"In addition to finding the expected youth market, we found that a large percentage of cell phone users beyond the 18- to 24-year-old demographic, particularly those in the 30-to 40-year-old range, are incorporating text messaging
into the use of their cell phones," MacLean said.
Torbit says he'd love to see more text messaging
at political conventions.
MobileSphere, Boston, Mass., a leading-edge provider of global communications solutions, has announced a new text messaging
plugin for 2007 Microsoft Office OutlookR messaging and collaboration client as well as older versions of Outlook.
Jon Dance from Bahlsen, said: "This comes as no surprise, with so many things to do in one day it's easy to see why some women choose text messaging
to keep in contact."
- The Philippines considers itself the "text messaging
capital" of the world.
USA Today is offering text messaging
that provides real-time news and information to users' mobile phones through a partnership with 4Info, Inc., Palo Alto, Calif.
American Idol also allows viewers who are Cingular Wireless subscribers to vote by text messaging
. Text messaging
is the ability to send and receive short messages--usually no more than 160 characters--on a cellular phone.
Students have "abandoned e-mail" in favor of IM, or text messaging
on their phones, says Downing.
is also known as SMS, which stands for Short Messaging Service.
"What makes this system so advanced," says Ronald TumSuden, national sales manager of Elbex America, "is that the color video, the two way audio communication, the door release command, the text messaging
data and power for the intercom unit is all transmitted via a single twisted pair of wires."
Using text messaging
to notify clients of STD test results can save clinics time and money, as well as reduce the amount of time it takes for infected individuals to begin getting treatment, according to a study examining the experience of a London sexual health clinic.(1) During the first six months that it offered clients the option of receiving test results via text message, the clinic sent 952 STD results this way; in the final month, one-third of all test results were sent by text message, and the clinic saved 46 hours in staff time and 40% in associated costs.
Samaritans is offering a 24hr, seven-days-a-week text messaging
service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for people in emotional distress.