"home zone" functionality

Andy Powell openmoko at automated.it
Thu Apr 17 10:57:25 CEST 2008

On Thursday 17 April 2008 09:34, Tilman Baumann wrote:
> The home zone icon uses a rather strange SMS feature.
> I don't know details. But there are several message types.
> Like messages which pop up without asking the user to open it.

Flash messages

> Or like the O2 logo. Which is a SMS with (smehow) a emebedded pictogram
> ebedded. Which your phone shows in some status bar or the background.
> This icon can only be re-set if you get a special delete SMS.

There are different types of SMS - these are just ringtones, operator logos or 
wap-push messages - nothing that special. 

> You can all see the fun you can have with this? :)
> Find some SMSC provider who does not care and start spamming penguins on
> every phone... :)

AFAIK anyone can send any type of SMS - the SMSC's don't particularly care 
about the content..


Andy / ScaredyCat

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