SMS On Demand

December 5, 2008

Well, we are pleased to announce the Technology Preview of a brand new SMS On Demand service, which we are calling Text1066.

So what’s it all about? In a nutshell Text1066 is a Local information service that uses SMS Text Messaging. The service is available for Hastings, East Sussex but it is hoped that we will provide local information services for many different areas in the future. It works by sending a SMS Text Message containing a predefined keyword to 01424 401066 and getting your required information back. The sorts of information available includes/will include Local Tide times, Taxi numbers, Library opening times, Cinema listings, What’s on etc.

In addition we have added some funny SMS keywords, like SMS Jokes, Yo Mama Jokes, Funny Wisdom quotes, Alternative Confucius sayings and choice insults to use on your best mates. We also put some Wise, Spiritual and Psychic options on there as well, so you can request a quote from the analects of Confucius, a passage from the Bible (book of proverbs) or even receive a mobile fortune cookie. One of the fun keywords on the system is the Crystal Ball, if you are deliberating over a tough decision then, hold your mobile very closely and think of the question; send a Text Message with the keyword Crystal Ball to 01424 401066 and get the answer straight back.

The Technology Preview of Text1066 is a work in progress but fully operational and can be used while we add additional keywords and content to the service.

For more information take a look at the summary page of our new SMS on Demand Service on our main website which has a list of current keywords and a brief on how it works.

Look out for our next blog post where we go behind the reasons of why we’ve developed this system.