Thursday, October 18, 2007

Where is your nearest cell tower (USA)

Useful sites for locating the nearest cell tower to your location.
Antennaguy -
American Towers -
Sprint -
Mobiledia - (superimposed onto Google maps)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2007

Oct 23-25 at Moscone Center South Hall, San Francisco, CA. (USA)

Everyone in the trade is there.

2sms will be represented by their CEO Tim King and their Director of Sales, West Region, Courtland James.

SMTP gateways for SMS messages

Free gateways exist for SMS message delivery. These are subject to spam filters, and can get busy. Check the terms and conditions of each carrier for conditions of use. These gateways are SMTP (email) servers that convert messages into text messages (SMS).

AT&T : Your cell phone e.g.
Cingular : Your cell phone
Nextel : Your cell phone
Sprint PCS : Your cell phone
T-Mobile : Your cell phone
Verizon Wireless : Your cell phone

If service delivery matters to you, you might want to consider SMPP services. These cost money (cents per message), but come with SLA's, priority routing, audit trail and ISO27001 certification for information security. Visit for more details.

We will post a more complete analysis of SMTP / SMPP services shortly.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sending text messages from

If you want to send text messages from Salesforce, 2sms offer a certified app at

Benefits include:

1. Text messages sent via provisioned SMPP connections not unreliable SMTP gateways
2. 2sms is ISO 27001 certified.
3. The 2sms SMS app for Salesforce is a Certified app.
4. Download, plug and go.
5. The app is free. (2sms charges for SMS traffic sent.)

Get a free trial account to test this app at

Monday, October 01, 2007

How quick (slow) is email - Ask Ferrari!

While many assume that email is instant, this is not the case. A delay to email cost Ferrari (Italian Motor Racing team) dearly at the recent Grand Prix in Japan. Perhaps a text message would have been faster!

ps With text messaging, you know when your recipients got the message.