Category Archives: SMS

General information about SMS text messaging.

Text messaging: How many times a day do you do it?

Americans send about 20 billion text messages per month, according to a cell phone industry group that has apparently counted them all. Sound like a lot? That’s only 85 messages per month per cell phone subscriber, or not quite 3 … Continue reading

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Skype Cuts SMS Fees In Half

As you may know, if you use Skype, you can send SMS text messages to your friends’ cell phones. Skype charges a small amount per message (less than your cell phone provider does) and makes it easy to send one … Continue reading

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Set up your own text-messaging service for free.

You don’t have to be a big company to set up a text-message auto-response system. With TextMarks, you can set up a quick-and-dirty text message information system for free. It’s a great way to stay in touch with your customers … Continue reading

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Send yourself reminders via SMS.

Wouldn’t it be convenient if your phone could remind you about important dates, events you need to remember, and things you need to do on your way home from work? With SMS reminders, you can easily use your phone as … Continue reading

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Verizon Wireless increases SMS fees.

After Sprint Nextel and Cingular raised their SMS text messaging fees, Verizon Wireless is doing it too. Starting March 1, the price Verizon Wireless charges you for sending text messages from North America, and for receiving text messages from anywhere, … Continue reading

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How to send anonymous text messages.

Want to send a mash note to someone you’re secretly admiring? Got a tip about some shenanigans at your office that you want to let the HR department know about? Just want to really freak someone out? is a … Continue reading

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More SMS ads coming your way?

Advertisers have been casting lustful looks at your cell phone for a long time, and now it looks like cell carriers are ready to hand over your mobile and start sending ads to it via SMS (as well as video). … Continue reading

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Voting by SMS?

Okay, so you may never get to vote in an actual election via text message — and if you do, I’m hoping that you don’t live in my country, because the security issues involved in voting by cell phone would … Continue reading

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Cingular raises text messaging fee 50%.

Cingular will be raising the price of sending and receiving an SMS text message to 15 cents starting on January 21, 2007, according to news reports (Cingular raises text messaging fee from 10 to 15 cents :: RCR Wireless News). … Continue reading

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mixd: Yahoo’s SMS networking service.

Yahoo now has an site, like Twittr or Dodgeball, that lets you communicate with your friends, set up get-togethers, and share pictures and videos, all via SMS and MMS text messaging. It’s called mixd and it’s free to use. You … Continue reading

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