Andrew Ballard wrote:
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Per Jessen <> wrote:
kyle.smith wrote:

Most carriers have email-to-sms bridges.  For example, I use AT&T
Wireless and you can text me by sending an email to
Do you end up paying for that then - or who pays for it?
Besides, none of the carriers around here have email-to-sms interfaces,
so I'd disagree with your initial claim.


Per Jessen, Zürich (18.0°C)

It seems pretty common, at least with the few carriers I've dealt with
in the US.

As for payment, the sender doesn't pay anything (What are they going
to do -- send a bill to the sender's e-mail address?) and the
recipient pays standard rates for an incoming message. If it's within
your monthly allotment, it's "free." I don't know if there are quotas
imposed to prevent someone from "abusing" the service.


last test I did I found they were very tight with the allocation, made an email to sms update system for a site and the system was getting timeouts and rejections left right and center under even moderate traffic.

I think its safe to say that for personal traffic and light updates you'd be fine, but nothing that would amount to any level of commercial grade server for even a medium sized app.

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