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Hunting for premium SMS in Ireland

I was chatting with Alex Kinch of SendMyTxt earlier. He’s working on a rather neat way of being able to deliver service to Ireland — supporting Vodafone, o2 and Meteor — but, at a lower cost and higher revenue margin. So, if you’re on the hunt for Irish connectivity, do give him a call.

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Simon Bury of Orange joins Dialogue

Link: Simon Bury of Orange joins Dialogue Dialogue Communications, one of the UK’s leading mobile aggregators, has appointed mobile solutions expert, Simon Bury, to the position of business development manager, as the company continues to expand and broaden its market offering. Congratulations Simon!

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MX Telecom caught in the middle, 75k fine from regulator

Link: Icstis Consumer – Adjudications Icstis have published their latest round of adjudications and Alex was hot to it with the links and gossip. I’d only just received the PDF link from Icstis when Alex had the details in my mailbox. This time it involves well known, reputable aggregator MX Telecom. Here’s the meaty paragraph: […]

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No surprise that Channel4’s Big Brother misled viewers – ICSTIS

SMS Text News reader Alex (top chap at SendMyTxt) is an avid follower of ICSTIS news releases — and spotted this one: ICSTIS has ruled that Channel 4’s Big Brother voting service has breached its Code of Practice by misleading viewers. Detailed investigations were undertaken involving Channel 4 and the two service providers concerned, iTouch […]

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Boots implementing text messages to update patients on results

Link: Boots sends health results via text message – vnunet.com High-street retailer Boots is using the latest communication technology, including voice and text messaging services, to deliver confidential health results. The pharmacy chain will this month begin offering a chlamydia test kit and treatment services, after hosting an NHS trial for 16- to 24-year-olds. Boots […]

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Neighbourhood America buys MOVO Mobile

Link: Neighborhood America News Release Neighborhood America announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of mobile marketing solutions provider MOVO Mobile. Neighborhood America is the leading provider of solutions that enable customers to build community through enterprise management of structured audience interactions. Congratulations to David and the team at MOVO!

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TynTec expands service to AKTEL Bangladesh

Link: TynTec expands service to AKTEL Bangladesh AKTEL, one of the leading mobile operators in Bangladesh, has signed a deal with carrier-grade SMS service provider TynTec to deploy its International Messaging Transit (IMT) SMS hubbing technology.

Sybase buys Mobile 365

Link: TechCrunch UK � Blog Archive � Sybase buys Mobile365 in an all cash transaction. Sybase�recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobile 365, a mobile messaging and content delivery service provider, in an all cash transaction worth $425m. I can’t remember who was talking to me about this over the weekend. A few people. […]

All not lost for Plus SMS

Link: Radio New Zealand – Cornerstone shareholder still backs Plus SMS. Alex caught this one about Plus SMS — seems Hewon are going to sort it all out. Text messaging service Plus SMS has had a vote of confidence from its cornerstone shareholder. It says Hewon Capital is putting the finishing touches on a rebuilding […]

Dialogue nailed to wall by Icstis; 70 complaints, £65k fine & 12 mth service bar

Icstis are getting good: Another service provider & aggregator have been brought to book.  I’m pleased to see action. The hapless provider in the middle of it all this time is tier 1 mobile services aggregator, Dialogue Communications. Their client, B4U, it appears, sent out  ‘unsolicited’ and ‘misleading’ messages (quotes from the Icstis adjudication) resulting […]