New Service Closes Loop on Missed Calls
Jul 24, 2003, 6:24 PM by (staff)
Comverse this week announced "Notify Me". With the new service, when a user tries to call an unavailable wireless phone, (out-of-range or turned off,) the caller can choose to be notified via SMS when the desired party becomes available. The service boosts carrier revenue by converting failed call attempts into successful calls. Notify Me includes privacy options for users to opt out, and is capable of working across different carriers. The product is available immediately for GSM carriers, with a CDMA version to follow in three months.
Facebook Has Shuttered Its Notify App
Facebook has closed Notify, an app it debuted last November to provide push notifications for breaking news and other content. Facebook notified Notify users this week that the app would be closed as of June 2.
Facebook Debuts App Dedicated to Notifications
Facebook today announced Notify, an app meant to help deliver timely notifications about news, happenings, and goings-on directly to mobile devices. The app lets people follow what it calls "stations" across a broad range of categories, including sports, weather, trailers, news, and so on.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
Google Merging Video Call Tool Into Phone Dialer
Google today said it is taking steps to ease the process of making video calls between Android handsets. Starting with Nexus, Pixel, and Android One devices, users will be able to initiate video calls directly from the phone dialer or text messaging app.
Verizon, AT&T Working On Intercarrier VoLTE
Verizon Wireless and AT&T today said the companies are working together to make interoperable VoLTE calls a reality. Both carriers offer VoLTE to their subscribers, but those calls can only pass between two VoLTE-enabled devices covered by an LTE network run by the same carrier.