Educational articles related to Text Messaging
What is SMS? - In recent
months SMS has become synonymous with any text message
sent to a cell phone.
Tips for Using
Cell Phones - While there are no specific, explicitly
stated rules for how, when, and what one should text,
there is undoubtedly an unspoken standard of what is
appropriate and inappropriate to text.
Etiquette - While cellular connectivity is a comfort
to some, it can be rude and disruptive to others. You
may wish to be available at all times, but there are
some times when it is simply not appropriate to use
your cell phone.
Phone Etiquette - Part 2 - Cellular telephones,
or "cellphones", are an important part of modern society.
When "Miss Manners" wrote about good manners and etiquette,
mobile phones did not exist nearly to the extent they
do in our society today. In an effort to assist cellphone
users, we have written up some guidelines to help people
use their mobile phones appropriately while navigating
in polite society.
- Cellular phones and pagers are part of the "now" generation,
instant contact, anywhere at any time. People are looking
for convenience, comfort and security. The question
is how instantaneous and reliable is the contact?
What Are Ringtones?
- Ringtones are melodic sounds a cellular or cell phone
makes when an incoming call or message arrives. Since
cellular phones are significantly more sophisticated
than landline phones, ringtones can be personalized
to suit the owner's personal taste.
Number Portability - Industry changes are on the
horizon for cellular industry. The FCC has ruled that
customers can change carriers (cellular providers) and
maintain their existing cellular number.
Recycle Celluar Phones? - Cellular phones and other
mobile devices often contain toxic materials that can
pollute the environment.
Reliable are Cell Phones - Cellular phones and pagers
are part of the "now" generation, instant contact, anywhere
at any time. People are looking for convenience, comfort
How Messaging Works -
Messages can be sent to pagers, cell phones or other
devices any number of ways. We've detailed some of the
more common ways below.
Recycle Cell Phones - The low cost of cell phones
and the added technological improvements mean that the
majority of cellular phone users are on their 2nd or
3rd generation hand set.
Phone Etiquette - Today's society is all about being
connected 24/7. Cell phones now provide instant access
to anyone and everyone, from corporate executives to
housewives and children alike.
Etiquette - Cellular telephones, or "cellphones",
are an important part of modern society. When "Miss
Manners" wrote about good manners and etiquette, mobile
phones did not exist nearly to the extent they do in
our society today.
Rules; Contracts for Parents - Owning and using
a phone requires a level of responsibility. With this
responsibility, however, comes more opportunities to
make mistakes, and greater accountability for those
Text Messaging Ruining Our Youth? - If you have
noticed the apparent omnipresence of cell phones, as
most of us surely have, it likely won't surprise you
that about 86% of the world's roughly seven billion
people have access to a mobile phone, or that 80% of
cell phone owners use their devices to send and receive
Things Your Phone Can Do in Emergency Situations
- Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity
in modern society, and with the great advances that
have been made in smart phone technology, most of us
rely on our phones to help us in an array of situations.
Messages for Public Safety - In the Public Safety
and Emergency Management world, making sure your messages
are always delivered and received is incredibly important.
There are many different ways to send messages and it
can sometimes be confusing and frustrating to know what
to do and how to do it. With that in mind, here are
the best methods available to Public Safety and Emergency
Management services for sending SMS messages.
Methods for Public Safety - There are many different
ways to integrate PageGate with other programs and hardware
and these forms of integration are invaluable to Public
Safety and Emergency Management Systems because it allows
you to send pages to pagers, SMS to cell phones, Email
to email addresses or any combination of the three.
It's a fairly easy process but knowing how to integrate
with our software is a key step in understanding what's
going to be best for your environment.
Why SMTP Messages
Fail - A quick look at greylists and blacklists.
Did You Know
PageGate.... - Did you know that PageGate can do
some of these interesting things?