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Julian H. Stacey - SMS Numbers

Ths is: http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/sms/

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(SMS = Short Message Service = Text Message on phone)

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Please Do NOT SMS Me ! - Email Or Phone instead.

Contact me some other way.

  • Phone, Mobile Phone, or Email me !
  • Email is faster !
  • I often do not turn on or check for SMS for days or week[s].
  • If Urgent: Phone !
  • If Important: Email or Phone !
  • If I reply, it'll be by Email, I very rarely reply by SMS, & not till much later.
    • If you want a faster response Phone, not SMS.
    • If you wan a reply that references your message, Email, not SMS.

No SMS To My Mobile Numbers

  • No personal SMS unless you are happy for me Not To Reply.
  • If you want a reply: Pay for it ! Phone ! A short phone call can be cheaper than multiple SMS, & faster to come to a decision.
  • My time is too valuable to waste tediously squinting at SMS's in tiny & ill lit screens, composing SMS's. on an crippled keyboards, with max 160 limits.
  • On none of the numerous social & sports etc activities I arrange & help with, will I stop to send you an SMS.
  • If it's urgent, phone me, don't SMS me ! SMS's may sit days or weeks unseen.
  • If you want an answer, phone me, don't SMS me !
    • I dislike wasting time, squinting to type replies into nasty little numeric phone keyboards, & I'm not interested in T9 wrongly predictive keyboards.
    • Web to SMS gateways I don't use: waste of my time.
    • Email to SMS gateways I usually avoid. Needing to keep SMS short to save you the recipient money, wastes my time.
    • I don't pay to return an SMS with a phone call unless it's urgent pre paid business.
    • Club Members & Events: I don't respond if I am organising an event free, & people attending try to save their money at my expense, by sending me an SMS they want an SMS or phone answer from me at my expense of time & money. So phone me or don't expect an answer.
  • SMS's are wildly profitable for phone companies, which is why they promote them. You'r a sucker if you waste time with them rather than interactive phoning.
  • I've known supposedly intelligent people assert "SMS is cheap, effective, great etc, & they use it all the time". I've chuckled at their SMS bills, & been annoyed at their typing SMSs while delaying me, walking at half speed, talking like zombies. Make a quick interactive phone or mobile call at full speed ! !
  • Do Not SMS me if you want a reply or it's urgent. - Pay for a proper Phone or mobile phone call.

Static SMS TO LAN INTERFACE (Not Mobile) Not For Normal Use

  • Not for business messages.
  • Not for personal messages.
  • Not for acoustic phone use. (Use instead: Mobile or Phone numbers).
  • Not mobile, (so do Not send urgent SMS's there when you think I'll be travelling).
  • Not checked nearly as often as answerPhone & Email.
  • Number deliberately obfuscated to avoid use by normal people (& obstruct phone spammers too).
  • Hint Unix DC: 40078 40078 * 40078 + 1254 - p
    
  • Just for development/ test purposes (interface non auto forwarding;
  • Works through a proper computer screen & keyboard.
  • Software: Free - may be gnokii (or gammu running on FreeBSD.
I have an SMS to network interface that is Not mobile, never travels, & is Not used as a phone (so do Not phone to it). It is permanently wired to my network, but not always on. Messages may take hours or days. It's there for development purposes & emergency backup, not normal use.

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