Wired access to SMS?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Oct 9 21:47:56 UTC 2012


On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM, steve pirk [egrep] <steve at pirk.com> wrote:
> Have you looked at Google Voice much? I have mine set up to SMS all my
> devices, including email delivery, and can enable/disable devices as
> needed. The big benefit, is that I have an inbox full of all my old inbound
> and outbound text messages.

Hi Steve,

Google voice is a fine service and if they sold it with an API, I
might well buy it. As a free public service with a strictly unofficial
API, I can't seriously consider using it in my product's critical
path. I need a service whose provider is actually obligated to keep it
working to the standard of resilience typical of the rest of my
system.

Let me put it another way: with google voice, google mail, google
search you are not the customer. You're the product. I use gmail for
my personal mail and I can live with that. For business services, I
need to be the customer.

Regards,
Bill Herrin

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