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04/25/2011 Question and Answer Websites

Question and answer websites have popped up all over the Internet. These interactive sites are designed to connect individuals, and help them get answers to questions. We have compiled a list of some of the more popular Question & Answers websites...

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04/20/2011 What is SMS Webinar?

Session 1: Why would I need to send SMS? - April 27, 2011
In this session, we'll go over the different reasons that SMS can add extra efficiency to almost any business model and provide examples of different implementations of SMS messaging with a healthy amount of time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Session 1 - April 27, 2011 at 12:00 EST
Sign-Up send email to include date - webinar title and we will send you directions to join the webinar.

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04/19/2011 SMS to Curb Credit Card Fraud

Banks will issue transaction alerts via short messaging service by Jan 1, 2012 in a bid to curb credit card fraud.

An statement from Bank Negara Malaysia said card holders could respond to the SMS after a transaction was performed.

SMS to Curb Credit Card Fraud

04/18/2011 Texting 911

Tennyson said that the Oregon Emergency Management committee is working on costs related to replacing the current network with a new system able to send and receive information via text message. At the same time, efforts are under way to work with cell phone companies to be sure that each carrier‚€™s technology matches that of the network.

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04/12/2011 SMS Payments Big In Other Countries

In Kenya, where a 4-year-old business called M-Pesa lets you send and receive cash through your cellphone, it is proved so popular ‚€” replacing the banks in ordinary citizens lives ‚€” that a quarter of the entire Kenyan GDP now passes through it. Thats behavior change on a massive scale.

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04/11/2011 Holden Police Launch Text Messaging Tip Service to Crime Fighting

For the first time, mobile phone users across Holden now have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and WebTips. Holden Police and CrimeReports, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous tips by sending a text message from a mobile phone or online.

04/06/2011 Latest NotePage News

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PRTG Integration
How Can I send SMS Text Messages in PRTG? This documentation from Paessler explains how to use NotePage's software with PRTG.

Orion Integration
Are you using Solar Winds Orion in conjunction wih NotePage's software? This forum post will walk you through the setup.

PageGate Custom Training Webinars
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Session 1 - April 27, 2011 at 12:00 EST Why would I need to send SMS?
In this session, we'll go over the different reasons that SMS can add extra efficiency to almost any business model and provide examples of different implementations of SMS messaging with a healthy amount of time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Sign-up for session 1 by emailing with the name/date of the webinar.

Session 2: - May 11, 2011 at 12:00 EST What is PageGate?
In this session, we'll be going over the basics of how to use PageGate. We will cover how to install PageGate and configure it to send a basic page to a cel phone, pager, or email address.

Sign-up for session 2 by emailing with the name/date of the webinar.

Session 3: - May 25, 2011 at 12:00 EST What are the PageGate Interfaces?
In this session, we'll be doing an overview of what each of the different Interfaces for PageGate are and covering the basics of how they work. This session will provide key information on how PageGate can seamlessly integrate with other applications and alarm systems.

Sign-up for session 3 by emailing with the name/date of the webinar.

Session 4: - June 8, 2011 at 12:00 EST PageGate Q&A
Now that we've covered a lot of basic information, this session will be dedicated entirely to the questions you've submitted. This will be a freeform session where you, the participant, can guide the discussion.

Sign-up for session 4 by emailing with the name/date of the webinar.
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04/05/2011 Premium Text Messaging Complaints

People are finding charges on their mobile phone bills that they say were not authorized, including mystery text services that appear out of nowhere and charge for content that people believed was free.

I was the victim of a scam recently in which $9.99 was charged to my cellular account for so-called inspiration text messages for which I definitely did not sign up. The phone, a BlackBerry on Sprint, is a second phone kept around for emergencies only and had not been used for about a month before the text messages were noticed.

I halted the service by texting STOP and called the company listed as the provider, InspiraCell, to find out why they had signed me up for this inane service. I could not get through. I next called Sprint to ask them about it. A customer support representative put a block on the service, removed text message service entirely from the phone and told me I would be able to get the charge removed from my bill when the statement came, which I was. However, he was not able to tell me how the charge got authorized for my account.

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04/04/2011 Crime Stoppers Using Text Tips

Officials involved with Winnebago CountyWide Crime Stoppers say it won't take long before texting tips surpass telephone tips to the anonymous crime reporting line that pays cash upon convictions.

