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The World Series of Texting

July 9, 2008 in Wireless Industry News

Think you’re hot stuff when it comes to sending SMS’es? If you send anything like a thousand text messages per month, then you just might be headed to New York City. For LG’s Texting Championship, that is.

Texting could bring you fame and $50,000.

Texting could bring you fame and $50,000.

The competition, which this year drew something like 15,000 texting hopefuls, wrapped up its second year after having awarded the $50,000 prize to a 20-year old kid named Nathan Schwartz.

For the most part, it’s a marketing plug that seems to be working for the South Korean company. The tourney is now being expanded to other regions of the world such as Europe, South America, and Canada.

Of course, with this kind of major tournament, there’s bound to be a catch somewhere. And the big gotcha is: texting “athletes” are required to use an activated LG cell phone.

Iron Thumb: Forbes

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