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SMS is better than calling ;-)

Bloenfontein – The swimming trunks Ryk Neethling wore at the Olympic Games in Athens are up for sale again after a Bloemfontein student failed to pay the R5 000 she had bid at a charity auction. Lee-Ann Oosthuizen, 21, made her bid on Saturday night in an auction organised to raise money for a former […]

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SMS Projector – This Is Cold Art

Dresden (OPENPRESS) January 23, 2006 — The graduate of art Matthias Haase showed aside his big sized oil paintings the SMS chat sculpture ‘Der Bote” at the diploma exhibition of the University of Fine Art Dresden. This interactive object consists of a steel made table with a screen, a projector and a computer with an […]

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Hong Kong Plans to Make Spam SMS Illegal

Hong Kong’s Commerce, Industry & Technology Bureau is holding a two month consultation on a raft of anti-spam laws that would include messages sent to mobile phones, as well as the more traditional spam email problems. The regulations will only affect commercial emails, and the proposal is for an opt-out based system. Link: http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15710.php Bring […]

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Buy tracks via SMS on RealNetworks

RealNetworks has launched a new service called RealCommunity, a free music community that lets unsigned groups and artists upload their own music, create profile pages and sell their music online. Original tracks and tunes uploaded by artists can be listened to and rated by visitors to the RealCommunity with a chart of top-ranked community music […]

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Reliance Infocomm offers free outgoing calls & SMS bonanza

Reliance Infocomm said on Sunday fired its ‘Free Outgoing Calls’ salvo by offering as many as five colour and black and white handsets bundled with plenty of free talk time and SMSs. This unprecedented offer comes close on the heels of its successful Free Incoming offers of 1-2-3 years and Lifetime, the Company said. The […]

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Thousands Respond to SMS Fines Info Service

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has received more than 100 000 sms’s from motorists enquiring about their outstanding fines – less than a week after the initiative was launched. Link: http://allafrica.com/stories/200601230928.html Ahhh, you know what, my company would be able to review all 100k messages, prioritise and respond to them.  We’ve been doing that […]

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Malaysian senator fined for divorcing wife by SMS

Kuala Lumpur – A Malaysian Muslim senator has been fined for divorcing his wife by sending her an SMS text message and leaving a voicemail on her mobile phone. The senator, Kamaruddin Ambok, 52, was fined 550 ringgit (147 dollars) Thursday by a Islamic or sharia court for attempting to divorce his wife Mahani Hussain […]

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Looking for a dream job? Just send an SMS

Soon you can search for jobs on your mobile phone. In a pioneering move by India’s popular jobs site, naukri.com, you will soon get information about your dream job on your cellphone. Naukri.com, which gets about 10,000 to 12,000 users per day will target millions of mobile users looking out for jobs in India. Mobile […]

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SMS Scam Watch in Australia

Watch out, because your mobile phone may be the SMS target of a clever scam. Helen Wellings looks at the latest alerts and how to keep your phone safe. Australia’s 20 million mobile phone users are coming under attack from scammers and fraudsters. Complaints to the telecommunications ombudsman about bills for premium rate SMS have […]

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Opera sings praises of Mini mobile browser

Opera has unveiled its Mini browser, promising that the application will enable faster surfing on mobile phones. The application reroutes internet traffic to a special service that compresses the data and strips the website down to fit a mobile screen. This results in faster downloads and lower mobile data usage bills, according to Opera. Link: […]

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Key Insights into How to Avoid Premium SMS and Minimise Data Charges

Across the board, digital media retail brands and content providers are unhappy with the commercial models used to deliver mobile content directly to consumers. The frustrations are the same everywhere: PSMS outpayments from mobile operators are too low and standard data charges make the delivery of heavyweight music and video files too expensive for the […]

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World Tracker SMS GPS transmitter

Those who suffer from insecurity, here’s a great tool to allay those unfounded fears. The $600 World Tracker SMS is a GPS transmitter that sends SMSes to your cellphone along with the device’s coordinates for a monthly fee. When integrated with Google Earth, it can provide a photo location within 3 meters (!) of the […]