Monday, June 29 2009
Google in partnership with MTN Uganda and other companies have launched a Short Message Service (SMS) to improve the flow of information to those with no access to the internet. The mobile phone will be handy in this service.
6001: SMS Tips which can be accessed by sending a message to 6001 will return with Health tips and Agricultural tips, weather plus details of a clinic near your location.
6006: Google SMS Search returns with horoscope information, stock quotes, flights and currency converter among others.
6007: Google Trader is what was most interesting. With this you can sell and buy using your mobile phone. The aim of this will be to find what you need to buy or what you want to sell. To start using this service you send REGISTER to 6007 and you will be registered after a confirmation message returns.
You can reply to that message with a word SELL if you want to start selling followed by the details of what you want to sale, pricing and contact details to 6007.
For as long as you are a registered you can sell as many items as possible which comply with the law of the land. For details on how to delete or list items and other policies you can visit this link. http://www.google.co.ug/mobile/sms/#6007
Updated: 2-Nov-2009 The SMS version now appears automatically on the web as seen from this link http://www.google.co.ug/africa/trader/home?gl=UG
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