80 hurt at huge Spanish SMS-invite party

Here’s a follow-up to the SMS-invite party in Spain… Link: Top News | Reuters.co.ca. A mass street drinking session by Spanish youths turned into a riot in Barcelona early on Saturday and 68 people were injured and 54 arrested in clashes between youths and riot police, police said. Another 12 people were hurt and 16 […]

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Nextel and interconnection problems

Link: cellular-news | Nextel asks Cofetel to rescind operators’ licenses on SMS spat. Mexican trunking operator Nextel has asked telecommunications regulator Cofetel to rescind the mobile concessions contracts of three mobile operators due to their failure to follow a Cofetel order to allow SMS interconnection, local daily Milenio reported. Absolutely amazing that we’re still seeing […]

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Spanish young gear up for huge SMS-invite party

Link: Spain gears up for record street party – Yahoo! News. Spanish youngsters were preparing to answer the call, sent out via the Internet and SMS texting, to hold a "macrobotellon", or mass drink-in, despite health ministry pleas to refrain.

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French watchdog pushes SMS regulation

Link: French watchdog pushes SMS regulation – Telecom Asia. French competition watchdog Conseil de la Concurrence is pushing for regulation that would help cut the cost of sending a text message, or SMS, and other data transmissions by mobile phone, a Dow Jones report said. About time — what about the UK?

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2006 Will Be the Year of Mobile Advertising Experimentation

Link: ‘2006 Will Be the Year of Mobile Advertising Experimentation,’ says visiongain Report. The next five years will see a shift by major brands from simple SMS mobile marketing to more sophisticated multimedia advertising. By 2007, brands will know what works, and mobile advertising will become mainstream by 2008. These are some of the key […]

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Surfing the mobile web at a fair price

Link: m-trends.org: Open Letter To Vodafone. I think there is something completely wrong going on here… For my work and research I surf (connect) the mobile web at a minimum average rate of 10 times a day at 0,50 Euro/day, resulting in an excessive 150 Euro/month extra added to my bill just to surf the […]

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Beta: Crickee free mobile to mobile IM

Link: Crickee :: Free mobile to mobile instant messaging service. Crickee is a small team of internet and mobile phone veterans working hard to make a new real time text messaging application. The Crickee aim is to bring friends, family and colleagues the world over closer together using the most powerful and effective worldwide chat […]

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Inbound text number from FastSMS

You know I was looking for an incoming SMS number to do some tests and demonstrations with recently? I would previously have gone straight to www.zimepl.com and bought a number from their system.  However I thought it was time to give someone else a go.  I selected FastSMS.  No particular reason per se.  I haven’t […]

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AskRav.com – SMS price comparison service launches

Link: Money-Saving Sms Service Marks Return Of The High Street Haggle – Yahoo! News. AskRav.com allows users to text the name or code of a product into their mobile phone, send it via SMS to 60066 ie ‘ask ipod video”, and receive an instant response on the best three prices for that product available over […]

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Malaysians sent 21 billion texts last year

Link: The Sun Daily. MALAYSIANS displayed their penchant and dependence on the Short Messaging System (SMS) by sending 21.03 billion messages last year, said Energy, Telecommunications and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik. "Of the total, 6.02 billion messages were transmitted during the major festive periods of Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali, Christmas and […]

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