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Why text messaging remains the top business communication tool

Although there are a range of different platforms and while multi-channel marketing remains essential for many firms, many businesses report that their number one form of communication remains the text message.

Q&A: Things businesses need to consider with text marketing Special

Over 560 billion text messages are sent every month and many businesses are starting to use this as a form of marketing. However, before firms hop onto the bandwagon there are a few things organizations should know, says Tara Kelly, of SPLICE Software.

Service allows voters to register to vote via text message

The nonprofit group Fight For The Future launched HelloVote on Thursday morning with the goal of boosting voter registration in several key battleground states by allowing voters to register directly via text message or Facebook Messenger.

Text messages will alert Swedish blood donors when they've saved lives

Stockholm - The Swedish Blood Alliance has come up with a new way to maintain the loyalty of blood donors: thanking them by text messaging. The new way of communication seems to be working, with Swedes returning to donate at a higher rate.

How you can send a text message to charge your cellphone

People who are living off the grid can pay for electricity to charge their cellphone by sending a text message, which is the cheapest method found so far.

Obama campaign to start accepting donations via text message

President Obama's campaign is launching a new initiative for fundraising. Commencing later this week, the president's campaign will begin accepting donations by text message.

Phone provider texts 16-year-old customer 'Hope you burn in hell'

A mobile phone customer in Norway had contacted her provider to ask a question in regards to a notification service she had expected that was seemingly not working.

UK — Big Brother is watching you and guess who will pay?

Britain already has the most CCTV cameras in the world but now Big Brother will be watching your email, text messages and even Facebook messages. All at a cost of approximately $1 billion to the taxpayer.

Text message names who killed female dance group member in Manila

Manila - An anonymous person allegedly named the gunman responsible for the murder of 'Baywalk Bodies' member Rejoice Rivera whose body was found along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on New Year's Eve.

Stalking by Texting is on the Rise

According to a groundbreaking federal survey by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics, text-messaging has emerged as a new common tactic for stalkers. In response, some states are making bold moves to crack down on cyber-stalkers.

Disaster Alerts Via Your Cell Phone

Taking us one step closer to being alerted via our cell phones if a disaster were imminent, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has moved to set up a system that would send text alerts to people on their mobile phones.

Cellphone Will Be Remote Control of Our Lives, Declares Mobile Media Leader

Text-messaging to TV screens. Buying tickets on the go. Entering Deal or No Deal contests with a cellphone. All these mobile possibilities are at the heart of MyThum, a Toronto company allowing brands to target audiences through cellphone technology.

Divorce by Text Message

Could it be possible that Iqbal Abul Nasr is divorced by text message? The Egyptian woman received a text message telling her she was divorced by her husband. Now it's up to a courtroom to decide if divorce by text is valid with sharia.

Four Month Prison Sentence For Reading Ex-Girlfriends Text Messages

A twenty three year old man from Prague in the Czech Republic has received a four month prison sentence for stealing his ex-girlfriends cellphone and reading her text messages.

Text message triggers India hijack scare

An airplane carrying 138 passengers returned to an eastern Indian city after a mobile phone text message from a passenger triggered a hijack scare, a news report said Monday.

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