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What are mobile eCards?

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Mobile e-cards, or cellphone e-cards, are electronic greeting cards sent to a user's mobile phone, mobile device or smartphone. Websites and applications allow users to select dozens of personalized greetings for many occasions. Typically, mobile e-cards feature text, sound, animation and music. Some e-card services are free, while others charge money on a subscription basis or by individual e-card.

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Companies such as American Greetings and ATM Greetings offer a large number of mobile e-cards organized by category. For instance, American Greetings' "funny" category contains hundreds of greetings that are further divided into subjects down the left side of the page. As of October 2014, American Greetings offers more than 200 funny, mobile e-cards from which to choose.

Subjects of e-cards on the ATM Greetings site include birthday, love, weddings, cute, funny, friendship, miss you, sorry, sympathy and thank you. Depending on the month, holiday e-cards are to the side of the main category listing, as of October 2014. ATM's "love" category has seven subcategories, including general, gleaming, kiss, proposal, new, say with love and tunes.

American Greetings lets users preview the mobile e-card without registration, and the service has a free, seven-day trial. ATM Greetings requires an email to sign up for mobile e-cards.

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