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|07/27/2007 Apple iPhone
Numbers Not as Glowing as Hoped
AT&T Inc. wiped some of the glow off Apple iPhone
on Tuesday, releasing numbers that showed fewer people
than expected signed up for service in the first two
days of the multimedia cell phone's release.
AT&T — the iPhone exclusive carrier — said
it activated 146,000 iPhones on June 29 and 30, a
number that disappointed investors following some
analyst forecasts that Apple would sell 500,000 or
more iPhones in its first weekend.
|07/26/2007 ATT Shows Growth
Top U.S. telecommunications service provider AT&T
Inc. said on Tuesday quarterly profit and revenue
rose, helped by growth in wireless and Internet subscribers.
|07/24/2007 Latest Text
Messaging and Communication News
PageGate v5 Released
The long anticipated release of PageGate v5 has arrived.
The new version of PageGate is now available. Existing
customers can upgrade to the latest version for only
Details on the new version can be found here: http://www.notepage.net/pagegate.htm
Upgrade Details - http://www.notepage.net/pagegate-v5.htm
Practical Use - College and University Notifications
Universities and colleges can use PageGate to notify
students and staff on mobile phones and pagers in
the event an urgent situation arises. We will be detailing
some practical uses, and if you would like to be profiled
please let us know!
New Priority Support Option
Realizing that many customers use PageGate for critical
response, we have started offering a priority support
option. Priority support is available to existing
customers for only $ 395.00 per year. Both pre-sales
and post-sales support will continue to be provided
free of charge to existing and potential customers.
The priority support options is recommended and encouraged
for clients interested in upgrading the level of support
that they receive.
Additional Details http://www.notepage.net/priority-support.htm
New NotePage Knowledgebase
Check out the new NotePage knowledgebase. The knowledgebase
contains answers to a variety of commonly asked questions.
NotePager Pro and PageGate Support Tips
Remember to do backups! Backing up NotePager Pro and
PageGate's data is incredibly important and needs
to be done weekly, at the very least. Backing up is
easy and simple, in fact, all you have to do is save
In the NotePager Pro directory, you'll see a file
called npp.mdb - that's the only file that needs to
be backed up. For PageGate, if you'll look in the
PageGate directory, you'll see a file called pagegate.mdb
- that also is the only file that needs to be backed
up. Backing up your data can avert disastrous situations,
like having to manually input all of your carriers,
recipients, and special program settings should the
program need to be reloaded due to a hardware or software
Note: DO NOT have either program running
when you do a backup of the database. The programs
must not be running in order to insure a proper backup.
If you need Carrier information, like which protocol
to use or what settings go with what protocols, be
sure to visit our website for an up-to-date list available.
Feel free to visit http://www.notepage.net/support.htm
and visit the SNPP, WCTP, SMTP, and TAP sections.
If you know of carrier information we don't have,
be sure to email us we are always happy to accept
Just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Having trouble
sending pages out? Do the messages leave your system
but never reach the cell phone or pager? Please email
our support staff at email@example.com
Interested in Other Communication Mediums?
NotePage has another new product line, FeedForAll.
FeedForAll, is used for creating, publishing and manipulating
RSS feeds and podcasts. Interested in learning more?
There is a great educational article section at: http://www.feedforall.com/newsletter.htm
If you are installing PageGate v5 on Vista we have
set up a special set of instructions to assist you.
Likewise, if you are using a system with IIS 7 use
the following instructions to assist you
Other New Applications from NotePage include:
FeedForAll - Software for creating and editing
RSS and podcast feeds. An evaluation version is available
for download from http://www.feedforall.com/
RecordForAll - Audio recording and editing
software. Primarily designed for podcasters. An evaluation
version is available for download from: http://www.recordforall.com/
SQL2RSS - A new PHP script. SQL2RSS has been
released to allow users to dynamically create RSS
feeds from database queries! More info at: http://www.feedforall.com/sql2rss.htm
|07/25/2007 Raising Funds
via Text Message
Do not tell mainstream marketers this, but text-messaging
promotions can work.
At least for Virgin Mobile, which used the power of
its network of 5 million mobile customers to raise
money and awareness for homeless children in America.
raising funds via text message
|07/24/2007 Cell Phone
A group of residents in the valley in southeastern
British Columbia have asked telephone company Telus
Corp. not to build a planned cellphone tower in New
Denver, a one-time mining boomtown that is now home
to about 600 people.
If Telus decides against building the system, the
economic development group plans to promote the valley'cellphone
free status as a unique reason to visit or move
to the region, Roberts said.
|07/24/2007 Google Expressing
an Interest in Wireless
Google Inc said on Friday it would take part in a
major auction of wireless spectrum airwaves, meeting
a minimum required bid of $4.6 billion, if U.S. regulators
added a sale condition that Google said would promote
an open wireless market.
The prospect of Google participation in the auction
escalates the debate over how the valuable airwaves
should be used.
|07/23/2007 Ericsson Missed
Ericsson missed market forecasts for second-quarter
earnings as its multimedia drive produced disappointing
results and revenue in its key European market stagnated,
sending its shares down 5 percent.
|07/23/2007 Motorola Restructuring
A troubled Motorola Inc. has realigned itself as
its critical cell-phone business slows down.
