Cosmos, till recently was a term, we used to describe the contents of the universe. Then Neil Degrasse Tyson came in this summer and gave us an epic new show by the same name. Now a team of four college and high school students from the U.S have created a browser that lets you connect to the internet without a data plan.
Cosmos is a one of a kind browser. When the user enters a URL, the browser sends it through SMS to a web service. The web service is made using Twilio and Node.JS. The service then loads the website and takes out all the scripts, images, CSS and sends it back to the device in one or more text [...]
After an ironic over spam of SMS messages on Minister of Communications Kapil Sibals personal number. A limit of 100 low cost SMS per day is being implemented for Marketing companies and mobile networks.
For every SMS beyond the limit of 100 SMSes, a charge of minimum 50 paise will be applicable, TRAI said yesterday. Subscribers have been facing the menace of receiving unsolicited promotional SMSes from unregistered tele-marketers, who often take the advantage of concessional SMS offers by telecom operators.
Last week, telecom minister Kapil Sibal had admitted that he too was a victim of such unsolicited communications. “Every two minutes I get such SMS,” he [...]
Google has extended its free SMS chat service to India, whereby users can send text messages to mobile phones via Gmail Chat.
[quote]”You can send SMS messages to your contacts’ mobile phones using Gmail Chat … Google does not charge for using this service,” according to information available with Google’s website.[/quote]
The SMS service is available in India and 51 other countries in Asia, Africa and North America.
According to the feature, people using either chat programmes [...]
The restrictions imposed on sending bulk SMSes and MMSes, imposed in the wake of nationwide rumours of attacks on persons of northeastern states, was has been lifted by the government.
“The restrictions on SMSes and MMSes has been removed,” home ministry spokesperson K.S. Dhatwalia said here. The government issued a notification in this regard.
The telecom ministry had, on direction of home ministry, imposed the ban for 15 days on August 17. Later, the restriction was reviewed on August 24 when the telecom ministry increased the limit [...]
Restriction on SMSes to five per day is not only causing problems for millions of mobile phone users but may also lead to loss of 7-8 percent revenue of telecom operators for the month.
The government had banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country from 18 August to check spread ofrumours which has led to exodus of people from northeastern states from cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune.
There were reports of widespread circulation of SMSes and MMSes containing misleading information about Assam violence, threats to people from [...]
Telecom service Vodafone India has launched an international roaming package under which subscribers can avail of 60 percent discount on services including voice and data.
These packs will be available till Sep 30. The offer is activated on a minimal one-time rental fee of Rs.1,499 valid for 30 days, the rental for which will be charged in the customer’s bill.
[quote]Vodafone subscribers can now avail international roaming services at 60 percent discount rate for [...]
A new SMS bug has been found in the Windows Phone 7.5 devices, WP devices that receive a text containing a certain string of characters will reboot and return with a non-functional messaging client which can only be restored via a hard reset. The bug does not affect any particular device, but the OS. The funny bit is that the same bug message could be received via Facebook messenger or MSN messenger.
Android and iOS have had their fair list of SMS bugs, But never one that disables the messaging interface all-together.
Google has reportedly removed 22 malicious applications from the Android Market after security vendors tipped off the company about apps attempting to trick users into accepting fraudulent charges via SMS. The devices get infected by a trojan that charges your phone bill with premium rate SMS charges.
[quote]Trojan horse for Android devices that sends SMS messages to premium-rate phone numbers,[/quote] Said Symantec
[quote]The initial application activity presents the user with a single option to continue, which is presumed to be an agreement to premium charges that are buried [...]
Pakistan Telecom Authority blocks certain words from being used in communication. Its Illegal!
There is a huge list of words that you can’t use when you SMS your friends in Pakistan. The reason behind it is that you can become rapists or murderers or something worse according to the authorities.
The list of the words include stuff like fondle, do me, G-unit and Pocket Pool ( sad population loss for 50 Cent)
Check out the full list of words that are banned below.
Tata Teleservices has launched a new plan for the entire family. This plan includes services from Tata Walky as well as Tata Indicom. Some of the feeatures of the plan are – One Billing, one pool of minutes and SMS for the entire family,Unlimited Free local CUG, Simplicity in package billing and single uniform bill. Read the Press Release to find out more.
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MindHelix Technologies LLP, a Kochi based IT company, has launched an app called SENTINEL which is the first app designed with women’s security in mind. The app can send instant alerts in case of any problems. A forced power-off of the phone or an improper exit of the application will trigger an alert to be sent. Prolonged signal loss will also cause a ‘fail safe’ alert SMS and email to be sent from the company’s server.
Co-Founder & CEO Christin Emmanuel George said
[quote]We want to add a direct emailing or texting to nearest police station as soon as [...]