January 10, 2004

Emergency Cell Phone Services

It looks like neither I, nor Steven Den Beste were good predictors of the future when we discussed cell phones a few months back. NTT DoCoMo has inaugurated emergency i-Mode services for people caught up in disaster areas to be able to post messages regarding their personal situation and safety. The boards will be put up immediately in case of disaster and taken down after the disaster has passed and should work despite the inevitable network congestion that clogs cell networks in a disaster. Finally, a killer app for phone texting in the US.

Posted by TMLutas at January 10, 2004 01:52 PM