Maybe it’s the cute, appropriate name of Pingie that got my attention. After all, just last week there was news of some RSS to SMS services, so why highlight this one? Aside from the name and the fact that it comes from our good friends at UNEASYsilence, it’s a drop-dead simple service to set up. Here’s what you do:
- Surf over to Pingie.com and click the register link
- Provide your e-mail address, phone number and add a feed URL
- Once you receive an SMS from Pingie, just reply with “ping me” (no quotes)
- Kick back, relax and wait for your feed info!
You’ll have to be comfortable with providing your cell phone number of course, but the folks behind Pingie understand and respect your privacy. This initial service launch shoots the headlines only, which doesn’t force you to read SMS after SMS. Still, you’ll want to make sure you have a healthy plan provision for SMS messages in your cellular contract. I should also note that you can receive the same RSS headlines with clickable links via e-mail using Pingie’s e-mail notifications. Nice touch and could be a great way to keep up with CES updates here at jkOnTheRun!