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Premium rate shortcode SMS services in Ukraine & Russia

Got a recommendation? Sam’s hunting for Ukraine and Russian connectivity. Link: SMS Text News » Worldwide premium rate shortcode service required I am in need of a premium rate sms and shortcode provider for Ukraine / Russia but cant find anyone who supplies and manages these networks If you can help, please mail me some […]

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Clickatell launches one-stop-shop aggregation services for mobile operators

SMS Text News sponsor, Clickatell, launched a mobile messaging portal for mobile operators today. The service enables operators to offer small and medium sized businesses, system integrators and application service providers carrier grade, IP-based SMS connectivity, and a sophisticated integration and message delivery environment. As the Clickatell announcement puts it (and, well, it’s something I […]

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Eckoh takes legal advice over the ‘source’

Seen the Eckoh press release about the recent goings on? Eckoh is aware that its integrity and professional reputation has been brought into question by a series of articles in the press in the past three weeks based on information provided by a “source”. The information that has been provided has been largely misleading, inaccurate, […]

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The Sun’s ‘leaked emails’ draw MIG into Eckoh nightmare

Alex spotted a big spread in today’s Sun newspaper claiming that David Guest was axed from ITV’s I’m a Celebrity show by mistake — because of a fumbling of text votes, allegedly, so the article reports, by mobile service provider, MIG. More than 30,000 phone votes for Gest, 48 — favourite to win the ITV1 […]

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68% of companies surveyed have implemented two or more messaging solutions

Just got a note in from Clickatell — they’ve sponsored a report on mobile messaging in the enterprise produced by the Aberdeen Group: Aberdeen Group’s newly released “Benchmarking Enterprise Mobile Messaging Report: December 2006”, sponsored by the world’s premier mobile messaging operator, Clickatell, reveals mobile messaging is becoming a key consideration for enterprises. It further […]

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Clickatell: New SMS Text News Sponsors!

Today I welcome Clickatell as a lead sponsor of SMS Text News alongside existing sponsors ShopQwik and Infomob Public Relations. I’m sure you’ll have heard of Clickatell — they’re the world’s leading provider of Bulk SMS messaging services and SMS Gateway connectivity with reliable coverage to 578 networks in 192 countries worldwide. I am absolutely […]

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RedOxygen’s new desktop SMS service helps you divorce easily ;-)

Link: ClickPress | Divorce via SMS text message made easier Got a minute, have a read of this rather imaginative press release from Red Oxygen Australia: Red Oxygen announced today that it has released Divorce SMS from email. In the event of the new craze of divorcing via SMS or text messaging – Red Oxygen’s […]

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Questions (answered) over the Millionaire Walkway game

who wants to be a millionaire Originally uploaded by ew4n. [Update: Njar (see comment) has set us straight: The 07 number simply receives the traffic. The user is sent back a message from a shortcode before being billed the £1 — as is right and proper.] I had this sent in this anonymous analysis of […]

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Vodafone’s apparent £360,000/week Christmas bonus from unwitting customers

Link: 160Characters Association So it’s not just me and my source! The Vodafone overcharging story is now on 160 Characters thus: Vodafone customers in the UK are receiving an additional charge of 12p on Premium Rate text messages across all price points. An aggregator has discovered that all PSMS messages through Vodafone in the UK […]

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Vodafone UK overcharging on their shortcodes?

I had an anonymous tip called in this afternoon about Vodafone. The caller, who works in the UK mobile industry, close to major aggregators, claims that for the last 6 weeks, Vodafone UK have been charging users not just for the MO (the originating message) to a shortcode, but also for the MT (the return […]

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MX Telecom first with SMS, MMS, Voice and Video Shortcode

Link: World’s First Unified SMS, MMS, Voice and Video Short Code – Esato news The Sun newspaper has launched a User Generated Content initiative which allows mobile users to submit content and interact with its brand via the Short Code 63000. The Short Code, provided by MX Telecom, is provisioned for SMS, MMS, Voice and […]

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Anonymous Tip: Who’s about to buy MBlox?

I had a reliable source tell me that MBlox, the world’s largest mobile transaction network, is up for sale. My source’s choice of words: “Up for sale” As apposed to: “About to be acquired” … is interesting and rather telling. Either someone’s made a brilliant offer, or someone there wants an exit. I couldn’t remember […]