February 13, 2004
Skiing by Cellphone
The Wall Street Journal has rounded up some services offering SMS reports on snow conditions for avid skiiers.
Text messages advising mobile skiers of "six inches at Vail" can be obtained by signing up with the likes of Rubbersnow.com, Rubbersurf.com or Snowfone.com.
However, caveat emptor, "to whatever you pay (or don't) for contents, cell providers may add message fees. For example, Nextel charges 10 cents per received message and Verizon two cents. Sprint charges $15 a month for unlimited messaging, and AT&T charges nothing at all".
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