Contact w/ clue re: AT&T SMS email gateway?

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Thu Sep 17 19:59:19 UTC 2009

Dave Pascoe wrote:
> Recently something seems to have changed with the email to
> SMS gateway.  Messages sent through the gateway suffer from the following:
> 1) Long delay in reaching the phone (intermittent)
>    (yes I know there is no latency guarantee)
> and, even more crippling,
> 2) Message comes through as just "SMS Message" instead of the SMTP
> message content.  And the sender is always 410-000-01x, where x
> increments by 1 with each new incoming email-to-SMS gateway-handled message.
> Phone is an iPhone 3GS.  This has worked fine for quite a while.  No
> changes on the iPhone.
> I have gone through normal AT&T Wireless Customer Service but there
> isn't much clue there - had to explain what an email to SMS gateway is.
> Anyone elese seeing this?  Anyone from AT&T Wireless here?

I've had better luck with SNPP (Simple Network Paging Protocol) these
days and completely abandoned anything using SMTP gateways. Better
delivery performance in my experience than the SMTP gateways, but the
sender always shows up as "1600". I use Sprint.


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