on key chains has meant that people who did not consider themselves photography buffs as recently as five years ago are filling ever-larger hard drives with thousands of images from […]

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Tom Baker voicing BT’s text-to-landline service

I properly used the BT text-to-landline service this afternoon.  I was a recipient of a text message notification from Vodafone.  The identifier on the text message was one of those huge long network IDs… something like 15100000000.  Poor electronic Tom Baker spent quite a bit of time saying "Zero..Zero…Zero". Super quality thought. If you haven’t […]

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1.8 meg to your T-Mobile MDA Pro? Vapourwear, baby

Whata-mistaka-to-maka! Last year I bought myself one of those T-Mobile MDA Pro Windows Mobile 5.0 PDAs.  I did so for a number of reasons — the chief among them being my magpie-like tendancies toward anything new, shiny and potentially wickedly cool. My back-up reason for buying the MDA Pro was a press release news story […]

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Alfie’s been using VoipStunt like there’s no tomorrow.  It’s really workin very well for him.  I’ve yet to give it a good go.  I’m a bit suspect about the latency.  I tried calling myself and there was a good 1 or 2 second delay.  I wonder how that will work when I’m actually on a […]

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urPaizDed – text death updates for Czech Republic

Relatives of the patients who die in the local hospital learn about their family member’s death through an SMS message, something that experts in ethical matters consider inadmissible, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes writes today. Different, but, as the hospital director points out, efficient.  More: Here

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MMS a pic of your pet and win!

Is your puppy, cat, rabbit or guinea pig the cutest pet in Norwich? If so you could win a £20 voucher to spend at the Giant Pet Store, Twickenham Road, Norwich The Norwich Evening News are running a ‘good looking pet’ competition 😉  If you text in a picture to their MMS number (50p charge), […]

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mTouche client mistakenly spams half a million with a premium text

Link: SMS spam causes outrage – The Star Online THOUSANDS of cellphone subscribers were spammed with Chinese New Year greetings by a mobile content company, which later billed recipients S$1 (RM2.27) for each text message. The SMS messages that were sent out by mTouche to about 500,000 mobile phone users during the festive period elicited […]

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