TIM, Italy’s GSM network, has launched MMS services for free. The free offer, which runs until the end of September, is to encourage uptake of the service. During the free period, the company will monitor behaviour patterns to determine how much it will charge for the service.
TIM has also launched Interactive SIM cards with a 64K memory. It is the first operator in the world to introduce the SIM cards which will enable its users to access the complete Lo Sai di TIM service.
The Lo Sai di TIM service sends a free message to a user if their number has been called while their handset was either turned off, out of range, or busy. The extended memory of the new SIM card will enable it to identify the caller’s name from memory, and provide the user with a return call feature by pressing a single key.