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ChatBar announces Free SMS service for help contact families and friends affected by Asian earthquake

Hong Kong SAR/London UK – December 28, 2004 ForgetMeNot Software Limited, the operator of the 2-way messaging service “ChatBar”, has today announced that any families, friends and others, seeking to contact people affected by the lethal earthquake on December 26, can send FREE short message service (SMS) messages to and from affected countries through
Free SMS messages can be via ChatBar to or from the following countries:
Sri Lanka
SMS messages sent to mobile phones of foreign nationals “roaming” in those countries will also be provided free by ChatBar, although separate charges may be applied by some carriers.
Relevant parties should utilize the following links: (for English) (for Simplified Chinese) (for Traditional Chinese) (for Tagalog)

Paul Roberts, Director, ForgetMeNot Software, stated “We are all shocked and stunned by the devastation wrought by the earthquake. In an effort to help, we wanted to make the functionality of ChatBar available free to everyone who needs to communicate with loved ones at this difficult time. Experience has shown that SMS messages may get through to mobile phones even though voice networks may be overloaded.” Those people without a mobile phone but access to an internet connected PC can still send and receive SMS messages through the service.

About ChatBar
ChatBar is a revolutionary web browser-based service which enables any internet connected PC to conduct two-way SMS conversations with almost any mobile phone, anywhere in the world (see Responses received from the mobile phone can then be viewed on the screen of the PC. As the service is browser based there is no need for the user to download any software to utilize, and the user’s account can be accessed from any PC connected to the internet. Unlike instant messaging services there is no need for the mobile phone to be registered with, or connected to, the service for messages to be received.

Press contact: Tom Burgess +44 845 12 22 007 or mobile: +44 788 772 4285
Andrew Smyth Director, ForgetMeNot Software Limited +852-94655560
Paul Roberts, Director, ForgetMeNot Software Limited +64-211240948

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