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MyToday SMS and Mobile Web

September 27th, 2008 · 65 Comments

Continuing with the thinking around the decision to launch free SMS subscription services in October 2006, it seemed such an obvious decision to make given what has happening. But there is always legacy that one has to deal with. In my case, the legacy was wanting to focus on the mobile Internet — I always believed that the way the Internet (fixed line, PC) grew, it was only a matter of time before the mobile Web could become a key part of my daily life. And I knew how to do portals — I had 13 of them in IndiaWorld in the late 1990s. All one had to do was create content for the small screen — and people would come. I was very wrong then.

There was another legacy that was there — that of doing things with RSS and the PubSub paradigm on the fixed Internet using Ajax. We had spent a lot of time and effort developing some very innovative sites to showcase the “new new” stuff — along the lines of a public aggregator. But, given limited development resources, we had to make a call a few months earlier then — do we focus on the desktop Internet or the mobile Internet. I picked the latter.

All this time, SMS was very marginal in my thinking.  It was good for person-to-person interaction, but too limiting, especially for one coming with the email-PC Net view of the world. Luckily for us, we had done some work around SMS in the company over the past few months — so we had an option available for us to quickly do more with it. It is one thing I have always believed in — in the early stages of a venture when one is not sure of what will work, one needs to be able to create options and opportunities to figure out the best path forward. Just the opposite of focus, I guess! It is something which has served me well over the years.

In my mind, at that time, doing SMS services was actually going a step backward. But I put my ego aside and decided to give that approach a try. It did come down to a decision I had to make — Go or No Go. Luckily, I chose Go despite some misgivings. And that was how MyToday Dailies was born.

The Mobile Web dream has not died — it remains. And there are some very interesting things we will be doing soon, which I will share in the days to come.

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65 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MyToday Surge // Sep 28, 2008 at 5:01 am

    […] MyToday SMS and Mobile Web […]

  • 2 Puneet // Oct 11, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    sir,
    I own a mob on mytoday.com.
    but the smses i m publish are not reaching to subscribers.
    I sent many mails by using contact us option on mytoday.com but i never got a reply.
    so i am writing to you.

  • 3 Maithri // Oct 20, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Sir,

    Recently I created a MOB on mytoday.com.
    But none of the msgs are getting delivered to the group members. Could you please let me know how can I overcome this problem?

    Thanks,
    Maithri.

  • 4 shivachandra // Nov 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    hi

  • 5 SHOBHA BIRADAR // Nov 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    HI SEND ME DAILY SMS ON MY MOBILE NWS ALERT

  • 6 JACK // Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    I SUBCRIBED LOVE&PREM SMS BUT I’M ONLY RECEIVING TWICE OR TRICE INN ONE WEEK CAN U PLZ SEND ME DAILY WITH OUTFAIL

  • 7 virat // Dec 9, 2008 at 12:44 am

    hi i m virat mobile 09276836499 plz send me sms sir on my cell number

  • 8 pavan // Dec 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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  • 9 manish // Dec 14, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    a want to my gmail account on my mobile

  • 10 sonu sharma // Dec 15, 2008 at 11:19 am

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  • 11 aniket // Jan 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    sir,i want to stop all mytoday sms services on my mobile like news,cricket,etc.is there any such message available for me.thanks 4 reading….

  • 12 limani nitesh // Jan 12, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    982et97

  • 13 anddy // Jan 18, 2009 at 11:48 am

    pls stop mytoday sms on my mobile..

  • 14 Roopesh // Jan 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Good continue this

  • 15 Raj // Jan 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Sir,
    I had subscribed for the sun sign
    it comes regularly in English if i want to change the language how can i change i want those msg to come in hindi or gujarati can u pls guide me how can i get those sms from mytoday START “SUNSIGN” category.

    Thanks

  • 16 srinivasan // Jan 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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  • 17 ganesh kalshette // Feb 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    hi please send my mobile news all alert onmy mobile

  • 18 Paresh P. Bafna // Feb 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Hi,
    I Paresh P. Bafna my mob. no. is 9422320860 and i want to activate ur service but i am not able to activate, when I send message to 575758 it is not responded.

  • 19 RAjkumar Gupata // Feb 4, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hi,
    I Raj Kumar Gupta, ur sevice is excellent I am very impressed but I just wanted to know some others facility like sex info. could u send?

  • 20 ravi // Feb 4, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    cricket

  • 21 Durai // Feb 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    hi please send my mobile news all alert on my mobile 9994016175

  • 22 subramaniyan // Feb 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Its very nice

  • 23 deepak singh // Feb 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    i tried to start the vocabulary service
    but haven’t received any response
    pls see in matter

  • 24 Paresh Bafna // Feb 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    hi, again paresh
    first, thanks to start ur service on mine mob. but i m very sorry 2 say ur sms is not coming regularly. So if possible to plz call me on 9422320860

  • 25 sharma // Mar 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

    i”l really impressed

  • 26 Yumnam Mukesh Singh. // Mar 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Firstly,i would like to thank all the MY TODAY members for introducing such a usefull service.I have been satisfying with this service.But one problem is I (with mob. no. 9179788474) could not receive the messages regularly.If the matter is looked into,the service will be more fruitfull.

