Groups of up to 20 people will be able to chat simultaneously by texting to a central telephone number. Aimed at both consumers and business users, members can sign up for the service via the web where they will be provided with a telephone number that acts as the contact number for an entire group. When a member of a group sends a text to that number, it will be sent to the entire group for the cost of a single text message. Any reply sent will work in much the same way, thus groups will be able to keep up-to-date with any plans or whereabouts without having to send multiple messages.
ZygoHubs, which has enjoyed successful trials over the last year and a half, works on any network, on any handset. To join the service, visit www.zygohubs.com where there are a number of purchasing options as to how many credits you wish to purchase. Each time someone sends or receives a message, a single credit is removed from their account. Those that sign up now will automatically receive 50 free credits.
£5 = 70 credits (7.1p per credit)
£10 = 150 credits (6.7p per credit)
£25 = 400 credits (6.3p per credit)
£50 = 850 credits (5.9p per credit)
£100 = 1,800 credits (5.6p per credit)