This book presents an overview of the components, approaches and techniques which are used to build a mobile phoneapplication that uses short messaging service (SMS) text messages to improve interaction, information distribution and communication of stakeholders in a university setting. The proposed application is built upon a multiple compatible mobile phone menu-based subscription management application that is also customizable. Since SMS has the potential to fill significantconnectivity and service gaps, this application can provide support for them to become more ubiquitous. Event-based approach towards context-aware personalized notification service is adopted, i.e. user will receive relevant immediate SMS to his/her mobile phone based on his/her subscription for preferred notifications. A trigger enables event management system to send out (semi-) automated personalized notification. Notification services that understand the context within which their users operate, i.e. identity,activity and time are derived based on a set of predetermined rules. This will benefit the stakeholders in terms of getting up-to-date notifications.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Virgin Mobile South Africa is a joint-venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Cell C. Virgin Mobile South Africa launched in 2006.Virgin Mobile have based their pricing on a drop-down rate system in which after the first 5 minutes the cost of the call will drop. Sms on the other hand has a flat rate of 60cVirgin Mobile offers users mobile internet via EDGE at the cost of 60c per mb. 3G and HSDPA is currently not available as both Virgin Mobile and Cell C share the same bandwidth. 3G will be implemented in the near future.Virgin Mobile is a brand used by many mobile phone service providers based in the United Kingdom and operating in India, Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United States and France, the brand survived only briefly in Singapore. The international Virgin Mobile businesses each act as independent entities, usually in a partnership between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and an existing phone company. Virgin Group provides the brand, and the phone company operates the network infrastructure.Virgin Mobile was the world's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator when it launched in the United Kingdom in 1998.
Mobile Banking is an importance aspect of banking system in the modern society because of its novel services. The use of mobile banking increases day by day. Mobile banking includes performing balance checks, account transactions,payments, credit applications and other banking transactions through a mobile device such as a mobile phone or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). It is quite impossible for any country to develop industrial and commercial sector without sound banking system in modern economic era. Mobile Banking is one of the significant functions of the bank. It plays a vital role in overall economy of a country. This book revealed that mobile banking systems are easy for modern banking system. The mobile banking that does can be handled all over in remote area within a single moment. Mobile banking through an SMS based service would require the lowest amount of effort, in terms of cost and time. Mobile Application based banking is poised to be a big m-commerce feature in Bangladesh and it could well be the driving factor to increase sales of high-end mobile phones.
People initially used system like SCADA and PLC's for home,industrial automation purposes and for security applications, but for today's world when people want access and monitoring from remote location, mobile networks can be a good option. This work is for design a low cost system which use a mobile phone (particularly SMS service of GSM)to monitor temperature from a remote location. To achieve the objective a micro controller-based sms module is designed to interface a mobile phone via serial cable to form a wireless temperature monitor system. SMS is used to interact with the mobile phone which in turn interacts with the module. The module connected to a temperature sensor which is used to acquire temperature information, the module sends temperature information to remote user via SMS. Here the module GSM mobile- micro-controller interface system utilized the existing GSM's SMS service with low-cost hardware equipment to create a system for remote monitoring. For communication between mobile and micro-controller here AT commands (specified by Standard GSM 07.05) are used. The system can be monitored via SMS from anywhere that is covered by GSM service.
As consumers adopt new communication technologies, advertisers rely less on using traditional media as advertising channels. In recent years, the fast adoption of Short Message Service (SMS) by mobile phone users presents a new interactive medium for advertising. SMS allows advertisers to send text ads directly to consumers via their mobile phones. The ubiquity of the mobile phone extends the traditional media model of time-space. However, little advertising research has been conducted to examine consumers'' attitudes toward SMS advertising. This book provides insights into factors thay may influence consumers'' acceptance of SMS advertising in different cultures. The theoretical model, formulated based on a combination of aspects of Ajzen and Fishbein''s theory of reasoned action with Rogers'' diffusion theory, provides a useful basis for explaining consumer innovation decisions on accepting SMS ads. The analysis helps advertisers understand the usefulness and viability of SMS as an advertising vehicle and how SMS can be included in the promotional mix to achieve more optimal results.
Authentication and encryption are very important factors in GSM system security. This book explains the authentication and encryption scheme used in GSM. It explains the A3, A5 and A8 protocols used in the security mechanism in GSM. It explains the different possible attacks on cellular systems, which include SIM cloning, eavesdropping, location tracking, SMS ping, SMS denial of service, authentication denial of service and SMS spam. It classifies these attacks on the basis of target of the attack, type of attack, motivation and severity. It points out the vulnerabilities that are exploited by attacks on cellular systems. The book also looks into how risk analysis, risk modeling and fuzzy logic can be applied to security in mobile systems. It proposes a fuzzy logic based risk model to secure Short Message Service in GSM based cellular networks. The proposed model uses a hybrid approach towards risk modeling and the model continues to evolve with constant feedback from the user. This approach puts the user in control and allows the model to be refined with time to better match the existing circumstances.
Short Message Service (SMS) is widely used to provide communication between users around the world. In the last years, it has become a lucrative way for cybercriminals to infect mobile devices with botnets and launch malicious attacks without the user's knowledge such as: SMS spam and SMS premium rate fraud. SMS spam is one of the dangerous malicious activities as the user is charged for each sent SMS spam. Existing solutions to this issue are no longer adequate as they are either costly in terms of resources, inefficient, or require user intervention with some knowledge on security. In this book, we design, analyze, and implement a system that detects any attempt to send out malicious SMS spams from the mobile device. The proposed system combines the rule-based and the content-based approaches into one detection process. It achieves good performance in terms of detection time and execution cost, and offers a good tradeoff between resilience against attacks and user interaction with the system. This book is intended for multiple audiences: academic, professional, students, and anyone else who is interested in IT security, and particularly in mobile security and botnet detection.
Natta! is the brand used by TIM w.e. in the MVAS (Mobile Value Added Services) arena. TIM w.e. is present in around 60 countries, reaching almost 2 billion mobile phone users through its own sales channels and partnerships with over 200 Mobile Operators worldwide. TIM w.e. business activity is based on a model of service whereby the company provides a wide range of products directly to users through SMS, WAP and MMS, involving close partnerships with a range of distribution channels including media companies, network operators, web portals, handset manufacturers and retailers.
This book describes the method of sending high Quality 2 Dimension,3 Dimension still and animated images over Short Message Service in GSM & Satellite Network. Presented method has two main blocks, first block converts images or animations into characters. And second block applies Huffman coding compression method on those characters and set them as a payload text of SMS. Generally, SMS is text based service and cannot send multimedia contents. For delivering multimedia contents, two other services are utilized which are, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) and EMS (Extended Messaging Service). EMS is an application level extension, can transfer predefined sounds, animations and images etc. But a drawback is that EMS is not supported as widely as SMS. On the other hand, MMS have richer contents than SMS and EMS. But for large files it needs higher network capability like 3G etc.