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MMS your photos direct to BBC’s studio

The BBC has been at the forefront of technology for ages.  I was reading about the tragic collapse of the trade hall in Poland on the BBC’s site.  At the bottom, the article features this text: You can send pictures or video to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or by mms by dialling +44 (0)7725 100100. You should not […]

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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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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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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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2005 mobile phone shipments smash record

World+dog bought 244.9m mobile phones during the final three months of 2005, market watcher Strategy Analytics (SA) said today, adding that the figure is a record one. For the year as a whole, some 810.5m handsets shipped, up 19.1 per cent on 2004’s total, 680.5m. Link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/26/mobile_phone_sales_2005/ Interesting to see Nokia has retained its position […]

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Send your Liverpool FC MMS to KopTalk.com

Send us your LFC related photos or video clips relating to today’s game (or anything else to do with the club) from your mobile phone and we’ll add them to the site. Our number for MMS is +44 7779 793570 – you do NOT pay extra to send us your photos and/or clips. You only […]

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What can mobile content providers learn from the erotic content industry?

The third NOC/160 Characters’ Knowledge and Networking Seminar was held in London on January 18th. A packed audience heard three presentations looking at what the mainstream mobile content industry could learn from the experiences of the erotic content services industry. Link: http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=1910 Mike at 160 Characters always puts on super knowledge/networking seminars — I didn’t […]

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Whr R u? GPS and SMS PocketPC phone announced

E-TEN also includes several unique, in-house developed or licensed software applications that add even more value to the G500 package. For example Location SMS integrates GPS and phone functions to enable users to send SMS text messages including their precise GPS coordinates to any other SMS compatible phone or device. Link: http://msmobiles.com/news.php/4842.html