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
The Queensland government is seeking advice on whether it can shut down a text messaging service which warns motorists of random breath test and speed trap sites. Road Spy was launched yesterday on the Gold Coast by security company director Adam Bush. Link: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/sms-breath-test-warnings-anger-police/2006/01/11/1136863274036.html Ah an interesting conundrum.
(I-Newswire) – Ottawa, Canada, January 19, 2006 – A small but successful website called transl8it! located at transl8it.com, built by a community of online chat and text lingo addicts, has delivered a standardized version of this type written, phonetically spoken, modernized version of English in what they call a "dxNre & glosRE" ( dictionary & […]
Advertisering on mobile is becoming a huge industry, reveals various studies conducted in India and abroad. Link: http://www.contentsutra.com/blog/_archives/2006/1/18/1683873.html
Today I found a site called Teleflip that lets you use Outlook or whetever email client you prefer to SMS anyone in the USA. Yes, that’s the catch: it’s US-based only for now, but it’s FREE and it works. Link: http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/2527 I know it’s cool, but…. this is ONLY because its free. It’s annoying the […]
Namibia’s sole mobile operator, Mobile Telecommunications (MTC), reported that its SMS text traffic increased by 85% in December compared to the previous year. Link: http://www.telegeography.com/cu/article.php?article_id=10751&email=html Excellent news for the medium!
A computer science graduate has studied the trials and tribulations of "middle-aged SMS users". Christine Soriano presented her experiment at the Australasian Computer Science Week conferences in Hobart yesterday. The study found a range of physical and personality characteristics hindered the subjects, aged 35 to 60, as they battled to handle SMS. Link: http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,17865813%255E3462,00.html I […]
A January 12 ruling by Mexico’s telecoms regulator Cofetel has renewed controversy surrounding the ongoing saga of SMS exchange between mobile operators and trunking operator Nextel MÃƒÂ©xico, analysts say. Link: http://www.bnamericas.com/story.jsp?sector=2¬icia=341843&idioma=I While these guy all mess about, the customer suffers. All we want to do is send a text from A to B. Dear me.
The text message referendum asks respondents to answer the question "Are you for making Russian the state language?" Link: http://5tv.com.ua/eng/newsline/179/0/19765/ Like it! But what about the old folk without mobile phones? Ah, it’s a useful medium for connecting with people anyway.
New mobile phone ticketing technology could soon push paper-based tickets to the sidelines in many European soccer stadiums, ski resorts, trade shows and other large venues, according to an industry executive. Link: http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;953712126;fp;4;fpid;18 Bring it on, I say.
NMS Communications has announced that one of India’s largest GSM operators has deployed a Short Messaging Service (SMS) centre based on technology from solutions provider TeleDNA… Link: http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15626.php This is what caught my eye in the article: "With SMS messages-sent reaching one trillion in 2005, we are happy to be working with TeleDNA to help […]