Sunday, January 02, 2005

European carriers use text messsaging to collect donations for tsunami disaster relief

Via/By Peter Rojas Engadget

The Internet has definitely made collecting money for disaster relief easier than ever, but wireless carriers in Europe are taking things a step further and are making it possible for their subscribers to donate money to assist victims of the recent tsunami simply by sending an SMS text message to a special number. No credit cards or online forms to deal with, and the donation simply appears on your phone bill at the end of the month. So far over $15 million dollars has been raised this way in Italy, and similar services are being launched in France, Germany, and Portugal.

Use your phone to donate Tsunami Relief


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