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December 2012 2-Way SMS Enterprise Messaging coverage list

I have published an updated coverage list there http://syba.se/k8

May 2012 2-Way SMS Enterprise Messaging coverage list

Here is the updated coveragelist, we now run Standard Rate  2-Way services in Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Read the rest of this entry »

February 2012 2-Way SMS Enterprise Messaging coverage list

Since a long time I haven’t published our SMS 2-Way coverage list.

As of today we have active services running in Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen. Read the rest of this entry »

SMS, mobile web and applications

Since a couple of months I’m into foursquare. Checking in to every place I go, getting points, and competing with friends. When people see me checking in they more than often raise an eyebrow; wondering what I could find interesting in that. But once you are caught you just can’t stop yourself checking in everywhere you go. I like it so much that I have applied to become a super-user, and was accepted. This allows me to correct entries with invalid data including incorrect location, address and name. Read the rest of this entry »

SMS Messaging Industry Slang – part 2

Following http://blogs.sybase.com/bcatelin/mobile-industry/sms-messaging-industry-slang/ I will explain a few more terms used in the SMS Enterprise Messaging industry.

Short Code

A Short Code is a destination number that messages (SMS) are delivered to. Short codes are usually, but not exclusively, 4 to 6 digits long. Its short form allows end-users to easily remember, a useful feature for brands that want to interact with their customers.

Long Code (a.k.a. Virtual Number) Read the rest of this entry »

July 2011 2-Way SMS Enterprise Messaging coverage list

Here is the latest coverage list.

We have 2-Way coverage in the following countries:

Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela and Yemen.

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March 2011 2-Way SMS Enterprise Messaging coverage list

A quick update to our 2-Way Standard Rate Messaging coverage list for Enterprise Messaging services. We have coverage to:

Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa, Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Republic, Denmark, Dominican, Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto, Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.

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October 2010 2-Way SMS Messaging coverage list

Since my last update we added added Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Lebanon, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda. That’s a total of 24 new countries added to Sybase 265 enterprise 2-Way coverage. As you can see we focused on Latin America, but not only, as we also have extended our coverage in Africa, Asia and Europe.

world map 2way Standard Messaging - October 2010

world map 2way Standard Messaging - October 2010

Here is the full list of countries:

Angola, Argentina, Australia , Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.

That’s a total of 86 countries and 273 operators where our Enterprise customers can directly interact with their own customers using short codes and/or long codes.

I will soon publish the PSMS and MO FTEU coverage lists.

July 2010 2-Way SMS Messaging coverage list

Since my last update, see it there, we have added 9 countries to the list. We now have coverage to 62 countries.

Here is the full list:

Argentina, Australia , Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Sybase 365 2-Way Standard Messaging july 2010

Sybase 365 2-Way Standard Messaging july 2010

In Blue I have added countries where we either have connectivity but no live service, or are working on getting connected: Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Oman, Pakistan, South Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

All together these countries have a total of 5 billion inhabitants, or 73% of the World population.

social networks and SMS Messaging

Users of social networks can interact in many ways with their network. Obviously they can use their computer and connect to the web site. But additionally they can browse the mobile version and there are also dozens of applications, some official and some from third parties using the APIs provided by the various social networks. And there is one other: SMS.

I will look at our own data and try to see how people use mobile for Social Networking.

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