Author Archive | Ewan

SMS interaction and radio stations

Link: Finding Community On The Radio Dial. Paul Adams (via Seth) wonders "why radio stations can’t ping you by sms or even phone when they play a song you request. I’ve been following this story across the various blogs and decided to respond after reading Christopher Carfi’s note above.  It’s quite simple: Radio Stations are […]

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Malaysian MP offers direct SMS text to his desk

Link: More than 2,600 SMS for Samy over two days. Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu received more than 2,600 SMS over the past two days but only 200 of them were related to complaints against his ministry. Most of the SMS congratulated him. Works Minister Samy Vellu in Kuala Lumpur setup a complaints […]

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Is SMS really going to die?

Link: Is SMS really going to die? | Returning from the 3GSM Congress in Barcelona, I couldn’t help wondering if all the hype was really missing something important – why we love SMS. A thought-provoking article and in particular a thought-provoking title, to which my answer is a resounding YES.  But SMS is not […]

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Clickatell providing real-time SMS for First National Bank in Nambia

Link: First National Bank extends SMS service to Namibia – Computer Business Review. As part of plans to extend its inContact alert service to Nambia, South Africa’s First National Bank has joined with Clickatell, a US-based SMS text messaging company. You really do need real-time messaging for ‘transaction-based’ account operating messages. It’s excellent to see […]

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Using 4INFO to look up flight information in seconds by text

Link: 4INFO SMS flight status tracker – Lifehacker. Before I left the house last night to pick up a friend at the airport, I sent a text message to mobile search service 4INFO (44636) which read ‘jetblue 185” – and was seriously impressed to get more information back about the flight, which was diverted through […]

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Russell Buckley on the money with SNAPin

I posted the previous blog in the knowledge that I was about to post this one.  I came home from a night out as described to review the updated blogs and found an array of new posts by Russell Buckley at  His blog about SNAPin really stood out, particularly in the context of banging […]

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Fix MMS already???

I was out tonight with two girl friends I know from long ago.  We meet up now and again to catch up on gossip to find out who’s pregnant, who’s married and who’s going through their third divorce.  One girl is a Social Worker, the other is a Chief Buyer, both work near London, both […]

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Indian Police offer SMS traffic updates

Link: – Cops to send SMS alerts on traffic jams. The Vijayawada police have decided to use the SMS mode to alert commuters in the event of a traffic jam. The cops will send SMS messages to alert the commuters and also suggest alternative routes. Could be a very useful system!

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SMS consumer update service does 1 million texts in first week

Link: Welcome to FreshPlaza. In Italy a new SMS-service started for fresh produce consumers last week, to let consumers know the average prices of fruit and veg. The consumer’s answer has gone beyond any prevision, with one million SMS messages (434.879 sent and 743.822 received). The greatest interest is being recorded about tomatoes (155.633 SMS […]

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Africa & Mobile growth

Link: Connecting developing nations – Business – International Herald Tribune. "Africa offers great opportunities and last year added more new cellphone customers than Europe or the United States," Ibrahim said. "There were two million people using phones in Africa in 1998, and now there are 120 million."

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