To satiate the hunger for round the clock access to information, a free and easy instant SMS platform called txtWeb has been launched in India.
txtWeb provides access to a variety of information in the form of an SMS. This information can be about the weather, cricket, movie show timings and so forth. Currently, consumers can get updates on their mobiles from a wide range of over 450 keywords.
To get information, you need to send a keyword in an SMS to 9243342000, and latest information on that topic will be delivered to your phone within seconds.
Users can SMS keywords such as Cricbuzz to get latest cricket scores; Wikipedia Hindi to get the Wikipedia entry on Hindi language or Stocktip to get latest stock tips and trends.
txtWeb is like an SMS-based browser. It is much more accessible than web browsers on computers as anyone with a feature phone can use it. You don’t have to pay anything beyond standard SMS fare to access the service.
The service is especially useful to people using basic phones that don’t have internet access. It is also good in the Indian situation where network congestion makes mobile internet a slow and unreliable experience.
txtWeb also has a website where you can find keywords and related information.
Currently, txtWeb has 20,000 unique mobile users, making 40,000 service requests each day. This platform is witnessing rapid adoption, with its user base currently doubling every 15 days.