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.
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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
I posted a short note on this the other day — Russell Buckley at mobhappy.com has looked at it in a heck of a lot more detail which is definitely worth a look.
If you’re in the mood for an excellent bit of Good Technology ego building, check out this piece of marketing masquerading as a news story by Peter Judge on www.techworld.com about ‘Blackberry panic hitting the UK’. The best line is at the end. The chap from the law firm who’s just bought Good Technology’s services, […]
If you’re living in Malaysia you can shortly whack your complaints or service enquiries to power company Tenaga Nasional Bhd. Really useful. Here in England, you are required to hang on for 10 minutes while the local power companies screw around with their billing systems, tell you everything is fine, then mail you out a […]
This is a good idea. You get all students at a college signed up to a centralised alerts system — and the moment there’s a crime or an issue, you whack out a message alerting everyone. Really smart. I like it. The service is operated by Omnilert and has recently been endorsed by Security on […]
Sydney software company, Whitesmiths Pty Ltd, claims to have achieved a world first with a system, now undergoing trials, that can take voicemail messages and deliver them direct to a cellphone as multimedia messages. ITWire has the story. Very nifty!