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: eBay.co.uk: 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

ITP.net {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 www.eimmail.ae.

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Texting and then marrying a stranger ;-)

Link: With a slip of his thumb, Richard Burton changed the course of his life.. With a slip of his thumb, Richard Burton changed the course of his life. Attempting to text a friend, the car worker got one digit wrong and sent the message to Debbie Hunter -then a stranger- now his wife. Richard’s […]

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Breaking News Via IM, SMS Or Email

Link: Receive Breaking News Via IM, SMS Or Email – Robin Good’s Latest News. A new Dutch-based service allows anyone to subscribe to her favorite news feeds and receive selected news items via instant messenger, SMS on mobile phone or email depending on her online presence "status" and personal preference settings.

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SMS text world cup

Link: The Daily Record – NEWS – TEXTING WORLD CUP. The first mobile phone texting world championship will be held in Belgium next month. The winner, who must send messages including long words and maths formulas, gets a cup and a car.

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MMS airline ticketing arrives in Germany

Link: Cell phone ticketing coming to Germany | InfoWorld | News | 2006-03-03 | By John Blau, IDG News Service. From March 9, the opening day of the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, passengers of domestic airline DBA will be able to check in and board flights on the Munich-Hanover route with mobile phones […]

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Newcastle Council enters 21st Century with texting service

Link: Residents welcome system Residents have welcomed a new £7,500 communications system which will allow them to register problems in their community via text message. Newcastle Borough Council has purchased an SMS text messaging system to make it easier for people to get in touch. Mobile phone owners can simply tap out a message and […]

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