Indictment Notices Through SMS Text Messages

Reuters is reporting that South Korean authorities announced Monday that they will start sending legal notices, including indictments, through SMS text message alerts on people’s cell phones.

Almost 75 percent of South Koreans have cell phones and prosecutors hope to save about 160 million won ($158,000) by sending legal notices to people’s cell phones. The text message legal notification system is available starting today and will become fully operational in 2006. People with cell phones will need to apply for the text message service before any legal notices will be sent.

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