Amazon's SMS Shopping Spree
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Okay, it's bad enough that just about anybody can reach me, and I them, if they're on Twitter.
Now Amazon's gotta go and now allow me to buy stuff using SMS text messaging!?
Here's the deal: The AP is reporting that Amazon's new "TextBuyIt" service lets people text the name, UPC, or ISBN # of a product to the Amazon SMS address (262966, or "Amazon").
If Amazon has the item in stock, it will return two results at a time, and shoppers can buy one of the selections by simply texting back the number "1" or "2."
They can also request more information by texting the letter "M."
From there, TextBuyIt requests that they enter the email with their address, then calls them and walks them through the checkout process using an IVR (interactive voice response) system.
If so, please press "1" for "Yes" or "2" for "No."
If "No," please wait, and the operator will be with you shortly.
Apologies in advance, but we're going to have to email you that receipt.