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Topic # 58530 13-Mar-2010 19:39
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TigerText launches in NZ:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hXDfJLBYxdtabRtIeMs2ycKfokXw

Both parties install the iPhone app and you can send unlimited IM's to each other, but the difference is you can set the Instant message to automatically delete itself on both your phone and the receivers phone after a certain amount of time.

You can read about it more here:

http://www.tigertext.com/

You have to verify your cellphone number once to verify the service. Hopefully this verification service works on vodafone, telecom, 2degrees, and telstra.

I wonder if people will use this app when they are texting and driving? They could send an IM to someone while they're driving and set the IM message expire time for 1 hour so after 1 hour the IM will be deleted from their phone and the receivers phone and also from TigerText servers. Wonder how the police would prove texting and driving with this. lol

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  Reply # 306953 13-Mar-2010 19:58
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"Although we strive to delete your Message Data as soon as the message is transmitted, we cannot guarantee that the Message Data will be completely deleted. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that the Message Data will be deleted and therefore any Message Data that you send is sent at your own risk. "

http://www.tigertext.com/privacy.html







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  Reply # 306957 13-Mar-2010 20:19
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freitasm: "Although we strive to delete your Message Data as soon as the message is transmitted, we cannot guarantee that the Message Data will be completely deleted. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that the Message Data will be deleted and therefore any Message Data that you send is sent at your own risk. "

http://www.tigertext.com/privacy.html



"Messages are displayed on both users (sender and receiver) phones until they are deleted from our server. All expired texts are cleared from our servers every minute of the day. Once you see the TigerText paws, you know your tracks have been covered. "

I'll have to contact them to see which one is true. New Zealand police can't force TigerText to release logs because they are in the usa.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 306966 13-Mar-2010 21:17
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Whats up with all this privacy these days!?

It doesn't matter whether they have your sexts ops *texts or not as well.. It would be rather useless for anything other then the hour of shame *TV news*.

Since it is a US run system, does that mean you could text worldwide? ;O FREE



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  Reply # 307098 14-Mar-2010 15:22
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Krisando: Whats up with all this privacy these days!?

It doesn't matter whether they have your sexts ops *texts or not as well.. It would be rather useless for anything other then the hour of shame *TV news*.

Since it is a US run system, does that mean you could text worldwide? ;O FREE


it's not texts(sms). its instant messages. it uses your phone's data plan.

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  Reply # 308483 17-Mar-2010 21:28
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I've been using ping for ages to txt friends and family overseas.. I'm kinda waiting for an app like this to take off... still waiting.....




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