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Poe pushes for implementation of law requiring free text alerts during calamities

Sen. Grace Poe. FILE PHOTO

Amid the onset of calamities during the rainy season, Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday urged the “meaningful” implementation of a law that requires mobile service providers to send free disaster warning alerts to their subscribers.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Text messages a potential life-saver in flood-prone parts of Africa

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Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Filipinos connect with loved ones through call, text, Internet

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Personal calls to connect with loved ones are making a comeback, especially during the holidays. This was apparent when voice traffic surged almost double this Christmas season, according to leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Manila archbishop scores spelling in text messages

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle poked fun Saturday at the shortened spelling of words many have adopted due to the influence of text messaging on their cellular phones.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Smartphones put writing on the wall for paid texts

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Text messaging, the simple telecoms service that turned into a global phenomenon, is under threat from free smartphone services and operators need to find alternative revenue streams, analysts say.

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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