The company sketched out the reorganization in a U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday,
two days before it is set to announce its second-quarter
financial results. Last week, Motorola slashed its
earlier revenue forecast for the quarter and predicted
a larger loss, blaming lower phone sales.
|07/19/2007 EU Regulators
The European Commission said Wednesday it had dropped
its antitrust investigation into mobile phone roaming
prices charged by operators in Britain and Germany
after new EU rules forcing telecom companies to cut
the cost of using mobile phones abroad.
|07/12/2007 Wireless Messaging
on a New Level
Wireless messaging communication is important in
todays fast paced environment. PageGate allows critical
alerts to be sent instantly to wireless devices regardless
of the recipient's locations. PageGate supports group
messaging and preprogrammed alerts, so that with the
press of a single button notification can be sent
to defined groups of individuals. .
To ensure delivery even in the event of connectivity
loss, PageGate version 5 supports failover
options and redundant connectors. Messages that cannot
be delivered to their intended recipients can be automatically
redirected to a backup recipient or group, or the
message can be sent to the same recipient via an alternative
Messages can be sent into PageGate via: a Windows
client, web page, email, commandline, text file, serial
port, modem, wireless modem, wireless phone or the
PageGate's modular design allows users to select from
eight different interfaces, allowing users to scale
PageGate to meet their business needs and expand as
their needs change. Interfaces can be used individually
or in conjunction with each other, as PageGate can
receive and process messages simultaneously from multiple
PageGate supports multiple telecom carriers, multiple
connectors, direct connections to paging terminals,
group paging, scheduled messages, repeating messages,
on-call groups, and ad hoc paging, making it ideal
for demanding, high-end messaging and communication.
PageGate supports a variety of delivery methods including
the following protocols: Fax, GSM-AT, SMTP, SNPP,
TAP, Tone, UCP and WCTP. Messages can also be delivered
out the serial port, or via the Internet and TCP/IP
to another computer.
Full PageGate Press Release
|07/09/2007 Cell Phones
for Data Entry
When maintenance workers finish a job at an Indianapolis
university, they do not return to the office to fill
out paperwork and pick up their next assignment. They
grab their cell phones.
By punching a few buttons, they submit forms, calculate
the time spent on the project and see where the next
task awaits them at Indiana University-Purdue University
To Be Available in China
Research in Motion has obtained permission from Beijing
to sell its popular Blackberry mobile email device
in mainland China, the worlds biggest cell phone market,
media said Wednesday.
|07/03/2007 PageGate Version
5 Has Arrived
PageGate version 5 is now available!
This powerful network messaging gateway incorporates
numerous protocols for sending messages via the Internet
to pagers, mobile phones and other wireless devices.
Three additional delivery methods including faxing
has been added, and two additional interfaces have
been added. There have also been a myriad of other
enhancements and feature additions including security
enhancements and synchronized database support. Details
on this new release can be found at: http://www.notepage.net/pagegate-v5.htm
Realizing how important PageGate is to many of our
customer's daily businesses we have also added a Priority Support option. Priority Support
can be purchased for only $395.00. Priority Support
will give priority to those customers who rely on
PageGate for their daily operations.
Existing customers can upgrade for just $100.00, regardless
of their existing license. If you have purchased pageGate
version 4 within 90 days of this releease, version
5 is available to you free of charge (just email us
your current 5 digit serial number). Version upgrades,
along with interface and connector additions can be
ordered on line at:
or just give us a call. Keep in mind a PageGate version
5 key is required prior to upgrading!
New customers that are interested in PageGate can
see the regular PageGate overview and purchase options.
Creates Security Concerns in France
The manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones has assured
the French government that their products are not
vulnerable to espionage.
Canadian phone maker RIM said after France's national
defense agency banned many government officials from
using the devices for sensitive government purposes
that the communications are protected by sophisticated
encryption codes that would take billions of years
to crack, The Times of London reported Wednesday.
French security officials had expressed concern that
communications sent via BlackBerry could be intercepted
by the U.S. National Security Agency or other foreign
agencies, as the phones use mail servers located in
the United States, Cnet News.com reported.
|06/28/2007 Mobile Virus
Spanish police have arrested a 28-year-old man on
charges that he created variants of the CommWarrior
and Cabir mobile phone viruses, according to published
The man, whose identity was not disclosed is accused
of creating 20 new variants of the viruses.
|06/27/2007 Dobson Communications
Might Be Up for Sale
Rural cell phone service provider Dobson Communications
is the latest telecommunications firm to attract the
attention of buyout managers, according to media reports
Dobson has a customer base of 1.76 million subscribers
over a mostly rural 17-state area. The region has
a population of more than 12.6 million.
|06/27/2007 Chronic Health
Monitored Via Cell Phones
Most teens say they could not live without their
cell phones. For some of them, the exaggeration may
soon have a kernel of truth.
Doctors are testing technology that uses wireless
data, text messaging and other youth-friendly technology
to monitor and manage chronic illnesses.
While these systems do not address life-and-death
medical emergencies, some experts say the emerging
field does show promise for improving the lives of
those with long-term conditions.
|06/27/2007 Monthly iPhone
AT&T Inc. and Apple Inc. on Tuesday said wireless
service for the iPhone will range from $59.99 to $99.99
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