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[liberationtech] bulk sms

ITechGeek itg at itechgeek.com
Thu Jan 1 18:18:45 PST 2015


If anyone wants more help setting something up to send msgs through these
gateways, you can contact me off line.

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On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 9:17 PM, ITechGeek <ITG at itechgeek.com> wrote:

> 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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