June 4, 2009

TextTank.co.uk launches 3.9p text messages

Permalink: TextTank.co.uk launches 3.9p text messages by David Masters

British businesses and charities can now send group text messages for as little as 3.9p per message.
TextTank.co.uk, launched this week by CardBoardFish, is the cheapest flat-rate service available in the UK.
Accounts take just seconds to set up, with no set-up costs, no recurring fees, and no software to install.
Users can pay for and send texts [...]

June 2, 2009

TxtNation grabs industry award

Permalink: TxtNation grabs industry award by David Masters

TxtNation won a prestigious industry award this week at the annual Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards (MAMA) in London.
The mobile messaging and content provider took the overall top prize on the back of its recently-launched e-commerce mobile app, the mENABLE Widget.
The widget allows mobile phone users to pay for mobile apps, ringtones and games using [...]

May 20, 2009

Multitasking goes mobile with simultaneous TV and texting

Permalink: Multitasking goes mobile with simultaneous TV and texting by David Masters

You’ll soon be able to watch mobile TV and send text messages at the same time on Arima-made handsets, following a deal between Arima Communications Corp. and mobile TV maker Telegent Systems.
Arima’s SMS interactive feature enables mobile users to send and receive text messages whilst watching live broadcast television on their handset screen via Telegent’s [...]

May 11, 2009

SMS costs up to 85% less on WeROK

Permalink: SMS costs up to 85% less on WeROK by David Masters

A new Wi-Fi mobile portal launched this week offering text messages at up to 85% cheaper compared with standard network rates, and free mobile phone services.
WeROK, a joint venture between mobile app business ROK Entertainment and global Wi-Fi network WeFi, offers a range of mobile services, including low-cost SMS, mobile email, free mobile TV, and [...]

May 8, 2009

O2 unveils Joggler family calendar

Permalink: O2 unveils Joggler family calendar by David Masters

O2 has launched a new digital calendar gadget that it says will help families make time for the things they love.
The Joggler can be programmed to send out text message reminders of events to family members.
Reminders can be sent for appointments, school runs, birthdays, anniversaries, work meetings, and any other event that it’s important to [...]

April 30, 2009

Dialogue Communications opens Cape Town office

Permalink: Dialogue Communications opens Cape Town office by David Masters

UK-based mobile payment service Dialogue Communications has opened a new office in South Africa, continuing its international growth strategy.
The Cape Town office will focus on bringing comprehensive SMS and WAP billing solutions to the South African market.
“We are thrilled to be able to introduce WAP billing in South Africa by offering our customers an easy [...]

April 20, 2009

Short Messaging Service - Hijack Tool

Permalink: Short Messaging Service - Hijack Tool by Franz Bicar

Did you know, that SMS or text messages is now a hacker’s tool to hijack a victims phone? Apparently, an attacker with the right skills could hijack a phone remotely just by sending SMS messages to it. This is according to a mobile security firm Trust Digital.
What happens is that a text message could be [...]

March 27, 2009

Yell launches SMS directory enquires

Permalink: Yell launches SMS directory enquires by David Masters

Yell has launched a new text message-based directory enquiries service.
The 118-24-7 TextBack service allows consumers to make simple SMS-based directory enquiries from which they can expect a fast text response with an embedded link to the telephone number they’re looking for.
Consumers can make enquires at any time of day, seven days a week.
Mark Canon, Yell [...]

March 26, 2009

ForgetMeNot Africa launches email via SMS service

Permalink: ForgetMeNot Africa launches email via SMS service by David Masters

ForgetMeNot Africa has announced the continent-wide launch of its Message Optimiser service.
Message Optimiser turns any basic mobile handset into a smarter, Internet capable, multi-channel messaging device.
It enables network providers to provide unified messaging services such as email, instant messaging, and SMS, without the end user having Internet access, device upgrades, or application downloads.
Networks can use [...]


SMS Mac chooses TynTec for messaging service

Permalink: SMS Mac chooses TynTec for messaging service by David Masters

UK-based messaging operator TynTec has been chosen to provide the back-end SMS capabilities for computer-to-mobile messaging service SMS Mac.
SMS Mac will use TynTec to power the SMS capabilities of its Mac OSX Dashboard widget, its Mac address book plug in, its Vista sidebar gadget, and its Windows XP Yahoo! Widget.
The company said it chose TynTec [...]

