This is amazing how far and how much mobile tech can go/do. Imagine millions of AT&T subscriber sending text message to AT&T and being able to help earthquake victims in Haiti! Two benefits – AT&T is going to make a lot of money out of the Text Message (which they will never disclose) and people can make donations typing four letters HIATI from the mobile key pad. When this tech is truly adapted and globalized, people abroad can send money to thier relatives at home using mobile key pad and can avoid hefty bank fee. Banks – please take a note.
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DALLAS (AP) — AT&T Inc. is making it easy to donate $10 via text message to assist earthquake victims in Haiti.
The telephone company said Wednesday that its wireless customers can donate the money to the Red Cross International Relief fund by sending a text message with the word “HAITI” to 90999.
After a confirmation message arrives, the customer must reply “yes” to finalize the donation.
AT&T said 100 percent of the money will be passed onto the Red Cross although standard text messaging rates apply.