The New Wave Of Text Messaging

1 decade 1 month 23 hours ago Friday, November 16 2007 Nov 16, 2007 Friday, November 16, 2007 6:13:14 PM CST November 16, 2007 in News

Just about anyone text messages these days, from highschoolers to parents. It can help you communicate even at inconvenient times.

"It's just become so important, I mean, for everyday life, I mean anything from being a very serious deal or you know, just for fun," said April Withrow, a sales associate for Sprint.

Some people now use the text feature more than they talk on phone, Withrow included.

"It elongates my conversations... I don't like to be on the phone much either," added Withrow.

And as of late, the pizza chain has caught on to the craze. It has just started the text messaging option to make it easier for customers to send in orders.

"I think a lot of people would use it actually because instead of the hassle of calling, you can just text message your order in and expect it to be delivered... like I think it is a good idea for businesses like that to use it, I mean not for necessarily upper businesses, but like for the pizza ordering and stuff, it's a good way," said student Maureen Redmond.

Other companies are communicating customer information using text messages as well. Even local schools text important messages to parents and students.

These are some of the ways new technology helps keep people informed when they need it.

Cell phone companies use text messaging to alert customers of important things like billing and voice text messaging. KOMU also has ones that alert you for news, weather, and school closings. You can visit the e-services section to learn more about KOMU mobile message.

Reported by Misty Anderson.

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