SMSES

  • EC sets up cell to deal with objectionable SMSes during polls October 7, 2013

    Jaipur: The Election Commission has formed a joint cell with police, including AntiTerrorist Squad, to check objectionable SMSes during electioneering for December 1 Assembly polls in Rajasthan. The Chief Election Office, AntiTerrorist Squad (ATS) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police department have formed the cell to deal with the...
  • TRAI waives limit for SMSes sent to, generated by machines January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major relief for business houses, telecom sector regulator TRAI today exempted messages generated by and sent to automated technical systems from the 200 SMS per sim cap imposed to curb pesky telemarketers. "TRAI has received representations from the stakeholders that in view...
  • TRAI directs telcos to block international SMSes January 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose around pesky SMS senders further, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued a directive to telecom companies to block international SMSes as per the rules applicable to SMSes originating within the country. "If any source or number from outside the...
  • Mobile text errors can nix relationships January 2, 2012

    London: Predictive text, a marvel of mobile phones that has made it quicker and easier to communicate with people, has been blamed for errors that can sabotage relationships by leaving users fuming. Predictive texting is a facility that makes SMSing faster especially for phones with nonqwerty keyboard. The latest submissions to the...
  • New app JaxtrSMS to send free SMSes worldwide November 23, 2011

    Bangalore: Jaxtr, set up by Hotmail cofounder Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel, today announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, an open texting application which allows users to send free SMSes across the world. "JaxtrSMS is completely unique in terms that a mobile user can send a text SMS to any mobile...
  • 'Telecom firms should bar pesky calls, SMSes' November 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Telecom service providers need to take steps to completely eradicate the menace of unsolicited commercial calls and messages, said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). "We are doing an audit of what the service providers are doing and we have found that some service providers need to...
  • TRAI doubles SMS limit to 200 per day November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Consumers will now be able to send up to 200 SMSes per day from a SIM, as against the earlier limit of just 100 SMSes per day imposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). "The authority has received representations from some of the service providers and consumers...
  • No pesky calls, SMSes from Tuesday September 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Irritating calls from telemarketers will be a thing of past from Tuesday as telecom operators are going to block pesky calls and messages as per regulator Trai's recommendations. "All our operators are ready to implement the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to curb the menace...
  • Way2SMS reaches 20 million users September 15, 2011

    Hyderabad: Way2SMS, Hyderabadbased web portal, which offers free messaging from PC to mobile, has disclosed it has reached a milestone of 20 million users. Its platform is managing a massive 365 million mobile contacts and is reaching over 55 million mobiles every month. Way2SMS adds about seven lakh new users...