Tarun Reflex

October 16, 2008

News & Updates on the Go! | Google Launches SMS channels in India | http://labs.google.co.in/smschannels/

http://tarunreflex.blogspot.com/2008/10/google-adsense-tips-and-tricks.html Google India recently launched SMS Channels for Indian Users. Its a smart way to stay updated via SMS alerts about any specific news/blog/website/feed and all this for no cost at all..

1. What are Google SMS Channels?
Google SMS Channels is a service that enables channels/groups on SMS. It’s a free service that enables you to get premium content published by Google publishing partners, Google popular products (Google News, Blogger and Google Groups) and websites with RSS/Atom support for free. SMS Channels allows you to create your own channel(s) to publish content that other users can subscribe to. You can also create groups over SMS to communicate with your friends, family, and co-workers.
2. Do I pay anything for using the service?
No, You don’t pay anything to send or receive messages using Google SMS Channels. When you post a message to your channel, all the members of your channel get the message forwarded for free. SMS tariff charges may apply when you configure the service or publish to a channel using a mobile phone.

SMS Commands
Almost everything that you can do on the website can be done over SMS. Detailed in the table below is the list of SMS commands and what they do.

create Create channel with optional description .
By default anyone can join & all subscribers can send.
To change properties, use MODIFY
modify Change channel properties as:
PRI:   Only invited user can join
PUB:  Everyone can join and Publish
delete Delete a channel that you created
on Start receiving messages posted on channel 
off Stop receiving messages posted on channel
accept Accept the terms and conditions
send Send message to channel
Message is forwarded to all subscribers
poke  #number
Retrieve nth last message of channel or message in the channel satisfying given query
invite Send invitation to to join channel
Retrieve current maximum_number_of_messages and time settings
Set maximum_number_of_messages and message receiving start and end times
ch on
ch create
ch send
Receive list of channels you have joined
Receive list of channels you have created
Receive list of channels to which you can publish
search Retrieve list of channels satisfying in name or description
more Retrieve more channels from this query
about Learn more about this product from google
tos Get link to online Terms of service
See list of important supported commands
Get information about a channel
Get help about a command

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