The local Crime Stoppers, one of more than 600 crime tip lines nationwide, dropped its toll-free 800 line effective March 1 and implemented a new telephone number and software to accept text messages.

Tips can now be called in to (920) 231-TIPS or 8477, while texts should be sent to CRIMES or 274637 with IGOTYA and the tip entered into the message field.

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04/01/2011 Free PageGate Webinars

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03/31/2011 Could Being Able to Text 911 Save Lives?

When a gunman was prowling the halls of Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007, on a shooting rampage that left 33 people dead, dozens of students and staff sent texts to 911 trying to get help.

But those texts were never received, because the local 911 center -- like most across the country, including ones in major cities -- could only handle basic phone calls.

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03/30/2011 Texting Stamps

Two European countries are now offering an alternative to the ubiquitous postage stamp: sending the post office a text message.

Sweden and Denmark are set to roll out a new postal service whereby customers can pay for postage using text-messaging services on their cellphones.

Customers can simply send a text message to the post office and in a few seconds an automated reply will arrive with a special code. Write the code on the envelope where a stamp would normally go and you are done.

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03/29/2011 SMS Attacks

The so-called SMS of death attacks were unveiled late last year at a hacker conference in Berlin. They use special binary characters and overflowed headers to temporarily crash most older models made by manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorola, and Micromax. Carrier networks often aggravate the attacks by bombarding the target with the same malicious message, making them an inexpensive way to take a phone completely offline.

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03/29/2011 Text Abbreviations and Emoticons

OMG! The exclamatory online abbreviation has won the approval of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The term - short for Oh my God - is one of dozens of new entries in the authoritative reference books  latest online update and emoticons.

03/28/2011 Waiving Texting Fees for Donations

Following Verizon Wireless announcement of waived text messaging fees for donations to Japan, Sprint has announced that it will also waive text messaging fees for such purposes. Customers can send messages to particular numbers to donate $10 to the relief efforts.

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03/24/2011 Taliban Text Messages

One of the Talibans most effective tools to persuade Afghans not to work with the U.S. or its allies is the night letter ‚€” a note warning people they‚€™ll be targeted for death unless they change their infidel-loving ways. But thats too analog. These days, the Taliban is mass texting gruesome videos to Afghans cellphones to spread the same message.

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03/23/2011 Mobile Stats

Mobile phone subscription is estimated to be at 5.3 billion, more than 90 per cent of the worlds population, and 6.1 trillion text messages have been sent in three years.

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03/22/2011 Non Profit Donations via Text Message

American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10

International Medical Corps: Text MED to 80888 to donate $10

Save the Children: Text JAPAN or TSUNAMI to 20222 to donate $10

Mercy Corps: Text MERCY to 25283 to donate $10

Salvation Army: Text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to donate $10

ADRA Relief: Text SUPPORT to 85944 to donate $10

World Vision: Text 4JAPAN or 4TSUNAMI to 20222 to donate $10

03/21/2011 Donating Via Text

In the last couple of years, the practice of charity in the face of disaster has changed. Instead of giving online or making a phone call, people - especially the more wired digital generation - are giving via text. It is simple: Send a text to a specific number and you automatically give a set donation amount, usually $10, to an organization. Since last Friday, the American Red Cross has received nearly $1.6 million in text donations for Japan. But there are downsides to text donations that you should think about carefully before you hit SEND.

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03/18/2011 Editorial on Cost of Text Messages

Text messages are expensive. Most carriers charge customers 20 cents for every text they send. But the tiny messages use up only a fraction of a penny's worth of bandwidth. Why do networks charge so much for something that costs so little?

Editorial on Text Messages Through Carriers

03/17/2011 Text Messaging Fraud

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged 24 defendants - including Jason Hope, the chief executive officer of Arizona-based Eye Level Holdings - with perpetuating a text messaging scheme that led to millions of dollars in unauthorized mobile phone charges.

According to state investigators, the defendants used illicit websites to bait mobile phone customers into submitting their wireless numbers online.

