Mobizines

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We are trying a new service called mobizines. The service is operator agnostic and free (aside from data usage). You can get the Mobizine by texting “mobi opengardens” to 63333 (+44 7624 806310 from outside the UK).

If you have any problems with the installation, check out the faqs and then try dropping an email to help@mobizines.com. They are quick to respond to queries. We will be doing this on a trial basis for 6 months and it will be interesting to see if this is the way to mobilise a blog. We will also be exploring other ways. Please let me know what you think of this experience if you try it out.

According to Mobizines, the data usage is as follow

Data Usage: The Mobizines service is free to the end user aside from normal operator data costs. The Java and Symbian versions of the service use different amounts of data which are outlined below.

Java Version (most phones)

Initial Download – 150KB one time

Mobizine Edition updates (3 per week) – about 35KB each update

Symbian Version (Nokia smartphones)

Initial Download – 900KB one time

Mobizine Edition updates (3 per week) – about 35KB each update

For more information on Mobizines, see the mobizines site. For more informaton on Refresh Mobile, who produce the Mobizines service visit Refresh Mobile. Check out some of the other mobizines include the BBC, Maxim, GQ etc.