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This handy app allows one to assemble several messages, or the same message many times, then send them in rapid succession to the same number. The iteration will help the recipient realize that the message deserves attention. The app will also optionally and temporarily mask the number of the originating
phone since that might serve only to cloud the importance of the message.
Blitz == blend
Not what the idea is about. [Jinbish, Apr 21 2010]
||A splendid marketing opportunity. About a month after
this goes on sale, start selling the app that automatically
blacklists any caller ID that sends multiple copies of the
same message in a short time. A month after that, an app
that spoofs multiple different caller IDs for the duplicate
messages. Next, an app that detects this, and sends two
replies back for every one message received*. And so on.
Eventually, the traffic generated by this arms race crashes
the telecom network, but by then, you've made your pile
& retired to a private island.
*How? Well, turns out you 'accidentally' used a faulty
random number generator for your spoof caller IDs, and
the counter-app exploits that vulnerability.
||I am wriggling in glee! Patriotic glee! It is for the good of the nation that this occur as you describe: if the telecoms can be crashed so easily this is exactly the sort of thing that would occur in a real cyberwar. Better that it happen first under friendly circumstances so they can be ready.
||If people aren't replying to your texts maybe they just don't
||I can't say I'm a fan of this. If I'm busy then I will only get
more and more annoyed as the messages arrive, and I still
won't reply. In fact, I'm less likely to be friends with someone
after they send me such a torrent.
||Idea would work better if you phone simply summarised all the messages by showing a single one and playing the sound of the phone user's favourite heavy artillery ...