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03/16/2011 Traffic Via SMS

After receiving an overwhelming response to its Facebook page, the Pune Traffic Police will now have a website and SMS service dedicated to monitoring traffic bottlenecks and helping commuters plan routes to avoid jams. The service will be available from next week and free SMSes can be received after one joins the SMS group.

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03/15/2011 Verizon Cracking Down on SMS

Verizon Wireless is cracking down on SMS text message fraud and has filed a lawsuit in a bid to halt the lucrative scam.

Verizon this week filed a suit in federal district court in Phoenix in its crusade against an ongoing scheme that uses premium SMS, or text message, campaigns to defraud the carrier and its customers.

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03/14/2011 Text Messaging To Stop Smoking

A pair of related studies on smoking cessation have isolated the brain regions most active in controlling urges to smoke and demonstrated the effectiveness of text-messaging to measure and intervene in those urges.

Both projects by scientists at the University of Oregon and other institutions used the same group of test subjects ‚€“ 27 heavy smokers recruited from the American Lung Associations Freedom From Smoking program in Los Angeles.

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03/10/2011 Oxford County Using PageGate

The EMA also has a new system that allows it to send text messages to firefighters and other responders who are out of radio range but have cell phones, Parker said. The system, called PageGate, costs less than giving pagers to every volunteer firefighter.

Mass Notification System in Oxford County

03/08/2011 Steps To Secure Your Smartphone Against Data Theft

Once your phone is infected, a slave bot program will be installed in the base operating system, beneath the application layer that most users are familiar with. From there these bots can monitor and modify all data sent to and from the phone before you do, allowing the botmaster to command and control your phone without your knowledge.

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03/07/2011 Insult via Text Lead to Murder

Text messaging can be dangerous, many have said, but they probably will not thinking along these lines, but perhaps texting while driving. In this case, a U.K. man stabbed his friend to death after the word mutter was auto-corrected by his cell phone to read nutter in a text message, and that led to him being found guilty of manslaughter on Monday, Feb. 14.

Nutter is, of course, slang for a mentally ill person.

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03/03/2011 Emergency SMS Messages

The UKs telecoms regulator Ofcom has proposed a voluntary trial, enabling people to send a text message to the UKs emergency services which should be made mandatory in the country.

The proposal forms a part of a wider consultation on changes to Ofcom‚€™s regulations that need to reflect new European law that comes into effect on 25 May, 2011.

As per the new European regulations, access to the Emergency services for disabled people must be as close to that delivered to other consumers as the technology will allow. While the emergency text scheme does have limitations, such as taking longer to converse by text than by phone, it offers greater equivalence than current alternatives.

Emergency SMS Messages

03/02/2011 Location Based SMS

On Monday, AT&T will announce the company‚€™s first location-based marketing service through which companies can send text messages to users who choose to receive special offers.

The service, called ShopAlerts by AT&T, will send users messages from brand partners including Hewlett-Packard, Kmart, JetBlue and S. C. Johnson. The company is working with Placecast, which supplies a technology known as geo-fencing that allows retailers to send messages to users in a defined geographic area.

AT&T is the first mobile carrier to use such a service in the United States. The service will be available for users in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.

Location Based SMS

03/01/2011 In India SMS Bills for Electricity

In a move to keep electricity consumers posted about their monthly bills and due date of payment, the power discom will start sending SMS alerts soon.

02/28/2011 SMS About Vaccines

Parents of new born babies in Kerala will henceforth get SMSes on their cell phones about vaccination details for babies.

02/23/2011 How to Submit Podcast to iTunes Music Store

Here are some helpful tips regarding how to get your podcasts listed in the iTunes Music Store...

iTunes Compatibility
In order to have your podcast included in the iTunes Music Store, you must first add the iTunes extension to your RSS feed. This means that you will need to modify the RSS feed for your podcast or videocast so that it includes tags that are specific to iTunes.

How to Submit Podcast to iTunes Music Store

02/22/2011 Flood Alerts via SMS

Singaporeans can look forward to receiving SMS alerts from PUB, the national water agency, warning them about heavy rain and any impending floods around the island by the middle of this year.

02/22/2011 SMS Spam

The GSMA will recommend that operators join a program that allows mobile subscribers to report SMS spam using short codes in an effort to gather more data on a growing annoyance.

