Tag Archives | Mobile Commerce

Mobile mashing with status messages

Something struck me the other day – and it wasn’t a bus or a large object falling from the sky. There’s an increasing number of sites that ask you ‘what are you doing’, and update your presence on the web, via SMS, send an IM, or an email, or any number of options. If, like […]

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Bus mobile ticketing to hit the UK

Link: Mobile ticketing on the buses – vnunet.com Bus company Go North East have announced plans to introduce a mobile ticketing service this Autumn. The service, supplied by IT company Atos Origin, will be a prepaid service – with funds being added via a website. Before getting on the bus, the end user texts a […]

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Pay for your parking in Bulgaria with SMS

Link: Bulgaria: Sofia Launches SMS Payment of Parking Tax Starting today, Bulgarian city Sofia is allowing motorists to pay for parking by text. Launched in a handful of parking zones in the capital, and only available to MTel or Globul subscribers, residents just text a shortcode, pay one Bulgarian Leva (about 34p) plus their normal […]

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Property site RightMove partners with Vodafone

UK property website RightMove has launched it’s new mobile-enabled website, allowing home hunters and property professionals to search for property on the move. Although the new mobile site is accessible to users on all networks, Vodafone subscribers have access to a ‘find me’ facility, which allows them to see all available property in the area and […]

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Music festival saves trees with mobile ticketing

Ethical music festival Two Thousand Trees has become one of the first festivals in the UK to introduce mobile ticketing, thanks to a tie-up with tixmob. The festival, to be held near Cheltenham on 13th & 14th July, is giving fans the ability to receive the tickets direct to their mobile phone – or for […]

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Payforit better for consumers than Premium SMS

Link: Bango Reports Fewer Refund for WAP Sites Compared to Premium SMS Mobile billing experts Bango have just released some interesting statistics on consumer satisfaction for mobile purchases. The study shows that customers who purchase content through mobile websites are generally happier than those that do so via the traditional premium SMS route. During the month of […]

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UK magazine SMS subscription service is ‘world first’

Link: iGamingBusiness.com > World First: Magazine Subscriptions by SMS Bluff Europe (www.bluffeurope.com) is the first magazine in the world to offer its magazine subscriptions by SMS. By texting ‘bluff’ to short code 60155, poker enthusiasts can subscribe to the magazine and pay via their mobile phone bill. This innovative subscription service costs users £3 per […]

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Mobile casino player wins £20k from Wild Jack

Link: Wild Jack Mobile Casino – Get £10 Free & Get Mobile Gaming today I’ve never been much of a gambler, but seeing this news story come in this afternoon is tempting me to take them up on their offer of £10 free credit 🙂 Wild Jack Mobile Casino (WJMC), one of the UK’s most […]

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Safaricom launches Africa’s first mobile money service

Link: IOL Technology – Kenya pioneers ‘mobile money’ in African first More than 60 percent of Kenyans have access to banks or microfinance institutions, but a staggering 38 percent – mostly living in rural areas – are entirely unbanked, according to data collected by Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSDK). However, more than half the population […]

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Subway are looking to mobile enabled commerce

Link: PC World – ‘Mobile Retailer’ Role Debated Panelist Marina O’Rourke, director of retail technology at the Subway restaurant chain, painted a bright picture for the use of mobile phone technology in the retail industry. As the cell phone becomes more ubiquitous, there are many opportunities for retailers to use mobile phone technology to market […]

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