Water pipe leaks reported by text

Link: BBC NEWS | England | Water pipe leaks reported by text. The details of underground water leaks are to be texted to a water firm as part of a high-tech project to cut the amount of water lost. About 5,000 transmitters are being installed under streets and pavements across the North West by water […]

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Vodafone still a global(ish) company

Link: Vodafone says no to selling stake in Verizon Wireless – Engadget Mobile. Voda CEO Arun Sarin said, "We are happy with our position in the U.S. and have no current plans to exit," I’m pleased to hear.  What with their ‘exit’ (or screw-up, depending on your viewpoint) in Japan, I certainly reckon they needed […]

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Taking a look at Orange pay-as-you-go

Link: Orange – the Orange shop. A pay as you go SIM Card is an easy way to join Orange – just pop it into an Orange phone to start using our services. free texts and more Join Orange and enjoy the following benefits: – one fixed rate all day – up to 1000 free […]

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SMS has still holding its own against content-rich services

Link: The Star Online : TechCentral – Malaysia Technology. The research firm’s Marco Polo Survey 2005 noted that despite the proliferation of content-rich mobile data services, such as mobile phone payment, online mobile gaming and mobile e-mail, the take up rate is still dismal compared to that of SMS (short message service). The survey, conducted […]

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ROK – the emperor’s new clothes?

Link: Mobile Marketing Magazine: Is this the Ultimate Mobile TV Service?. Mobile technology company ROK Entertainment has revealed plans to launch a set-top box that will relay TV programmes from a consumer’s living room to their mobile phone, with no additional subscription cost involved. David at Mobile Marketing Magazine isn’t wrong.  If ROK can deliver […]

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LUUP – mobile text payments

Link: LUUP – About the company. Our vision is to build LUUP into the number one payment alternative in Europe, providing new purchasing freedom for consumers – both online and via the mobile phone. We aim to provide our business partners with a great new financial service and payment option for their customers. Ed pointed […]

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PayPal Mobile text payment service arrives!

Link: Darla Mack: Paypal Offers Mobile Paypal and Text 2 Buy. You can use your mobile phone to securely send money and make payments within the U.S. and Canada. To use PayPal mobile, you must activate your mobile phone. Activating your phone requires setting a secure mobile PIN and confirming phone ownership. You can send […]

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Mobile payments trial in Atlanta

Link: Another way to say ‘charge it’ in U.S. – Technology – International Herald Tribune. He is one of about 150 consumers who can use specially equipped cellphones inside the city’s Philips Arena as part of a study by a group of payment and wireless companies. Useful article if you’re working in the mobile payments […]

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TextMeFree.com – lists 179 free sms sites

Link: 179 Free SMS Text Messaging Sites. Sending free text messages to mobile phone users (wherever they live in the world) has never been easier, via newly redesigned SMS directory TextMeFree.com Over 179 free SMS sites are now listed alphabetically by continent and by country (60 countries). And listings now contain reviews written by registered […]

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Check a product’s Halal status by text

Link: Malaysian National News Agency :: BERNAMA. Muslims can now get confirmation on the halal status of a product easily and promptly through the short messaging service of the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim). "They only need to type the word "halal" and enter the product’s bar code and send it to 32728. Really […]

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Send your CV / Resume by text

Link: andhracafe.com – Resumes through SMS. The IndianHR.com has launched a new portal www.smsresume.com, which allows job seekers post their resumes through SMS. Really smart.  You upload your CV/Resume online.  Then, when you need to send it to anyone, you just text the SMSResume system with the destination address and it will do the rest.  […]

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Small Heath School implements its own text contact number

I had a note from Richard Riley this morning letting me know about a new system his college, Small Heath School, an 11-18 Technology College in Birmingham’s inner city.  Here’s what he had to say: Small Heath School has joined forces with FASTSMS, one of the country’s leading SMS providers, to introduce a text messaging […]

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