  • 27 vijay kudla // Mar 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I want to start sensex news.
    please start sensex news on my mobile my mobile no is 9924270970

  • 28 santosh // Mar 7, 2009 at 10:34 am

    hi,gud mrg.
    i have send msg’s to 9845398453 & 9900145368 but i didn’t get any reply. please,provide me ur services so that i can enjoy them.

  • 29 raki // Mar 11, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    sir,how can i register my mobile for daily sms of vocabulary service,cricket,sun signs….etc in mytoday,my number is +919994823843.please give a guidance.

  • 30 arul // Mar 12, 2009 at 9:47 am

    i want to stop the mytoday sms

  • 31 CHANDRASHEKAR // Mar 20, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    hi friends
    i want to know that how should i register in MY TODAY so that i hav to get messages to the mobile plz suggest me if any one can
    thanking you

    takecare friends

  • 32 gaurav // Mar 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    i am doing BE n my branch is et&t so can i know after my BE wats i do imen field MBA OR MTECH

  • 33 senthil kumar // Mar 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    i want free vocabulary words on my mobile daily

  • 34 harshil // Apr 8, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    hi har

  • 35 subhasish // May 11, 2009 at 3:18 am

    123

  • 36 nishant // May 23, 2009 at 10:21 am

    sir,
    is there any process to activate mytoday alerts through net on my cell or my friend cell.
    Thank you.

  • 37 Anirudh // Jun 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    How to stop all Mytoday Subscriptions at once pls…inform me…???

  • 38 Lad // Jun 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

    how to stop all messages from mytoday… ?

  • 39 HALDHAR SINGH // Jul 11, 2009 at 6:16 am

    sir,
    is there any process to activate mytoday alerts through net on my cell or my cell
    THANK YOU

  • 40 subramanian // Jul 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    we did register in start word chennai to 09223050606. we got only one sms(word) on first day only after i till now have not received any word(sms)

  • 41 shailesh // Jul 17, 2009 at 5:09 am

    hi,
    i’m not getting messages from my today from last 10 days. please do the needfull

    regards,
    shailesh

  • 42 kadeer // Sep 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    h… send some messages on this no 9902382062

  • 43 kadeer // Sep 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    send some messages on this no 9902382062

  • 44 Banu // Sep 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I have sent a message through this URL. But the message not delivered yet. May you help in this?

  • 45 manish gwale // Sep 26, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    its very helpfull to me as a preparation 4 CAT

  • 46 ravi // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    how can i activate the mytoday in my mobile… i dont have gprs in my mobile….

  • 47 ravi // Sep 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    my mobile no is +919481141777… plz snd…

  • 48 suresh // Oct 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    i am notreceiving sms since 4 months i had activated 4 monts before of cri, news, jokes, prem, sensex,beautycare, health please do the needful

  • 49 sachin // Nov 9, 2009 at 11:26 am

    my today sms is not received when in byulk quantity i not receive sms in 9221489826 \9224358038 from last 3 months.

  • 50 sachin // Nov 9, 2009 at 11:27 am

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  • 51 sachin // Nov 9, 2009 at 11:27 am

    my today sms is not received when in byulk quantity i not receive sms in 9221489826 \9224358038 from last 3 months

  • 52 sachin // Nov 9, 2009 at 11:28 am

    dont send in bulk to my mobile 9221489826 because i dont receive sms from last 3 months..

  • 53 MUJAHID // Dec 11, 2009 at 1:37 am

    hi.. i have activated so many mytoday alerts on my mobile ( 9880316603), but i’m unable to recieve messages on my mobile. i heard that there is a problem to receive sms on airtel no.s, is it true? plz help me i need mytoday messages on my mobile. thank you..:)

  • 54 harshit // Dec 16, 2009 at 1:08 am

    how can i activate the mytoday in my mobile… i dont have gprs in my mobile….

  • 55 Pranav // Dec 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    i am not getting sms from my today sine more then a week. wot the problem.
    plz.. i m missing the sms from the group…
    plz plz plz gice the solution

  • 56 CVK // Jan 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I registered my mobile number long back for news service on MyToday.com. But till date, I haven’t received any message except confirmation message that I’m registered. I complained in contact us in that site but no use.

  • 57 sakthi // Apr 22, 2010 at 11:53 am

    i am not yet receieved any sms even iam registered

  • 58 Praveen // Jun 3, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Can somebody pls give me the new no. of My Today free SMS .. START CRI MUMBAI to ….. ????

  • 59 vinay // Aug 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

    plz join my grup sms START PUJAFUAN send 9223050606 plz join my grup…………………..

  • 60 ajay // Oct 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    i want to stop sms of mytoday.. pls do help me with this

  • 61 ajay // Oct 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    pls i need to stop receiving mytoday’s sms.. help me wih this

  • 62 arun // Nov 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    plz help how to go in old mytoday mobile groups and updates

  • 63 raghu // Dec 6, 2011 at 9:39 am

    hello how can i get cricket alerts to my mobile in this site?

  • 64 nikhil // Apr 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

    my number is9560030143..pls send me daily words

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