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Postmaster @ vtext.com (or what are best practice to send SMS these days)
We've noticed that 1234567890@xxxxxxxxx is no longer a very reliable form of delivery for alerts from Nagios, et al. It seems as our volume of alerts has risen, our delivery rate has dropped precipitously.
We don't expect much trying to actually reach a postmaster for vtext.com so I thought the better question would be to ask what the current best practice is to get SMS alerts out?
Back in the day, I remember a company I worked for had something called a TAP gateway. Is that still a good route? I've also been told to check out an SMS gateway/api service called clickatell.com -- anyone using them to delivering timely notifications?
Is the best thing to do to try and get a programmable cellphone in a datacenter?
What else are operators doing to get the pages out when things go wonky?