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05/22/2015 Updated TAP Telephone Numbers

TAP paging terminal phone number directory. Text messages can be sent to SMS devices, phones or pagers via paging terminals.

TAP Numbers


05/20/2015 How to Flirt With Text Messages

There are so many benefits to sending sweet or naughty text messages. For starters, they are a great way to keep the spice in your relationship and serve as a thoughtful reminder when received unexpectedly. If you want to let your man know what you're thinking but have a hard time saying it, the text will do it for you!

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05/18/2015 Deadly Text Message Prediction

The driving drunk text message saying Driving drunk woo. I'll be dead thanks to you, came eerily true just three minutes after the text message was sent by 24-year-old Mila Dago in Miami, Florida. Dago, who sent the angry text message to her boyfriend during a nasty breakup, did not know how quickly her words would turn into reality.

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05/15/2015 SNPP Settings for Carriers

We are frequently updating our SNPP Listings at http://www.notepage.net/snpp.htm

SNPP Settings


05/13/2015 Why SMTP Messages Fail

The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - SMTP is the most commonly used internet based protocol for third party SMS delivery. Almost every major carrier in the US and Canada supports this protocol and, as a result, this is the most heavily used protocol. The down side to this protocol is that it is effectively Email, which means that there are a lot of issues that can arise from using it.

Why SMTP Messages Fail


05/11/2015 U Washington Delivers Sex Ed Via Text Message

Text messaging that connects teens with sexual health educators is effective for delivering sexual health information, according to a recent study in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. The research abstract is online and the work will appear in an upcoming print issue of the journal Health Education and Behavior.

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05/08/2015 Supportive Text Messages May Help Moms with Postpartum Depression

Researchers at Saint Louis University have found that sending supportive text messages to low-income mothers with postpartum depression can be a useful, low-cost adjunct therapy to counseling.

For the study, at-risk, low-income mothers of racial and ethnic minority backgrounds were sent supportive text messages four times a week for six months in addition to traditional counseling services in an academic pediatric office. By the end of the study, 4,158 text messages were successfully delivered to 54 mothers.

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05/06/2015 U.S. Marshals Ask the Public to Use Text Messaging to Report Non-Compliant Sex Offenders

The U.S. Marshals Service is launching tip411, an internet-based tool from CitizenObserver that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to the Marshals and lets investigators respond back in real time to create an anonymous, two-way conversation.

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05/04/2015 How Smart Phones Have Changed the World

With the ongoing move of smart phones towards near-ubiquity, much of society has come to take these do-all devices for granted. In overcoming the novelty of smart phones, many of us have lost our one-time sense of awe at this technology, and ceased marveling at the effect it has had on the world around us. However, it is undeniable that smart phones have exerted a huge and multi-faceted impact on society, and continue to do so to this day.

How Smart Phones Have Changed the World


04/30/2015 Why Doctors Like Healthy Mass Text Messaging

Missed appointments are a common problem in the health care industry, and they can result in a significant waste of resources.

As such, many health care providers are trying to develop effective systems to minimize missed appointments.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to remind patients of appointments is to send them text messages.

Here is a look at how doctors in the United States are using text messaging to keep missed appointments to a minimum.

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04/28/2015 Mobile Messaging can cut Hospital Readmissions

A 10-month Philadelphia hospital text message and email reminder pilot scheme cut its 30-day readmission rates among chronic heart failure patients by 10%.

The pilot, which involved 368 congestive heart failure patients and a total of 784 discharges, found that patients were not only more likely to arrange and attend their follow-up appointment if prompted by a text message, phone call or email reminder, they were also less likely to be readmitted to hospital.

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04/26/2015 Eyes Up: Text Message Tombstones Aim to Curb Distracted Walking

Distracted walking is another known danger, with digitally-distracted pedestrians a threat on our sidewalks and intersections—prompting a handful of US communities to now fine people caught in the act of walking and texting.

