Another New Year, More SMS Delivery Problems

from the do-as-we-say-not-as-we-do dept

While the mobile industry moves forward with all sorts of fancy new networks and products, some of the old stuff might still need some work. For instance, the delivery of SMS messages can be a problem, particularly when lots of people are sending them -- leading to stories at the beginning of every year about delayed or missing New Year's greetings. This year, British operator O2 appears to be the laughing stock. It sent out a message encouraging its subscribers to send their Happy New Year messages early, so they wouldn't get caught in the midnight rush -- only for that promotional message to get delayed by several hours. Perhaps the episode will illustrate to O2 that rather than only try to spread out the burden of high-volume events over a longer timeframe, it needs to increase its capacity as well.

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  1. identicon
    Annoying Bastard, 3 Jan 2007 @ 10:08am

    Mike...

    Carlo's showing his knack for reposting your old threads again.

    I think the first line of this thread clearly displays the quality of Carlo's work.

    "While the mobile industry moves forward with all sorts of fancy new networks and products, some of the old stuff might still need some work."

    Brilliantly executed (for a 7th grader). :-P

    Do you have any editorial review at Techdirt, or are your "correspondents" allowed to spew such vomit at will?

    You know you could put a free classfied ad on Craiglist for a new writer, right?

    SOAPBOX

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