Text messaging is not just for kids anymore. In fact, people of all ages produce more than 3 million text messages a day. Using online tools will turn any phone into a powerhouse of productivity.
Text messaging is very useful. It is often a substitute for e-mails and instant messaging. Short messages are sent via SMS instead of calling the person. It saves time and effort.
For travelers, text messaging is also the cheapest form of communication aside from the internet. You can check on your mobile phone about flight details, tracking a package, checking your bank balance, driving directions as well as updating the calendar. It is also a useful tool when jotting down notes if there is no pen available.
Some mobile phones are more advanced. It is able to get voice commands. In this case, instead of keying in your message, the phone will just listen to your voice and jot down the message for you. The catch is that you have to speak clearly to encode the right message. And depending on where the mobile phone was manufactured, it may have problems listening to your tone and diction.
You can also link up to your email calendar. All the events, reminders and memos you put in your email calendar will be sent to your mobile phone as a text message. You will never have to miss another important occasion again. With just a text message, you can also track calories and packages in an instant. A lot of web services offer information as well as alerting options through SMS as part of their service. If you are curious when your package will arrive, just type in your track number and send it to the appropriate number. You will instantly receive a text alert regarding your package.
There are also banks and other utility companies that offer easy payment via text messages also. These banks and other service companies are tied up with telecommunication networks. Subscribers can start their e-wallets, much like having some savings in their phone. This way, bills can be very easily paid through their phones.
This new trick is very convenient. One does not have to rush to meet the cutoff time of offices or banks. They can pay at any time, anywhere, by just using their mobile phones. Text confirmations will be received when the payment is successful.
Most cellular phones now are equipped with built-in cameras also. Pictures taken from these cameras can be added with text messages afterwards, and then sent to a friend.
Many people are busy with work and other responsibilities. They hardly have time to read the newspaper or watch the news to learn the latest bits around. But with text messaging, all you have to do is subscribe to specific networks and you will be constantly updated via text messages whenever important events are happening.
In the same way, you can also subscribe to your favorite stores and you will be sent messages whenever there are ongoing promotions or factory sales. You will never be far behind from the latest happenings again.
SMS has really gone a long way from just being a communication tool. It has made lives much easier today.