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Mobile Marketing Via Proximity Systems
Mobile marketing via Proximity Systems, also referred to as Proximity Marketing, relies on GSM 03.41 which defines the Short Message Service - Cell Broadcast. SMS-CB allows messages (advertising, public information, etc.) to be broadcast to all mobile users in a specified geographical area. In the Philippines, GSM-based proximity broadcast systems are used by select Government Agencies for information dissemination on Government-run community-based programs to take advantage of its reach and popularity (Philippines has the world's highest traffic of SMS). It is also used for commercial service known as Proxima SMS. Bluewater, a super-regional shopping centre in the UK, has a GSM based system supplied by NTL to help its GSM coverage for calls, it also allows each customer with a mobile phone to be tracked though the centre which shops they go into and for how long. The system enables special offer texts to be sent to the phone.
Originally posted by sparda4355
Alright, I'm thinking this is just crazy luck on sprite's part... But I gotta know if this has happened to others!
I'm not a pop drinker, maybe 1 can every couple months, usually at a friend's or family's house.
The other day I was super thirsty and saw a pop machine, I figured ay... What the heck, a sprite sounds good.
I put my money (quarters not credit card) in the machine, push "sprite", and as the can rolls out I get a text... I casually crack the top and reach down into my pocket to see who texted. I almost dropped my pop as I quickly tapped on my girls shoulder speechless pointing at this text... TEXT
Last I checked, "change" is untraceable... So I'm sure, and by sure, I mean I very much hope, there is no way a privately owned company could know I purchased one of their products, especially without using a credit card.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
This was recent science fiction as I recall. I believe it was featured in the film "Minority Report"