What is Cell Fone News?
Cell Fone News is a service that generates Micro-Reviews as Useful News. For instance, the recommendations for Movies Worth Watching More Than Once (that you can snatch as a freebie) will allow you to decide what video to watch tonight if you are staring at your Netflix account. Or maybe on occasion you find yourself in New York City, Los Angeles, Basel, or London and you want to be up to date on what is happening in the art world in those centers. Art Worth Seeing More Than Once will help you make informed plans. In the future these avant-garde editorial threads will allow you to shop smartly while you are standing in a store or staring at an online kiosk, or provide you with a compelling puzzle, or suggest a well-run charity should you be feeling philanthropic. These micro-reviews will be shuffled to you by our roaming reporters.
- What carriers are supported?
Movies Worth Watching More Than Once is available on Cingular Wireless, AT&T, Verizon and T-mobile.
Sprint and Nextel will be available soon.
- How do I Opt-In?
Simply text MOVIE to 81595
- How do I Opt-Out?
Simply text STOP MOVIE to 81595
- What does a Cell Fone News Micro-Review as a recommendation look like?
All Micro-Reviews as Useful News are limited to 160 characters, as are all text messages. For instance, a movie Micro-Review as a recommendation includes the film title, its country of origin, the director, writer, main talent, a few salient details, and a snappy description.
- What preferences can I set?
Some categories, like Art Worth Seeing More Than Once are location specific, others are not. If you subscribe to regular messages, you can choose the days of the week and the time of day to get your reviews.
- How do I set my preferences?
Just log in to the opt-in form and choose the days of the week and the time of day that you want to receive your Micro-Reviews.
- How much does it cost?
Each individually requested Micro-Review as a recommendation costs $1.00. Subscriptions are variously priced.
- Where are the Terms and Conditions?
You can read the Terms and Conditions HERE.
- What if I am a Pre-paid customer?
Pre-paid customers are not able to participate in the program.
- Do Standard rate messaging costs apply?
Standard rate messaging rates may apply depending on your SMS messaging contract.
- Why am I not receiving messages?
You must be on one of the following carriers in order to receive Movie Reviews, or any other Cell Fone News reviews.
To receive text messages on your mobile phone, you need a digital phone. Verizon calls text messaging Mobile Messenger, and it is on by default on most phones. You will be charged per message unless you sign up for one of their messaging plans. If you want to sign up for Verizon's Mobile Messenger Plan or are unsure if text messaging works on your phone, call Verizon Customer Care at 1-800-2-JOIN-IN and request to have Mobile Messenger Service activated on your phone. There are 100 and 600 messages/month plans.
To receive text messaging on your mobile phone, you need a digital phone. Cingular calls text messaging Interactive Messaging, and it is on by default on most phones. You will be charged per message unless you sign up for one of their messaging packages. If you have not signed up for Cingular's Interactive Messaging or are unsure call Cingular Customer Service at 1-866-CINGULAR and request to have Interactive Messaging activated on your phone. Choose one of the three plans available: 100, 250 or 500 messages/month.
- How do Cell Fone News reviews work?
Our platform sends a SMS/Text message to our subscribers; regardless the phone company or the type of cell phone you carry. Your phone receives the message and notifies you, usually with a beep or vibration. You can read your message right on the display.
- What will my handset do when I receive a Movie Recommendation?
When you receive a Movie Review, your phone will beep or vibrate, depending on what setting the phone is on, please see your instruction manual for more specific details You should see "Message Received" along with an envelope icon on your phone's display. Please consult your handset instruction manual for specific details.
- What is a SMS/Text message?
SMS stands for Short Message Service, which allows us to send you messages of up to 160 characters.
- Will you sell or share my information with third parties?
NO. We will only use your information in the manner described by our Terms of Service. You can be assured that: Your information will not be shared, sold, or distributed to any third parties (unless required by law). Your information will not be used to send you spam or any other unsolicited commercial e-mail. Your information will not be used to maintain a spam mail listing.
- How do I stop my phone from beeping when I get a message?
Many phones allow you to change the settings on your phone for how your phone will signal text messages. On most phones you can set text messages to either ring, vibrate or silent mode. Check your phone's manual.
- What happens if my cell phone is turned off?
If your phone is off when you receive the message, you will get the message when you turn it on, just like you would your voice mail.
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