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More SMS

2001-02-16 11:59:28+00 by Larry Burton 1 comments

Given Dan and Todd's recent interest in SMS I thought I'd pass on the news that Great Britain cellular networks are now charging each other a three pence per message charge for SMS messages passing between the networks.

While these charges will roughly cancel each other out in respect of text messages sent by the mobile networks' own subscribers, it spells doom for the wealth of web portals that offer free internet-to-SMS text messaging services.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:08+00 by: Dan Lyke

Beats the hell out of the US where SMS messages between cellular networks are (apprently) just quietly dropped. Was trying to coordinate to meet up with a friend last night, neither of us was in a place where reception was reasonable, so SMS seemed like a viable alternative (even a preferable one, 'cause nobody wants to talk on BART).