NotePage SMS, Paging and Messaging Blogs
The ability to send anonymous messages, could damage
the wireless industry.This will give spammers free
reign of text messaging without having to face consequences.
The following is an excerpt from a press release
"19secret.com.au launched today by Beep Interactive
Pty Ltd. 19secret is a service that allows people
to send anonymous and masked (“spoofed”) SMS messages
from their mobile phone. Usually when you send an
SMS, the sender’s number is displayed and the recipient
can identify whom it is from. With 19secret you can
hide the sender’s number (an anonymous SMS) or replace
it with another name or number."
|10.29.04 Mobile Gaming
Video game and mobile phone companies are set to
make money this year as customers use phones to zap
space invaders or sink game-winning golf putts, pushing
the mobile gaming market over $1 billion, a study
According to London-based consultancy Screen Digest,
mobile phone gaming also will grow by more than six
times to $6.4 billion between 2004 and the end of
|10.28.04 Yahoo supports
Mobile search gained another convert as Yahoo Inc.
on Wednesday extended Web, local and image search
to wireless devices.
Yahoo has focused on bringing a slimmed-down version
of its search interface to mobile browsers. Yahoo
Search for Mobile requires color and data-enabled
wireless phones with either an HTML or WAP 2.0 browser
installed. While local and image search works on either
type of mobile browser, Web search only supports HTML
browsers, said Thad White, Yahoo's director of mobile
|10.27.04 SMS Price
Aaron Osgood from Streamline Solutions gave us the
heads up about Smarter.com new SMS price comparison
service. Thanks Aaron.
has announced the beta launch of its free shopping
service via SMS, according to Geek Zone. "Smarter.com
returns the lowest price found for a specific product
amongst hundreds of merchants.
Consumers can access the free Smarter SMS service
by text messaging product names or SKUs to (610) SMARTER
or (610) 762-7837. Consumers are free to search using
generic keywords like ‘mini ipods’ or ‘dell dimension’,
but are recommended to be as specific as possible,
using the SKU number for best results."
Smarter.com has announced the Beta launch of its
free shopping service via SMS (Short Messaging Service).
Smarter.com returns the lowest price found for a specific
product amongst hundreds of merchants.
Considering all of the hurricanes that have occured
recently I thought I'd take a moment to mention emergency
Be sure to choose an out-of-town contact that your
family or household can call should a disaster occur.
Your selected contact should live far enough away
that they would be unlikely to be directly affected
by the same event, and they should know they are the
chosen contact. Make sure every household member has
that contact's, addresses and telephone numbers (home,
work, pager and cell). Be patient and understanding
phone calls may not get through but pages or email
might be sure to explore all avenues of communication.
Home Phones a Dying Breed
The fixed line phone in your home could soon be
an endangered species. Research by handset maker Nokia
shows that more and more people are using their mobile
phone for every call they make or take. According
to the study, more than 45 million people in the UK,
Germany, US and South Korea now only use a mobile.
It showed that people keep their fixed line phone
because call charges are lower, but most of those
questioned said the future was definitely mobile.
|10.22.04 Live Digital
TV to Your Cell Phone
Addicted to reality TV programming? It won't be
long before you can watch your favorite real-life
TV broadcasts on the go, thanks to a chip Texas Instruments
Incorporated (TI) is developing for cell phones.
Texas Instruments today announced development of
the wireless industry's first digital TV on a single
chip for cell phones, which will capture broadcast
signals and allow cell phone users to watch live broadcasts
ranging from their favorite reality TV shows to major
sporting events and breaking news. more
|10.21.04 SMS / Paging
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A top networking gear producer plans to offer a
speedy new cellular technology that's an alternative
to DSL and cable Internet access with the added advantage
of being available on the road.
