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 […]
NST’S Citizen Reporters have a wry sense of humour, especially on the malaise afflicting their surroundings. Some of the MMS pictures submitted convey not only outrage and indignation but also some light mischief. Link: http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/Tuesday/National/20060124091503/Article/index_html I’m pleased to see so many newspapers and media outlets encouraging the use of MMS and text. The best five […]
Vadodara, January 24: After a porn MMS clip began to do the rounds of the M S University campus, yet another CD surfaced in the city on Tuesday with the confusing title of Ã¢â‚¬ËœM D University Girls’. MSU student leaders met city police commissioner Deepak Swaroop asking for an investigation into the matter. The MMS […]
AKTEL formally launched country’s first full Bangla SMS service for its users at a simple ceremony in the city recently. The service, named "AKTEL Mayer Bhasha", enables the customers to write, send and receive SMS in Bangla text. Link: http://www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp?cnd=1/15/2006§ion_id=7&newsid=12624&spcl=no
BEIJING, Jan 12, 2006 (SinoCast China IT Watch via COMTEX) –With the new year in full swing, the Ministry of Information Industry of China, the telecom watchdog in this country, endorses new regulations in a bid to unify mobile phone short message (SMS) service codes of four Chinese telecom carriers, as well as further strengthening […]
Over 10 billion SMS messages were sent in China during the Chinese New Year holiday from February 8 to February 15, Xinhua News reports. Link: http://www.pacificepoch.com/newsstories/22164_0_5_0_C/ That is a lot!
CHENNAI: The City Police have hit upon a novel idea to prevent burning of waste on `Bhogi’ day. An appeal by Greater Chennai Police Commissioner R. Nataraj has been messaged to subscribers of all four cellular phone service providers Ã¢â‚¬â€ Airtel, Aircel, BSNL and Hutch. The message reads, "Have a safe Bhogi & Prosperous Pongal. […]
BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhuanet) — Qin Dahe, director of the China Meteorological Administration, said on Thursday that China has more than 33 million Short Message Service (SMS) subscribers by mobile phones for weather service. Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/13/content_4045646.htm I had to look at this again. 33 MILLION? Geez!
SMS messages are now allowing members of SN Brussels Airlines frequent flyer programme Privilege to redeem their miles for wallpapers and ring tones for their mobile phones, in real-time. Link: http://www.luchtzak.be/article10870.html