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Recommendation: Good paging / alerting software ?

Hi there,

I'm looking for a recommendation for a good paging / alerting system
*for personal use*.

I'm monitoring a number of servers, VMs, routers / switches and such,
and currently get ~10 pages a week.

Things I've already tried:
I'm currently using OpsGenie, but don't really like the UI.
I briefly tried PagerTree, and have used PagerDuty in the past -- I
was happy with PagerDuty, but don't really want to be paying $10 per
month for this (it's just for personal use, and that seemed a bit
I'm also a happy Pushover customer - this works well, but it's ability
to customise / close alerts seems to be missing. It works really well
for other types of notifications though.

1: Cheap!

2 : AlertManager integration - I mainly use Prometheus for monitoring,
and it sends alerts to AlertManager.

3: I'd like an iOS / Android app - having things come in over SMS /
messages makes it too easy to miss things. I also don't want to use
e.g Slack for this because it's too easy to miss them amongst other

4:  A web interface would be nice, but not 100% necessary.

5: "Alerts" - the ability to Ack / Close alerts. This signals back to

6: Escalations would be nice - if I don't respond to an alert in N
minutes, send it again, possibly with a more grumpy noise.

Because this is just for personal use I really don't want to be
spending money on this...

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...

I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.