A new service from Comcast allows you to take care of a surprisingly large amount of business from your phone.
Sure, there's plenty you can do with a smartphone, a 3G connection, and a web browser. But Comcast is rolling out a new service that will let you take care of a good chunk of your service issues through simple texting.
Want to know what's on TV? Just text "NOW" to 266278 and you'll get a handy list of everything that's on. Want to reset your cable box? Just text the word "HIT." If you're wondering about service outages, "OUT" is the three letter text for you.
You'll need to sign up online and link your mobile number to your Comcast account before you use it, which makes sense even if it does take some of the convenience out of it. If you like, you can also set up mobile alerts like payment reminders while you're there.