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"Hey, I'll call you."

Wondering why that special someone you met the other night never got back to you after the first date? Maybe you were a wee bit too forward - or maybe the fifty-odd messages you sent in 24 hours ended up being hilariously, dramatically read on-air by New Zealand's Fletch and Vaughn. (Just maybe a hair NSFW.)
posted by mdonley on Mar 1, 2012 - 107 comments

"In discussions the teens said they wanted to be told what to do, instead of having to come up with their own weight-loss strategies."

Weight-gain. "LOL!" "Teens love text messages--and those texts may help them lose weight, if they're done right. A study tested out various types of weight management-themed text messages on overweight teens to see what they liked, finding that they favored positive messages but disliked thoughtful questions." [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Aug 31, 2011 - 31 comments

FYI, 13yo skool grl is nu US txt mssg chmpN

A 13 year old school girl is the new us text message champion. See how she crushed the competition btw her tiny thumbs.
posted by impolitic on Apr 23, 2007 - 89 comments

Earthquake Alert by SMS

You may have heard of Twitter, a social networking utility to let your friends know online or by SMS what you're doing right now. Well, now even fault lines can do it, thanks to some enterprising developers. Friend one of these guys to get San Francisco quake info by text message from the USGS.
posted by SuperNova on Mar 12, 2007 - 24 comments

"We understand that your data is private and sensitive."

'Thanks to FlexiSpy, I finally figured out my wife was cheating on me with my brother,' he claims. 'My life is so much better.'
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 3, 2006 - 27 comments

The Globe Tglo

Use the badly named Tglo to call any phone in the USA for free, and to SMS anyone in the world (maybe) for free.
posted by riotgrrl69 on Aug 6, 2006 - 18 comments

UK campaign for cheaper SMS messages

In the UK, people are sending 100 million SMS messages with their mobile phone every day, at prices that are far higher than you would expect. Now, some people have started an online campaign to try and influence the mobile phone operators to drop their prices. (more SMS statistics)
posted by SharQ on Mar 14, 2006 - 56 comments

It's like PayPal but for SMS

Remember when PayPal was just for beaming money from one Palm to another? NYTimes covers Y Combinator, and points out one of their projects, TextPayMe.com, which is trying to repeat PayPal's feat but on your cell phone with text messages. For those interested: Wired coverage from last week.
posted by pwb503 on Feb 21, 2006 - 27 comments

Made a terrible mistake in Las Vegas

Made a terrible mistake in Las Vegas? Just say "talaq, talaq, talaq"
posted by kodas on Jul 27, 2003 - 6 comments

Fired by text message

Fired by text message by the ironically titled Accident Group. Staff advised that they wouldn't be paid either. I'm suspecting that the legalities of this are pretty shaky.
posted by feelinglistless on May 30, 2003 - 12 comments

The Almighty $

Christians become aquainted with the Almighty. "When the Wheat Ridge man got laid off from his computer-programming job in June, his friends and family asked what they could do to help. He asked them to pray for him and offered a daily reminder: an automated text message on cellphones and pagers. Now, Wostenberg, a devout Catholic, is offering that same technology to anyone who wants a psalm sent to him each day at 3 p.m. He's selling the service online at PsalmWeaver.com He charges $19.95 a year, plus a $4 setup fee."
posted by crasspastor on Dec 16, 2002 - 16 comments

Singapore bans divorce via SMS.

Singapore bans divorce via SMS. I think what weirds me out most about this is that apparently it's still legal in Dubai... and not infrequent.
posted by louie on Dec 20, 2001 - 5 comments

Queen to issue spam.

Queen to issue spam. Since 1932 the UK monarchy has broadcast a christmas message (on TV since 1957). From next year, it may also be sent in "shortened form", by SMS. Meanwhile SMS usage has increased more than double in the last year, and British companies are considering banning unsolicited text messages to mobile phones. I've never received an SMS spam, but I'm not looking forward to it.
posted by walrus on Dec 14, 2001 - 14 comments

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