A colleague of mine at a Boston-area research firm sent me this link about a unified SMS MMS Voice and Video Short Code.

Great idea and concept: Short code refers a special telephone number that is shorter than regular telephone numbers designed specifically for mobile phone users.

The MX Telecom service, setup in the UK for The Sun newspaper, allows anyone in the UK to send text messages, mobile video, mobile photographs or voice messages to the Sun news desk. The press release refers to the London bombings of 2005 and how the first images from the scene were from eye witnesses and their camera phones.

The US Short Code system costs $1000/month to reserve a 6-digit number that works on any wireless network in the US. Learn more at http://www.usshortcodes.com/index.html.

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