Posted on Mar 12, 2009 by Caroline Sinel in Text Messaging
The Catholic Church are urging believers to give up text messaging for Lent as well as abstain from other forms of virtual entertainment such as TV, Facebook, and iPods.
The Bishop of Modena, Benito Cocchi, said that ‘No SMS for Lent’ was an ideal way for ‘young people to detox from the virtual world and get back in touch with themselves.’ Continue Reading
Posted on Feb 18, 2009 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Services
Cebu Pacific (CEB), the low fare leader in the local aviation industry is the first local airline to introduce E-ticketing and TxtCEB (booking through SMS) in the country.
TxtCEB allows anyone to get updates on Cebu Pacific‘s special flights and promos or book a Cebu Pacific flight through their cellphones (domestic bookings only). To start, here’s how: Continue Reading
Posted on Jan 10, 2009 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Industry
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has picked Globe Telecom Inc. as the most reliable and efficient mobile phone service provider in Metro Manila, based on their benchmarking study.
Tests were conducted last year (Sept. 17 to Oct. 6, 2008) by NTC engineers on three cellular service operators, namely Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and Sun Cellular to measure the quality of services rendered. They made 2,475 network-to-network calls per operator in 13 Metro Manila cities, as part of the tests. Continue Reading
Posted on Dec 23, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in Text Messaging
On Christmas and on New Year’s eves, unlimited text and call promotions will be temporarily unavailable according to mobile telephone companies Globe Telecom, Inc. and Smart Communications. Continue Reading
Posted on Dec 17, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Industry
SMS innovator Matti Makkonen, received the The Economist’s Innovation Award for the Computing and Telecommunications Category. This year’s awards were presented in London on October 30th and 31st 2008. The Economist gives out Innovation Awards annually to recognize successful innovators in different categories. Continue Reading
Posted on Dec 14, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Services
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to post an update message just as you would in an instant messaging client. These updates (otherwise known as tweets), are text-based posts that can only be 140 characters in length.
Plurk is similar to Twitter only that your updates (called plurks) and your friends’ are arranged in a timeline so your friends can easily view and comment on them. Plurks can be posted with qualifiers, which are one-word verbs used to represent a thought (ex. “feels”, “thinks”, “loves”, etc.). Its like an instant messenger / social networking / forum / micro-blogging service rolled into one. Continue Reading
Posted on Nov 26, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Industry
Important things to know about Red Mobile:
- Red Mobile SIM is now available on selected retail outlets for P 39.
- Prefix number is 0938. You cannot have your mobile numbers customized anymore.
- Cost of voice calls per minute, text, and MMS is P 0.50 (Red Mobile to Red Mobile)
- A 3G mobile phone is required. You will need to set the network settings on your 3G handset to 3G / Dual mode or UMTS mode. If you’re looking for a cheap 3G phone to use with Red Mobile, try LG KU250.
To activate your Red Mobile’s 3G / MMS settings, text Continue Reading
Posted on Nov 15, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Industry
When I saw an advertisement on TV this morning that said something like, “Red Mobile, coming soon”, I didn’t know that it was Umobile until this afternoon. I got a call from Umobile (9811500) and they told me that they have changed their name to Red Mobile. They will send me a new Red Mobile SIM for FREE anytime from Nov 16 to 20. Like before, they still require me to present a photocopy of my valid ID upon delivery of the SIM.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Services
Tired of calling in for your song requests? You can request via SMS instead. Be sure to send them in before the year ends as they are also counted for year end countdowns.
Jam 88.3 – Your Kind of Mix
Jam 883 <song request> (Send to 2968 for Globe)
Wave 89.1 – Your Lifestyle, Your Music
Wave 891 <song request> (Send to 2968 for Globe)
Magic 89.9 – Today’s Best Music
Magic 899 <song request> (Send to 2968 for Globe) Continue Reading
Posted on Oct 29, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Services
Land Transportation Office (LTO) is an agency of the Philippine government responsible for improving land transportation services and facilities and implementing various transportation laws, rules, and regulations.
LTO’s Info-Text service will allow any person with a mobile phone to ask LTO about rules and procedures, and even data on certain vehicles.
To get vehicle details, text:
LTO VEHICLE <plate number with no spaces> to 2600
Posted on Oct 23, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Industry
Text scammers are more likely to increase now that Christmas season is fast approaching. Their style is to offer quick cash, or a house and lot, or a new car, even if the recipient of the text message never took part in a raffle. Example:
We are glad to inform you that you have won P650,000 thru PGMA. Claim ur prize, call now. I’m Atty. Garey B. Aquino from BSP Info Department. DTI Permit #3920.
I think many have fallen for such scams. Which is why, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) gave us some tips on how to detect such frauds (from Yahoo News): Continue Reading
Posted on Sep 02, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Services
Do you need to upload your barkada gimik photos without having to wait to get to a computer? Will receiving alerts on your Facebook friends’ activities make your interaction easier and more fun? Do you want to change your Facebook status message whenever and wherever? You can now use Globe’s Facebook UPD8.
Facebook UPD8 allows you to receive unlimited Facebook alerts on the latest messages, applications, events and changes in relationship status among your friends! You can also enjoy unlimited Facebook status changes from your phone. Enjoy unlimited Facebook alerts for P15 for 24 hours or P50 for 5 days. You can also upload photos straight to your account via MMS in your phone for P10/10 MMS Uploads within 3 days.
To start using Facebook UPD8 you must add the UPD8 application online. Continue Reading
Posted on Aug 31, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in SMS Services
Want to check if you have a new friend request or comment? Need to upload a photo? You can now use Globe’s Friendster UPD8.
Friendster UPD8 allows you to send and receive unlimited alerts on comments and testimonials, bulletin posts and friend requests for P15 for 24 hours or P50 for 5 days. You can also upload photos to your Friendster gallery via MMS for P1.00/MMS.
To avail of Friendster UPD8, you need to register the e-mail address and password you use for your Friendster account. Registering to Friendster UPD8 is FREE for Globe and TM subscribers.
REG <your e-mail address> <password> to 2276
Posted on Aug 12, 2008 by Caroline Sinel in Texting Rates
Call & Text Combo 10
10mins. of Sun-to-Sun calls
40 Sun-to-Sun texts
10 texts to other networks
valid for 1 day
CTC 10 and send to 223