Perhaps it’s the Scotsman in me, but I still get really annoyed when people text one digit to me. For example, I text: "See you in 10 minutes" and the recipient feels somehow compelled to reply with: "y" Twelve and a half pence including VAT on a standard Vodafone service plan (after you’ve used up […]
Australian Police are making good use of the SMS medium for dealing with harassment cases as this article from The Standard shows. Chief Inspector Robinson said SMS offences made prosecution easy for police. “We straight away have the words of wisdom sent,” he said “It’s like convicting yourself. “It’s as silly as assaulting someone in […]
I’ve been enjoying the Qtag (www.qtags.com) blog for a few weeks now. I like their product concept. As a bit of a geek, I do shy away from what they offer. I like the idea of companies having their own shortcode and infrastructure. However the reality is that it’s a bit of an arse and […]
Now and again it’s wicked to connect with the best and the brightest in the industry. I was doing just that this evening with Alfie Dennen of www.moblog.co.uk. He was discussing how excited he is to be working with Sony Ericsson — they’re sponsoring the Moblog Valentine Competition. To enter, you simply have to send […]
Quite like this — Bubbletalk effectively does text-to-voicemail. Well, actually, voicemail to text. You phone up, record your message, then the recipient gets a text telling them to go and listen to the voicemail. Smart. I could see this being used. Link: Here
PRAGUE, Jan 30 (CTK) – An appeal circulating among the people that they should send SMS messages to President Vaclav Klaus advising him whether he should sign a bill on registered partnership is a fraudulent initiative, though several dozen people have risen to the bait, Prima TV said today. If you’re getting hundreds of thousands […]
I’ve been waiting for this for a while! Check out location-based-social-networking service Buddyping here: http://www.buddyping.com .. register (it’s quick and simple) and take a look!
So, what a difference. You have the Chinese mobile phone companies fining companies hundreds of thousands of dollars for publishing misleading ads. Welcome to the UK where we effectively encourage it! Mike at www.160characters.org has just posted this piece saying that ICSTIS, the UK regulator, has just issured an immediate halt to service providers abusing […]
Tom Baker is doing the voice on the BT text delivery service! Wicked! I’ll need to try this out. Check out the story on Channel4: Here
Good to see another bank add SMS banking as a service to customers. You know, I don’t know if HSBC UK do this yet. I’ll need to check. Meantime check out the news release: Here
Teknik Digital Arts has unleashed two new games, Fear Factor DELIrium and The Phil Mickelson Golf Game on Teknik’s new SMS distribution system. Available to Cingular customers in the US, users can order the game via SMS and the purchase gets added to their next bill from Cingular. More: Here
Emily at Smartmobs.com noted this one here. Smart. It’s good to see American institutions really embracing the medium.