Unlimited texts for life on Vodafone for students

Still on the Observer texting article, I had to do a new blog for this subject: If you are a student it’s worth asking the networks about special deals. Vodafone, for example, offers a ‘joy of text’ tariff for anyone with an NUS card. The deal is available all year round, but is advertised only […]

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HOT: Tom Baker voicing BT’s text to landline service

I had to do another note on BT’s recently upgraded SMS to landline service.  I was listening to the Chris Moyles podcast last night (www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/) and they’d sent a few texts to a landline and recorded Tom Baker’s voice delivering the message. It is officially a hot service! Hats off to the folks at BT.  […]

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Google has the right to log texts sent? Well. Duh.

I’ve read a few articles recently about the Google "Send-to-SMS" function that they recently released on their new Toolbar.  These articles are far too alarmist I think.  They exclaim to the world that Google may log the text of the message that you send.  No biggie, surely?  It’s a free service.  In fact if they’re […]

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Capture panoramic images on any Nokia Series 60 phone

Wicked!  Check SmartDV Mobile out: SnapDV Mobile allows the capture on Nokia Series 60 phones of panoramic scenes, through a single click on the phone. The JPEG images that are captured can then be sent as an MMS. Compatiable Devices: Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia N70, Nokia Series 60 […]

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Texting instead of sleeping

MORE than 40 per cent of school students are chronically sleep deprived, leaving them grumpy and disadvantaged at school the next day, a study has found. Many are losing precious sleep because they are staying up late into the night sending text messages to friends via their mobile phones, education expert and clinical psychologist Andrew […]

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PayPal Mobile on the cards

Emily at www.textually.org has a story about PayPal recruiting for senior product manager to head up PayPal Mobile.  It’s getting interesting.  PayPal should have got in on this space years ago.  Here’s the piece: http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2006/02/011412.htm Meanwhile I’m pleased to see a lot of people commenting positively on www.textpayme.com. It’s all good for the consumer!

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It’s a quiet day

So it’s a quiet day today.  I’m looking around for a daily fix of SMS news… guess what… nothing.  Nada.  The wires are quiet. 

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Bully helpline available by text

Two High Schools in Wales have introduced a bully text-line to enable concerned students to anonymously text in to get advice and reassuring support.  Surely this should be extended to a national service soon? More: Here

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Vodafone 3g data card … better value

I wondered if there was anything happening with Vodafone and their 3g data card.  I’ve been using it for ages with my laptop and loving every second of it — there is possibly nothing better for a self-confessed geek than sitting in the pub with the laptop whilst connected at near broadband speeds.  Now the […]

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