These technology addicts are not just a public nuisance. Ohio State University researchers found that more than 1,500 Americans ended up in the hospital from accidents related to being distracted while walking—and that was based on emergency room visits through 2010.

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04/24/2015 Rwandans Adopting Text Messaging In Huge Numbers

More Rwandans have turned to short text messages to communicate, with the number of SMSs sent last year rising by over six billion for on-net texts compared to the previous year.

According to the telecom sector 2014 report by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority, close to 7.4 billion on-net short messages were sent out last year compared to 961.7 million in 2013. Off-net text messages also increased tremendously to 159.9 million texts, up from just 22.8 million SMSs the previous year.

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04/22/2015 Text Messages May Be A Good Way To Help Mothers With Postpartum Depression

Researchers at Saint Luis University are explored the feasibility of helping low-income mothers through postpartum depression using text messages.

For the study, researchers evaluated the feasibility of sending supportive text messages to low-income mothers of racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with postpartum depression and gauge the perception of receiving such message for depression.

Mothers found to be at risk received supportive text messages four times a week for six months, in addition to receiving access to traditional counseling services in an academic pediatric office. By the end of the research period, 4,158 text messages (86.1 percent of those sent) were successfully delivered to 54 mothers.

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04/20/2015 Smart Phone Healthy You

Trying to keep that New Years resolution to stay fit? You'll be pleased to learn that technology can help you far more than it may distract you, if you use it right. Whether you want to stick to a fitness regimen, eat healthier, manage your weight, sleep better, or improve your overall wellness, there is, as they say, an app for that.

Smart Phone, Healthy You


04/17/2015 7 Rules of Texting Etiquette

Speed plus convenience makes texting the go-to option for on-the-go conversation. In fact, over five billion messages are sent per day! While a text message may be more casual than a phone call or an email, texting whatever, whenever, to whomever has consequences.

Avoid these gaffes when you send messages from your cell phone

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04/15/2015 Are You Worried About Text Messages?

Are you worried about hackers stealing millions of your customer records? According to one security vendor, you should be more worried about your employees spilling corporate secrets via text message, 160 characters at a time.

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04/13/2015 Text Messages from Cows?

Text messaging is now being used for a different purpose than to keep contact with friends and family. It is being used on dairy farms to send farmers information about equipment

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04/08/2015 How to Travel with Your Phone

We hve all heard horror stories about the traveler who comes home to a $6,000 phone bill after using their device abroad. While using your phone outside of the country is likely to cost you a little more than usual, you shouldn't be afraid of taking your phone with you on your travels. Before shooting that MMS with the view from your hotel room, though, you should do a little research to make sure you are not in over your head.

How to Travel with Your Phone


04/06/2015 Should We Keep a Low Profile in Space?

For more than a half-century, a small group of astronomers has sought intelligent company among the stars. They have done so by turning large radio antennas skyward, hoping to eavesdrop on signals from an advanced society. It’s a program known as SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

But now some researchers propose that we should do more than simply don headphones and await E.T.’s call: We should make serious efforts to encourage a response from putative aliens by deliberately transmitting our own messages.

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04/03/2015 To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found.

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04/01/2015 Text Messaging Reminders for Breast Cancer Screenings

Do text message reminders sent to women increase the number of women who will attend a screening?

Just last year, the Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku in Finland published a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and found that 77 percent of the studies they reviewed found that text messaging improved health care outcomes such as appointment attendance.

In this double-blind randomized controlled study, a team of researchers funded by the Imperial College Healthcare Charity, had set out to test whether text message reminders were effective in reminding women about their breast cancer screening appointment.

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03/30/2015 Texting Saves Newborns

Representatives of the South-Korean cooperation agency Koica and the UN children's fund Unicef have visited Bugesera to assess how health services providers and community health workers use Rapid SMS technology to assist pregnant women and newborns. Both organizations have supported the establishment of the system.

According to Unicef deputy representative Oliver Petrovic, beneficiaries of rapid SMS include pregnant mothers, newborns and children under the age of two, while users are among others community health workers, providers at health centers, district hospital local administrators, as well as private sector and policy makers at central and district level .

