Information I’d Prefer Not To Get Via SMS

By | March 8, 2007
Some thing you don’t want to hear via SMS. Students in India can receive their exam results by text message (along with a free bottle of beer or something): not sure I want the most important news in my young life to pop up on my cellphone when I’m dancing the night away. And now the UK is planing to inform immigrants their visas have expired via SMS: “Hey Johnny Foreigner. Your time’s up. Get out” type thing, presumably:

Mr Reid said the plans for a text messaging pilot scheme to remind immigrants about their visas were a “tiny” part of a new enforcement strategy designed to “block the benefits” of Britain to those in the country illegally.

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