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kantarjiev 12/5/2012 | 3:47:14 AM
re: Text in Effect See Unimobile, which became part of EFI (? yes, the printer company, it's a sad tale) and finally Verisign. Sold/sells a nice little alerting platform for exactly this kind of thing.

Most companies aren't willing to spend the extra $0.25 or so it would cost to send the alert, and the US carriers *still* haven't figured out that they could do a revenue share here by billing back to the phone account... not to mention that the receiver probably has to pay $0.10 for the privilege (again, showing the cluelessness of US carriers)...
lrmobile_millomar 12/5/2012 | 3:47:13 AM
re: Text in Effect If I want my bank to transfer money to a third party online can I set up the transaction but before it can go through the bank sends an SMS to my mobile with a code. I input the code and the transaction is processed. It adds perhaps 10 seconds to the proceedure. It makes your phone's SIM the physical key for online electronic banking. Very neat and effective. And the bank doesn't seem to care about the cost of the SMS.

This application probably won't change the world as the "Next Big Thing" but it's certainly an advance.
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