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Text and Phone Messages
« on: May 31, 2015, 01:07:38 am »
Some of this may be part of the REST and RootCloud API support provided with the OAK?  Noted here are ways to use SMS for direct messages.

I've looked at more than a few times but never had cause to use it.  $1/month for a number and $1 per 130 messages sent or received.  Thst is one of a few options I just came across Another related one is - both are tied into this sample:

SPARK (Particle) example on Twillio:

SPARK and IFFFT to GoogleDrive:

SPARK and TWILLIO alarm message:

Using twilio REST api on spark ::
 > Notes SPARK doesn't do HTTPS ?

Amazon allows 1 million SMS for free on their SNS Sample: First year of ALL services for Free:

List of 139 Particle (SPARK) projects:


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Re: Text and Phone Messages
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 09:01:14 pm »
Also, a little known fact is that you can send SMS to an email address (as an email).  For example, if my number was 555-555-5567 on the AT&T network, the corresponding SMS email address would be  I've included a link below that shows a number of these services, which differ by carrier (1).  The general rule with SMS applies to the email sent to the carrier's relay.  The message may be chopped up into 160 character chunks, and stopping after some unknown number of chunk, so you'll need to keep the message short.