On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Nathan Rixham <nrix...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Andrew Ballard wrote:
>> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Per Jessen <p...@computer.org> 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
>>>> myphonenum...@txt.att.net.
>>> 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
>>> --
>>> 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.
>> Andrew
> 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.

I would figure as much. Otherwise, that would be a pretty easy address
space to SPAM.

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