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10. Email and Messaging > Make Use of Alert Services

Make Use of Alert Services

Alert yourself of events, news, and price changes on the go.

Most mobile portal web sites, including both wireless operator sites and third-party sites, offer SMS alert services to deliver live alerts and updates to mobile users. Those services are typically free of charge. But of course, you need to pay for the SMS service subscription or pay a per-message fee to receive those alerts. In this hack, I will use the Yahoo! Mobile portal and the T-Mobile portal as examples to show what you can do with these alert services.

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In addition to SMS-based alert messages, mobile portals, such as Yahoo!, can also deliver alerts via regular email or Internet IM.

Figure 10-30 shows the alert categories available on the Yahoo! Mobile portal site. You can click any of the categories and schedule alerts.


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