SMS services launched in Jordan

Jordanian mobile phone users are already experiencing the benefits of a new private-owned operator as Fastlink launch SMS services.

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By  Peter Conmy Published  August 20, 2000

Fastlink has responded to the imminent mobile phone market invasion from MobileCom by teaming up with to launch SMS information services to their subscribers.

The SMS service, called RASSEL, will shortly be followed by other new data services such as Rassel info, Rassel channel, Rassel mail and Rassel web.

Fastlink is also preparing to launch the first WAP services in Jordan as it tries to secure customer loyalty before MobileCom starts operating in September.

The combination of Fastlink’s mobile network and’s Alert Notification infrastructure now allows Fastlink subscribers to receive a number of information services and alerts to their GSM mobiles by specifying the categories of information they are interested in by using the Internet.

Added Value

“When we first launched the Short Messaging System, or SMS, our customers were able only to exchange messages.

"Today, we are taking the technology many steps further offering our clients much greater added value,” said Michael Dagher, chief executive officer of Fastlink.

“Fastlink subscribers can now actually pull news and information to their telephones via SMS Information Services.”

Subscribers can select their own choice of notifications they wish to receive via the Fastlink mobile network, from more than 250 categories such as world news, finance and entertainment.

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