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Any site that is asking for your carrier to send you an SMS isn't using a standard SMS protocol they are using an SMS gateway to send the SMS through email (called SMS Transit). Each carrier has it's own specific email to SMS gateway (for example to send a text to the Verizon Wireless phone number (555) 555-5555 you'd email 5555555555@vtext.com). Google ...


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It sounds like you are already using the right tool, Google Calendar, but you may benefit from using it slightly differently. I'd recommend creating a new calendar which you use for annual events only. Go to Settings > Calendars > and click on "Notifications" next to this new calendar. Here you can set up the default reminders for events created in this ...


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Most carriers have free email to sms gateway (standard sms charges apply) meaning you can send an email, which the carrier will convert to sms and send to the phone number. With this as the case, you can just create an email rule within gmail to forward an email based on your filter rule, and the forward to email would be based on the number/carrier. Not ...


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Most mobile phone service providers (in the USA, at least) automatically set up email addresses that will pass through as SMS messages to cell phones. For example, if I am on AT&T and my phone number is (123) 456-7890, then anyone can send an email to 1234567890@txt.att.net and it will be sent to my phone. If I reply to the SMS message from my phone, it ...


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The Email-SMS gateway that Google Voice uses formats email addresses like this in the messages that it sends to you: 12125551212.12015550189.{some-random-string}@txt.voice.google.com The first phone number there is your own, the second is the other person in the conversation. The random string is just that, a bunch of letters, numbers, and punctuation with ...


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Not possible yet. See: http://www.google.pl/support/forum/p/voice/thread?tid=3829239cdefc77dc&hl=en Suggest it: http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/static.py?page=suggestions.cs


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Clickatell and Commzgate support bulk messages - both have easy-to-use web APIs as well. Both these services are quite expensive though. If most of the SMSes you are sending are local, you can setup an SMS gateway (ozeki, visualtron etc), a GSM modem and send SMSes using a purchased SIM card. Remember to test using a prepaid SIM to avoid running up a large ...


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My two cents: If you need SMS reminders for tasks, then your task-management system could probably benefit from some additional thought. You should be consulting and rearranging your daily task list multiple times per day. I use Gcal and Gtasks, assigning tasks to the day when I expect to actually do them ("do" dates, not "due" dates). On today's list, I ...


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Only the cellular phone carrier can decide whether you can send SMS via email or not. Here's how to reach people on the most popular carriers: T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com Nextel: ...


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This is a Google Calendar solution, and includes instructions on how to add reminder notifications, since the basic US Holiday calendar doesn't allow you to change Calendar-level notifications. You can try using Google Calendar to set an event on your calendar every time Daylight Savings time begins or ends. This works for events repeating on the first ...


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The SMS Channel was apparently stopped a while back as I was facing the same problem and a mail from the help desk of Google had content informing that since no progress is happening from Labs to a revenue generating effort into mainstream, they are discontinuing it. So theres a chance that it might not be working for the same reason. Or, maybe because you ...


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From what I know, the only current way to do it is through your Google Voice administration. You can receive, send and reply from Google Voice and your text message would show up under your Google Voice number rather than your Gmail address. I prefere the Gmail interface for texting, but so far it seems as the only way to go.


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You could do this with Toodledo. It would use Twitter as an intermediary. You can create a Toodeldo task by sending a DM on Twitter. You can send Tweets (including DMs) via SMS.


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It is indeed true that Twitter can't send SMS in countries with a long code. Looks like there's an oversight in this system so that it's allowing SMS verification to be used even though it should require confirmation via incoming SMS. Twitter provides instructions at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170409, but unfortunately those aren't of much use. ...


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Do you have your phone number associated with your account? I used the mobile reminder feature in four different European countries, I'd be surprised if it wouldn't work for Canada. Your screenshot is from the settings for one specific calendar, you need to go to your general calendar settings to associated the phone number: -> google.com/calendar -> ...


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What's your carrier? Most have an email-to-SMS bridge. Verizon Wireless, for instance, uses {phonenumber}@vtext.com (e.g., 2128675309@vtext.com). Here's a list for carriers in the U.S. but I don't know how up-to-date it is. Further, many carriers have web forms to allow sending arbitrary text to any customer, so you could just copy-paste the message in the ...


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You can use Google Voice/Text service too, if you're in the US that would be free for you. Go to Google Voice website, verify your phone number and get a Google number, then you can easily forward messages from your Gmail account to any phone. It's very easy!


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Facebook will also let you back in via a "Trusted Friends" feature, no text messaging required. Trusted friends are friends you can reach out to if you ever get locked out of your Facebook account (ex: you turn on login approvals and then lose your phone, you forget your Facebook password and can’t get into your login email account to receive a password ...


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You may want to investigate IF This Then That and maybe their recipe that allows you to automatically forward a e-mail message to a phone via SMS. This recipe may not fully work for you, depending on your needs, but this is a start. ifttt is truly a godsend when it comes to connecting different services.


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On you google calender go to settings -> calender settings - > calenders -> Notifications and set up a default reminder for sms this should do as you want it to. http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=37079


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pinger textfree web allows you to do this, at least, to start a new Gmail account (viz. accept text messages on a local number). I haven't tried to automate anything. They use bot-tests like everybody else. But if you want API-level access there is a company that makes a famously accessible (albeit paid if you want more than a few requests per hour) API ...


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Check Photobucket Mobile. From their website: Upload photos and videos to Photobucket using mobile email or picture/video messaging Upload images & videos via email to Photobucket Photobucket is the premier destination for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Host all your images and videos for ...


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What you want can be achieved using a Greasemonkey script. You can take an existing one from userscripts.org - start with one that works on Google Voice (like this one) and add your signature.


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The following site gives one way to do it. Get Twitter @replies to your cell phone There are several ways to forward @replies to your phone and most involve following the RSS or using the twitter (streaming) API to forward messages.


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I happen to use Yahoo Calendar, only because I was using it before Google Calendar was any good and never moved off of it. Now, with the iOS 4 upgrade on iPhones, the built-in calendar app syncs live with Yahoo and Google calendars. You'll get popup notifications on your reminder times. Not sure what Google Calendar does, but Yahoo Calendar lets you set ...



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