Txt4 100% correct. Me 100% mistaken

So, if you text MUSIC1 to 84118, yes, you will get a bose response.  However, the actual shortcode advertised on the buses is 64118 (which works perfectly).  I mistyped. Ergo my recent post relating to my apoplectic annoyance is null, void and recinded. Thank you to Rob and Will at TXT4 for correcting me.  My […]

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More on SMS cricket score updates in India

Link: The Hindu Business Line : Cricket is not your property, COAI tells Board. In a new twist to the row over sending cricket updates through SMS, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has questioned the authority of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) as the governing body controlling the game of cricket […]

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MMS ‘nude’ videos a publicity stunt?

Link: The xxx quotient- The Times of India. Another MMS scandal is supposedly rocking Bollywood. This time starlet Mona Chopra has been caught undressing on camera. But, considering this happened right before the release of her film, could this be a publicity stunt?

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The power and influence of texting in the Philippines

Link: BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | The Philippines’ mobile politics. Texting in the Philippines is such a rumour mill that it can turn a shred of disinformation into a national talking point, sometimes one that forces the government to comment. Interesting insight into this country’s mobile marketplace.  200 million texts […]

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Bus texting service proves a hit in Wales

Link: icWales – Bus Q txt hit with nurses. Nurses and students have been the quickest to take up a new texting service for bus times. The Traveline.txt service celebrated its first birthday with a prize draw yesterday. In that year more than 22,000 messages have been sent to people who keyed in their bus-stop […]

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Bury Council implement texting

Link: BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Town hall texting system planned. A council is planning to introduce text messaging to tell residents about services and remind them about appointments. Good good — yet another council embracing the medium.

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ShoZu – a better way to moblog?

Link: ShoZu. ShoZu is the simplest, quickest and smartest way to share photos, videos and text using your mobile phone… anytime, anywhere I’ve been hearing a lot of gossip about ShoZu in the past weeks.  I was sure I’d tried it — but it turns out I was thinking of some unrelated web2.0 thing in […]

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Text to find out if you’ve got any speeding fines

Link: IOL: Now you can take your punishment even faster. Johannesburg motorists will now be informed about their traffic fines through an SMS within two to three days of committing an offence. This is an extension of the SMS traffic search system launched by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department in January. The system was introduced […]

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Dubble Fair Trade Chocolate runs text-a-farmer campaign

At Neo One, we’ve been working with the team at Dubble Fair Trade Chocolate.  Recently, Dubble encouraged their network of ‘Dubble Agent’ website members to send in questions for a fair trade farmer in Ghana via text. We did the mobile and website plumbing to make it all work seamlessly for them.  They had a […]

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