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LIBERTY to LINGO - TSTT serves up SMS on the pre-paid mobile services

The wait is over for TSTT Liberty pre-paid mobile customers. TSTT’s Short Messaging Service (SMS) “LINGO” is now available to them. Pre-paid mobile customers can now type out a   message of up to 160 characters on their mobile phone and send it to another mobile user or c-mail it to someone on the other side of the globe.      

The launch of the TSTT LINGO service earlier this year provided a cost effective and convenient method to communicate. According to Lystra Serrctte TSTT’s Manager Mobile Projects, “Lingo has broken many communications barriers for the public. Perhaps one the most meaningful accomplishments is that it provides hearing impaired persons with an easy, convenient and very   flexible method of communication.” 

Lystra noted that SMS messaging is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is possible.  “Virtually any information in which people have an interest can be sent using SMS, giving mobile handsets a new level of functionality. TSTT is therefore partnering with local developers to provide content that is of interest to mobile customers.” Lystra added that customers could also access new ringtones and graphics from the Internet to custornise their handsets. Many derivatives of popular local sounds are available at various websites offering ‘downloadable’ ringtones. 

One feature that has generated a lot of interest is e-mail. “Customers really appreciate the ability to get c-mails from friends or relatives in other parts of the world. Can you imagine walking through San Fernando and receiving a message from someone in the USA! That is amazing.”

Getting the TSTT LINGO service will also be a breeze. Activating the service is free and applications are handled over the phone. TSTT pre-paid Mobile customers can simply call 824-TSTT (8788) option 2 and speak with a Customer Service Representative, who will facilitate the activation of the service on their handset. Customers may also request the service over the counter at any of TSTT’s Mobile Retail Outlets. The cost of sending a message is 50 cents but there is no charge for receiving messages.

Lystra was quick to point out that, while the SMS service is designed to enhance mobile communications, “The service is [‘or responsible pcrsonal use and mLlst not be abused. TSTT respects the customers’ right to privacy and the company will terminate the service from any customer found to be abusing it or using it for unsolicited commercial purposes."        

It should be noted that the ability to send messages is also dependent on the particular handset, The following list of locally available handsets can send short messages.

Nokia

Ericsson

Motorola

5125

T18di

V2397

5165

A1228di

V60t

5120i

R300LX

ST7797

6120i

T60D

ST7890

6360

R280di

 

3320

 

 

3360

 

 

7160

 

 

8260

 

 

8265

 

 

8860