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[liberationtech] bulk sms

ITechGeek itg at itechgeek.com
Thu Jan 1 18:17:41 PST 2015


Almost all carriers have a gateway to the effect of <phone
number>@<carriers domain>

Like to send an email to my phone as an SMS, it would be <my cell #>@
tmomail.net (T-Mobile USA), Verizon I believe is <cell #>@vtext.net and
AT&T I believe is <cell #>@txt.att.net.

There are a number of lists on the Internet listing carriers (some are out
of date).

Here are a couple of lists:
http://martinfitzpatrick.name/list-of-email-to-sms-gateways/
http://www.emailtextmessages.com/
http://sms-gateway-service.com/?page_id=13
http://www.sweetnam.eu/index.php/List_of_Internet_to_SMS_gateways
http://www.opentextingonline.com/emailtotext.aspx

I would suggest contacting someone using a carrier you want to send to and
do a test to confirm the gateway is active or search the company's website,
most company's list it somewhere on their website (although I've seen a few
carriers not list it on their website).

Likewise most carriers also allow for outgoing msgs to Internet Email.
Usually you send the msg to a carrier specific shortcode (I think T-Mobile
USA is 550), although some carriers allow you to just enter the to address
in place of the number you are sending to.

On the Internet side these gateways are free, but remember on the cell side
the person pays whatever their standard txt rates are.

Since I have an unlimited text plan, I use this mostly for having alerts
sent to my phone (things like server outages and alerts from my home
automation system).

Also any company that sends a text to your cell phone that the from address
looks like an email address, they're normally sending through these
gateways (and they normally asked you who your cell carrier is).

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On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 5:03 PM, Richard Brooks <rrb at g.clemson.edu> wrote:

> Which gateways have you used? Of particular interest
> is sending to rather exotic destinations.
>
> On 1/1/2015 4:15 PM, ITechGeek wrote:
> > My preferred method is using email to sms gateways.
> >
> > On your side that becomes free (depending on how you send the emails).
> > Most providers have  a disclaimer of no guarantee of delivery via the
> > gateways, but I have yet to lose an email that way.
> >
> > Is mission critical, I would just use a service like Twilio which will
> > charge per msg, but not hard to set-up.
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> > On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Eduardo Robles Elvira
> > <edulix at agoravoting.com <mailto:edulix at agoravoting.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hello:
> >
> >     I have used multiple services. I currently use esendex as an SMS
> >     sender provider, which is a spanish company (I'm from Spain). We have
> >     used other services. Some important facts:
> >     * sending SMS to most of the countries costs the same
> >     * if you don't care if some messages don't reach their destination or
> >     take hours, then go for the cheapest provider. that's good for
> sending
> >     publicity for example. In the other hand, if you do care about the
> SMS
> >     reaching always to the destination, and if you want that to happen
> >     fast, then find a quality provider. In my experience esendex is good
> >     (they specialized in that, for example in sending "sms authentication
> >     codes"), but there are probably other better providers in other
> >     countries.
> >     * the providers might be able to send 20-50 sms/second. You could
> >     scale to do more by using multiple providers at the same time.
> >
> >     There are other services specialised in sending SMS, Amazon for
> >     example http://docs.aws.amazon.com/sns/latest/dg/SMSMessages.html
> >     those I haven't used yet.
> >
> >     Regards,
> >     --
> >     Eduardo Robles Elvira     @edulix             skype: edulix2
> >     http://agoravoting.org       @agoravoting     +34 634 571 634
> >     <tel:%2B34%20634%20571%20634>
> >
> >
> >     On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Richard Brooks <rrb at g.clemson.edu
> >     <mailto:rrb at g.clemson.edu>> wrote:
> >     > Anyone willing to share experiences on setting up
> >     > (or using) an Internet to SMS interface...
> >     >
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