Why can’t I SMS to a land-line?
This might seem like a silly question, but if I’m noticing it, then other people must be too. I think it’d be great to SMS my mom at her home, but of course there’s no way for her to “pick up this message” because her phone has no screen.
I can’t imagine that this would be particularly difficult to do, many phones already include an LCD display for showing the incoming call number.
Regardless of the technical limitations, this shows a hole in the communications infrastructure.
Along these lines is another list of questions I have:
Why can’t I call a street address on my phone?
Why can’t I send an email to a cell phone number?
Why can’t I send postal mail to a phone number?
Why can’t I chat via URL?
I could go on and create the 5×5 matrix of street address, email address, URL, cell phone number, and land-line number, but you get my point.
Isn’t it a little antiquated that an address in a specific format only allows communication only though that medium?
If I want to track-back to myself, I could ask, why isn’t my personal profile located at http://rolf.skyberg@myDomain.org?