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Orange predicts a white and texty Christmas

Orange predicts a white and texty Christmas

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Vodafone recently told us how the snow at the end of November led to a massive boom in MMS sending, as people around the UK swapped pictures of their white covered streets and snowman efforts. And now Orange is predicting that with the snow set to continue... >>

Twitter buys SMS startup Cloudhopper

Twitter buys SMS startup Cloudhopper

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Twitter has announced that it's acquiring a messaging infrastructure company called Cloudhopper, signifying that it's not ready to give up on its humble SMS beginnings just yet. The company originally implemented the 140-character limit so that any tweet... >>

Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

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The UK's love of text messaging is continuing to grow, recent figures from the Mobile Data Association show, despite the rise of "social messaging" via services like Twitter. The just released stats take into account both text messages and picture and... >>

Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts

Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts

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Orange is predicting a "bumper crop" of text and picture messages this Christmas and New Year as customers use the network to send season's greetings. While last year broke Orange records with more than 100 million text messages and more than one million... >>

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

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On Friday 11 December 2009, listeners in the United Kingdom can send free picture messages to the Radio 1 messaging number for a chance to see their images featured on the Radio 1 website. "Picture Messaging Day" is said to be designed to help young listeners... >>

Vodafone offering free international texts all day today

Vodafone offering free international texts all day today

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They've kept this one quiet, but it seems Vodafone is offering free international texts all day today, so if you're a Vodafone customer and there's anyone overseas that you'd like to surprise with an SMS out of the blue, today is the day. Vodafone customers... >>

Vodafone offers paid-for SMS retweet option

Vodafone offers paid-for SMS retweet option

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Vodafone has expanded its Twitter options in the UK by offering a new service that allows Twitter users to retweet messages via SMS. Vodafone customers can already send and receive SMS Twitter updates and now they can use the same number to retweet the... >>

Email extinction predicted in 10 years

Email extinction predicted in 10 years

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Email extinction could be a reality in the next 10 years, says TalkTalk, proclaiming the younger generation has no need for such long-winded communication. No doubt echoing similar studies from 10 years ago that predicted the absolute death of snail mail,... >>

Cluedo gets text messaging make-over in the US

Cluedo gets text messaging make-over in the US

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Classic murder mystery board game Cluedo, known as Clue in the States, has been given a text messaging make-over by games giant Hasbro. The new "Clue: Secrets & Spies Edition" launches in America as a spy-themed version of the game in which players receive... >>

Vodafone offers an hour of free texts this Friday

Vodafone offers an hour of free texts this Friday

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"With the clocks going back this weekend, it's easy to feel all doom and gloom about the dark nights and cold mornings" says Vodafone. The slightly tenuous solution? An hour this coming Friday when all text messages sent on the Vodafone network will be... >>