Archive for the 'SMS' Category

SMS Widgets and CallWave

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Keaka’s SMS widgets have provided the easiest way to send SMS text messages since August 2005. In the last year and a half, users sent over 3 million messages to friends in dozens of countries through my services.

The SMS widget for Apple’s Dashboard ranked high in Apple’s top 50 widget downloads for 9 months straight. Macworld chose it as one of the top 10 Tiger widgets. It was even featured in an Apple email campaign promoting Mac OS X Tiger.

For the next wave of enhancements, I’m handing the controls over to CallWave. As an innovative leader in communication applications, CallWave is in a great position to add cool new features and release more widgets designed to take tasks that are difficult on the phone and make them easier to perform on the desktop.

CallWave has already created new versions of each of the SMS applications:

If you have any questions about the transition, feel free to contact me.

SMS widget 3.3: More free carriers

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

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We’ve added 2 new free carriers to our SMS widget for your Apple Dashboard.

Now you can send free text messages to Unicel and SaskTel Mobility, in addition to the free carriers already supported. The SMS widget now supports sending free SMS messages to 29 carriers in the USA and Canada.

The SMS widget lets you send free SMS text messages to phones in the USA and Canada, and cheap messages worldwide!

The free SMS carriers now include:

  • ACS Alaska, Alltel, Arch Wireless Pager, AT&T, Boost, Cellular South, Cingular, Cricket, Dobson, Metro PCS, Metrocall Pager, Midwest Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, SunCom, T-Mobile, Unicel, Verizon, Verizon Pager, Virgin Mobile, Qwest, and “Beats me!” in the USA.
  • Bell Mobility, Fido, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel Mobility, TELUS, Virgin Mobile, and “Beats me!” in Canada.

SMS Google Module: New Carriers

Friday, May 5th, 2006

We’ve added 4 more free carriers to our SMS module for your personal Google homepage.

Now you can send free text messages to Dobson Cellular, Metrocall Pager, Unicel, and Virgin Mobile Canada, in addition to the free carriers already supported. The SMS Google module now supports sending free SMS messages to 28 carriers in the USA and Canada.

The free SMS carriers now include:

  • ACS Alaska, Alltel, Arch Wireless Pager, AT&T, Boost, Cellular South, Cingular, Cricket, Dobson, Metro PCS, Metrocall Pager, Midwest Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, SunCom, T-Mobile, Unicel, Verizon, Verizon Pager, Virgin Mobile, Qwest, and “Beats me!” in the USA.
  • Bell Mobility, Fido, MTS, Rogers, TELUS, Virgin Mobile, and “Beats me!” in Canada.

We’ve also added an SMS address book feature, so you can quickly select your contacts and send them free SMS messages.

The SMS Google module also lets you send cheap SMS messages worldwide, with reliable SMS delivery to over 180 countries. In Worldwide SMS mode, you can specify your Sender ID, receive SMS delivery acknowledgments, and view your SMS history online.

Cheap Worldwide SMS: New Features Added

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Here are the exciting new features we’ve added to our worldwide SMS service:

  • Added option to receive delivery acknowledgments by email. You’ve always been able to see your message status on your history page, and now you can get notified by email as soon as your message arrives on the recipient’s phone.
  • Added option to always use a delivery route that supports delivery acknowledgment.
  • Added option to always use a delivery route that supports Sender IDs.

All of these new features can be enabled by checking the appropriate checkbox on your account page. Do you need an account? It’s cheap and easy… get started now!

Features of worldwide SMS:

  • Type messages using a full sized keyboard instead of a tiny phone keypad.
  • Quickly send messages from your Dashboard using the SMS widget. The widget integrates with your Mac OS X address book.
  • Send messages from any web browser.
  • Reliable delivery to over 180 countries.
  • View your message history online.
  • Specify a Sender ID. In most cases, this allows the recipient to see who messages are from and reply to them.
  • Supports all of the ‘special’ characters! For example: € £ ¥ è é ñ ç ß ä å ¡
  • In the rare case a message can’t be delivered, you will be notified by email.
  • It’s cheap! Just 9 cents or less (€0,09) to send a message to most countries.

