How Not To Piss People Off in a Group Text Message

It's a shame you can't unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was one of the recipients of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn't know. But it wasn't fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette. » 3/21/14 2:40pm 3/21/14 2:40pm

A Children's Treasury of Texting Slang

Today is texting's 20th birthday, and as part of the celebration, we've rounded up a little museum of texting slang. You may know some of it very well, you may not recognize some of it at all. You may even find the existence of some of it to be quite dubious. » 12/03/12 1:20pm 12/03/12 1:20pm

Of Course AT&T's New International Messaging Plans Would Be Ass…

AT&T just announced their new international SMS plans and they're ridonkulous: 200 messages for $30 and 500 messages for $50. Hah! 50 bucks! Just for sending texts! Who in the half brain hell would sign up for that? » 9/21/11 3:27pm 9/21/11 3:27pm

Leaked Document Suggests AT&T Is Retiring Its $10/1000 Text Messaging…

A leaked internal AT&T document that landed in the hands of Engadget suggests the carrier is axing its $10/1000 messages text messaging plan effective August 21st. The only available text messaging option will be the $20 unlimited plan. [Engadget] » 8/18/11 12:08am 8/18/11 12:08am

Text Your Way To a Short Emergency Room Wait

Here's one reason to continue paying $10 a month for your texting plan. ER Texting, Inc has a service that sends you a text message with a list of your local hospitals and their emergency room wait times. » 6/16/11 9:50pm 6/16/11 9:50pm

Earn a Graduate Degree in Texting!!!11

There's graduate school, where you're encouraged to throw yourself into your studies, and then there's Graduate School, where you're encouraged to throw grammar out the window and recruit your friends via text message. [Reddit via Huffington Post via Daily What] » 8/10/10 9:40pm 8/10/10 9:40pm

Man Dumped Over Sexts Pre-Loaded In His Phone

A Winnipeg man has been dumped by his girlfriend of two and a half years, after she found his phone riddled with sext messages. Only problem? He didn't write any of them. Virgin Mobile did. » 2/10/10 10:00am 2/10/10 10:00am

Ping is Like a Free SMS Client For iPhone and iPod Touch Users

This Ping app by the guy who made PushGmail is a mix between text messaging and instant messaging. What you need to know is that it's free and it's fast. » 9/28/09 8:00pm 9/28/09 8:00pm

You Can Now Text Message 911...In Parts of Iowa...With Some Risk

It's a bit surprising that even with the worldwide prevalence of text messaging, the first 911 call center to support SMS just opened yesterday in Iowa. Unfortunately, the system is still fairly imperfect. » 8/06/09 6:40pm 8/06/09 6:40pm

Senate Pushes Bill to Ban Texting While Driving

Though 14 states have already banned text messaging while driving, the Senate introduced a bill today that would essentially force the remaining states to pass a similar bill—despite there being no good way to enforce such a ban. » 7/29/09 10:30pm 7/29/09 10:30pm

Congress: Stop Wasting Time Trying for a Verizon iPhone and Actually…

The New York Times' David Pogue has a great story condemning Congress for trying to outlaw exclusivity contracts instead of implementing changes in the cellphone industry that would actually benefit consumers. Down with those outlandish, unfair fees! » 7/23/09 1:00am 7/23/09 1:00am

What Method Of 21st Century Communication Do You Prefer?

From time to time I like to revisit the issue of communication because the options are constantly expanding and it is an interesting ongoing sociological experiment. So, the question is simple: which method of communication do you utilize most? » 5/28/09 5:00pm 5/28/09 5:00pm

Two Men Attempting to Set a Text Messaging Record Get $26K Phone Bill…

Move over teenage girls: two friends from Philadelphia—both men—just received a bill for $26,000 after sending 217,000 texts to each other in the month of March alone. » 4/22/09 9:00pm 4/22/09 9:00pm

Catholic Bishops Call for Abandonment of Technology During Lent

Some Roman Catholic bishops in Italy have called for Catholics to give up technology, notably text messaging and Twitter, for Lent. Possible sacrifices they also considered include "all fun" and "things people like." » 3/07/09 10:00am 3/07/09 10:00am

London Clinics Begin Sending STD Test Results via Text

The National Health Service in the London Borough of Hounslow, in an effort to coax young people into getting tested, is offering free self-service STD kits, with an added bonus: text message diagnosis!. » 2/20/09 8:33am 2/20/09 8:33am

Girl Refuses to Stop Texting in Class, School Calls Cops, Cops Arrest…

In an incident that wasn't at all excessive (nope), a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin was arrested for refusing to stop sending text messages during class, where she proceeded to hide the phone in her ASS CRACK. » 2/17/09 9:30pm 2/17/09 9:30pm

Peek Email Device+Lifetime Subscription for $300, Today Only

The proudly specific Peek email/texting device is on sale today for an all-inclusive $300, which covers lifetime service (normally $20 a month) and the handset (normally $100). Not bad for Time's Gadget of the Year. » 1/16/09 7:24am 1/16/09 7:24am

Girl Sent 35K Text Messages in a Month...Twice, But It is Nowhere Near…

The story of a 13 year old girl sending 14,000 text messages in a single month got a lot of press, but truth be told, that figure is actually fairly low. » 1/15/09 1:20pm 1/15/09 1:20pm

TiVo Gets Text Message Scheduling via kwiry

kwiry, the web application which enables commands via text messaging, has now added support for TiVo Scheduling. The service is open to any phone capable of texting and no web connection is needed. » 1/14/09 12:00pm 1/14/09 12:00pm

Teenager Tallies Up 14,528 Text Messages in a Month

A 13-year-old girl in California racked up 14,528 text messages in just a month, which calculates out to 484 a day and 20 an hour. Dear Lord, it's that damn Cingular commercial come to life. » 1/14/09 12:00am 1/14/09 12:00am