Posts Tagged ‘sms’
  • AT&T releases voicemail-to-text feature for customers at $9.99/month. Overshoots relevancy by $8.99.
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 4:12 am
    For the longest time, voicemail was one of those that remained stagnant in the digital sphere. It was a simple service that was left behind as people of all flavors moved to more text based communications. Who had time for sifting through voicemails anymore? Then came visual voicemail. A revolution of epic proportions. Instead of being forced to listen to each message individually, now you could pick and choose what and when you checked your old time messages. And finally, voice-to-text/tr...
  • Email to be extinct in 10 years? Eh, probably not.
    by Mike
    Posted November 18th, 2009 at 5:57 am
    While looking forward to the future, it's always fun to think about what is "hot" now and how it will undergo the usual tech transformation into old, outdated, and dead technology. The telephone used to be an amazing wonderment of scientific engineering. Now it's nothing special. Much the same, email was at one point the pinnacle of technological achievement. Today everyone including their grandma and maybe even her dog have at least one email address. So what type of lifespan or useful tim...
  • Mall of America debuts unobtrusive text-ad service
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 7:25 am
    After the earlier post foretelling of potential advertisement madness on our desktops, this form of advertising being rolled out inside the Mall of America is actually pretty well done. The service is a text message based ad service created by MallCall International and titled: 'MallCall, The Text Best Thing. I know what you're thinking: "Oh great, my phone getting blown up for all kinds of useless coupons". But that's just the thing, it won't be "blown up" non-stop day in and day out. ...
  • Sprint HTC Hero leaky battery issue has a temporary work around…
    by Mike
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    Until the Moto Sholes pops into the world, the Sprint branded HTC Hero is the coolest piece of hardware to be graced by Android. Since the launch of the device roughly one week ago, reviews both professional and amateur have been highly praising of the wonder gadget. The only monkey wrench that seems to be appearing is an apparent bug concerning an "always awake" handset after sending a text with the stock SMS app. If you think you're clean and clear because the backlight goes off you may be ...
  • Nokia’s “Ovi” hits a snag in Brazil.
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 9:13 am
    Ah the classic story of two companies battling it out over naming rights. Today's match up has Nokia with their "Ovi" mobile store pitted against Brazil and their ringtone/SMS news alert service dubbed "Ouvi". Off the bat it's worth noting that both Ovi and Ouvi are pronounced exactly the same. Nokia does have the deeper pockets as the company currently known as "Ouvi" is much smaller and therefore has less cavernous pockets. However, team Ouvi does have some legal weight on their side. T...
  • Motorola Android event wrap up — Moto Cliq coming to T-Mo USA
    by Mike
    Posted September 10th, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    The much anticipated Moto Cliq with Blur and it's U.S. Carrier friend, T-Mobile have one might cool device on their hands. While a more "professional" device still has me holding out on Android, the robust messaging and social networking integration is pretty tempting. Enough daydreaming, the Motorola Cliq will come to T-Mobile "before the holidays" with: 3.1" 320 x 480 pixel display Android 1.5 WCDMA 900/1700/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE, GPRS Class 12...
  • AT&T U.S. iPhone MMS coming September 25th! [About time...]
    by Mike
    Posted September 3rd, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    I'm more than sick of iPhone related posts today, but, this particular one needs to be seen. According to Engadget, MMS will officially be available on AT&T; U.S. iPhones on September 25th. Way to stay on track and deliver on time guys. Now, for the 5 iPhone users out there who haven't already jailbroken or downloaded some modded carrier file...time to bust out the champagne and party long into the night over a feature that was launched way back in 2002. Congrats Apple...AT&T.; And the ...
  • Ever wonder why you’re limited to a measley 160 characters for SMS?
    by Mike
    Posted May 4th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    Like many people conversing through the more heavier details in life through SMS messaging, I quickly realize just how few characters the 160 alotted characters you are allowed in SMS messaging really are.  Heck, because of such limited space, another entire text based language has sprung up in order to make the most of your messages.  For the last couple of years I have been spoiled with my various Blackberries and iPhone (and now Blackberry again) with the much greater breathing room off...
  • Microsoft’s Vine to compete with Twitter?
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 8:12 am
    Twitter is no doubt the latest craze, though a large part of the recent traffic spike could be attributed to all of the media coverage concerning the now infamous Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN race to one million followers. Celebrity draw aside, Twitter has been growing each month at levels that any company or business would die for. Microsoft being the tech giant that they are, are constantly looking for ways to bring in more revenue. In this case by means of a new service in the form of Twitter...
  • EU Parliament cares about cellular users, caps text/voice roaming charges
    by Mike
    Posted April 22nd, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    There isn't a better example of price gouging and customer screwing than ceullar companies' pricing on overage charges.  While the title and linked article deal with roaming charges, because of the differences in geographic locations, overage charges are more or less a this-for-that type of issue here in America.  For example, most carriers in the United States are now charging $0.45 per minute over your montly allotment.  Text messages aren't any better ringing in at $0.15-$0.20 for over...
  • SMS Counter monitors your texts to keep your bill low
    by Mike
    Posted March 24th, 2009 at 8:15 am
    If you don't have an unlimited texting plan (I didn't used to) you know the feeling of always calculating in your head about how many texts you've sent/received each month and how close you are to going over you monthly allotment.  It is a balancing act that often results in you paying several dollars up to more extreme cases of several hundred just for using a few bytes of data each time.  Pricing per text message is rediculous in itself, but that's a whole nother story.  Blackberry user...
  • Symbian’s “Curse of Silence” kills SMS!
    by Mike
    Posted January 4th, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    A rather disturbing find (if your running a Symbian OS that is) is a bug in the Symbian OS that will cause your phone to stop receiving SMS messages.  What causes it you ask?  According to an article posted on Mobile Whack on the subject says the bug "activates" when a message is composed consisting of more than 32 characters as well as including some as of now unknown identifier.  After said message is composed, it labels the message as "Internet Electronic Mail" and deactivates SMS on y...
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