Thursday, October 21, 2010

Who Is apache@txt2day.com?

Visitor messages are sent using our mail server using a default email address. The tag "apache@txt2day.com" is placed on messages sent by visitors that do not include a return address. We can assure you that noone at txt2day is sending these messages.

Our site is visited daily by many looking to send text messages because they don't have a cell phone, lost their phone, battery is not working or simply want to send a quick text. Sometimes, they don't provide a return email address. In those cases, txt2day must put a place holder in for the return address but we are not the originator of the message.

Our site is like a "phone booth" where visitors can quickly send a message. If they wish to have replies, they need to put their own email address in the message form.

How do I receive replies to text messages sent via txt2day?

If you use www.txt2day.com for texting, there is a Reply Email Address which you can optionally fill. This is the reply address seen by the receiver of the SMS text message. If they choose to reply to your text and their provider supports replies to email, you will receive their return text to the address you selected.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

US Teens Send An Average of 3,339 Texts Per Month

According to recent studies carried out by Nielsen, teens from the United States of America text three thousand, three hundred, and thirty nine times a month on average. A few people are likely to be shocked by these figures, but how surprising is it really in this day and age where everything revolves around convenience and technology? Reports suggest that the average American teenager texts at least six times per hour. This is not a surprising figure, and many people actually text a lot more.

As well as the dramatic increase in text message usage over the last couple of years, people are using a lot more internet data. There could be a few different reasons for this. One reason is that there are a lot more websites available in mobile versions now than there were a few years ago, especially when it comes to social networking websites.

Nearly half of all American teens asked why they would own a cell phone said that the only reason that they use the device is to send texts. The second most important reason for owning a mobile phone for a teenager was for safety reasons according to the study. Finally, the thir most popular reason is so that teens are able to keep in touch with their friends, which again, probably incorporates texting as part of staying in contact with them. The study also shows that teen females are using cell phones more for texting than boys, and that boys are using more mobile internet data.

Friday, October 8, 2010

How a cell phone picture led to girl's suicide

October 07, 2010|By Randi Kaye, AC360° Correspondent

At age 13, Hope Witsell struggled in middle school. Not because her class work at Shields Middle School in Ruskin, Florida, was challenging, but because Hope was being bullied.

Her friend, Kyla Stich, told CNN that fellow students would "walk up to her and call her 'slut,' 'whore,' and they would sometimes, they would call her 'skank' and just be really cruel to her."

Another friend, Lexi Leber, said, "We had to make like a wall, we had people surrounding her, and she had to be in the middle because people would come by and try to hit her and push her into a locker or something.

"She was afraid to walk alone, she was afraid someone would do something to her, like verbally attack her, so she would always have someone with her," Leber added.

This all started in the spring of 2009 during the last week of school.

Friends and family say Hope had "sexted" a picture of her breasts to her boyfriend. Another girl from school, they say, got her hands on the photo and sent it to students at six different schools in the area.

Before Hope could do anything to stop it, that photo had gone viral.

The school alerted Hope's parents. Her mother, Donna Witsell, told CNN how she learned about the photo.

"The assistant principal had a meeting with my husband and I and pretty much told us that he did not see the image but that he had heard that it was Hope and when he confronted Hope, Hope did not deny it. She wasn't proud of it but she didn't lie," Hope's mother said.

Mrs. Witsell says she had warned her daughter about the dark side of technology, about "some of the pretty sexual images of young girls and guys."

She added, "Hope was very aware of that, of inappropriate dress and most definitely posing."

Still, because of that photo, Hope had become a target for 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old bullies.

But she didn't share her pain with her parents.

Even when bullies wrote horrible things about Hope on a MySpace page called the "Shields Middle School Burn Book" and started a "Hope Hater Page," the young girl kept silent.

Summer provided a bit of a break, but when the new school year began, the taunting was even worse.

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, Hope Witsell helped her father mow the lawn. They cooked a special seafood dinner together as a family. Then Hope disappeared to her room upstairs. Her parents stayed downstairs and watched TV.

Donna Witsell will never forget the moment she went to say goodnight to her daughter.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Send Text Messages for Free Using Txt2day

If your current mobile carrier doesn't offer unlimited text messaging or your phone is out of charge, there is an option available to you called txt2day.com. It is a free text message website that allows you to send 140 character text messages for free. You can even include your email address to get replies instead of having them sent to your phone.

Some of the service providers include: AT&T, Alltel, Cingular, Bell Canada, Boost (Boost Mobile), Nextel, Mobile One, Orange, Edge, Plus Poland, Movistar, Immix, Fido, GCI, Incandescent, Unicell, US Cellular, T Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Vodacom, SunCom and T Mobile UK. That is only a partial list. They are always adding new carrier that they offer service to so please check the website for more listings.

What happens if you don't know the name of the carrier that you are sending the text to? When that happens I usually just pick one of the names at the top of the list and send it. 99 times out of 100 it goes through just fine. At the bottom of the page there is a Cell Phone Provider Lookup. You can enter the area code and first three digits of the number and it will give you the name of the carrier. This is 100% accurate and something you will glean an answer that says "Most Likely Provider is...(name)"

There can be delivery delays but it is a free service. Some carriers deliver the message as an attachment, others as a photo and some unbiased deliver it as a standard text message. That isn't txt2day.com's issue, it is how the carrier chooses to deliver the message. For the most part I have never had any problems using the service but as I said, there can be times when it takes a few minutes for messages to be delivered to the cell phone.

Txt2day.com does not tolerate spam, they log your IP address and will turn it over to the proper authorities if you harass someone or send multiple unwanted text messages. They also offer you the ability to block your number from receiving messages from their service in case you are getting unwanted spam from someone. There are a lot of free text message services that you can use but some of them sell your number and the number you are texting to harvesters that send out text spam. I have never had that happen with txt2day.com and it is a service that I recommend to everyone that needs to send text messages.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Astronomical Text Message Margins

According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, outgoing 160-character text messages on a cell phone typically costs users 20 cents, while it only costs carriers three-tenths of a cent to process. That's a 6,000% profit.

SMS (short message service) texts are limited to 160 characters because they, in effect, piggyback on a secondary data channel necessary to coordinate voice communications. Even if you're paying 10 cents per text, that's nothing to LOL about.

"Six hundred text messages contain less data than one minute of a phone call," testified Consumers Union policy analyst Joel Kelsey at a hearing before Congress. If text data rates applied, he said, a brief cell conversation would cost customers $120.


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