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SMS from city police chief

CHENNAI: The City Police have hit upon a novel idea to prevent burning of waste on `Bhogi’ day. An appeal by Greater Chennai Police Commissioner R. Nataraj has been messaged to subscribers of all four cellular phone service providers — Airtel, Aircel, BSNL and Hutch. The message reads, "Have a safe Bhogi & Prosperous Pongal. […]

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SMS subscribers for weather service amount to 33 million

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!

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Got too many frequent flyer points? Get a ringtone

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

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SMS breath test warnings anger police

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.

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Transl8it! Delivers a dxNre & glosRE (dictionary & glossary) for Lingo Addicts

(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 & […]

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The SMS Rings In Money For Advertisers Too

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

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Teleflip Sends Free SMS Text Messages Via Email to Any US-Based Phone Number

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 […]

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Namibian SMS traffic doubles

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!

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Helping the rest of us send SMS

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 […]

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ANALYSIS: Controversy over Cofetel SMS ruling – Mexico

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 México, analysts say. Link: http://www.bnamericas.com/story.jsp?sector=2&noticia=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.

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Yanukovych Jr. launches SMS “referendum”

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.

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Why a paper ticket if an SMS will do?

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.