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Business SMS Goes Global
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 3rd 2007
Upside Wireless Inc, a Vancouver based company has launched an international, business text messaging service for BlackBerry and Palm Treo users.
Handheld SMS (handheldsms dot com]Send International SMS from your BlackBerry or Treo provides business users of handheld devices such as BlackBerry or Palm Treo, the ability to extend the use of their phone to send and receive text messages anywhere in the World. The service can deliver text messages to any mobile phone on the planet regardless of which telecom operator users are signed up with.
Business road warriors are using the service to communicate with customers and colleagues worldwide. It is the only two-way international service that is 100% compatible with any handheld device. The appeal of the service for corporate users is that there is nothing to download, no software to install, no upfront or ongoing commitment required. This is especially important in an enterprise environment where IT departments are reluctant to support third party applications.
Best of all, users do not need to change their service provider. Many service providers, such as Sprint, Verizon, Telus, Alltel and others, do not have international SMS coverage. This limits Blackberry and Treo users to communicate with their colleagues or customers who live outside of USA or Canada. Handheld SMS solves this problem and lets customers send and receive messages to and from any mobile phone on the Planet.
Messages cost just 12c or less on a pay as you go basis or there are 3 levels of subscription starting at only $14.95 per month.
Jonathan Lyon, Director of Marketing at Upside Wireless, says “We are seeing tremendous uptake from corporate users with offices located in different countries. SMS is now an established communications protocol and is used extensively by business people. It’s immediate, personal and extremely cost effective.”