Wolves Fans go MobileWarrington Wolves will become one of the first Rugby League clubs to allow its fans to decide which player will be nominated "man of the match" by using SMS text messaging. The service is the first of many to be introduced by the Wolves as they grasp the opportunities afforded by the mobile phone.Through the service, fans will simply text the number of their nominated player to the mobile number provided and their vote will be instantly registered. As an added bonus all voters will be entered into a draw for a variety of exclusive Wolves prizes.Wolves Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe commented, "I think that from a fans point of view, being able to influence the choice of man of the match is a fantastic way of getting involved in the game. Wolves are very pleased to be among the first league clubs to use mobile technology in this way and look forward to introducing new and innovative mobile products to enhance the all round experience for our fans."SMS text messaging has seen tremendous growth with June 2002 showing the daily rate almost triple over a two-year period, Britons now send 45 million text messages each day across the four UK GSM network operators compared to just over 32 million sent in June 2001. All mobile services are provided by wireless agency Siren World Wide and technical partner MPP Global Solutions.
05, Aug, 2002