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tubman Jan 25, 2007 04:59 AM

When I choose the "Send to cell" option on a post, what am I asking the site to do? Send me the text of any new posts or just notification that there is a new post? Or something else? TIA.

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  1. Jim Leff RE: tubman Jan 25, 2007 08:22 AM

    I didn't notice that'd been added. Cool, though. Anybody fool around with it yet?

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    1. re: Jim Leff
      Robert Lauriston RE: Jim Leff Jan 25, 2007 11:23 AM

      Presumably it sends a text message via email. Most if not all carriers support that via addresses something like 4155551212@cingularme.com.

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        Chuckles the Clone RE: Jim Leff Jan 25, 2007 11:41 AM

        Tried on Tuesday. Didn't work. I assume it will in the future. Seems like a great idea.

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          Chuckles the Clone RE: Chuckles the Clone Jan 25, 2007 12:09 PM

          Hey! It's sortof working. If you enter a phone number and click "send", the
          little box flashes and gives no indication that anything was sent. But it was
          sent. You might click it again, thinking it didn't work. In that case, it will
          send two.

          What it does is sends a link to the whole thread. Unfortunately, the link it
          sends is to the "m.chow.com" domain, which is currently titsup. As soon as
          that starts working, the sending will be a bit more useful.

      2. Engineering RE: tubman Jan 25, 2007 12:41 PM

        The site is sending you a text message with the url of the topic. Eventually, you will be able to browse topics on your phone.

        For those having difficulty using it, it should be working now.

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          Chuckles the Clone RE: Engineering Jan 25, 2007 12:51 PM

          Yep. Thanks!

          Is m.chow.com still in the pipeline? The regular site is a bit of a
          hassle on mobile devices, as I'm sure you're aware, and a lightweight
          version would be greatly welcomed. Just curious?

          1. re: Chuckles the Clone
            Engineering RE: Chuckles the Clone Jan 25, 2007 12:55 PM

            We are indeed going to be rolling out a mobile version of chowhound. Currently, http://m.chow.com is just for browsing recipes.

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