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Text "word" to "12345" service - where do I start?

     
2:25 am on May 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Can someone please explain a little about those commercials that say something like text love to 12345 and get tips.

I know they are subscription services that charge the user way too much money, but I have some ideas that might work.

Where do I start to set something like this up?

1:15 am on May 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is this in the wrong forum?
I think this technology is huge and nobody knows?
7:23 am on May 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It would probably hinge on the country and carriers you're talking about. For example, I'm in Japan and most carriers have hobbled SMS intentionally. Nobody here 'texts' anyone, we use e-mail. A little more information from you might help.
6:19 am on July 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Here is an example of what I want to do.

I want to send out a daily "tip".
So I advertise on my site.
To get your daily "tip", just text tip to 12345. You will get a daily text with your tip.

I know these services cost the user something like 9.99 a month or whatever. I would like to know where to start. I think the 12345 is called a short code. I pay a company to set everything up and if all goes well, I have 10,000 people paying me $9.99 a month for my daily "tip".

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anyone ever respond? interested too...
 

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