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Displaying items by tag: Text messaging

Monday, 09 September 2019 11:33

Optus launches Traveller SIM

Optus has launched a Traveller SIM offering visitors to Australia using the service free mobile calls and text messages.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Despite the rise of data-based messaging apps vastly superior to just 160 characters, the humble text message has turned 25 and may well be with us for another 25 years.

Published in Home Tech

The AFL grand final between Richmond and Adelaide last Saturday drew a sell-out crowd of more than 100,000 at the iconic MCG and generated a massive 3.1 terabytes of traffic on the Telstra mobile network.

Published in Data

Back during NYE 2015, Telstra made some massive predictions, but on NYE 2016, such predictions are unsurprisingly being surpassed again – but not for text messages.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Fans at Saturday’s AFL grand final generated a massive 2.3 terabytes of traffic on the Telstra mobile network using their mobile phones and other devices to stream video, browse the Internet, upload photos to social media and receive and make telephone calls.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

If you’re worried about gaining weight a simple daily text message on your mobile phone or a weekly email could be part of the answer to getting rid of those extra kilos.

Published in Health

Closely monitoring your child's mobile phone or tablet use is a contentious issue. But if it is something you believe you should be doing and you trust an overseas company with your child's communications data and metadata, then the TeenSafe monitoring software is now available in Australia.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 07:12

Cheaper texting on the way

The cost of SMS text messages in Australia is set to drop, with the ACCC deciding to regulate the costs in the same way it does with voice calls.

Published in Technology Regulation
It only seems like yesterday that Telstra last predicted a record breaking round of SMS message sending over the New Year period, and here we are a year later with more predictions of broken records for the last day of 2009 and the first day of 2010!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 17:56

Texting and driving may be a thing of the past

If U.S. lawmakers have their way, then texting while driving your motorized vehicle will be illegal in the United States. It’s just another example that when people are not responsible for their own health and safety, then government must come in with new laws to force health and safety upon its citizens. Such actions should be applauded because they keep responsible citizens safe from irresponsible people!

Published in Health
Wednesday, 17 June 2009 08:49

Fake Facebook emails warning!

Symantec has followed-up its recent report warning of an increasing trend to phishing attacks on Facebook, with a new warning for Facebook users to beware of fake emails attempting to steal login details to use their account for launching future phishing attacks on unsuspecting social networkers.

Published in Security
Teenagers need to be much more aware of the legal and potential criminal implications of sexting – sending inappropriate images – of themselves over the Internet to friends, or even placing their photos on social networking sites like Facebook, according to a cyber safety expert.

Published in Security
Just a few days before Easter, the long weekend and many families hitting the road for a holiday, a new Telstra survey has uncovered the shocking statistic that far too many people are still using their phones while driving – and while the kids are in the car.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 01:48

Peek Pronto: low-cost e-mail and texting

Peek, maker of the Peek mobile e-mail device, has introduce the Peek Pronto, which adds unlimited texting and push e-mail.

Published in Mobility
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Thursday, 05 March 2009 20:27

?4U: Does texting hurt ability to spell?

British researchers studied pre-teenage children and found that they excelled in school reading and writing tests and spelling bees even though they spell "what" as "wot" in text messages.

Published in Biology
Telstra is now making available to all consumer customers, what it says is an “innovative service” – the conversion of voicemail to text – after encouraging feedback from its business customers using the new service.
Published in Market

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