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12/13/2015 Text Messaging Improves Breast Cancer Screening Attendance, Study Shows

The importance of breast cancer screenings, particularly among women at higher risk, is clear: detecting cancer early increases the likelihood of recovery. And with simply forgetting appointments being cited as the most common reason for missing breast cancer screening appointments, it seems ensuring that women in at-risk groups remember their appointments is a priority.

Text Messaging Improves Breast Cancer Screening Attendance, Study Shows


12/11/2015 Texting and Hospitality

But texting hotels can not change the hospitality industry, right? Or can it? Just imagine…

~ Once your flight lands, you get a text from your hotel from your rental car service asking what make and model you would like. After confirming, your car is ready and waiting when you get down there.
~ As you get in your car, you also get a text from your hotel asking if you’d like to order anything from room service. You text back your order.
~ As you park at your hotel, you get a geo-targeted notification welcoming you and notifying you of attractions/upcoming events in your area.
~ As you’re eating your meal, you get a text with from the concierge letting you know you can text them for anything you might need.

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12/09/2015 Seeds, Soil and SMS: How Mobiles Promote Resilience Among Small-Scale Farmers in Africa

Despite producing more than 70% of the world’s food, most small-scale farmers live on less than $1 a day. Typically, they lack access to finance, traditional markets and much-needed agricultural products. Not only that, many also live in remote areas without Internet access meaning they have no way to access vital agricultural advice or information, either. In this issue of Digital Diversity, we look at WeFarm, a mobile service that enables smallholder farmers to share agricultural information without the need for the Internet, and without even having to leave their farm.

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12/07/2015 Where Mobile Messaging Is Merging With Payments

One group of innovators is hoping that one of those ways is via mobile messaging.

You can see why they might think that way. eMarketer released data this month that shows how fast mobile messaging has grown on a global basis. They say that when 2015 is all said and done, mobile messaging apps will be used by more than 1.4 billion global consumers in 2015, a 31.6 percent increase from 2014. Seventy-five percent of them also use a mobile messaging app at least once a month.

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12/05/2015 Text Messaging and Real Estate

These days, those sales signs planted in front yards are your gateway to loads of information. If you see a home you like, text the number on the sign and you will receive an instant brochure sent to your phone providing details aplenty, said Felicia Dragone, a Mullica Hill-based Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

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12/03/2015 Farmers Are Sharing Tricks of the Trade Across Continents Via SMS

More than half the world still does not have regular access to the Internet; WeFarm uses SMS to let farmers exchange information across continents.

The model is simple: A farmer sends a question to WeFarm. That question is translated and shared with other farmers—in the same country or beyond. The goal is to have farmers come up with their own solutions, and WeFarm helps them achieve that by using a peer-to-peer platform.

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12/01/2015 Sensory Messaging

It is a phrase and concept he has patented. And it took him four years to do it, he said.

Bugg said we use sensory messages all the time – in a handshake, a hug, a slap on the back. There are lots of touches that have meaning that we all understand.

Then, the question became, how can we do that remotely?

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11/30/2015 How is Texting Impacting Human Trafficking?

We have seen text messaging used in a host of inventive ways to make our lives a little easier, but the way the Polaris Project has enlisted SMS for a bigger task: helping victims of human trafficking find safety and get back on their feet. The non-profit, which works to prevent and fight human trafficking, has extended their hotline that allows victims of human trafficking to reach out for help to support text messages. The benefits of this simple change have enormous implications for the thousands of victims of modern day slavery.

How is Texting Impacting Human Trafficking?


11/28/2015 SMTP Settings for Telecom Carriers Updated

We have recently added a number of new settings for Telecom Carriers to the list of SMTP Settings


11/26/2015 NotePager Pro v5 Registration

If you have already purchased and wish to register the program, left click on the Enter Registration Information button.

When you left click on that button, the program will then ask you for the registration information.

The registration information must be typed exactly as it was originally sent to you. It is both punctuation and case sensitive.

NotePager Pro v5 Video Tutorial


11/24/2015 Study uses Text messaging to Help Oncology Patients

In a recent study, researchers at Michigan State University evaluated using text messages to help patients self manage their cancer treatment when they were prescribed oral anti-cancer agents. In addition to attempting to prove the concept, researchers assessed the effect of the intervention on symptoms and medication adherence.

The study is a response to a growing number of people receiving outpatient cancer treatment with oral anti-cancer agents.

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11/22/2015 Ready to eat? Now you can get a text alert

Olive Garden may be saying arrivederci to those buzzing electronic pagers.

Parent company Darden restaurants says Olive Garden is testing text-message paging for customers at 13 Orlando area restaurants. Customers still have the option of the old pagers, but they can now give the staff their phone numbers and get a text message when the table is ready.

