I have created several different calendars each for a different person. Upon creating an event in their calendar is it possible to send SMS reminders or notifications to the different mobile devices?

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    It's unclear what you're asking. Is this a Google Apps account? Is it just shared calendars in your consumer Gmail account? Basically, who owns the calendars?
    – ale
    Oct 25, 2014 at 13:50
  • No it's not a Apps account, I'm am the owner of the calendars
    – Paul
    Oct 25, 2014 at 16:38
  • That's important information that should be in your question. Please edit.
    – ale
    Oct 25, 2014 at 16:39

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I'm afraid you can't, not with stock Google Calendar.

If you go into settings and look at Mobile Setup, you'll see that you can only define a single phone number to receive SMS alerts.

To accomplish what you want, you'll need to share those calendars with those people and they need to use the Google Calendar app on their phone. From there they can set up their own criteria for getting alerts. (I do something similar with calendars I have shared with my kids.)

(You might be able to do something with Gmail filters auto-forwarding to the email gateway for each person's carrier. But with all of the permissions you need to get in order to forward email automatically and the burden of making sure the calendar alerts will trigger the filters, I think it's hardly worth pursuing.)

  • Yes that's what I was beginning to realize, initially i thought it straight forward still a tool though .Thank you very much for your clear and detailed answer
    – Paul
    Oct 25, 2014 at 17:08

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