All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Phone’
Text messages are the new folded up love notes. You remember 7th grade, heart a-thump as a paper proposal made its way closed up tighter than your throat, hand to hand to her hand. You remember the tornado in your stomach as she sealed a fate irreparable by reading, “Will you be my girlfriend? Check yes or no.” It was clumsy, but efficient.
Three companies control the reprint rights to about 80 percent of the world’s song lyrics, or so says Warner Chappell’s Jay Morgenstern. If that’s the case, then it should be relatively easy to license the reprinting of those lyrics and avoid the Music Publisher Association’s threats to take action next year against websites that post song lyrics.
Nobody’s going to get in trouble with this one. It’s foolproof. PrivateTel, a self-described “privacy-oriented” telecommunications company has launched Click-and-Connect, a pay-per-minute phone service designed specifically for chat and online dating services-and not in any way for use by the mafia.
Ingenious? Or a waste of precious time? You be the judge. A New York City man is utilizing Google Maps, Flickr, and the mobile camera phones of his fellow citizens to track the city’s multitude of potholes. Call it a “holey quest.” Yeah, that’s a zinger.
One of the great shooter games of all time will move up on the greatness scale a bit more as Pulse Interactive rolls as Quake for mobile handsets. As 3D graphics makes their way onto tiny little screens, it only stands to reason the shooters would follow.
Telecommunication cost is always an obstacle for small business owners, especially if you need to call domestic or international long distance. The long distance cost factor alone, depending on the type of business you’re in, can make the difference in the success of any small business.
Many of you have probably already read some of the many articles about the latest release of Yahoo messenger which incorporates VoIP..
Sprint and Samsung announced a new breakthrough for the camera/phone market today so now when Little Richard shows up at your local bowling alley and complains about the attire, you can get the image in 2 megapixels of detail and hand 4″x6″s to your friends.
A couple weeks ago, I published Googling from your Mobile Phone-no Web Browser Needed!, which turned out to be one of the most popular articles yet. It showed how Google SMS (Short Message Service, otherwise known as text messaging) enables you to send Google queries as text messages over your mobile phone and in a return text message get precise answers to your questions.
My online friend Uri Levanon called me today from Israel. He called to my SkypeIn number.
That’s in itself isn’t remarkable. What is, perhaps, is that he called that number – which is a normal landline number in London – from his internet phone service. Not Skype this time. Uri was calling from The VoipBuster. For free.
According to wire reports Sharman Networks has added Internet-based phone calls to the popular file-sharing program Kazaa.
Many surfers already know about Froogle, Google’s shopping portal that is still in beta testing. Google has now expanded their Froogle service so that it is available on WML-enabled cellular phones. Most newer cell phones that can connect to the Internet have this capability.
Although mobile users have the capability to employ Google search, the Mountain Valley company is preparing technology that will be easier to use with mobile phone. Google’s aim is to make search and subsequent results easier to view and use on cell phone monitors.
IssueBits.com, a telecommunications information company, has created a question answering service called Any Question Answered. The service was designed to help customers find answers through text messages. AQA differs from search engines in that you receive an answer to the question you posed, not a list of links that may have the information you seek.
Phone skills are very important when you have your own home business. If you are like me, when I started out, then you may think you are going to work entirely online and not use the phone. However, there will come times in your business when you must talk on the phone. In fact, you will probably talk on the phone a lot when you have an “online” home business.
When people decide to buy from you or to at least inquire further, your contact information may not be in front of them at that specific point in time. Therefore, they’ll probably want to avoid the hassle of having to look you up. They will try to skip the inconvenience of searching for your contact information by, among other things, asking others if they happen to know.
The use of cellular phones has turned into mobile madness. Every where you go, you are bombarded with the sounds of cell phones ringing and people shouting to be heard by a person who is nowhere to be seen. While I was standing in line at a fast food restaurant recently, a phone rang. Six of the nine people waiting in line to place an order grabbed for their belts. One came up a winner and took the call.
Even with such a large body of potential prospects to work with, sales online still are only a tiny fraction of all sales reported. One of the biggest concerns online continues to be security. And, a big part of this concern comes in not knowing whom it is that you are dealing with behind that web page. How can you help to put your potential customer’s fear at rest?
Many cell phones now have the ability to receive email. While that can be very useful, large messages are often a problem both because they are hard to read and because one large message may be split up into multiple messages at the phone.
Sometimes, though, it’s important that certain messages get to you even though they may be large. That’s the situation one of my Mitel (E-Smith) mail server customers had: mail sent to a certain account was very important to know about, but he didn’t want the entire message shipped to his cell phone. As it turns out, this was an easy problem to solve.
The first contact you or another employee in your company has with a client or customer may well be over the telephone. Whoever answers the phone represents the entire organization and its philosophy about customer service to the person on the other end of the line. Make sure that you and everyone else who has access to your clients by phone knows and practices these rules of courtesy.
While the clarity on your cell phone may be increasing, the overall picture of wireless technology is becoming progressively murkier. New terms and services seem to spin off of the presses every day, and it’s hard to separate what you need to know from what you don’t.
What do all those acronyms mean? Most are specific ways of transmitting what amounts to the same kind of signals. Different phones depend on different technologies, and many of these are manufacturer-dependent.
Do you own one of those cool video phones that let people see each other while they talk? You know, those gadgets that we have been talking about for over 25 years? No, neither do I.
Where are these devices? One could say that our current telephone lines don’t have the bandwidth to support both audio and video, while others may state that people just do not want to see the other person (or more likely, be seen).