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Survey: Nearly 50% Of Sexts Are Lies

04/11/2014, There is nothing quite like a survey to pull out some cold, hard facts about a particular situation, and a survey that comprises of college students as the subjects of questions, close to 50% of those claim that they have sent a sexy text – or a...

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Will Not Charge Customers For Spam SMS

11/22/2013, Receiving spam SMS is just a way of life as we’re sure many of you have inadvertently given your number out to a company, not realizing they’d be texting you on an hourly basis with special discounts you can receive if you reply to their offer. The...

Texting Before You Sleep Might Be Detrimental To Your Health

10/16/2013, In a survey which was conducted on 83 college students, it was discovered that the higher the number of text messages that they sent out before bedtime, the more difficult it was to end up with a good night’s sleep after that. Does it sound like a...

Instant Messaging Overtakes SMS Texts For The First Time

04/29/2013, Even though smartphones have been on the market for over 10 years, mobile phone users still preferred to use SMS texts in order to communicate with other cell phones, especially when carriers bundle text messages with certain plans. But it looks like...

Register Your Birth Certificate Via SMS

03/29/2013, Those of us who live in countries where access to basic and decent healthcare are taken for granted, do spare a moment for folks living in Third World Countries. For instance, UNICEF reports that around two thirds of births that occur in sub-Saharan...

US Law Wants Carriers To Store All Your SMSes

03/19/2013, In the court of public opinion, controversy is never far away, depending on which side of the political divide you stand on. It seems that a few law enforcement groups have begun to lobby for Congress to agree to a law which will see wireless carriers...

Charge Your Phone By Sending A Text Message

03/12/2013, At first glance, the title might sound to be an oxymoron of sorts. After all, if your cellphone is already low on power, why bother to use up more energy by sending a text message? Perhaps an explanation is in order. In a nutshell, folks who live off-grid...

Texting Could Make You Smarter

03/01/2013, I don’t know about you, but where I grew up, we were taught the Queen’s English, and abbreviations were very much shunned upon in our writing. The advent of text messaging on mobile phones and via IRC (yeah, there was no such thing as Skype back then,...

Texter Mesmerized By Phone, Falls Into Canal

01/20/2013, Just how connected are you to your smartphone, that you have suffered from the syndrome known as “phantom vibrations” in the past? You know, that awkward moment when your hand reaches for the phone in your pocket because you swore it vibrated due to...

iPhone Hack Lets You Start Your Car By Sending An SMS

01/15/2013, Living in New Jersey, I can tell you we experience every season to the extreme as our winters are freezing and our summers are red-hot. So no matter what time of year it is, if it isn’t spring or fall, then I won’t ever want to leave my...

SMS Celebrates 20th Birthday

12/03/2012, It was on December 3, 1992, when the first text message in the world was sent in the UK. Neil Papworth, who is an engineer working in the UK back then, had the honor of sending the first SMS in the world, and instead of something geekier like “Hello,...

US mobile users are sending less SMS these days according to report

11/13/2012, Thanks to mobile internet and the creation of apps like WhatsApp, Skype, BBM, and etc., mobile phone users have found ways to send each other text messages that only require an internet connection. This means that even when faced with no cellular coverage...