Andrea Hoffmann wrote:
> Are there services (in Japan, Europe or the USA) which already
> use this push technology? How does it work, how do I get the
> information pushed as a subscriber and do I have to subscribe?
> Is it difficult to setup?
> What do people on the list here think about push technologies
> in general and especially when used on a mobile phone? Is it
> something people will use a lot? Is it "better" then pull on
> phones? What kind of info would you like to get pushed?
Easiest way to push to phones in Japan is to send emails. On I-mode
it's even possible to email HTML mails to some handsets if you know
what you're doing. Regardless, many services offer push info via email.
I-Mode also has FreeMessage, which is kind of like an email broadcast,
but it's not being used so much now as it's just as easy to use email
to multiple recipients at once.
Biggest problem with push is that it costs the user money to receive
email, even mails the recepient doesn't want. Looking at potential spam
backlash like we saw (and still see) on the fixedNet.
r e n
ascii: r e n f i e l d
octal: \162 \145 \156 \146 \151 \145 \154 \144
hex: \x72 \x65 \x6e \x66 \x69 \x65 \x6c \x64
** note new work email: renfield.kuroda_at_msdw.com **
Received on Mon May 8 07:02:41 2000