NetGear Inc. is designing a broadband modem for use
with a long-range wireless data service called Flash-OFDM
that is currently being trialed by Nextel Communications
Inc., T-Mobile International and Vodafone PLC. more
|10.19.04 VOIP is the
Rage - PBXpress
VOIP is the latest online communication rage. If
the telephone system in your organization is based
on a legacy PBX (Private Branch Exchange) that uses
old style telephone lines then PBXpress
can offer a range of affordable products that will
enhance your corporate telephony infrastructure while
dramatically reducing overall capital and operating
costs. PBXpress products are at the forefront of the
next generation of VoIP based PBX replacements that
offer tremendous benefits by consolidating your organization's
data and telephony capabilities to a single network.
|10.18.04 Globe Telecom
Transfers Money Using SMS
Globe Telecom has started to offer money transfer
service through short message service (SMS), two months
after its rival Smart Communications Inc. launched
a similar service.
In a newspaper advertisement, Globe said the cash
transfer service also allows its subscribers to use
their mobile phone handset to pay for movie tickets,
medicine, books and fares. With a subscriber base
of more than 12 million, Globe is looking at expanding
its wireless services and not relying solely on subscriber
additions and traditional phone services to help boost
|10.17.04 Tumors from
Cell Phones ?
Ten or more years of mobile phone use can dramatically
increase the risk of developing a benign tumor on
the auditory nerve, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the Institute of Environmental
Medicine at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm found
that the risk of developing the tumors, known as acoustic
neuromas, almost doubled for persons who started using
their mobile phone at least 10 years before diagnosis.
|10.16.04 Data Loss
Research in Motion has challenged a risk advisory
from security firm HexView that it put out this week
about RIM's popular Blackberry handheld device, which
prompted a new advisory from HexView.
The HexView advisory on Tuesday claimed that the
RIM Blackberry could potentially suffer data loss
and be at risk of a denial of service attack as the
result of a buffer overflow and other vulnerabilities.
It also said the issue could "easily be reproduced"
by sending a long string meeting request via Microsoft
|10.15.04 Motorola Turns
Cell Phone into Credit Card
Motorola is the latest cell-phone manufacturer to
take steps to add a payment function to its phones.
The U.S. electronics company said that it plans to
carry out a trial of cell phones incorporating MasterCard's
PayPass contactless payment technology. The cell phones
will enable customers to make payments by positioning
the handset next to a PayPass reader equipped with
Near Field Communications technology. more
|10.14.04 Wireless Week
Week - Wireless Week is the Wireless Authority.
Its twice-monthly newsmagazine that follows wireless
industry developments, offering in-depth analysis,
perspectives and insights on trends. The articles
encompass business, financial and technical developments
related to service providers, retailing, networks,
content, applications, and hardware. The second issue
of the month includes the Wireless Internet Magazine
|10.13.04 Campus Texting
Look around your campus this fall, and you'll find
that not only does virtually every student have a
cell phone, but that many students are sending SMS
text messages and mobile instant messages from campus
dorms, dining halls and hangouts -- even from the
Texting is on the rise, with an explosion in popularity
taking place all across the nation. At the forefront
of this text messaging boom are trend-setting teens
and young adults. In fact, more than one in three
college-age students (ages 18-21) send mobile messages
from their cell phones, according to a recent study
conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. more on
|10.12.04 Verizon vs
The deal is expected to close by the end of the
year. But even if the merger's generally considered
a foregone conclusion, Verizon Wireless--a joint venture
of Verizon Communications and Vodafone --isn't going
to give up the top spot easily.
The company has a loyal customer base, solid network
and fast data services, and will put up a hardy fight.
The buyout is also likely to cause defections as customers
question whether they want to stick with Cingular
or move to a new provider. That churn, the industry
name for customers discontinuing service, may help
build Verizon's base, as well as that of competitors
including Sprint and T-Mobile USA, a subsidiary of
Deutsche Telekom. More on Verizon
|10.11.04 FCC chairman
gives support to Cingular, AT&T Wireless merger
FCC Chairman Michael Powell recommended that his
agency support Cingular Wireless' proposed
merger with AT&T Wireless. Powell will back the
deal if the two companies agree to sell off some assets,
including spectrum. Cingular still needs formal approval
from both the FCC and the Department of Justice before
the deal can close.
|10.09.04 Beta Google
SMS (Short Message Service) enables you to easily
get precise answers to specialized queries from your
mobile phone or device. Send your query as a text
message and get phone book listings, dictionary definitions,
product prices and more. Just text. No links. No web
pages. Simply the answers you're looking to find.
