Moo Money covered this story initially, and from Rivers Run Red comes the news that the beta for this service is being extended to March 31st, 2008. This means that you can still sign up for free, and experience what it's like to receive messages from your Second Life friends on your cellphone.
Until we get the ability to IM someone in SL, this seems like the next best thing, though frankly, if I'm mobile, I'm probably not going to be texting people in general. I'm not one of those with my thumbs callused from frequent texting, but this could be useful for people on the go who have events to manage. Has anyone tried this? How well does it work? You can get more specific information from Vodaphone's site.
Incidentally, I really like their commercial, which you can see on the site. Cute!
Vodafone makes it easier to contact Second Life from the outside
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