March 19, 2009

Mobile pre-register for Michael Jackson tickets

Permalink: Mobile pre-register for Michael Jackson tickets by David Masters

Michael Jackson fans who have registered for mobile updates about his latest tour will receive texts sent using Tanla’s Campaign Manager Platform.
Fans will be able to use the system to pre-register for tickets, receive event updates, and enter competitions.
PIN codes are sent out to those who pre-register, which can then be used to buy tickets [...]

March 2, 2009

Geodesa launches online group SMS

Permalink: Geodesa launches online group SMS by David Masters

Geodesa has launched an online group texting service designed for businesses, charities and clubs.
GeoTEXT enables organisations to send news, promotions or alerts to any number of customers, supporters or members.
Customer numbers and details can be imported direct from Excel, whilst extra customers can opt-in to SMS updates by texting a designated keyword to the organisation.
Sign [...]

February 18, 2009

Anam signs up new operators for Smart SMS

Permalink: Anam signs up new operators for Smart SMS by David Masters

Dublin-based SMS service provider, Anam, has signed up three new global operators for its Smart SMS Services.
Unnamed mobile operators in Taiwan, Vietnam and Ireland plan to use Anam’s services to increase revenues from SMS.
“These deals highlight the value that our Smart Services solutions can bring to global mobile operators, with about another eight million mobile [...]

December 9, 2008

Bliss partners with TMC for Blisstext

Permalink: Bliss partners with TMC for Blisstext by Jan Harris

Text Messaging Centre (TMC), which provides web-based text messaging solutions for businesses, has devised a new service for premature baby charity, Bliss.
Blisstext is a text messaging helpline option, which allows the charity to support families with special care babies, via text.
The roll out of Blisstext will complement the organisation’s existing telephone helpline service.
Blisstext [...]

October 23, 2008

Palringo’s Optional Location Information

Permalink: Palringo’s Optional Location Information by Alan Harten

Palringo, mobile IM provider, has announced that it is adding a new feature to its services that allows the user’s contacts to see their present location.
The new service has varying degrees of accuracy depending on location.
In some areas the software will identify the actual street,in others just the area of the city. In the [...]

October 6, 2008

New Targeted Approach To SMS Load Offers

Permalink: New Targeted Approach To SMS Load Offers by Alan Harten

Business Logic Systems is a developer of business intelligence and marketing campaign software for mobile telecoms companies.
They are launching a new product they have called the InTelestage Revenue Optimiser.
The company believes that campaigns that encourage customers to load their mobile phones often miss their mark with what the company calls a scattergun approach, which [...]

September 26, 2008

Mumbai Police Get SMS to Target Drunk Drivers

Permalink: Mumbai Police Get SMS to Target Drunk Drivers by Alan Harten

In perhaps one of the strangest mobile pairings to date, the Indian city of Mumbai, still known to many as Bombay, has been given value added services from provider BPL Mobile, in the form of a solution to assist the police force of the world’s second biggest city to deal with drunk drivers.
Bombay is often [...]

September 22, 2008

Unused Package Deals Wasting Up to £20 Per Month

Permalink: Unused Package Deals Wasting Up to £20 Per Month by Alan Harten

According to Omio.com price comparison website, many mobile phone users are just wasting their hard earned cash by paying for both text and talk time that they don’t use.
The problem arises from packages of talk and text time purchased by customers that are subsequently not used.
In the UK there are over 30 million mobile [...]


VISTO Social Networking With Push Mobile

Permalink: VISTO Social Networking With Push Mobile by Alan Harten

VISTO Mobile 6 is a new method of bundled communications that aims to handle not just email and text, but an array of communications that will blur the line between mobile use and social networking.
SMS, IM and photo sharing will be available, as well as social networking and even traditional email services.
The idea is [...]

September 19, 2008

Universities And Schools Moving Towards Text Communications

Permalink: Universities And Schools Moving Towards Text Communications by Alan Harten

Clickatell is a leading regular mobile messaging provider who is moving steadily into the education arena.
Basically they have spotted the need for all kinds of communications related to education facilities.
They see a big demand for text messaging, including professor-to-student, educational institution-to-community and, probably least popular with kids, teacher-to-parent.
There is also a considerable demand [...]