Accessibility
http://www.gadgetspeak.com/blog/detail.rhtm/534721/A_quick_look_at_FreeTxT_from_Vyke.html
Jul 22, 2008

A quick look at FreeTxT from Vyke 

Vyke Free SMS

Paul Smart sat down today with Aaron Powers from Vyke to talk about their new 'FreeTxT' service. The concept behind this new service for your mobile phone is to reduce the cost of texting (SMS messages). Rather than be bound to your service providers tariff for messaging your friends, your install a little Java applet called VykePro (There is a VykeLite as well - but parts of the Vyke site suggests this does not support SMS - while other parts say it does!).

Once you've installed the applet you use that to send SMS messages instead of the usual phone application. If you are messaging another user that has the Vyke application installed and happens to be online the service is 'free' (see below). If the person is not online or doesn't have Vyke then your message is sent to the recipients usual SMS inbox, for which you will be charged 3p.

The Vyke application exchanges data with the Vyke servers via your mobiles data service. This is often not a cheap operation and there is no indication of the amount of data that will be sent - so although Vyke will be charging you a maximum of 3p per text - you need to understand how much your service provider is charging you for data. This should still represent a saving for most people on Pay-as-you-go.

Paul will of course be putting the FreeTxT service through it's paces in the coming weeks and we'll have a full report!

In the meantime you can read what Vyke have to say about FreeTxT (which is currently in Beta testing) on their web site

Comments

No comments so far - Why not be the first?

Add your own comment!

Access code : 5563

Recent reviews

839456 TP Link TL WA860RE 300Mbps Universal Plug in Wi Fi Range Extende839122 art of assassins cree839507 Roberts Blutune200 DAB digital radi839123 iStorage IS FL DA 256 8 8GB datAshur 256 Bit USB Flash Driv839133 Epson EH TW9200W projecto839069 Damson Vulcan Universal Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speake839066 nero 2015 platinu839103 TP Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapte839120 avanquest toy maker deadly ques839070 Samsung UE40ES7000 40  inch LCD 1080 pixels 800 Hz 3D T839121 HP Officejet Pro 8620 e All in One Printe838993 art of alien isolatio