Contxts allows you to share professional information via your cellphone. Sign up for the site with a username and phone number and input the information you wish to appear on your SMS business card. This must all fit within 140 characters, which is plenty of room for a name, address and email address. You can also have other information that’s available on your profile page on the Contxts website itself.
Once your card is set up, just give out your username and ask people to text it to 50500. Another option is to text the number where you want your info sent to Contxt. Either way, the recipient gets the information you have provided via SMS with no printing required. The beauty of this is that, as Contxts points out, ‘people don’t lose txt messages the morning after’, so your contact information is safely where it needs to be. As a plus, you get a virtual contact manager with your contacts’ details on the Contxts website. The service is still in alpha, but looks promising.
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March 20, 2009
Be careful print industry – technology is creeping.
March 22, 2009
Here’s another great mobile business card service: http://www.sundropsystems.com. Their mobile cards are free for a year (only $10/year after that) and they can be sent via text message or email message, and they are Vcard compatible. I love using mine!