Reuters to Deliver News Via Texts

Pretty cool idea.

Reuters has partnered with the London-based company Onem to bring news stories to people without data plans or smartphones.

The Onem system uses mobile phone companies’ ecosystem to connect to users via text and voice mail. As of now, 30 mobile companies have signed up for the new Reuters/Onem system.

Users of the system can access Reuters news, business, entertainment and sport news. Text content will be in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, German and Portuguese. Audio content will be in English, Arabic, Spanish and Russian.