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Help: Worldwide SMS Campaign agency/aggregator required

I had this email in today from a reader looking for some assistance. Have a read: I’m currently contracting into a large global email esp – one of their global clients has requested help with sms campaigns – across US, Latin America, EMEA and Asia pac. Can you recommend any agency/software provider that might be […]

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Help: American SMS text gateway service required (potentially UK too)

I had a note in from a regular reader asking who I recommend for the provision of outgoing SMS text messaging services in the United States (with the potential to add the UK as a destination later on). They’re after a good quality service with API — but they don’t need two-way, just outgoing. I […]

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Help: Mobile Aggregators in the Philippines?

Got this in — any suggestions? I’m hoping you can point me in the right direction. Do you know where I can get a list of Mobile Aggregators that operate in The Philippines? I can find a bunch that offer Bulk SMS, but very few, (one in fact) that offer Short Codes, or Shared Short […]

SMSC Crime – an issue?

Had a reader email me and ask me what I knew about SMSC crime. Not a lot, other than a passing awareness, was my answer. I said I’d make like a Who Wants to be a Millionaire and ask the audience. Is it an issue?

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2Ergo fined £50k, regulator ‘concerned’ by their breach history

It’s Fine Day today — the UK regulator, PhonepayPlus published details of the companies that it has fined for breach of its regulations last month. Most of the fines are 5,000 or 10,000… small beer, really, especially compared to last month’s 175,000 pound whopper fine for SMS.ac. 2Ergo is banished to the naughty step as […]

New Digg For Cell Phone News Launched

CellphoneNews2.com (and, unfortunately, CellphoneNews2.mobi) has officially launched as a digg-style source of mobile-phone related news topics. Users can create a free account and digg up or bury news stories, thereby affecting what shows up on the main page. It’s a rather neat idea, and easy enough to submit an article. There isn’t any commenting built-in, […]

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VAT free UK shortcodes for charities?

Have a read of this one… Link: Calls for Tax Exemption for Charity Sms Donations Vir2, a provider of SMS marketing and fundraising solutions for charities, has welcomed the decision by UK politican, Mark Oaten MP to file an Early Day Motion calling upon the Government to stop charging VAT (sales tax) on UK charity […]

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Buying MSISDN numbers in the UK

If I want a UK number to receive text messages, who should I be using? The last time I bought MSISDN numbers, I used… gosh let me try and remember. ZIM something. Somebody ZIM. I’ll get it in a moment……. trying to think. ZIM EPL! That’s it. They had a pretty good amount of gold, […]

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plusCONNECT incorrectly identified by 3UK shortcode whois

I called mobile service provider plusCONNECT this afternoon in relation to a story I’m doing on mobile music. A friend of mine sent me a Facebook message asking for me to download music from his friend’s unsigned band — and to do so (and pay) via text message. Neat. Social networking and mobile at it’s […]

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MX Telecom & 3UK one-click donation system

Children In Need (wikipedia reference), the annual British charity event aimed at helping out Children, is the focus of one of the UK’s biggest messaging aggregators, MX Telecom, and the UK’s most progressive MN(V)O, 3UK. They’ve both collaborated to launch a mobile donation service for 3UK users, enabling one-click donation. There’s no financial gain either, […]

Bulk SMS and fake texting hits spotlight in India

Fake texting, the dark art very well known to anyone who’s spent five minutes with a chap from a mobile aggregator, has been continuing to hit the headlines in India. Indeed, so much so, that Yahoo News reports that two high profile lawsuits depend on mystery texts. Allowing almost anyone to set the originator address […]

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Mediaburst powering travel competition for Co-operative Travel

Got this in from Hugh at Mediaburst. They’re definitely are knocking back the client wins — this time they’re helping Co-operative Travel deliver a mobile marketing campaign across point-of-sale media at Co-operative Food retail stores. The point-of-sale is actually at the check-out. So if you’re standing waiting in a queue and you’ve got everything out […]