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An introduction to Mobile

For many of us the mobile world is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.  We use our cellular phone as an alarm clock and it's the first thing we touch each morning.  The 'standard' cell phone has evolved into the smartphone with so many different features and functions that we may actually use it very little as an actual phone More>>

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What is the difference between the mobile web (WAP) and an app?

The Mobile Internet is quite simply a name given to the Internet when you access it from a mobile device, like a smartphone or a tablet. More>>

How to send a text message

There are so many different types of phones on the market that it can be nearly impossible to provide a tutorial on how to send a text message from each and every one. This guide is intended to provide More>>

Is my phone a smartphone?

Good question! This can be confusing for a lot of people, and a big part of the reason for the uncertainty is that there is no industry standard definition of a smartphone. In general terms a smartphone More>>

Common Terms: What does SMS mean? And much more...

SMS Messages SMS stands for Short Message Service. This is what is commonly known as a "text message" A SMS message is 160 characters If you want to stop SMS messages or offers, type STOP and send More>>

Visit on your cell phone

KTTC offers a mobile-optimized version of specially designed to be easier to use and easier to read from the smaller screen of your cell phone. More>>

Text Alerts: How do they work?

Mobile Text Alerts (SMS Alerts) from KTTC fall into six main groups: More>>

Can I receive text alerts on my phone?

The delivery of text (SMS) messages to your phone requires multiple steps and can be impacted by a variety of factors along the way.  By using proper technology and through agreements with carriers, aggregators, and other entities KTTC is able to successfully deliver text messages to the great majority of cellular customers in the viewing area.  More>>

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