23 Jul

txtWeb – Now enjoy Internet on SMS




txtWeb is a global platform where anyone with a mobile phone can discover and consume internet  just by SMSing keywords (very much like entering domain names into internet browsers) to ONE national number, and receive back content (up to 900 characters per SMS).

Keywords represent an almost unlimited number of applications that use content from the internet or have their own original content. These applications are created by an open community of publishers and developers (which can be anyone), and can include wikipedia content, local market prices, government programs, financial literacy tips etc. A user can think of txtWeb as an SMS-based browser, but much more accessible than web-browsers on computers since anyone with a simple feature phone can use it.

In India, there are million of  mobile users without access to the internet. Now with the help of this service, they can get access to valuable information which is usually available on Internet.

To access the service, just type keyword you are looking for and SMS it to 92433 42000 in India and 650.385.8882 in US and Canada. For example, just SMS @CRICBUZZ to get the latest cricket scores, SMS @WIKIPEDIA LATIN to get the Wikipedia entry on Latin language, SMS @STOCKTIP to get stick tips or SMS @PASSPORT to know the status of your passport application. You can also SMS anything without the “@” sign, in which case it will default to search and provide you a list of relevant services.  At this time there are 700 services which have been crowdsourced.

The charges for this service are the standard SMS charges.