It is an SMS alert:: war and technology


American Technology Research analyst Albert Lin reports that the government of Kuwait has announced all war related messages will be sent via GSM SMS text message going forward.®? The intent is clear Ìü¦ detailed messages from a reliable source (unless the enemy takes over the cellular operator) to inform citizens and dispel rumors.®? The service is free of charge to recipients.®? According to one distributor for Nokia phones in the region, this policy has caused a rush to buy cell phones as citizens have at least received one message clearly Ìü¦ If you donÌüt have a next-generation SMS capable phone, youÌüre just not that important.

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