The GSMA along with its partner Cloudmark, which makes messaging security software for operators, concluded a trial in December of an SMS spam reporting system that analyzed SMSes and aggregated reports of abuse.

02/21/2011 Arrest Due to Text Message

Portsmouth Man Arrested After Allegedly Sending Harassing Text Messages.

Justin Vars, 24, of 196 Riverside St., Portsmouth, turned himself in at the Portsmouth police station on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 8:15 a.m.

Vars was wanted on an affidavit arrest warrant after allegedly sending harassing text messages to an ex-girlfriend.

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02/16/2011 Blocking Text While Driving

Smart phone application developed in Hernando blocks text messaging while driving. The chime of an incoming text message can be tough for drivers to resist, even while barreling 70 mph down the interstate or navigating a crowded parking lot.

So when a texting driver drifted into Gary Thomas' lane in Hernando County last spring and nearly ran him off the road, it became clear to him that distracted driving had to stop.

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02/15/2011 Alerts From Police Via Text Message

Rahway residents can sign up to receive text message alerts from the Rahway Police Department using the free Nixle Community Information Service.

The Rahway Police create and publish messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly by cell phone text message and/or email.

02/14/2011 Text4Baby

Text4baby is a free service that delivers proven health advice via text messages to pregnant women and new mothers. The messages offer timely reminders on maintaining not just physical health, but emotional and mental well being, too.

02/10/2011 Solar Winds Orion and NotePage Software

If you are using Solar Winds Orion in conjunction with NotePage software you can find details in our integration section.

02/10/2011 Text Regulations in India

Are you fond of sending text messages via SMS? Well, sad to say that our friends from India will not really have a choice, because the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India plans to regulate sending of SMS for everyone. Users will be restricted to 100 text messages per day.

02/09/2011 Fighting Crime with Text Messaging

Ana Juarez uses her cell phone to send text messages to just about everyone she knows. In fact, the 20 something Juarez says she uses her cell phone to do more texting than speaking on the phone.

Realizing text messages are a way of life, the Kern County Sheriff's department launched a new crime fighting method called TIP411.

The program is an anonymous texting system that allows the public to provide confidential tips and information in non emergency cases.

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02/08/2011 For Coca-Cola, Text Messaging Is Top Mobile Priority

SMS text messaging may seem old hat as a marketing tool compared to newer technologies like QR codes or augmented reality, but it should still form the base of mobile marketing programs, according to Tom Daley, group manager of strategy and planning at The Coca-Cola Company.

If you want to reach every consumer on the planet, texting is the way to do that, said Daly, speaking Friday at MediaPost's Mobile Summit conference in Miami. To underscore his point, he noted that 2.3 trillion text messages were sent worldwide last year. And as one of the world's most pervasive consumer brands, Coca-Cola is always interested in reaching as wide an audience as possible.

For Coca-Cola, Text Messaging Is Top Mobile Priority

02/07/2011 Murder Suspect Left Text Message Trail

On April 15, police secured phone records and text messages between the suspect and another man who lived at 105 Sheffield Ave. Between March 26 and March 29, the suspect sent and received several noteworthy messages.

From the suspects phone: Yeah and the carpet is off entirely im just waitin for dis dude to come thru hes gunna let me use his wip but i aint tall em tho.

Murder Suspect Left Text Message Trail

02/03/2011 SMS Message Printers Keeping the Elderly Connected

Technology has evolved to help us keep in touch electronically during our busy lives with the aid of the internet, social networking websites and of course with the mobile phone. However for most of aging generations, technology is less of a help to communicate as the speed of technological advancements has left the elderly by the way side. The elderly could take advantage of electronic communications but instead have not been able to keep up with the communication revolution.

The elderly find new technologies difficult to learn and navigate, the new terminology sounds baffling and they may struggle to understand the concepts of messaging formats. Most old people wont go to lessons to learn how to use computers, or to teach themselves how to use mobile phone and prefer to stick to old fashioned methods of communication.

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02/02/2011 Mobile Choice Is A Personality Indicator

Believe it or not, mobile phones say quite a lot about their owners, says a new study.

The iPhone users thinks computers give them control over their lives. iPhone is the Alfa Romeo, Chalke said. SonyEricsson users like a full social life. LG users are women aged 14 to 24. Samsung users tend to be conservative dressers over 50.

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