Irish County Council implements SMS text communications

sh Link: Ireland’s technology news service providing Irish tech news & analysis. Cork County Council has completed the first phase of a project to establish a multimedia contact centre which it claims will improve services to the public. The center will enable citizens in the county to contact the council through a range of […]

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PocketPC App alerts and helps track your stolen device

Link: – Eye On Thief released – get alerted by SMS after your mobile phone has been stolen !. …lets you know who stolen your phone by SMS message! Very interesting concept because once you will know the phone number of given person, you can locate this person and track his/her identity! Nifty!  I […]

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Orange UK increases SMS text prices

Link: Orange puts the squeeze on customers | The Register. The text bundle range will be revised to introduce something called a "digressive pricing structure": the more you buy as part of your plan, the less you pay per text. The standard out-of-bundle text rate will be upped from 10p to 12p under the plans, […]

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Orange puts prices up

Link: Orange puts the squeeze on customers | The Register. Orange is cutting the minutes new and migrating customers get from lower-priced tariffs. From April, £19 a month will buy 50 rather than 60 minutes, and £25 gets you 100 minutes – 20 minutes less than the current amount. Mid-range bundles will stay the same […]

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Vodafone: Coulda beena contender

Link: Verizon may buy out Vodafone stake – Engadget Mobile. As far as telecom deals go, Verizon’s plans to buy out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless is dwarfed by AT&T’s planned acquisition of BellSouth. But the potential deal certainly sheds light on the changing fortunes of Vodafone, which was once a contender to buy AT&T […]

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SMS used to recall Navy sailors

Link: Australian IT – SMS speeds round-up of sailors (Kelly Mills, MARCH 07, 2006). THE Royal Australian Navy is using a mobile communication system that offers a high level of security for contacting personnel in times of emergency, such as a recall to base.

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ZapTxt – RSS keyword notification by SMS

Link: Emily Chang – eHub. ZapTXT. – RSS filtering and notification application. Define search keywords for each RSS you’re interested in. ZapTXT pings RSS feeds every few minutes and when it finds that the new RSS post contains your search keywords, it notifies you via email or SMS. Access your ZapTXT data from your mobile […]

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8 GB Samsung SGH-i310 music phone

Link: 8 GB Samsung SGH-i310 music phone unveiled – infoSync World. Rear-ending its competition, Samsung today offered a glimpse of its newest music phone, the SGH-i310, prior to its unveiling at the CeBIT consumer electronics fair in Germany later this week. Powered by Windows Mobile 5.0, the SGH-i310 integrates a 8 GB hard drive, which […]

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Buying a W900i … or not …

Link: Sony Ericsson W900i 3G Walkman Phone, 2MP Cam & Video! (item 9109775737 end time 06-Mar-06 20:00:00 GMT). I can’t decide whether I will use it for 20 minutes and then put it on the ‘old phones’ pile or actually commit to using it as a proper phone…. Update: I was outbid by 3 […]

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Etisalat launches email to SMS {News: Etisalat rolls out e-mail to SMS} eCompany e-mail subscribers can send SMS messages to local and international mobile telephone numbers using either their standard account and an e-mail client (such as MS Outlook or Netscape Messenger) or eCompany’s webmail client at

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