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Issue #2003 - 14 (April 2003)
(Updated Apr. 23, 2003)


SARS Updates Via Text Messaging

Hong Kong wireless provider Sunday Communications announced subscribers can receive SARS updates via their mobile phone. Users punch in a three-digit number and receive a text message indicating if they are near any buildings where SARS victims lived or worked. The information is obtained from a daily list released by the Health Department. Subscribers pay the cost of a one-minute local phone call, anywhere between 6.4-16 U.S. cents. (Source: Dow Jones Newswire, Associated Press, BBC) 

Source: CTIA News

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: While we would like the accuracy of the information in public safety context to be certified by public health agencies and not generate public scare, this does show that SMS can be applied in very interesting and useful ways.  

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