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InFlight Labs announces new messaging service available on WiFi airliners

InFlight Labs announces new messaging service available on WiFi airliners

Most airlines are now outfitting their aircraft with WiFi service that passengers can use while they are in the air. The WiFi services allow web surfing, game playing, and chat to take place in the air. Some of the aircraft also allow voice calls to be made. InFlight Labs has announced a new service that works with WiFi equipped aircraft that will let the passengers have text conversations in the air.

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ShopAlerts By AT&T Sends Location-Based Text Ads

ShopAlerts By AT&T Sends Location-Based Text Ads

AT&T is preparing to step beyond typical carrier duties, by launching a new location-based text ad service. The carrier will be sending out text ads such as coupons and other special offers to subscribed customers based on their locations as detected by their phones. The program will start only in certain metropolitan areas including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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Leaked Image Shows AT&T is Changing Messaging Plans on January 23rd

Leaked Image Shows AT&T is Changing Messaging Plans on January 23rd

Best Buy's in the hot seat again, it seems. According to a new, leaked image from the electronics retailer, it looks like AT&T is getting ready to switch some things around. Namely, messaging is getting a boost. While two previous plans are getting dropped, the wireless carrier is offering up more text messages for less money. That is, if this screen shot turns out to be true, of course.

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PhoneGuard blocks texting when a phone is traveling faster than 10mph

PhoneGuard blocks texting when a phone is traveling faster than 10mph

With all the press, that has surrounded texting and driving with the hazards and fatalities that distracted driving can bring, people still do it every day. Many states and cities have laws in place banning texting and driving, but people ignore the laws and teens especially tend to think that they can text and drive.

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Text messages marketing Robots movie worth $200 each

Text messages marketing Robots movie worth $200 each

It's been a long time since the Twentieth Century Fox animated flick Robots hit theaters. During the time the movie was being marketed hard by the moviemaker, the company used text messages that were unsolicited to get people to see the flick.

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LG US National Texting Championship Won by Teenage Girl, Receives $50,000

LG US National Texting Championship Won by Teenage Girl, Receives $50,000

There aren't many texting championships out there that shell out a lot of money for the winner. LG, though, has money enough to give out $50,000 to the winner of their recent US National Texting Championship held in New York City. The winner, a teenage girl by the name of Brianna Hendrickson, managed to secure a victory while up on a stage, and tapping out a verse of "Old MacDonald" on her phone's keypad.

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SMS bug creates Android messaging confusion

SMS bug creates Android messaging confusion

As if we needed another reason to be careful about our sexting habits, an apparent bug on Android devices is causing text and multimedia messages to be sent to unintended recipients.  Multiple Android users are reporting the fault on Google's support forums; the native messaging app on their phone - several models have apparently been affected, including the Google Nexus One and HTC Incredible - replaces the selected recipient of an SMS or MMS with a different identity, sometimes only showing the switch after  the message has been sent.

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Teenager Sends 100 Texts a Day, Gets Carpal Tunnel

Teenager Sends 100 Texts a Day, Gets Carpal Tunnel

For most of us, sending a text message nowadays is like having a face-to-face conversation. It's just what we do. It may have been looked at funny a handful of years ago, but now that even our grandmother is doing it, it's pretty much common place. But, too much of a good thing can be bad for anyone, just as Annie Levitz has found out. Her texting habit has caused her some major discomfort, but she does see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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