Oh yes, I forgot about email, which was mentioned in another answer to this FAQ.
Some providers give you an email address with your phone, for example I believe that One2One (or whatever it's called today) give you <phonenumber>@one2one.com. Email sent to that address arrives at your phone as an SMS. Somebody has to pay for the message, so it's probably you. By the way, there is no guarantees on how long it will take to deliver an SMS, or if it will ever arrive. Typically 1% never arrive, more if the network is very busy because something interesting has just happened on "Big Brother" and everybody below 35 in the UK is sending a text (to somebody who is busy sending them one). That means it's wise to send a text, wait a few minutes and send it again. Buy a UPS with plenty of capacity ... Oh yes, and don't forget to put all of the network access devices on the UPS - the router, the switch and so on. Otherwise when the power fails, you won't be able to access the message gateway across the web. Simon -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php