Showing posts with label SMS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SMS. Show all posts

Sunday, April 7, 2013

what is Kik and how does it work

Kik is a fast social messenger for SmartPhones, and can be used over cross-platforms. With Kik uses can send free SMS and text messages. Free apps like Kik and Whatsapp are fast becoming the most used Apps on phones and could in the long run pose a threat to social media sites like Facebook. With kik users can send free SMS messages bypassing messaging rates offered by carriers. users can send unlimited SMS' for free, and also send pictures and share videos with their friends. Group messaging is also possible and therefore, with one share people can share stuff with their immediate group of friends.

How does Kik workWhat is Kik and how does it work.

Once you download the app which is available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Nokia and BlackBerry. The app will integrate with your phone contacts and if you friends also have Kik, you can start messaging and texting for free, by turning on the Address Book matching feature.

There are also Kik cards to help you search for funny videos on YouTube and share with your friends. Once downloaded you will need a Kik username. As your username is your identity and not your phone number. So you Kik to send messages, sketches, videos, picture and more. It is free to use and can be fun among friends. kik uses your existing data plan or Wi-Fi to send and receive messages. When using Wi-Fi it's totally free. When using your data plan however, the price is set by your provider. So let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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What is Whatsapp and how does it work

Whatsapp has become the No. 1 cross-platform mobile SmartPhone communications. The app to be used on an iOS platform will cost a moderate $0,99 per year. Android users have the ability to communicate with friends and family, absolutely free. The ability to Send SMS text messages absolutely free is what has made Whatapps the de facto standard from cross-platform communications. Users can communicate with each other for free without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. In addition users can also create groups and use group messaging to stay in touch with each other. In addition users can also share videos and photos for free with their friends.

Whatsapp - how does it workWhat is Whatsapp and how does Whatsapp work.
Whatsapp uses your own internet connection plan like 3G and Wi-Fi to send SMS messages for free. So since the app is using your own data plan - video messages and pictures messages can be sent for free. There are also no international charges for sending SMS or Text Messages. Everything is totally free.

Once you download the App it integrates into your SmartPhone easily and therefore no need to create a username or PIN. Your address book is then used to easily add your buddies, friends and family. If your phone is switched off, Whatsapp will still save your messages for you. You get them all once you turn your phone back on. The app is also good for sharing location and sending data.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Groupie offers free group socializing

Groupie lets you make new friends and connect with private messaging. The App gives you the opportunity to make friends with like-minded people and stay in touch. Groupie is available for download on your iPhone and iPod touch or you can also join on the web and coming soon to Android and other platforms as well.. It is free to download and you can register with Facebook.

So what is Groupie and how does it work
1. Browse Groups - once you download the App you can start browsing through groups and find groups that interest you. Once you join a group you can start making friends. you can browse groups by category, keyword or location. Groupie will also suggest groups for you and goes a step further by suggesting local groups which will help close the distance. You can also create your own group and invite friends to join, people who find your group can also be allowed to join.
2. Social Sharing with Friends - The App comes with easy social integration and you can integrate Facebook and Twitter for easy sharing.
3. Unique URL's - Each group comes with its own unique URL which means each group can easily be found by search engines and is optimized for the same. So start a group and get famous.
4. Group Message - each group has its own message board, live map and directory. With group messaging you can share links and updates to everyone in the group instantly.
5. Private Message: you can send private text and SMS messages to other users.
6. Privacy -  The App takes good care of your privacy and you can set it to what suits you.

With groupie Group Texting allows you to stay in touch with friends and meet new ones. Create or join groups, stay inn touch with other members, make new friends or simply hangout. Check it out now.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Twitter Fast Follow and SMS Tips

Twitter has announced that in the US, you can now get Tweets from people or user accounts you would like to follow. You do not need to signup and create an account on Twitter to be able to do this. So currently for if you are based in the US, you can now avail this service. In fact, sending a text was originally the only way users could tweet. This is why Tweets are 140 characters -- they need to fit into a text message. This service can also be turned on and off anytime you choose. This service is good for people who would like to keep track of a single account and be updated with the latest Tweets. 

How to follow a Twitter user using Fast Follow

Fast Follow. Anyone in the US can receive Tweets on their phone even if they haven’t signed up for Twitter. This is a simple way for people to get information they care about in real-time. For example, let’s say you want to get Tweets from New York City’s office of emergency management (@NotifyNYC). Just text ‘follow NotifyNYC’ to 40404 in the US.

Try it out the next time you see a Twitter 
@username at a restaurant or store, on a billboard or on TV, or if you hear one mentioned on the radio. If you want to appear in a user’s followers list or start to get followers, you’ll need to create a Twitter account. You can SMS by texting ‘signup’ to Twitter.

Fast Following without creating an account is currently available only in the US, but we're working with carriers to bring it to other countries.

How to follow a Twitter user via SMS

Set SMS alerts: From your computer, wherever you see a user on, you can hover over their name or avatar, and click on the phone icon that appears in the hovercard. Whenever they tweet, you'll get it as an SMS message on your phone.

It's just as easy to set alerts from your phone. Send 
‘on [username]’ or ‘off [username]’ to 40404 in the US. (Tip: Check our list of numbers for each country and add the Twitter number to your address book.)
Tell Twitter to be quiet. Turn text messages on or off by sending ‘on’ or ‘off’ to Twitter. You can also go to the settings page if you want to turn off text message updates during a certain time period.
Keep up with the latest Tweet. If you text 'Get [username]’, that user’s most recent Tweet will be sent to your phone, even if you don’t follow them. There are a bunch of other fun commands you can use with Twitter on your phone.

Follow @twittermobile to keep up with the latest mobile developments.

[Via Twitter Blog Update]

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