For a list of supported countries and the number of credits for each country, check our coverage table.

SMS widget 3.2 Released

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

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Here’s what’s new in version 3.2:

  • Added Dobson as a free carrier.
  • Added Metrocall Pager as a free carrier.
  • Added Virgin Mobile Canada as a free carrier.

The SMS widget lets you send free SMS text messages to phones in the USA and Canada, and cheap messages worldwide!

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead. Text messages can also be sent from our web interface using any web browser:
http://keakaj.com/sms/sms.cgi

You can even send messages from your personalized Google homepage using the free SMS Google module.

SMS widget 3.1 Released

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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Your favorite Apple Dashboard widget has been updated. The SMS widget lets you send free SMS text messages to phones in the USA and Canada, and cheap messages worldwide!

Here’s what’s new in version 3.1:

  • Works on new Intel Macs and PowerPC Macs (Universal).
  • Added Arch Wireless Pager as a free carrier.

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead. Text messages can also be sent from our web interface using any web browser:
http://keakaj.com/sms/sms.cgi

You can even send messages from your personalized Google homepage using the free SMS Google module.

SMS widget 3.0.3 Released

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

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The popular SMS widget for Apple’s Dashboard has been updated. Here’s what’s new in version 3.0.3:

  • Added ACS Alaska as a free carrier.
  • Version 3.0 added the ability to send cheap messages worldwide.

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead.

SMS widget 3.0.2 Released

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

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The popular SMS widget for Apple’s Dashboard has been updated. Here’s what’s new in version 3.0.2:

  • Added MTS Mobility as a free carrier (Canadian).
  • Version 3.0 added the ability to send cheap messages worldwide.

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead.

SMS Yahoo! widget 1.0 Released

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

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The most popular SMS widget is now available for both Windows and Mac users!

The SMS Yahoo! widget for Konfabulator allows you to send text messages to mobile phones. You don’t even need to have a phone at all! It’s FREE to send messages to the USA and Canada, and cheap to send messages worldwide.

  • Built-in address book lets you quickly select friends to contact.
  • Long messages are automatically split up into multiple pieces.
  • You can include your mobile number or email as the reply address of your messages. This lets recipients reply to your SMS messages.

A free website for sending text messages to the USA and Canda is available at:
http://keakaj.com/sms/sms.cgi

A website for sending text messages worldwide is available at:
http://keakaj.com/sms/smsworldwide.cgi

The widget currently supports:

  • Free messages to Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellular South, Cingular, Cricket, Metro PCS, Midwest Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, SunCom, T-Mobile, Verizon, Verizon Pager, Virgin Mobile, and Qwest in the USA.
  • Free messages to Bell Mobility, Fido, MTS, Rogers, and TELUS in Canada.
  • Cheap messages worldwide.

To use the SMS Yahoo! widget, you’ll also need the free Yahoo! Widget Engine (aka Konfabulator):
http://widgets.yahoo.com/

Free Worldwide SMS Credits

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Do you want FREE credits to send text messages worldwide? Get 10 free credits every time you tell a friend about our Worldwide SMS services!

If your friend mentions your Member ID when they create a new account, we’ll give you 10 FREE credits!

It’s simple! Here’s how it works:

  1. Your friend creates a new Worldwide SMS account by purchasing cheap credits at:
    http://keakaj.com/buy.html (Euro)
    or
    http://keakaj.com/buy-usd.html (US Dollars, cheaper)

  2. On the purchase page, there is a box where your friend can enter an optional note. Tell your friend to type: “Referred by Member ID

    Of course, replace Member ID with your Worldwide SMS Member ID (your email address).

  3. You’ll get 10 free credits added to your account!

  4. Tell more friends, and get even more free credits!

You and your friends can send cheap SMS messages worldwide at this web page:
http://keakaj.com/sms/smsworldwide.cgi

Or you can use a Mac OS X Dashboard widget that integrates with your Address Book:
http://keakaj.com/sms.htm