SMS Applications

TACS Alarm, GSM controlled anti-carjacking device

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

TACS Alarm is an anti-carjacking device that can be controlled using a GSM mobile phone. It can be installed on motor vehicles such as sedans, SUVs, trucks and even on motorcycles. TACS Alarm was invented in 2006 by Gilbert Sta. Rita. Then, it was patented in the Philippines in 2008. This device features two [...]

Cebu Pacific’s txtCEB offers flight booking by SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the low-fare leader in the local aviation industry is the first local airline to introduce E-ticketing and flight booking by SMS in the country. Cebu Pacific's SMS flight booking service is called TxtCEB. It allows anyone to get updates on Cebu Pacific's special flights and promos or book a Cebu Pacific [...]

Plurk, Twitter can now be updated by SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Plurk and Twitter, two of the most used microblogging service in the Philippines, can now be accessed by SMS. The system requires users to register their Twitter and Plurk accounts at phtwitters.com and phplurk.com respectively before they can use the service. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging [...]

Globe introduces Facebook UPD8

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Globe introduces a new way to be updated on Facebook using SMS. The service is called Facebook UPD8 and it allows any Globe or TM subscriber to receive alerts on Facebook friends' activities, change Facebook status message or upload a photo via MMS. Receiving unlimited Facebook alerts on the latest [...]

Globe introduces Friendster UPD8

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Globe introduces a new way to be updated on Friendster using SMS. The service is called Friendster UPD8 and it allows any Globe or TM subscriber to check new friend requests or comments or upload a photo via MMS. Sending and receiving unlimited alerts on comments and testimonials, bulletin posts and friend [...]

Yahoo SMS Messenger accessible on Sun Cellular

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Sun Cellular has developed a similar service to Yahoo SMS Messenger called iMessenger, where YM users can login and chat via SMS. Once logged in using iMessenger, YM status changes to "iMessenger". Good thing about this service is their availability, not only to Yahoo users but to MSN, AOL and ICQ users as [...]

Yahoo Messenger accessible via SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Yahoo Messenger, an instant-messaging application also known as "YM", can now be accessed via SMS using Yahoo SMS Messenger. Once logged in using Yahoo SMS Messenger, YM status changes to "Im on SMS". This particular Yahoo service started somewhere between late 2003 and early 2004, but its only [...]

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