Text to infinity and beyond!
12 December 2008 — 6:30 PM
Romantic mobile phone users looking to say something eternal may have been given the chance to do so by Virgin Mobile.
The operator's latest service, Texts into Space, will allow people to send an SMS directly into the cosmos - where it will apparently travel through space and time forever.
By sending one regularly-priced SMS to 80995, participants will see their message sent via a satellite into the outer reaches of the galaxy, Virgin Mobile claims.
It is suggested that with a Certificate of Transmission available for an extra £9.95, the service could be a "unique gift idea" for a loved one.
Once this fee is paid, SentForever.com will track the progress of the message and send email updates as it makes its way through infinity, passing galactic milestones on its journey.
A spokesman for the carrier, Tim Dowling, said: "We are quite literally over the moon at the thought of millions of wishes and messages of love being texted into space".
Virgin Mobile also announced this month that its users now have free access to Windows Live Messenger - which could prompt some to recycle their used mobile phones and get hooked up to the network.
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