NotePage SMS, Paging and Messaging Blogs
|04/26/2007 WhatsUp and
Great forum post about using Ipswitch WhastUp with PageGate
I did this exact thing, but incorporated another
product called PageGate from a company called NotePager.
I had issues with the paging engine in WhatsUp
failing to send pages 100% of the time. So, rather
than having WhatsUp send the page it writes a text
file into the directory used by PageGate. PageGate
can pick up this file and send it any way you want
PageGate is a full blown paging application. It
can send over the Internet using SNPP, WCTP, SMTP
and a couple of others. If one method fails it can
be configured to failover to another method. I have
SMTP as the first method and it fails over to Paging
via the TAP protocol.
If receiving pages is critical to your company,
I recommend using this product since this company
does nothing but Paging applications.
|04/26/2007 Vonage Wins
Internet phone company Vonage Holdings Corp. won
a legal victory that sent its shares sharply higher
when a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday the company
can continue signing up new customers while it appeals
a patent infringement ruling.
|04/24/2007 New RSS Scripts
The RSS scripts directory has a new addition
RSSFilter. The RSSFilter script allows
for feeds to be filtered and the filter results are
outputted to a new feed.
|04/24/2007 Adwords Cellular
AdWords phone alerts let you receive important alerts
about your account as text messages on your mobile
Google Phone Alerts
|04/24/2007 Shrek 3 Mobile
Videogame publisher Gameloft has gained the rights
to bring DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek the Third"
to mobile games in conjunction with the film's May
18 theatrical release. The game will be released across
170 operators in more than 75 countries.
|04/23/2007 Mobile The
Next Frontier In Search
"Mobile, mobile, mobile" were the words of Google
Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt this week when asked
what technologies are most intriguing to the computer
Web search leader.
|04/23/2007 System Update
Cause of Blackberry Outage
After two days of silence about a lengthy outage
in its BlackBerry e-mail service, the company that
makes the addictive mobile device issued a jargon-laden
update indicating that a minor software upgrade had
crashed the system.
|04/22/2007 Nokia Phone
Nokia Corp.'s core mobile phone business dropped
in the first quarter as competition intensified in
the global handset market, particularly from Asian
|04/20/2007 Colleges and
Universities with Campus Notification
PageGate software can be used by schools,
colleges or universities to send text messages to
students and staff cell phones, pagers or handhelds
in the event of an emergency.
|04/18/2007 ShopText Purchase
Using Text Messages
A company called ShopText has introduced a system
that lets people buy products instantly using text
messages, a process that eliminates the need to go
to a store or even to visit a Web site. For instance,
a woman seeing an ad for a pocketbook in a magazine
can order it on the spot simply by sending the text
code found beside the item through her cellphone.
|04/18/2007 Analog Nearing
Regulators are poised to send the crackling and
bulky analog cellphone to the scrap heap next February,
denying a last-ditch appeal from a business group.
The shutdown of analog wireless networks Feb. 18
will mean lost service or disruptions for 500,000
GM car owners with OnStar emergency wireless service,
up to 1 million alarm customers and a few million
diehards who refuse to trade in their analog phones.
|04/17/2007 Could Text
Messaging Have Made a Difference at Virginia Tech?
Campus security experts have said that they believe
text messaging students cell phones could have resulted
in a different outcome to the tragedy at Virginia
|04/17/2007 Dealing With
An independent study found that phone networks
blocked more than 80% of stolen mobile phones within
The U.K. Home Office reported last week that mobile
phone network changes, requested by the government,
blocked stolen phones within hours of theft.
|04/16/2007 Cell Phone
Cell phones have long served as the mother of all
convergence devices, swallowing our PDAs, digital
cameras, MP3 players and more. Now phones are becoming
the terminal of choice for monitoring home security.
When a perp breaks into your house, your security
system calls your phone, and shows you the live video.
|04/09/2007 Text Messaging
Brendan Burke's cell phone was beeping within
minutes of the start of his wife's marathon in San
Diego. A text message arrived with her latest time
as she crossed the six timing mats around the course.
It didn't matter that he was across the country
at home in New Jersey. Pushing to make the 26.2-mile
races more friendly to fans and runners alike, marathon
officials are increasingly offering free online tools
to help spectators and loved ones back home track
runners along courses that can span entire cities.
|04/09/2007 Phones on Plane
a Dead Issue
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ended
a proceeding that would have allowed mobile phone
calls on airplanes, for now ending the possibility
of phone conversations during flights.
|04/04/2007 There Was No
Cell phone text messaging were blocked during this
weekend's local elections in Cambodia, the government
imposed a two-day "tranquility period" to keep voters
from being inundated with campaign messages.
|04/03/2007 Childish or
Brilliant - New Cellular Service?
My Sprint phone shook violently in my hand. My reflexes
kicked in and I found myself wrapping my other hand
around it to steady it. Before I knew it, the vibrations
literally catapulted the phone out of my hands and
onto the rug where it bounced along the floor, slammed
into my door, and finally came to rest in the hallway.
I stood over the phone, staring down at it, waiting
for another violent outburst. After a few moments,
I picked it up, opened it, and answered the call.
"Pretty cool, huh?" Derek Galsworthy, CEO of TouchBak
Technologies, said, his voice full of cheerful enthusiasm.
|04/03/2007 More Phones
Mobile phone subscriptions in the European Union
outnumber citizens for the first time, the European
Commission said Thursday in its 12th annual report
on the E.U. telecommunications market.
|04/02/2007 Beijing Cracking
Down on Cellular Porn
Beijing has banned sending pornographic text messages
or pictures via mobile phones after busting phone
dealers who sold mass-storage devices containing porn,
state media reported Wednesday.
|04/02/2007 Texting Soon
to be Against the Law?
New Jersey drivers who insist on sending text messages
on their cell phones or personal digital assistants
may find themselves on the wrong side of the law if
legislators approve a new bill.
|03/27/2007 Is Sprint worth
Just a few years ago, a leveraged buyout of a
company as big as Sprint Nextel would have been unthinkable.
The No. 3 wireless carrier has $41 billion in annual
revenue and a market cap of $56 billion. Add in the
cost of a 25% premium and the assumption of more than
$23 billion in debt, and a Sprint Nextel buyout could
be nearly twice as large as Texas Pacific's record
$45 billion proposed buyout of power company TXU.
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