This is primarily for those of you overseas in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc... how prevalent are cell phones? How ingrained into the culture are cell phones, specifically text messaging and camera phone picture taking? And what serves are popular for posting to the web directly pictures from a camera phone or text messages?

And if you do use these services, how do they primarily work? I'm guessing you use the text messaging feature to send the message to an email address that's already set up for you?

Much thanks.

Edit: Actually, everybody answer! If you're from the US, tell me your service provider and how well the whole system works for you.

Posted by roy on June 11, 2005 at 04:34 PM in Web Development | 14 Comments

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Comment posted on June 16th, 2005 at 05:34 PM
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Comment posted on June 14th, 2005 at 05:23 AM
in singapore, almost everyone 14+ has a cell phone. text messages is a way of life around here. camera photos are quite popular, but more so amongst the girls. overall, both features are very highly demanded. camera photos are shared occasionally but they're not too popular yet due to the relatively higher cost of MMS's compared to SMS's.
Comment posted on June 12th, 2005 at 05:41 AM
here in the philippines, almost everyone has a cellphone. most cellphone owners (maybe 70%, am not so sure) have a cellphone with a camera, me included. i don't post much pictures on the web, but when i do, i usually send them to my email add first and then i retrieve them and post them wherever (am not too WAP-savvy so i have to resort to this option).
Comment posted on June 12th, 2005 at 02:45 AM
Haha. Most of the Malaysians above 14 years of age has at least one cellphone, and most of them can't live without it. I'm ashamed to say that I'm one of them. What a slave to technology. :P But I don't think there is a particular service locally that allows us to post online via text/MMS messaging yet. Some (at least one, anyway) of the providers seem to have pulled the text-to-email services.
Comment posted on June 11th, 2005 at 09:24 PM
In singapore, at least 90% of students above 11 years old have cellphones. At younger ages you tend to get simpler ones, but around my age (15) almost everyone has a camera phone
Comment posted on June 11th, 2005 at 10:23 PM
How are these camera pics shared usually? Or are they just stored for personal use?
Comment posted on June 12th, 2005 at 06:43 AM
Sent through SMS. I know there are quite alot that uses moblogging to get their pics online. Quite popular, I've to say.
Comment posted on June 12th, 2005 at 06:44 AM
Eh I mean MMS XD
Comment posted on June 11th, 2005 at 06:14 PM
Cell phones are the devil!
Comment posted on June 11th, 2005 at 05:44 PM
I've heard mobile phone penetration in the US is far less than most other developed countries, due to the abundance of 'hard line' phones.

Over here in New Zealand, just about everybody has a mobile phone and 'txt'ing (and 'pxt'ing as of late) is rampant. I mean, kids down to 8 years old have them in notable numbers. I don't have one (yet? so I guess this wasn't too helpful :P). About 80%+ penetration — I don't know anyone without some sort of mobile phone.

('Cellphone' is an American misnomer; not all mobile phones operate on a cellular network.)
Comment posted on June 11th, 2005 at 05:56 PM
Are there any sites that have become the default for pxt-ing that i can take a look at?
Comment posted on June 11th, 2005 at 05:33 PM
Well, I'm kind of partial to the idea :P

But in all reality, I don't see myself using this feature to often. What is so important that I need to take and upload a picture at that instant, or how long am I away from a computer to not add an entry.

I guess there are multiple time when I would use it, but right now? Not often.

For me, being in the US, I don't see it being a feature that would 'do it' for me. Although it's a really cool concept and there is a good chance I would start using it, if I had the option to.

Lol, I feel like I just beat myself with a stick...