Posted by: Olga Kharif on November 21, 2006
Like many others, I often receive unwanted SMS messages. What’s frustrating about the experience is, my phone doesn’t offer me an option to block a sender, or to refuse to receive SMS messages altogether. Doesn’t offer it yet, that is.
Today, I talked to Martin Dunsby, general manager of global services at Openwave, which provides software for the majority of the world’s cell phones. And Dunsby believes that U.S. carriers will start implementing software allowing cell phone users to better manage their presence, contacts and incoming and outgoing calls and SMS in 2007.
What should you expect? If you are a user of a VoIP phone, allowing you to check voice mails on your PC, send certain callers directly to voice mail, and get Instant Messenger notifications of incoming calls, you won’t be surprised to find the same features on your mobile. Such services for cell phones are already implemented in Europe. It’s about time they came to the U.S.