SMS is the new black

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SMS saves the day

Posted by Admin on December 4, 2008

There have been a couple of reports over the last couple of days of the simple text message saving someone’s life.

The first was the story of a man stuck up a mountain in Majorca. He sent an emergency text message to his wife who was able to alert the relevant authorities – they spotted him thanks to a bright red scarf he was wearing.

You can read more here as Ewan at Mobile Industry Review beat me to it.

The second story is of a surgeon working in DR Congo who received advice on how to perform a specific operation from a colleague by text message. The surgeon involved, Mr Nott gave one of the best quotes I’ve seen in ages:

“God works in mysterious ways – and this time he was working via text message.”

You can read more from Wales Online here. Or watch a clip from the BBC.

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