Are Cell Phones Reliable?

Written by Sharon Housley

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If sending messages immediately to a cell phone or pager is required, more reliable protocols are available. When sending text messages, via a modem,repparttar Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) is extremely dependable, albeit slower due torepparttar 116924 modem dialing. If sending messages with a high-speed Internet connection userepparttar 116925 newer time sensitive Internet protocols: Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP) and Wireless Communication Transfer Protocol (WCTP). If your carrier supports these protocols they arerepparttar 116926 better options for sending important messages.

If carriers understandrepparttar 116927 "now" generation is about speed and reliability, customer satisfaction will improve. Text messaging is a reliable and useful communication method, especially since voice is not always convenient or possible. With public awareness and urging, carriers will increase their offerings of text messaging protocols. Carriers should offer email or SMTP, but they must also support time sensitive protocols, regardless, of whetherrepparttar 116928 protocols are older such as TAP or newer such as WCTP.

Resources - Carriers supporting SNPP - Carriers supporting WCTP -

About the Author - Sharon Housley manages marketing for NotePage, Inc. a company specializing in alphanumeric paging, SMS and wireless messaging software solutions. Other sites by Sharon can be found at , and

Identifying your Niche

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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What do I enjoy doing?

What things do you love to do so much that you would probably do them whether there was a profit involved or not? The best place to start with this question is to look at your hobbies. These are oftenrepparttar things you pay a fairly significant amount of money to be involved in. Why not check it out to see if you can make a profit at these very same things? Starting a home business can take a lot of time and effort, and having a passion forrepparttar 116923 focus of your business can be a great source ofrepparttar 116924 stamina necessary to make it throughrepparttar 116925 difficulties inrepparttar 116926 beginning.

What is there a need for?

After you jot down what you are good at and what you love to do, it's time to assessrepparttar 116927 market for these things. Are you always looking for supplies for your hobby, but can't ever seem to find what you need? It's very likely others are havingrepparttar 116928 same difficulty, and a home business that supplies this need would be very well received by this segment ofrepparttar 116929 market. Or maybe you love to decorate your kids' birthday cakes, and your neighbors would rather pick theirs up atrepparttar 116930 local grocery store but can't standrepparttar 116931 small selection. This is a market for which you already haverepparttar 116932 skills and interest to meetrepparttar 116933 needs.

-----Side Bar----- If you are planning to do your business entirely onrepparttar 116934 Internet, one great tool you can use to check whether there is market for your idea isrepparttar 116935 Overture Search Term Suggestion Tool:

You simply enterrepparttar 116936 keyword that people might use to search for your product and it'll returnrepparttar 116937 number of times that term was searched on last month. Amazing isn't it? -----Side Bar-----

But don't be afraid of markets where you may have some skill, but have a lot to learn. As long as you haverepparttar 116938 willingness to put time and effort into becoming an expert in your niche, you will be able to developrepparttar 116939 specialization you need to be a leader inrepparttar 116940 market.

Once you answer these questions and findrepparttar 116941 distinct area that will set your business apart from others, you have identified your niche and are ready to develop your home business.

Vishal P. Rao is the editor of Home Based Business Opportunities - A website dedicated to opportunities, ideas and resources for starting a home based business. Visit him at:

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