SMS Direct From The Computer!
Monday, 8th May 2006 at 1:05 pm
If you are using SMS text messaging to mobile phones to get your organisation’s message out to a new audience, consider this latest technology that means you don’t have to leave your desk or wear your thumbs out.
Primus Telecom, the fourth largest Telco in Australia, has released WebTXT, a personal messaging service that allows Primus Internet subscribers to send an SMS (short message service) direct from a computer.
WebTXT gets around the problem of keying text messages into a mobile phone keypad. It allows messages to be sent to groups as well as to individuals.
Bryan Yianakis, General Manager, Consumer Division for Primus Telecom says WebTXT is simple to use directly from the desktop and is a faster, more effective way to get through to busy people with clogged emails and voice mails.
It avoids telephone tag, allowing you to say exactly what you want through SMS, and to receive an SMS reply to your inbox and email.
For many people, sending SMS from a mobile phone can be a tedious process. If you can use email, you can use Web TXT.
The cost of Primus WebTXT is 18 cents per SMS message and is billed to a user’s iPrimus internet account. (Standard SMS is around 20 cents per message)
Using the computer to send SMS also opens up a range of other value-added features, which are not possible, or limited, on a mobile phone. It’s possible to send messages directly using a spreadsheet, create an address book with categories, and check the history of SMS messages sent and received by date.
There is also the advanced Primus WebTXT Flash SMS feature where the message appears directly on the receiver’s mobile screen instead of their inbox.
You can find out more at www.primustel.com.au.
But if you think your mobile phone might be left idle after this…think again.
Soon your mobile phone will enable you to access news, do on-line shopping, hold your medical record, work as a credit card, be an alternative to keys and be your passport.
All this because mobile phones are becoming doorways to the internet.
This is the opinion of Greg Seers, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Broadband Guide, a free service which enables broadband purchasers to obtain advice on the best server and product to suit their individual requirement.
Seers says mobile phones will also download music, be used for ID purposes, sports coverage, itemize a person’s shopping list and provide music, radio and TV on demand.
Soon, he says, there will be no difference between your mobile phone and your computer, except your phone will be available to use wherever you go.
This surge in broadband technology is why he launched Broadband Guide.
This new web site – www.broadbandguide.com.au – has operated for only a few months, but already attracts more than 65,000 visits per month.
Seers says potential broadband purchasers in Australia are confronted with an overwhelming range of providers and products. The Broadband Guide has identified 500 providers, offering more than 86,000 products
Australia is the fastest growing broadband market in the world with more than 2.8 million subscribers.
The Guide provides precise information on the type of connection available, be it ADSL, cable or wireless, and have concepts such as download limit and speed explained, using images and layman’s terms.
And this service is free. Go to www.broadbandguide.com.au.