He said that he was impressed by the work being implemented on the ground, where the Rapid SMS system is reducing maternal deaths and improving the lives of mothers.

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03/23/2015 Health Implications of Text Messaging

When we think of texting, we tend to envision a purely social medium: first to come to mind is often the image of teenagers firing off messages bereft with acronyms. While texting is an enormously popular social medium and has played a key role in shaping communication, it plays other significant roles in our lives. In fact, texting may have a variety of surprising implications for the world of health and medicine.

Health Implications of Text Messaging


03/20/2015 How Americans Use Text Messaging

Young adults stand far above all other demographic groups when it comes to their usage of text messaging. Fully 95% of 18-29 year olds use the text messaging feature on their phones, and these users send or receive an average of 87.7 text messages on a normal day (with the median user in this age group sending or receiving 40 text messages per day).

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03/18/2015 Does Punctuation in Text Messages Matter?

In 1895, the American writer Mark Twain published an essay in which he warned writers about the overuse of exclamation points. He believed it made them look as if they were laughing at their own jokes.

What do you think Twain would think about the frequency with which people use exclamation points today?

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03/17/2015 Text Messages are Digital Lipstick on the Collar

Divorce lawyers are increasingly seeing wronged spouses using text messages to show that a partner has strayed.

There is a question that has crossed the mind recently of anyone who has sent a cellphone text message while cheating on a spouse: What was I thinking?

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03/16/2015 Clean Out All Your Old Text Messages On iOS And Android

Fortunately, you can get your iOS or Android-powered mobile to erase older messages automatically. Here are the settings to use if you can live without your text history.

Before you get started you might want to review some of the most important conversations in your messaging app to make sure there is nothing you want to keep hold of. Any declarations of true love? Or, more likely, important addresses that you have not written down yet? If you are looking for something that can back up your messages somewhere else, there are a few options to pick from.

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03/12/2015 Samsung Is Charging for Emoji in Text Messages

If you are in UK and like using emoticons in texts for showing your emotions, you could be at risk of being charged hundreds for sending emoticons through text messages. In Britannia, a woman managed to run up a bill of more than £1,000 by using emoticons which she believed were free to send.

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03/11/2015 Is Text Messaging Changing your Brain?

The notion that text messaging can change the brain seems like science fiction, something that is said to scare teenagers away from technology. However, The Huffington Post reports that text messaging may indeed alter the brain.

A study indicates that text messaging on a touch screen could change the sensory-processing area of the brain. Arko Ghosh, neuroscientist at University of Zurich said that cell phones, smartphones in particular, offer a chance to see how daily life shapes the brain.

The brain receives signals from the body. It turns out that when a part of the body is used often, such as fingers from text messaging, it can adapt and become more sensitive.

The goal of the study was to determine if frequent text messaging can cause changes in the somatosensory cortex.

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03/13/2015 Verizon Conversion from TAP to SMTP

SMTP configurations vary from network to network. Some networks allow direct SMTP over port 25, others require that you relay traffic.

To determine which variety of SMTP is available to you, there is a connection test you'll need to run that requires the Telnet Client to be enabled in Windows.

Verizon Conversion from TAP to SMTP


02/11/2015 How Your Phone Can Make Driving Safer

As much as we love our phones, their widespread use has a number of negative consequences, and the fact that almost one in four car collisions involve cell phones is a particularly grave one. However, many innovators have responded to this danger, developing technologies that aim to reduce the role of cell phones in distracted driving. These devices and applications serve to build understanding of the perils of distracted driving as well as to fight drivers' urges to use their phones on the road.

How Your Phone Can Make Driving Safer


03/09/2015 A vicious new Android bug can make calls, send messages, and take photos all while your phone is OFF

A sinister new bug hitting Android devices is capable of making calls, sending messages, and taking pictures, all while the phone appears to be off.

