Alltel Wireless now has a 3-D avatar feature for multimedia messaging on cell phones and will extend the same technology to mobile alerts, the carrier said this week.
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When Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama announced Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, one person in the wireless industry was particularly close to the action.
Barack Obama uses multiple wireless devices and is a certifiable BlackBerry addict. John McCain, on the other hand, relies on staffers and his wife Cindy to surf the Web for him.
Barack Obama launched an SMS and e-mail campaign in mid-August to build momentum for his running mate announcement prior to the Democratic National Convention.
Supporters and people interested in Sen. Barack Obama can sign up to receive text messages with periodic updates about the candidate, but as the campaign advises, “standard service charges may apply.”
Keynote Systems said that in the week leading up to the Obama campaign’s highly anticipated text announcement, things weren’t working too smoothly.
In what’s becoming an annual event, Klausner Technologies is again suing big companies for infringing on its voicemail patents.
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens top the list of top IMS equipment manufacturers, according to a new study by Infonetics Research.
The 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign is turning into the election year that mainstreamed wireless technology.
Verizon Wireless today launched Visual Voice Mail, a new application that lets customers manage their voice mail on their phones.
Earlier this week, a U.S. District Court judge denied T-Mobile’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by unhappy T-Mobile subscribers.
Adax Europe said today that its SS7 signaling card, along with software from partner Aricent, are the foundations of the recent MMS announcement from 724 Solutions.
Subscribers of T-Mobile USA can proceed with their lawsuit against the Tier 1 operator.
A Direct Marketing Association (DMA) online survey found that text messaging is by far the most often cited mobile marketing method.
France wants Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom to reduce their prices for text messages, especially after seeing that prices have stayed relatively unchanged for three years.
Although short message service (SMS) or text message advertising is increasingly common in Europe and Asia, growth of this new advertising medium has been slower in the United States.
EU Telecom Commissioner Viviane Reding, announced plans to introduce regulations for capping text message roaming fees in October.
CaribeVision Television Group is working with Tactical Wireless to develop interactive television via text messaging as a way to strengthen viewer loyalty.
Verizon Wireless has announced that beginning July 14 its prepay customers can get unlimited text, picture and video messaging.
The videos were e-mailed around the world, sometimes with messages that said, “This is why you should never use a cell phone.”
OK, maybe that’s a bit of exaggeration, but M:Metrics is seeing a definite uptick in pictures accompanying messages.
Alltel Wireless is changing up its “My Circle” proposition, adding texting to the offer.