Messaging Blues

The Magic of Messaging: This blog contains stuff related to E-Mail, SMS,Text Messaging, Instant messaging, MMS etc (Mobile/Internet/Wireless/Text/IM)

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

SMS emoticons that display on receivers' clothes

A company called MoBeeline has developed a service that allows users to send emoticons via SMS to the receivers' clothes, which have LEDs on the garments that light up accordingly. Senders can modify colors, patterns as well as the variations on the smiley face. If nothing else, this could be a nice feature for the MVNOs looking to target toddlers, as such clothing seems best suited for that age group. Picture and a video are available at the source blog.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

UK: Virgin Mobile offers customers free texting

Virgin Mobile has launched a "Summer of free texts" promotional campaign in the U.K., where the MVNO plans to give away 20 billion text messages to its customers through September. New and existing subscribers can send up to 1,000 free SMS per month as long as they're to other Virgin subscribers. A print and outdoor campaign will support the promotion.


Australia: MSN Messenger for 3G Operator 3

3 mobile, Australia’s first 3G network, today announced MSN Messenger is available to their customers. With 4.1 million users, MSN Messenger is Australia’s most used free instant messaging service. The alliance with the country’s largest and most advanced 3G network will, according to 3 mobile’s General Manager of Content and Services, Scott Taylor, drive further change in the way people use their mobile phones.

“With the launch of MSN Messenger, the opportunity for 3 mobile customers to choose how and when they communicate with each other is now greater than ever before,” he said. From today 3 customers will be able to see MSN Messenger contacts and exchange messages when their friends are on their PCs or on the move with 3 mobile.

“From customer feedback we know that the ability to have instant conversations with your friends, wherever you are is very compelling and we expect to see even more frequent interaction between mobile-to-mobile and PC-to-mobile customers,“ said Mr Taylor. Download MSN Messenger from Planet 3 today and enjoy unlimited for just $5 for 30 days. MSN Messenger is launching on the following 3 mobile handsets: Sony Ericsson k608i, and z800, as well as the LG 8138, 8180, 8330, 8360, 8380, u880, u890 and Motorola v3X.

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