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03/06/2015 TD Bank Using Texting for Pilot Program

Canadian financial institutions have made significant advancements towards mobile banking, such as cheque deposits, stock trading, viewing bank balances, and transferring funds.

TD Bank, the second largest bank in Canada, has announced a new way for customers, or future customers, to seek quick feedback. Rather than calling into the call centre, TD Bank has launched the ability to connect via text message with TDHELP. This was originally a pilot project that kicked off last Fall and allows to ask questions about TD Banks services.

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03/04/2015 Text Messaging Declines in U.S. for First Time

In countries around the world, text-message traffic has been shrinking because Internet-powered alternatives are becoming so widely used. American carriers have fought off the decline — until now.

For the first time, the American wireless market saw a decline in the total number of messages sent by each customer each month, according to a report published Monday by Chetan Sharma, an independent mobile analyst who is a consultant for wireless carriers. In the third quarter of this year, cellphone owners sent an average of 678 texts a month, down from 696 texts a month in the previous quarter.

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03/02/2015 What is the Right Age for a Cell Phone?

It is generally accepted that most young people own and use cell phones, but how young is too young? Unfortunately, there is no magic number or formula that resolves the question of when your child should be given a cell phone.

What is the Right Age for a Cell Phone?


02/27/2015 SAT Word of the Day Via Text Message

A texting service that sends a message to your phone everyday with a word + definition + example sentence. Now available via email!

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02/25/2015 How Text Messaging Has Impacted Your Health

It seems self-evident that the health sector, among others, would utilize text messaging for near instant communication among doctors, nurses, and other hospital and clinic personnel when time is quite often of the utmost essence with patient lives.

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02/24/2015 5 of the Funniest Autocorrect Fails in Work Text Messages

So we love our phones and for good reason. But, sometimes, those amazing little devices play tricks on us. Have you ever sent a text to someone and realized a moment later that you sent it to the wrong person?

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02/23/2015 Text Messages a New Tool in the Fight to Prevent Skin Cancer

Funded by Cancer Australia, the 12-month trial targeted individuals aged between 18 and 42 - an age group in which mobile phone use is almost universal - and the results have just been published in international journal Preventative Medicine.

A Queensland-first, the Healthy Text trial tested the impact and value of SMS-delivered messages promoting sun protection along with skin self-examination for early detection of skin cancer, while a third group received texts encouraging physical activity.

Weekly texts for the first 12 weeks were followed by monthly text messages for another nine months and a final in-depth telephone interview was conducted.

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02/20/2015 Can a Text Message Help Bridge the Word Gap for Low Income Children?

Studies show that by age four, kids from low-income households will hear 30 million less words than their more affluent counterparts, who get more quality face-time with caretakers. That means the already disadvantaged are falling behind before the academic race has even begun. Educators have so far been largely unsuccessful when it comes to finding ways to bridge the so-called word gap.

But researchers at Stanford University think they may have found a solution.

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02/18/2015 Texting Not Yet a Standard in Doctors Office

A new survey from Salesforce of 1,700 American adults shows that most are satisfied with the care they receive from their physicians, despite fairly limited adoption of online tools to communicate with their doctors.

Less than 10 percent of those surveyed said they use the web, email or text to set up appointments, compared to 76 percent that still do so over the phone and 25 percent that schedule their appointments in person.

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02/17/2015 Crisis Line Taps Youth Social Media Leanings to Text Troubles

A new Wisconsin crisis line that encourages youths to text their troubles could be a boon to help increasing numbers of stressed adolescents cope, according to a La Crosse County health officials.

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02/16/2015 Text Message Preceding Deaths is Telling

On the way to the outdoor resort where former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was killed, he sent a text message to the friend sitting next to him about the third man in the truck: This dude is straight-up nuts.

and the response He is right behind me. Watch my six, Littlefield wrote, using a military phrase meaning watch my back.

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02/10/2015 A New Version of PageGate is Available

A new version of PageGate has been released details about the point release can be found in the PageGate release notes.


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