Sending information to a cell phone programmatically

Matthew Godycki mcg2-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at
Tue Jul 14 20:37:12 UTC 2009

> I would like to get my computer to send me occasional updates to my cell

> phone.  I don't really care how, but it does not have a data service -
> no email or web service enabled.
> Ideally, I would like to have my computer send me a text message.  Does
> anyone have any experience with such thing?  Thanks.

Most cell carriers have a special e-mail address you can use to "email"
your cell phone.  For example, Rogers subscribers use the following:
phonenumber-N2cUGYwyuVJYzD5mSbZInQ at

where phonenumber is... your cell phone number.

That may be an easy way of doing utilizing straight forward interfaces.


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