Thursday, October 30, 2008

Google SMS channels.

Google has launched an interesting service called SMS channels. A 'channel' is something like a mailing list for SMSes. The SMS sent through the channel is broadcast to all those who have subscribed to that channel. But, unlike a mailing list, you cannot reply to the SMS you got via the channel.
     Anyone can go to http://labs.google.co.in/smschannels/ (for India) and subscribe to the already present 'channels' or create his own. The good part of the service is that - it is free :) The bad part is that, the delivery is not at all reliable(at least for Indian channels). I was planning to create a channel for us friends and use it to 'push' meeting times and other plans to everybody at once. But, i observed that the message might take from a few seconds to 12 hours to reach the reciever. So, the service cannot be used for such purposes. But, it is ideal for sending jokes and advertisements. Worth giving a try.
    You can also try out vakow.com. It is a service similar to Google's. I am subcribed to it for more than an year now and have got some nice jokes from them :)

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2 comments:

moils said...

You can also try mytoday.com

Pranav said...

Ohh...did not know about it. Seems cool. Thanks :)