SMS Nation: August Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! A new article by Forbes Magazine confirms the trend we’ve been seeing for several years now: that SMS is the preferred communication method for Millennials, above phone calls and even, on some occasions, face to face interactions.

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SMS Nation: October Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! It started as a mobile app, but now they’ve launched a complementary service called Gone by SMS to make it even easier for users. SMS intervention programs are effective for several reasons.

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Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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SMS texting is a great way to do it because it’s the most popular form of communication, and the one most likely to be viewed by recipients. text messages a day and that SMS campaigns have a 99% clickthrough rate? SMS is the way to go! appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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SMS Nation: July Edition

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Here, we’ve compiled three recent stories about SMS that caught our eye about how text messaging is impacting our daily lives. New report finds that people prefer SMS to Facebook Messenger. Thanks for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation!

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Three Myths of SMS Marketing Debunked

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Here are three common myths about SMS marketing debunked. Mobile messaging is highly regulated by carriers and industry watch groups, and legislation today protects the public against spam via text. Every step of a user’s participation in a mobile campaign is clearly made with consent.

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Using Accents in SMS Text Messages

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Mobile Commons works with some of the most inspiring Hispanic organizations in the country, including Reform Immigration 4 America , Presente.org , the National Alliance for Hispanic Health , the National Hispanic Media Coalition , and many others. But if you join the Spanish-language version of any of their mobile lists, you’ll notice something surprising. SMS in the US. You see, there are two competing mobile phone technologies in the United States: GSM and CDMA.

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How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication.

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What’s New with SMS and the World Today

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Here are a few interesting stories about SMS that are circulating the web. Although the message was received by a mobile phone, Neil had to send it through his office computer since cell phones at the time did not have a way of inputting text.

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Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones? Mobile Phones Cross the Digital Divide. All Posts Mobile Resources and Research

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women.

Create Real-Time Text Chat Through Our LivePerson SMS Integration

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A mobile messaging campaign is conversational by its very nature. In some cases, an organization might want to have its staff members send direct messages to their mobile community. For those customers, Mobile Commons lets you create real-time text chat, by integrating with LivePerson. LivePerson over SMS. Mobile Commons has integrated their software into our system, so you can chat with people on their mobile phones.

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Four Steps to Driving College Enrollment with SMS

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Text messaging provides a way for colleges and universities to reach out to teens on the device they use most—their mobile phones – and get them to take action. Follow these four steps to learn how to incorporate mobile into your admissions strategy.

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Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Personalization

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Healthcare providers can use data from each patient’s profile in order to send customized messages directly to their mobile phones. The post Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Personalization appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

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Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering.

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Mobile Phones to Monitor Teenagers Mental Health

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Thanks to Holly Hart for forwarding a very interesting article about monitoring and behavioral change using mobile phones. Not mobile learning, but an important pilot to help in the treatment of 14-24 year-olds with depression issues. By using the communications capabilities of mobile phones and SMS messages, MCRI hopes to better capture information and provide earlier treatment.

Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

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In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. In particular, SMS has the widest reach of all mobile channels and can be leveraged in conjunction with other channels.

Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?

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More and more companies invested in building their brand are pouring more money into mobile marketing. As Wired Magazine points out, chat is a universal UI, and an elegant design solution to fit every mobile marketer’s need. The post Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?

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SMS Delivers Patient Support in Many Forms

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Data from SAP Global shows that 68% of people check their phones at least hourly. In the 18-24 age group, 37% check their phones every 10 minutes. All these figures underscore why mobile phones are an excellent way to connect with your core audience.

DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin’s TED Talk on a Teen Crisis SMS Hotline

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Lublin is working to launch a service where teens can text in their urgent issues and receive immediate help from a counselor – and it’s all powered by Mobile Commons. “I I think [a mobile phone] might be a lifeline.

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MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations.

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

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The mobile market is changing and that means healthcare marketing has to change with it. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, there’s a huge opportunity for healthcare marketers to capitalize on this shift, especially with today’s smartphone generation of millennials.

SMS News: May 2015, Healthcare Edition

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In this month’s edition of SMS news, we highlight three interesting healthcare studies involving text messaging. The study found that patients who played Angry Birds during minor surgery were two times less likely to ask for pain relief as those who were not using their mobile phone.

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Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Language practice using mobile phones 1 09 2006 Ewan McIntosh highlights a post by Lynne from Tobermoryhs , where she relates “how her students have been practicing French speaking skills on their mobile phones, including a great game – how long can you spend speaking on the phone… in the foreign language&#.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. Features Live SMS Chat Mobile Research Text Messaging

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StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards 28 06 2006 StudyCell, a company specialising in mobile-phone-based flashcards and formative assessment quizzes, today announced it has surpassed the 10,000 downloads mark.

Cheap SMS | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Cheap SMS 12 05 2006 At our Board of Studies Mobile Learning workshop in February, we ran an interactive “treasure hunt&# activity to demonstrate some of the ways mobile phones could be used to facilitate learning experiences. As part of that activity, we communicated with all of the “teams&# using SMS.

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5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

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Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering.

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Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone. Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese.

Rethinking Healthcare Conversations with Text Messaging

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In a recent Healthcare Dive webinar , Chris Boone, CEO of the Health Data Consortium , and Alyson Rixner, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Mobile Commons, discussed why text messaging is an effective means of reaching and engaging patients in the healthcare space.

Four Steps to Driving College Enrollment with SMS

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Text messaging provides a way for colleges and universities to reach out to teens on the device they use most—their mobile phones – and get them to take action. Follow these four steps to learn how to incorporate mobile into your admissions strategy.

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Text Messaging for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes

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Twelve percent of all SMS healthcare studies published from 2013-2014 examined the efficacy of text messaging for diabetes management. They point out that a person’s mobile phone can be seen as an on-call assistant for managing diabetes via regular text messages.

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

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A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web. You also (unlike Polleverywhere) can get the results of the poll on your mobile phone! Classroom Applications of mobile polling KWL's It can be used to generate KWL's inside or outside of class.

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

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A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web. You also (unlike Polleverywhere) can get the results of the poll on your mobile phone! Classroom Applications of mobile polling KWL's It can be used to generate KWL's inside or outside of class.

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

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The problem has everything to do with perception: As a marketer with a compelling story to tell, email, social media, and mobile apps are viewed as individual communications channels that each serve their own purpose. A key to a successful SMS campaign is keeping things personal.

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Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks

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Dominic opts to make the most of mobile phones as a teaching and learning tool and explores the different ways in which he has used mobile phones in his classroom. However, officially, mobiles are still banned in many schools.

Four Steps to Driving College Enrollment with SMS

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Text messaging provides a way for colleges and universities to reach out to teens on the device they use most—their mobile phones – and get them to take action. SMS is an effective way to engage teens, capture information, and effectively communicate with prospective students to drive enrollment. Follow these four steps to learn how to incorporate mobile into your admissions strategy. The first step in any successful mobile campaign is promoting your call to action.

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eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The sale and use of mobile handheld devices has soared over the last few years. The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. This Guardian Weekly article , for example, reports on the massive rise of mobile phone use in Africa.

The answer is just an SMS away… | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The answer is just an SMS away… 11 09 2006 The Guardian reports on the success of SMS-based answer services in the UK. Sarah McVittie, CEO of 82ASK (which corresponds to the keys 82275 on a mobile keyboard), reckons it has answered a million questions since 2003 and is expanding at 20% a month largely by word of mouth.

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