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11/20/2015 Recent NotePage News

Welcome to NotePage news. If preferred this newsletter can also be viewed online at: http://www.notepage.net/newsletter-11-03-2015.htm

NotePager Pro Version 5 has been released!
NotePager Pro version 5 contains a variety of new features to send text messages, including calendar based message scheduling, advanced cellular modem support and a host of other features which you can read about at http://www.notepage.net/notepager-pro-v5-whats-new.htm

NEW How to Upgrade NotePager Pro from v3-v5 Video Tutorial
http://www.notepage.net/videos/notepager-pro-v5-upgrade.htm

NEW NotePager Pro v5 Registration Video Tutorial
http://www.notepage.net/videos/notepager-pro-v5-registration.htm

Integration Steps for Active911
http://www.notepage.net/active911/integrationfaq.htm

Did You Know PageGate Can be Used Without Carrier Specific Information?
NotePage, Inc. is pleased to announce our PageGate software can now utilize a new carrier lookup service called Data24-7. Data24-7 is a carrier lookup service, which means you don't have to know the carrier of the cell phone numbers you would like PageGate to send messages to. With this service, PageGate can perform on the fly lookups of your cell phone numbers, matching them against the carrier list provided by Data24-7.
http://www.notepage.net/did-you-know-pagegate-can-be-used-without-carrier-specific-information.htm

Texting Toward Degrees
Texting and schooling: they do not quite seem to work together. But, schools are showing us more each day, they do. We often tend to think of texting as a plague to education, and maybe it has been, distracting leagues of students studying at home and even students who find their focus wavering in the classroom. But schools are turning the tables, embracing the medium in a number of ways to improve the students' experience at school. Could texting become a boon, not a bane, to education?
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/texting-toward-degrees.htm

Can Text Messaging Help Protect Your Kids from the Flu
The researchers focused on developing educational text messages, and divided participants in their study into three groups: one that received conventional written reminders of appointments for the vaccine, one that received reminders in the form of text messages, and one that received educational texts that detailed the importance of receiving both doses between the ages of six months and eight years. The results speak clearly: of the group that received the educational texts, a large proportion of 72.7% of the children whose families received the texts received their second vaccine.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/can-text-messaging-helps-protect-kids-from-flu.htm

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11/18/2015 Can Text Messaging Help Protect Your Kids from the Flu?

The researchers focused on developing educational text messages, and divided participants in their study into three groups: one that received conventional written reminders of appointments for the vaccine, one that received reminders in the form of text messages, and one that received educational texts that detailed the importance of receiving both doses between the ages of six months and eight years.

The results speak clearly: of the group that received the educational texts, a large proportion of 72.7% of the children whose families received the texts received their second vaccine.

Can Text Messaging Help Protect Your Kids from the Flu?


11/16/2015 Text Messages Combat Costly Doctor Appt No-shows

Each year thousands of people forget to show up or cancel their doctor appointments, costing municipalities millions. The southern city of Hämeenlinna has recently joined several other municipalities in paying to send their customers text message reminders.

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11/14/2015 Is Future Food Delivery as Simple as a Text Message?

Products and services are becoming increasingly easy to access. Whether it is the latest on-trend clothing or a flight to Boston, new startups are cutting out the middle men and using social platforms to connect with consumers in quick and easy steps. The latest company to offer such simplicity is Dashio, a new food delivery service that asks users to simply text a mobile number the word hello and their order.

Dashio is available from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week, and once the initial set up has taken place the aforementioned hello text), users can request literally anything within the culinary world, be it a hamburger or a bottle of wine.

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11/12/2015 The Rise of Text Messaging

With all the mobile phones in the world today, it just doesn't pay to ignore mobile marketing. According to Pew Research, 35 percent of adults in the U.S. owned a smartphone back in 2011. Fast forward to 2015, and that figure has grown to 64 percent.

Those promising numbers represent a big opportunity for small businesses eyeing text messaging as a way to connect with customers.

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11/10/2015 5 Ways To Avoid Being A Victim To Text Messaging Scams

I think it is safe to say that hackers and scammers are the new normal when it comes to our hand held devices. You don’t have to be a victim to these criminals any longer.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has come out, identified and is giving you the tools to avoid being the next victim of a text message scam.

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11/08/2015 Hotlines Use Text Messaging

Most of the time texting is just for making plans or sharing a quick joke, but texts can also convey more serious information. And crisis hotlines are increasingly offering SMS text message services so teens or anyone can elect to text with a counselor instead of speaking on the phone.

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11/06/2015 Drinking Intervention via Text Message

Evidence continues to emerge that when it comes to text message-based health interventions, not all text messages are created equal. That’s the message of two preliminary research presentations — both text-message-based behavioral interventions focused on problem drinking — given at the mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Maryland this week.

In one study, presented by Dr. Beth Brock of Brown University, a drinking intervention for community college students proved feasible when the text messages were written by the students peers.

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11/04/2015 Text Messaging May Increase Anxiety

People tend to interpret ambiguous text messages negatively, especially if they are sent from a female friend, says a study in Septembers Computers in Human Behavior.

Text messaging is one of the most popular forms of communication, particularly among young adults. According to the Pew Research Center, people between the ages of 18 and 24 send about 110 text messages on a normal day.

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11/02/2015 Texting Toward Degrees

Texting and schooling: they do not quite seem to work together. But, schools are showing us more each day, they do.

We often tend to think of texting as a plague to education, and maybe it has been, distracting leagues of students studying at home and even students who find their focus wavering in the classroom. But schools are turning the tables, embracing the medium in a number of ways to improve the students' experience at school. Could texting become a boon, not a bane, to education?

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10/30/2015 Text Messages: Impaired Communication

How often do you find yourself wondering if you may have simply misunderstood the context or meaning of a text message?


Most people are pretty adept at transmitting factual information – names, dates, numbers – to one another. But how about your feelings, wishes, understanding, concerns and decisions? That’s when things get messy.

Subjective emotions are full of gray areas, a fogginess generated by expectations, resentments, assumptions, jargon and past experience. We bring all of these elements to our communication with others.

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