Posts Tagged: SMS


Thai telco data usage grew 300% during New Year celebrations thanks to more 3G and chat apps

We’ve just recently reported that leading Thai telco Dtac saw an increase of 175 percent in data usage from New Year’s Eve until New Yea...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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In Indonesia, feature phones can use Line stickers in SMS

Starting this month, XL Axiata subscribers - about 54 million people - can now use Line stickers on SMS without any need to sign up for Line...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

We’ve seen it happen in the US and Europe, and then in China. Now it’s happening in India. The popularity of sending SMS in Indi...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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A Snapshot of Pakistan’s Digital Landscape in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Despite many challenges, Pakistan’s tech sector and web usage are booming. Advertising, marketing, social interactions, and shopping are a...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 2:37 pm
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Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

China’s Xiaomi Taps SAP to Help Users Send Global SMS

Chinese startup phone-maker Xiaomi has tapped enterprise software company SAP (NYSE:SAP) to help its users send global SMS with ease. This w...

  • June 27, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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China Sends 1.1 Billion Holiday Greeting Texts, But Texting is Losing Ground to WeChat

We already saw that Sina Weibo had a bang-up morning this past holiday weekend, with over 34,000 posts in a single second commemorating the ...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Why SetechViet is My Favorite Vietnamese Startup

When people ask me about my favorite startups in Vietnam, SetechViet is at the top of my list. They’ve got an awesome young, innovativ...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Telunjuk Adds SMS Inquiry Feature to its Service

Telunjuk — a startup that provides a one-stop service price comparison for laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and plane tickets — ...

  • June 21, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Fonetwish Allows Users To Access Facebook on Mobiles Without a Data Plan, Reaches 300 Million Users

Fonetwish is a solution for users to access Facebook without a mobile data plan. It uses a “USSD-based interactive solution” to allow us...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Thai telco saw 175% rise in data usage on New Year’s eve compared to last year

Happy New Year everyone! I bet more than half of our readers have sent out tons of messages to loved ones wishing them a happy new year. But...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Thai telcos talk about the chat app era (INTERVIEW)

We’ve noticed the trend of chat apps becoming more and more popular in Asia. It’s basically destroying SMS in India as Indians now only ...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Asia Is The World Leader In SMS Innovation: Here Are 8 Great Examples

There's so much talk about the latest mobile apps these days and that's caused us to ignore a very important and innovative space that Asia ...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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XL Axiata Loves Emoticons, Launches Indonesia’s First Stickers for SMS

Thanks to the growing popularity of social messaging apps like Line and KakaoTalk, the days where people are content in just using simple te...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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China Moves to Stop Spam Texts

Over this past weekend, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a new policy that should be a welcome ...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Chinese People Are Sending Fewer Text Messages Than They Used To

Chinese people on average sent fewer text messages in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to statistics released by China’s Ministry...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Fonetwish Handles a Billion Facebook Interactions Per Month

Readers may recall a few months back when we featured Fonetwish, a mobile solution that allows users to interact with Facebook without a mob...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Google+ Targets Emerging Markets with SMS Functionality

There’s good news for Google+ users around the world today, particularly for those in emerging mobile markets. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Sina Weibo Allows ‘Real Name’ Registration Via SMS, Can Be Cheated

China’s top microblog services, such as Sina Weibo, are just two days away from enacting new ‘real name’ regulations that ...

  • March 14, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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