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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 organisationâ€™s existing telephone helpline service.
Palringoâ€™s Optional Location Information
Permalink: Palringoâ€™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 [...]
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 [...]
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 worldâ€™s second biggest city to deal with drunk drivers.
Bombay is often [...]
Unused Package Deals Wasting Up to Â£20 Per Month
Permalink: Unused Package Deals Wasting Up to Â£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 donâ€™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 [...]
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 [...]