WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE GET A GRIP

Link: Consumers are/aren’t hot for mobile TV: World Cup edition – Engadget Mobile. "..feuds over formats, standards and rights have left the service providers with a hodge podge of offerings that will likely drive viewers straight home to their fixed-location sets." I’m delighted to see it’s not just me.  Absolutely ridiculous performance by the mobile […]

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3 UK’s data card

I was just reading the Engadget story quoting Cellular News about the new 3 UK data card. £45 for 512mb of data. They’re apparently throwing in a Skype starter kit. Oh come on. I will eat my hat if Skype or any VOIP application works to sufficient quality via an operator’s 3g data card while […]

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Qtel Qatar gives free MMS for a month

Link: Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper – Qatar. Some 3,500 customers have signed up for post-paid GSM service in the first 15 days of the ongoing Qtel promotion that provides for a waiver on the one-time connection fee of QR250 and free multimedia messaging till March 30. I wonder what sort of […]

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MOVO providing SMS services for US Colleges & Universities

Link: Adotas – MOVO Mobile Partners with TranSend Ed for College SMS. MOVO Mobile LLC, a mobile marketing software company, announced today a partnership with TranSend Ed, Inc. which will provide mobile marketing solutions to colleges and universities. With this deal TranSend will give college and university administrators the ability to send students alerts, reminders […]

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Dubai Police launch SMS text helpline

Link: Khaleej Times Online. Al Ameen service launched by Dubai Police in 2003 to receive public complaints and refer them to the authorities concerned has been enhanced by a new free SMS facility that became available at the beginning of the current year.

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Mobile Phone movie launches!

Link: SMS Sugar Man launches website and promo. The world’s first feature film to be shot exclusively on Mobile phone cameras is launching its website (www.smssugarman.com) on Friday 10th March. The first short promo of SMS Sugar Man has been invited to premier at the Festival Cinema Africano Asia e America Latina, in Milano, Italy, […]

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First person fined for sending text porn in China

Link: MSN-Mainichi Daily News: Business News. SHANGHAI, China — A citizen in Xi’an, capital city of northern China’s Shaanxi Province, was fined the maximum RMB 500 (USD 62.5) by police because he sent SMS messages with pornographic content to his colleagues, a local newspaper reported. The case is the first of its kind in the […]

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Buying an MSISDN inbound SMS number

Where does one buy an inbound SMS number these days? We used to have a few hundred on hand just in case for development. We’ve used ZimEpl now and again. £49 a month I think it is. I was wondering if anyone else provided a similar online-activation service. When I do a google search, it […]

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SendMyTxt upgrades it’s free SMS service for Radio Stations

Link: SendMyTxt upgrades it’s free SMS service for Radio Stations. Nearly two years and hundreds of happy customers since it’s launch, the FMTxt SMS message solution for radio broadcasters from leading UK messaging provider SendMyTxt has had a facelift. I always wondered who was the main provide of these services in the UK — I […]

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Survey reckons UK business texters have no clue about etiquette

Link: Digital manners needed in UK workplace – Computeract!ve. UK office workers are confused about the digital ‘etiquette’ surrounding new communications technologies such as email, SMS and instant messaging (IM). Oh come on, this isn’t difficult.  Anything that involves you having to look down at your phone every 20 seconds to bash out a text […]

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