NotePage SMS, Paging and Messaging Blogs
|11/30/2004 RingBack Tones,
Could It Be The Next Thing for Cellular Companies?
Ring tones are so yesterday. If wireless companies
have their way, the next multibillion-dollar surprise
in the cellular business will be "Ringback" tones.
Instead of the usual dialing noise that people hear
when phoning someone, callers to Verizon Wireless
subscribers may soon find themselves listening to
a song until the phone is answered.
|11/29/2004 WCTP Benefits
In comparison to other protocols such as SNPP, WCTP
is more robust but more difficult to implement. WCTP
supports full two way, and allows for flexibility.
While SNPP enjoys wider adoption, WCTP is becoming
increasingly more popular.
|11/28/2004 After AT&T
merger, Cingular Wireless expects to cut 6,800 jobs
With its acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services
Inc. complete (see story), Cingular Wireless LLC is
preparing to lay off about 10% of its 68,000 workers
over a 12-to-18-month period starting next year.
|11/24/2004 Exploding Cell
Phones a Growing Problem
Curtis Sathre said it was like a bomb going off.
His 13-year-old son Michael stood stunned, ears ringing,
hand gushing blood after his cell phone exploded.
Safety officials have received 83 reports of cell
phones exploding or catching fire in the past two
years, usually because of bad batteries or chargers.
|11/24/2004 Cell Phones,
Text Messaging and Google
Google has come to cellphones -- the cheap ones,
not just the fancy color-screen models with Web access.
Over the last month, the popular search engine company
has quietly turned on a new service that lets people
use most newer cellphone models to get snippets of
information by sending short text messages to a special
five-digit number, 46645, which spells GOOGL on a
People looking for a list of pizza or Chinese restaurants
in Back Bay, for example, just have to send the message
"pizza 02116" or "Chinese 02116." Within 10 seconds
or so, Google shoots back one or more text messages
listing restaurants with addresses and phone numbers
from its Google Local page.
|11/21/2004 SBC, Yahoo Extend
Partnership To Cellphones, TV
SBC Communications Inc. said it has extended its
3-year-old partnership with Yahoo Inc., and plans
to use the Internet portal company in its ambitious
plans to integrate entertainment and communications
and extend those services beyond the PC to cellular
phones and television.
The San Antonio, Texas, telecommunications company
announced the multi-year extension a day after announcing
a 10-year, $400 million deal with Microsoft Corp.,
which is providing SBC with its digital TV software
|11/19/2004 Web Accessing
from Cell Phones
U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with wireless
software developer Novarra, launced nweb,
an Internet browser that provides access to the Web
over cell phones. Available exclusively from U.S.
Cellular, nweb may be purchased on a daily or monthly
basis through easyedgeSM, the company's wireless data
service. The nweb application enables customers to
surf anywhere on the Web and easily link to an extensive
number of sites specifically designed for cell phone
screens. Additionally, the new service includes a
first-of-its-kind password protection for cell phones,
at no additional charge, enabling parental control
of Web sites intended for mature audiences.
"Unlike other mobile browsers designed for cell phones,
nweb gives customers complete control over the content
they choose to view and not be limited to Web sites
selected by their wireless providers," said Alan D.
Ferber, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular.
|11/18/2004 Nokia - Mobile
Internet Protocol v6
Nokia has developed a prototype handset that supports
Mobile Internet Protocol version 6, a version of the
protocol that will help to improve the quality of
voice over IP, streaming video, and other applications
delivered to wireless devices, the company says. Complete
|11/17/2004 Ringtone and
Mobile Resource Sites
Occasionally we like to mention some of the sites
that NotePage sponsors. Please have a look at:
Ringtones Central - Ringtones Central
is a great place to find ringtones or cellular accessories.
Mobile Phone Software - Mobile Phone
Software is a terrific resource for finding mobile
and gaming software applications.
|11/16/2004 Mobile Phones
and Expanded Use
Software downloads for mobile phones are finally
starting to move beyond simple ring tones.
The growing adoption of smart phones, which marry
cell phones with handheld computers, is fueling the
shift. Smart phone users are adding programs to open
Microsoft Office files, get maps and directions, secure
data and do other tasks.
This is so even though the array of devices, operating
systems and carriers has hindered the market for mobile
phone software from third-party providers.
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|11/12/2004 SMS Crossword
Nifty SMS Innovations for Newspapers A Swedish newspaper
group has come up with the "SMS crossword." This is
a newspaper crossword contest in which a successful
solution produces a code that is sent by the reader
via SMS (cell-phone text message) to the newspaper,
where the results are then sorted into a database
and a winner is selected.
|11/11/2004 Nextel Adds
Spectrum; Verizon Withdraws Complaints
Verizon Wireless on Tuesday withdrew its opposition
to a plan that would give Nextel Communications Inc.
valuable new wireless airwaves, sending Nextel's shares
up as much as 5 percent.
In return, Nextel said it would forego ownership rights
to the "push to talk" phrase used for its walkie-talkie
style feature, which Verizon Wireless and others have
added to their services.
|11/10/2004 USA Mobility
= Arch + Metrocall
Metrocall Holdings, Inc. and Arch Wireless, Inc.
announced that their respective stockholders approved
the merger agreement pursuant to which Metrocall and
Arch will merge and each company will become a subsidiary
of a new company called USA Mobility, Inc.
|11/09/2004 New Mobile Phone
The first site of its kind dedicated to Mobile Phone
Viruses has been launched. Mobile phone virus news,
reviews and alerts. The site contains downloads, a
forum, and related topics.
|11/08/2004 Kiwi Syslog
Kiwi Syslog Daemon is a freeware Syslog Daemon
for Windows. It receives, logs, displays and forwards
Syslog messages from hosts such as routers, switches,
Unix hosts and any other syslog enabled device.
Kiwi Syslog monitors and easily informs users of system
problems. By using NotePager Pro in combination with
Kiwi Syslog, alerts can be sent to pagers and cellular
phones, adding another level of notification to network
|11/07/2004 More Wireless
Verizon Wireless said Thursday that it had signed
an agreement with NextWave Telecom to purchase all
of its airwave licenses for $3 billion.
Verizon said the licenses cover 23 markets around
the United States, and would be acquired through the
purchase of NextWave after it completes its bankruptcy
reorganization, when Verizon says it will have no
assets other than the licenses.
|11/05/2004 How SMS Could
Save a Life
Fascinating article about How SMS saved a life.
"How do you make the expertise of two doctors and
two nurses spread far and wide enough to take care
of more than 500 HIV/AIDS patients? In this gritty
township, the answer is text messaging."
|11/04/2004 NotePage News
A new NotePage
newsletter has been sent out. The newsletter includes
- Information on AT&T and Puget Sound
- New RSS Communciation Application
- Telecom/Paging Newsletter
- RSS Feed for Blog
- AT&T / US Cellular & T-Mobile TAP numbers
- Forum Reminder
- Recycling Cell Phones
|11/03/2004 SearchGuy Goes
SearchGuy Mobile's on-the-fly conversion technology
allows handheld users to search the web easily and
effectively. SearchGuy Mobile will serve has a destination
for wireless users to retrieve and share data through
the SearchGuy Mobile network.
The company has created its proprietary solution to
be compatible will a multitude of handheld devices.
Spanning the globe, SearchGuy Mobile's technology
will be superior in both relevant data -- and delivery
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