Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Telecom Mobile now offers texting to US


Telecom Mobile now offers texting to US

Telecom Mobile today announced it has come to an arrangement with the world’s leading provider of mobile SMS messaging services InphoMatch, to enable Telecom to provide its customers two-way texting to the majority of US mobile networks.

The move will give Telecom 027 customers texting access to around 80 million of the 150 million US cellular users, in a country where text traffic is currently surging at between 7 percent and 10 percent per month.

Sending text messages internationally costs no more than sending them within New Zealand and is included within Telecom's maximum charge for 027 SMS messages of $10 per month.

The majority of US mobile providers use the same CDMA network technology as Telecom. The relationship with InphoMatch will also ensure ease of integration of the world’s two main mobile network technologies, CDMA and GSM, to make widespread global texting a reality.

Telecom Mobile Product Manager Ian MacDonald said the initiative was the first in a number of significant steps in developing Telecom’s global text messaging capability, more of which will be announced shortly. These would be made in conjunction with InphoMatch, which is a world leader in integrating CDMA with GSM for texting.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Dry: Beef + Lamb Launches Drought Resources

The resources include a fact sheet outlining strategies to manage and mitigate the effects of drought, coping with stress on the farm and advice on feed requirements and animal welfare during the dry period. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>