Text Messaging

“This week I bought something from B & H Photo, which sells digital photography and video equipment. I was impressed to find it offers a cool text messaging feature. You can text your order number to a special short code (“BANDH”), and it will send you a message with your order’s tracking details. Banks and phone companies have been using text messaging for a while, letting you get your balance or minutes used via texting. Certainly, companies that exist only via text messaging and offer 411-like functionality exist as well.”


Many companies are interested in using texts and it’s a very easy, but personal, thing to do. Banks will now alert you every time your card is used, and many companies will offer certain deals if you text a certain number. PacSun does that very often in order to win gift cards or something of the sort.


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