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Floor bot offers cheap text messaging in Belgium and the Netherlands
dwergs says ( 28 Nov 2008 ):
Floor is a new chatbot launched earlier this month, which allows Messenger users from Belgium and the Netherlands to send text messages straight from their conversation window and to any mobile number. Usage is pretty straightforward: you add the bot's address (firstname.lastname@example.org), buy some credits via the SMSmetFloor website (see rates below) and simply send a message formatted like this:
SMS [mobile number] [message + your name]The bot will reply with a confirmation message when the text message has been sent. Use the command SMSTEGOED to find out how much credits you have left. You can add credits by calling a paid number with a fixed rate. Pricing varies very slightly depending on the country you're calling from:
The number for The Netherlands costs € 1.30 per call and you'll receive 10 text message credits. This makes €0.13 per text message. In Belgium, a call is slightly more expensive (€1.50), but you'll get more credits (13) which eventually decreases the price per text message to €0.12.
I've compared and here in Belgium pre-paid text messages for Windows Live Mobile Messaging -the text messaging service built into Windows Live Messenger- cost five cents more: €0.17 per message if you buy a pack of 12. And that's the only message bundle you can buy just by calling or texting a service number without the need of a credit card. If you do own a credit card, pricing is the same as Floor's: €0.12 per message if you buy at least 25. In that case it's just a matter of which service you find more convenient and how many text messages you'll be needing.
Check this out: the kind people of Floor are offering 10 Messers a free bundle of 20 text message credits. A window asking for your Messenger address will randomly pop-up to visitors of SMSmetFloor.nl who come via Mess.be. Enter your address and you'll get the free credits. Let me know if you're one of the lucky winners, so I can follow up on this giveaway.
Sorry for the download trouble
dwergs says ( 28 Nov 2008 ):
We're currently experiencing some problems with our download section, which you can't browse nor retrieve any files from at the moment. We're hoping to have it fixed in the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, sorry for the inconvenience.
UPDATE: The issue should be fixed. Please let me know on the forum if you're still experiencing problems.
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dwergs says ( 27 Nov 2008 ):
Windows Live panel offers quick Messenger access to Xperia users
dwergs says ( 26 Nov 2008 ):
If I had the cash and if I didn't love my iPhone so much, I'd be very tempted to get me the X1 (short for Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1). Like I said when it was first announced, it seems to be the ultimate Messenger phone: a slide-out keyboard, Windows Mobile 6.1 with its almost perfect mobile version of Windows Live Messenger... and so damn slick-looking.
Earlier this month a special Windows Live panel was released which syncs your Windows Live contacts and those in your X1's phonebook, and provides access to Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger and a voice-activated/controlled Windows Live Search. More Windows Live services will be added to the panel later on.
>> Download the Windows Live Panel for free from SonyEricsson Fun or directly to your Xperia by going to www.sonyericsson.com/fun.
Note: The X1 was released to limited markets only. Look here for worldwide release dates.
Bam! Kapow! Zap! Gone is Messenger... and your setup trouble
dwergs says ( 25 Nov 2008 ):
ZapMessenger is a handy, one-click tool that removes Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger 5.x completely, allowing a clean install afterwards. Our friend Jonathan Kay developed it to solve the errors or problems below the easiest way possible:
- "Another version of the product is already installed"First, ZapMessenger attempts to uninstall Messenger the regular way, but if that fails it will forcefully remove it from the Windows Installer engine without leaving any tracks. Rest assured, it does NOT delete your custom emoticons, backgrounds, display pictures and the like.
- "Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install"
- "Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install"
- "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable"
- The application is not listed in the Add or Remove Programs window.
- The installer is damaged with a Catastrophic failure (0x8000ffff).
- The Windows Installer is prompting for a missing .msi file.
No installation is required, just run the executable inside the archive. Note that the .NET Framework 2.0 or above is required to run ZapMessenger (you can get it for free here if it's not yet installed on your system).
>> Download ZapMessenger v1.0 (UPDATE: link fixed!)
>> Need support for ZapMessenger? Get in touch with Jonathan here.
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dwergs says ( 24 Nov 2008 ):
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