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.
Mar 24, 2017
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Apr 12, 2018
Security Research Labs says Android phone makers often miss security patches but still tell owners the phones are up-to-date. Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell examined the code of some 1,200 phones from more than a dozen phone makers for every security patch released during 2017.
Jan 10, 2019
T-Mobile has now launched Caller Verified technology, which uses the STIR and SHAKEN standards to confirm that caller ID information hasn't been spoofed. The anti-robocall service is currently available only on the Galaxy Note9, but is coming to other T-Mobile smartphones "later this year".
Aug 25, 2018
Two different security flaws affecting the customers of AT&T and T-Mobile were revealed this week. The security gaps could have given hackers access to customer account PINs, which would in turn allow them to potentially hijack the customers' SIM cards.
Mar 27, 2018
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.