Google SMS gives you access to information that's
especially helpful when you're out and about. This
Phone book listings for US residence & businesses
Online product prices for comparison shopping
Ok, so whats the catch??? My guess is after the beta
period there will be a fee, or ads will be attached
to messages responding to queries.
SMS says -
When you send a message to Google SMS, we log an encrypted
version of the incoming phone number, the wireless
carrier associated with the number, and the date and
time of the transaction. We use this data to analyze
the message traffic in order to operate, develop and
improve our services.
Google will never rent or sell your phone number
to any third party, nor will we use your phone number
to initiate a call or SMS message to you without your
permission. Your wireless carrier and other service
providers also collect data about your SMS usage,
and their practices are governed by their own privacy
|10.08.04 Resource for
Steve Walters from Zetron
recently pointed me to a really great newsletter.
Paging carriers and telecom providers should consider
subscribing to Brad Dye's weekly newsletter. An archive
of previous issues are available online.
The newsletter is without a doubt, the most comprehensive
newsletter in the paging industry.
|10.07.04 Rival Alliances
Formed in Wireless Industry
Nokia and Symbian, a software company in which Nokia
has a big stake, agreed to cooperate with Intel in
developing technology for more advanced mobile phones
in a bid to increase their lead over Microsoft.
PalmOne, meanwhile, said it had signed a licensing
deal with Microsoft - a longtime foe - that will allow
the next generation of PalmOne's Treo smart phones
to work directly with Microsoft's Exchange e-mail
|10.06.04 Nokia Phone
with Virus Protection
Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia will offer
mobile antivirus software through F-Secure as one
of the features in its new Nokia 6670 smart phone
when it is released in October, the companies announced
this week. Advertisement The Symbian OS smart phones
will provide on-device protection, similar in fashion
to antivirus protection programs for PCs, with automatic
over-the-air antivirus updates for a monthly fee.
The software will not come loaded into the device,
but can be downloaded from the F-Secure Web site,
according to Nokia spokesperson Karoliina Lehmusvirta.
|10.05.04 SBC to Combine
E-Mail, Voicemail, Faxes
It's what executives of SBC Communications Inc. call
their vision for the future: combining voicemail,
e-mail and incoming fax messages in one system that
can be accessed on the Web or on the phone.
The San Antonio-based company was expected to announce
Monday that it is melding home and wireless voicemail
and the other components to eliminate having to check
messages on multiple systems. more
|10.04.04 Increase Communication
- Make RSS Feeds
Increase the way you communicate with colleagues
and customers. RSS Feeds contain headlines and descriptions.
Users opt in, only subscribing to feeds of interest.
Consider adding an rss feed to your methods of communication
to increase your exposure.
is an easy to use software application that makes
rss feed creation very easy. Beta testing of FeedForAll
is currently underway, comments and suggestions are
Changes Mean In-flight Access?
According to professionals in the aviation and wireless
industry, it is clear that by 2006, people will be
able to fly in commercial US airplanes will be able
to use cell phones, PDAs and laptops wirelesslessly.
AirCell, a Colorado company that sells cellular and
satelite communications system for airplanes, is working
on changes to current regulations.
|10.01.04 College Admission
Exams on Phones?
For all those parents and grandparents looking for
a reason to justify that smartphone their teen is
begging for, leading test prep provider Kaplan and
software company Handmark may have just come up with
the "killer app": a better college education.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the world leader
in test preparation, and Handmark, a leading developer
and publisher of software for smart mobile devices,
just announced the debut of Kaplan Mobile SAT/PSAT-ACT
2005 for mobile phones and PDAs, giving on-the-go
students a powerful advantage in preparing for their
all-important college admissions exams. more
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