(SMS = Short Message Service = Text Message on phone)
Please Do NOT SMS Me ! - Email Or
- Phone, Mobile
Phone, or Email me !
- Email is faster !
- I often do not turn on or check for SMS for days or
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- Email to SMS gateways I usually avoid. Needing to
keep SMS short to save you the recipient money, wastes my
- 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
- Not for business messages.
- Not for personal messages.
- Not for acoustic phone use. (Use instead: Mobile or Phone
- 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
- Works through a proper computer screen &
- 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.