Month August 2015

Teenagers Prefer SMS

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After catching up with their friends in person, text messaging is the most popular form of communication among teens in the US, according to a recent report from Pew Research. Despite the astronomical rise of instant messaging apps such as Facebook’s messenger, SnapChat and What’sApp and special purpose apps such as YikYak, Whisper and Kik, the [...]

SMS Ideal Paging Service alternative

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Last week, Spark (formerly Telecom NZ) announced its intention to decommission its Legacy paging network early next year. Some of us might be old enough to remember the paging technology which was introduced to New Zealand in 1988 (the year that the Hubble space Telescope was put into space). However, according to Spark, paging in New Zealand has [...]

SMS services in the health sector

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The feasibility of mobile devices to support healthcare is increasingly being looked at to help reduce costs and increase patient access. Last week we looked at some of the challenges facing modern healthcare and how mobile solutions could help.  This week we take a look at the specific ways SMS services can be utilised within the healthcare sector. A [...]
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