Link: Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Big Brother-style voting to be tested in May poll. People will soon be able to vote for politicians in their local Tesco or post office, by home computer or by texting from their mobile phone, just as they do for contestants on Big Brother or Strictly Come […]
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Link: HSL News Release. HSL (Hay Systems Ltd), the leading, reputable provider of reliable SMS gateway services, is today making a call for change in how Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) price SMS termination services for SMS messages sent to their respective mobile subscribers. Won’t somebody please think about the consumer! By all means look at […]
Link: Bypassing Network Elements to Improve SMS Delivery. Sevis Systems has announced a new generation of SMS routers that allow SMS traffic to completely bypass the entire signaling network. This looks like a potentially good innovation.
Link: ABC News: Nokia 6102/6101. The 6102 also has two features soon to be common on all new Nokia phones. One is audio messagingÃ¢â‚¬â€a hybrid of MMS and voice recording. When you send an "audio message" between two Nokia phones, a window pops up that lets you play it immediately (on other phones it appears […]
Link: They’re at it again: High-speed battle of the mobile networks – Technology – International Herald Tribune. This time, the competition is not as clear-cut as the Europe-vs.-U.S., GSM-vs.-CDMA conflict of the 1980s and early 1990s. While the rivalry is still between the third-generation successors to GSM and to CDMA, the commercial interests behind both […]
Link: How many more false starts for 3G before takeoff? – Technology – International Herald Tribune. They spent billions more advertising new services like video calling, video downloads and ultrafast Internet access. They hyped it, they built it, they advertised it, but where are the clients? Interesting discussion piece.
Link: 160Characters Association. Rollout plans for the dotmobi domain name have been announced with the early sunrise registration period starting in June this year. Arrgh I just can’t stand that name ‘.mobi’! Why not .mob? Mobi? I keep thinking Carphone Warehouse "Mowbli". If we’re going to go with .mobi why don’t we just stick on […]
I was just having a look at Alfie’s blog and came across this blog post: VOIPSTUNT: errr. Hang about, so this gives me *free* calls to any landline in 37 countries, *and* I get a free VOIP in number? Ok, this I have to try. More later. The site he’s referencing is www.voipstunt.com. I’ll give […]
Got this from my younger brother – it’s apparently doing the rounds with his friends. Link: juize – Now everyone can text for free. We’d like to give you a simple piece of software for your mobile phone. It will let you send text messages to your friends’ mobiles for free* And you don’t need […]
There’s more details about the jsut announced Orange/BBC content deal on VNU’s site: Customers subscribing to Orange World will pay £3.50 for a ‘real-tone’ taken from one of the BBC shows, £2.50 for a ‘wallpaper’ image, and 75p to £1 for a video clip. Well at least it’s not £3.50 for a video clip. 75p-£1.00 […]
I go through phases with SMS and calling. Sometimes I think it’s more effective to text, because that gives the other person time to finish doing what’s important and call me later. That’s when I’m in the "phone calling is interuptive" frame of mind. Other times I feel a call is much more efficient than […]
Finally! I was following this one with bemused interest. The High Court has allowed the 18 main mobile operators in India to send live match scores by SMS to those customers who request it. So reports the Hindustan Times: Here