The trial of a new bushfire warning system on the Eyre Peninsula this week has been heralded a success by the system’s creators. The system sends out warning messages via a number of mediums, including SMS, email and landline phones. Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200601/1556518.htm?eyre
World+dog bought 244.9m mobile phones during the final three months of 2005, market watcher Strategy Analytics (SA) said today, adding that the figure is a record one. For the year as a whole, some 810.5m handsets shipped, up 19.1 per cent on 2004′s total, 680.5m. Link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/26/mobile_phone_sales_2005/ Interesting to see Nokia has retained its position [...]
Meteor has already received thousands of votes from enthusiastic fans, however the countdown is now on and with only three weeks left to vote for your favourite band or artist it’s time to get texting! Text voting is open to customers of all Irish mobile networks and will be charged at standard text rates. Meteor [...]
Send us your LFC related photos or video clips relating to today’s game (or anything else to do with the club) from your mobile phone and we’ll add them to the site. Our number for MMS is +44 7779 793570 – you do NOT pay extra to send us your photos and/or clips. You only [...]
Ken Fargher, technical director of Parity Software explains that Joburg.co.za is a marketing initiative comprising an interactive website including weekly online newsletters developed and managed by Parity Software. Joburg.co.za was launched in February 2005 and has since achieved a subscriber count of over 180,000. SMS Cellular Services (SCS) has recently partnered with Parity Software to [...]
To ensure privacy, Kryptext wraps text messages in 128-bit encryption. Before using Kryptext for the first time, the user is verified by various methods like the unique number code of the mobile phone and password protection. Users can also set up Kryptext on their desktop to send secure SMS from their PC. Link: http://www.pingwales.co.uk/2006/01/27/Kryptext-SMS.html Now, [...]
Some years back there was much discussion in the media about a Muslim man said to have divorced his wife via SMS (short messaging service). And that the religious authority was said to have recognised the efficacy of SMS as a means to communicate a Muslim man’s utterance of divorce. Link: http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=12819 In the above [...]
The third NOC/160 Characters’ Knowledge and Networking Seminar was held in London on January 18th. A packed audience heard three presentations looking at what the mainstream mobile content industry could learn from the experiences of the erotic content services industry. Link: http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=1910 Mike at 160 Characters always puts on super knowledge/networking seminars — I didn’t [...]
The boys at iTAGG are going in for a bit of textual healing this Valentine’s day with the launch of a new service enabling would-be cupids to send anonymous romantic text messages to their chosen Valentine or to send Ã¢â‚¬Ëœfake’ valentine’s messages from their favourite celebrity. Users text the word Ã¢â‚¬Ëœvalentine’ followed by the name [...]
Chinese mobile phone users sent 304.6 billion short messages (SMS) in 2005. Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200601/s1556059.htm Another story on the amazing increase in Chinese SMS traffic.
E-TEN also includes several unique, in-house developed or licensed software applications that add even more value to the G500 package. For example Location SMS integrates GPS and phone functions to enable users to send SMS text messages including their precise GPS coordinates to any other SMS compatible phone or device. Link: http://msmobiles.com/news.php/4842.html
2005 has drawn to a close on a real high note for text messaging in the UK with an average of 100 million SMS sent every day thoughout December. Link: http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=1908 7 million messages sent every hour on 25th December? Heh. Geez. 7 million messages at what, 12 pence each?