MMS train ticketing fiasco

En six semaines, seuls 300 tickets ont été commandés, soit moins de dix par jour. Durant la même période, 8,4 millions de billets normaux étaient vendus… Link: Here So my foreign languages have never been good.  But good enough to understand that MMS ticketing on CFF trains screwed up, somehow. 

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MMS usage soars in SA

MTN’s multimedia messaging service (MMS) traffic grew 490% from 470 000 in December 2004 to 2.7 million in December 2005. Cell C also recorded high MMS traffic, with 83,000 MMSes sent through its network during the festive season. Gavin Penkin, Exactmobile entertainment services portal director, says the increase in usage is the result of decreased […]

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MMS Prices Hold Down Volumes

"Pricing is fundamental to the success of MMS. Subscribers are still unwilling to pay the comparatively higher tariffs for MMS and until the price ratio with SMS narrows, traffic volumes will remain low," remarked Kester Mann, Senior Research Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media. "Interoperability, ease of use, handset penetration and service development are other […]

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MMS to take off over next 18-24 months

US mobile messaging and data services provider Mobile 365 expects Central American telecommunications operators to make a big push to promote multimedia messaging services over the next 18-24 months Link: http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/01/20/1302696.htm Yes, well, another one of those prediction press release/news pieces.  As per the previous post, there’s little point promoting MMS when you’re still charging […]

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Global MMS price still > USD 0.35

Global MMS price still above USD 0.35 as traffic volumes remain low; "Average global cost of 30KB MMS was USD 0.37 in December 2005 "; Average price ratio compared to SMS reached 4.07, down from 4.19 in December 2004; Only three operators recorded MMS traffic above 100 million messages in Q3 2005 Link: http://www.m2.com/m2/web/story.php/20065E2AAC3EA5CCCD01802570F50055A02B Seriously, […]

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SMS to TV Programme Bla Agenda, Malta

Viewers can put their questions and comments to these personalities by calling Anna Bonett during the live show on 21227915, by sending an SMS on 50613300 (every SMS costs 16c) or by writing an email to blaagendalive@super1.com. There are several attractive prizes to be one by those who participate. In every programme, two of those […]

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Call Centre and MMS

‘The Contact Centre is currently preparing and setting up plans for a group of services. One of the services is GPS (Global Positioning System), the system will send a map of the district where the caller wishes to reach via MMS. The Contact Centre is currently working on signing an agreement with an international company […]

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250 texts, a DAY to your girlfriend?

Robert Garza, a 24-year-old Tahlequah resident, sends approximately 5,000 text messages a month to one person: his girlfriend, Kelli Odeneal. Excluding weekends, when the two are presumably together, that’s approximately 250 messages per day, five days per week. Link: here That’s a LOT of text messages to just one person.

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Coaches Chase Recruits Via Instant and Text Messaging

Seton Hall University’s Phyllis Mangina thought she had seen it all in her 20 years as head coach at the school. Then messaging came along. She now carries a BlackBerry, a hand-held device from which she can message recruits. "These kids live on these things, and you live and die with it," she said. "If […]

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Two mobiles just isn’t enough

Chatting with friends can get a little hectic for Josh White – while he’s talking or texting on one cellphone, there’s invariably a message or a call on the other.  The 14-year-old is among the fast-growing number of New Zealanders for whom one mobile is not enough. Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10365756

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Gallery’s £1.6m appeal for Donne — misses a beat

An appeal to raise £1.6 million to buy a portrait of the English poet John Donne has been launched by the National Portrait Gallery in London. The 16th Century picture, regarded as the most important painting of Donne, has been privately owned for 400 years. Current Poet Laureate Andrew Motion said the painting’s "innate qualities" […]

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