As well as growing its cusomer base by 13% year-on-year, the total number of text messages sent by O2 customers grew by 32% year-on-year, to 5.05 billion. Link: http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=1902 Mike over at 160 characters has an excellent break-down on recent o2 statistics which makes very interesting reading.
"The company I worked for went by the ever so pleasant and subtle name of ‘box-69′. The company did ‘sex texting’ – basically people would text sexual messages in to you (which you recieved on a computer, in a chat room type interface), and you would respond – the messages going directly to their mobiles." [...]
Texting has been costing Graham a small fortune of late and she went through $50 of credit in 10 seconds flat on Sunday as she kept abreast of the news from the Hinds’ match in Wanganui and another in Hamilton. Once everything was confirmed and the team were final-bound, Graham says it was, easily, one [...]
Uh oh. You woke up with a headache and an intense thirst. You’re still wearing last night’s bar clothes. And your cell phone is lying dangerously close to the bed. "Uh oh" is right. You were drunk dialing. Link: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/13690998.htm Wicked service
Soccer fans can now have a say on who they think is the most Popular Footballer of the Year by texting to Legend FM’s sister stations Radio Navtarang and Sargam. Link: http://www.fijivillage.com/artman/publish/article_26160.shtml Good to see the island of Fiji rockin to the texting beat.
A text service is being offered to taxi customers in Cardiff letting them know their car has arrived to help stop passengers taking bogus cabs. The service was first offered by Premier Cars but has since been taken up by other taxi firms in the city. Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/4599158.stm I’ve used a few good texting services [...]
A man stopped for suspected DUI in Suwanee cited what might be a new disorder to account for his swerving. The 20-year-old told the officer who pulled him over just after 3 a.m. that he was a "struggle driver" who sometimes had a hard time behind the wheel. Link: http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/0111gwxlawandorder.html
New service will give users the ability to send free text messages at the cost of viewing ads on their mobile phones. Link: http://www.gameshout.com/news/012006/article2752.htm
Communications regulator Ofcom announced on Tuesday that it has begun examining the mobile roaming fees that UK mobile users must pay when they use their phones abroad. Link: http://networks.silicon.com/mobile/0,39024665,39155900,00.htm Why should text messages be double the price if you’re in a different country? Screw that!
Mobile network Vodafone secured higher average revenue per customer in the Republic than in any of the group’s 17 other markets in the final three months of 2005, its figures show. The State’s biggest mobile operator published figures showing that its two million-plus Irish customers paid average monthly bills of Ã¢â€šÂ¬50.20 between September and the [...]
Jamba, the company behind the Crazy Frog ringtone, will be forced to rethink its marketing strategy after it failed in its latest bid to overturn ban on its adverts before 9pm. The ruling, released today, is Jamba’s second defeat in its quest to reverse an earlier Advertising Standards Authority decision restricting the ads that helped [...]
DUBLIN, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 25, 2006–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c31507) has announced the addition of Wireless World Forum’s USA Mobile Market 2006 – Your Statistical Guide To Understanding the Mobile Opportunities in the USA 2006-2007 to their offering. Data from Wireless World Forum’s "USA Mobile Market 2006" statistical handbook reveals US Operator revenues will grow by another [...]