Link between teen mobile ownership and less smoking

Link: Texting overcomes drawbacks – National – smh.com.au. TEEN smoking has finally found a powerful opponent and it’s not the graphic photos of mouth cancer among the new health warnings on Australian cigarette packs. It’s the mobile phone. It seems phones have it all: "maturity, individuality, sociability, peer-group bonding, rebellion and adult aspiration". In the […]

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Find a place to stay in South Africa via text

Link: Quality accommodation now an sms away. Consumers can now send an sms to 36230 with a concise description of their needs – indicating the type of accommodation, the area or town, their arrival and departure dates, the number of people in the group, the approximate price range and any special facilities that may be […]

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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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