South Koreans hoping to communi。cate with man's best friend co。uld be getting help soon from their cell phones. KTF Corp., a South Korean mobile phone operator, said Thursday it will begin offering a serv。ice that will enable dog owners to know whether their pets are feeli。ng happy or sad.
The users must first connec。t to Internet with their。 cell phones, and then regist。e。r informati。on of their dogs such as the breed and age. The service will then record the dog's bark.
The own。er will r。eceive text messages telling them ho。w their pet is feeling, such as "I am happy" or "I am frustrated."
The service, which will begin on Friday, will also translate basi。c messages into dog sounds. The service will cost about one doll。ar.
More than half of 48 million South Koreans use cell phone。s, and man。y of them use mobile phones with advanced features su。ch as mobile banking, satellite navigation and high-speed Internet.