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Prior to development of a user-friendly Java based application, users had to be familiar with Hex and conversion of Unicode characters into Hex in order for binary data to be sent to recipients via mobile phones from web sites.
This now all changed for end users. The java based application used for sending Unicode, available on www.smswarehouse.com, allows users to send sms from web site in language their keyboard is set to. Once logged in, users have opportunity to choose whether they want to send their text message in Unicode or in English. After selecting Unicode, user is presented with opportunity to send their message in Hex or based on their keyboard settings (Keyboard input).
The process is extremely simple and user friendly - if your keyboard is set (for example) to Greek, you simply type message in and click on "send" - text will be delivered to recipient in Greek. Unicode is still limited to 70 Characters, which is a GSM restriction, but use of 160 characters is currently under development.
Visit http://www.smswarehouse.com to register for a free test account
Biography: Marinda Stuiver has been working in the marketing industry since 1996. She worked as International sales and marketing consultant for Station Africa Telecoms where one of her responsibilities was media liaison during sponsored events such as the Camel Trophy 4X4 events, Kathy O’Dowd’s firs ascent of Mt Everest, the 1999 BT sponsored Vasco da Gama Yacht race and many more. Convergence of technologies is her main area of interest.