Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Obama set to launch text-messaging initiative - offers free ringtones and wallpapers" (with audio)

intomobile, with audio:
RCRNews is reporting that Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, is planning to launch a text-messaging initiative to increase his campaign's coverage.
Joe Rospars, media director for the Obama Campaign, says that, "This campaign is about the people across the country who are taking organizing into their own hands and text messaging is a key tool that will help us reach out to people who rely on their mobile phone service for information,” adding that, "this is a service we hope to use to continue to communicate with our growing base of supporters who are excited about playing an active role in our efforts to change this country."
Democratic fans can sign up for the text-messages by sending "GO" to OBAMA (62262). The service will be free. The campaign team is also planning to release free ringtones and wallpapers to help get the word out on Obama's key positions and statements on Iraq, healthcare, and more.

A campaign press release states, "With millions of Americans relying on cellphones, this new service will enable the campaign to not only communicate news about events and campaign developments, but it will also allow users to request information from the campaign. The campaign will use text to inform supporters about important public appearance and ask for opinions and advice.”

We already knew that the mobile scene is the future. Now it seems that even presidential candidates are embracing the mobile industry. Obama gets a plus in our book! Although, we aren't big enough fans to actually use those free ringtones or wallpapers - to each his own.

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