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Email to SMS

Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

Anyone know of a reliable Email to SMS service, based out of North America?
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Re: Email to SMS

Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:27 PM

So, could you explain this a little more thorough..

You're trying to send emails to mobiles ?

Or use an email client to send SMS's ?

Or just be able to send SMS's to mobiles ?
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Re: Email to SMS

Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:32 PM

It depends on the carrier.

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Edit: Its about 37 minutes in
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Re: Email to SMS

Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:17 AM

Basically what we're trying to do, is have an emergency after-hours contact form send an email to a specific address, and in turn have SMS messages sent out to a distribution list from there.

Originally our thought was to simply send the messages as a text message directly to the phone(s) (ie: 1231231234@carrier.com) but found that it was not very reliable, and it also doesn't work with all carriers involved.

We've found a couple services thus far, one in the UK and one in Canada. We're based in Canada, and our concern with the UK provider is simply that fact - that they are in the UK - and should that cause any international texting issues down the road. The issue with the provider in Canada, is they only have servers in one data center in Vancouver, but with no redundancy elsewhere - so if that data center becomes unreachable, the distribution of the text messages will not take place, and this is exactly what we are trying to protect against.

Our ideal provider would be someone based in North America, and also have machines in multiple locations for redundancy.
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