Using SMS

From: Brierley David (
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 07:30:31 PST

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    Dear Observer
    Have you thought of using a mobile phone to exchange hot news?  I mean
    really hot news, when the Internet is too slow!  SMS (short message
    service) on a modern UK mobile allows you to send a short text message
    to any other UK mobile for 10p (14 US cents) or less.
    You compose the message using the phone's keypad, select a recipient,
    and press send.  If the recipient has his phone switched on, it bleeps
    within seconds to say that a message has arrived.  The first line is
    displayed on the screen, together with the name of the originator (if
    his number is in the phone's memory).  Otherwise the message appears on
    the screen next time the phone is switched on.
    I see that the advantage of SMS over the normal phone service, or the
    Internet, is that one observer can phone another observer at his
    observing site with hot news at an unsocial hour without waking anyone
    Alternatively if you have your computer switched on, you can send a text
    message at no extre cost to any mobile in the UK or some European
    countries by entering the website and selecting Free
    Has anyone used this system?  I haven't got a mobile phone - yet.
    David M Brierley
    Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
    Station 2675, 52.1358N 2.3264W 70m
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