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Esente

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TreasureMyText stores your text messages online (Download Squad)

Apr 17th 2008 3:55AM Dear Kerim Satirli,

I've used TMT for a few days and I agree with you, the two services are different from each other. I, however, would like to point out some points:

For sending SMS, does TMT allow you to send SMS from your own phone? (I actually don't know about this) As I stated about the international rate when using shortcode, this is only applied for those who'd wish to send SMS by the phone, in the countries outside of US and UK. Sending SMS from the website of Peekamo is totally free, as opposed to TMT's charging of 5cent/message.

About the "social networking", does TMT also have the TextStream? It is kinda similar to Peekamo's social feature, which allow you to keep track of other users, as well as adding friends, sharing SMS with them, etc. For this point, I think they're not different.

On the receiving side, I never received SMS from TMT, so I can't tell. But my point was, although the fact that receiving SMS in US is charged for all providers, SMS from Peekamo is free, just like invisibly sneaking through the provider's network. If in the country where receiving SMS is free, then the ones from Peekamo is also free, so Peekamo has a plus here!

It's true that SMS from Peekamo contain ads. However, for a while now, the only text included in the SMS is (sent using www.peekamo.com), not any other ads. But well, if you're the kind that don't want any ad at all, then yeah, it can be annoying to see anything other than what the message's supposed to be.

Again, because receiving SMS is charged here in the US, one may not want to give out his phone number so much. Showing only you ID (name, nickname, etc) is still recognizable, and safe. Heh, once all your contacts signed up for Peekamo, all can text message from their own phone, to each other. No need for the web interface.

Don't get me wrong though. I'm using TMT and I like it. It allows me to store SMS that are not sent through Peekamo. Since I use Peekamo to send and receive SMS all the time, my 400 SMS/month plan is too much. Using TMT is a great way to store those outside SMS instead of pluging my phone into the computer and coping them over.

Avira updates AntiVir free anti-virus suite (Download Squad)

Apr 16th 2008 12:42AM I don't know if this is allowed, but you can disable the nag screen fairly easy:

http://esente.info/blog/2008/01/13/disable-antivirs-nag-screen/

TreasureMyText stores your text messages online (Download Squad)

Apr 10th 2008 10:27PM Let me try to get this straight. You receive SMS on your phone, then your phone forwards that SMS to TreasureMyText (TMT), which mean I will be charged for two SMS (one receive, one send), is it right? Then what's the point?

Also, for mobile users other than US & Canada, Netherlands, they have to use the UK number to forward their SMS, which their carriers will charge them at international rate.

All and all, I don't see any point in using TreasureMyText, when you will have a better service, namely Peekamo. They not only allow you to receive and store SMS, they also allow you to send SMS as well, either by using the web interface, or by your own phone. Same rule of the general number.

One great thing about Peekamo is that, SMS received by Peekamo on your phone, as well as SMS sent by your phone, is totally free. I'm using US T-mobile with the plan of 400 messages a month, and not a single SMS through Peekamo appear on my statement. Free, not paying anything!

Peekamo also have the "social life" thingy, the so-called web 2.0, and everybody sends SMS to each other by nickname, not the real phone number, so you can avoid spam!

I wrote a small article here about Peekamo:
http://esente.info/blog/2008/01/04/send-free-sms-to-all-over-the-world/

Note: I'm not anyway affiliated with Peekamo or any of its staff. I'm just a happy user!

Play video files from incomplete RAR archives with Dziobas RAR Player (Download Squad)

Apr 10th 2008 12:02AM [quote=CDRUDY]And since VLC is 100x better then any other media player out there, it's win/win.[/quote]

Let wait and see video with styled subtitle (such as ASS), and you will think that VLC is the worst player ever (among the line that can play video without installed codecs).

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook (WoW)

Dec 20th 2007 11:16AM I always prefer Human race, so Alliance please!

ADrive 50GB online storage service issues almost useful update (Download Squad)

Dec 6th 2007 6:39PM Just a quick note: If you're behind proxy, then there is no way you can use the uploader. This Java app only support "basic" authentication, and proxy does not use basic authentication.