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Wired access to SMS?

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> 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.

++1 on Google Voice.

> 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.

FWLIW - I think that is a bit harsh, even if mostly accurate.

I love GVoice for sending & receiving  texts across multiple devices, some
of which aren't cellular - or wired - at all :).
*(Also have phone calls ring not just my phones, but Skype and GChat as
well ...)*