Free SMS reminders/alerts from Google Calendar for any event that you set-up
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Free SMS reminders/alerts from Google Calendar for any event that you set-up

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Found 19th Mar 2010Made hot 19th Mar 2010
Hi,

If you have a Google account, you can use their Calendar service at google.com/cal…dar . When setting up events in your calendar (e.g. you can set up a monthly reminder for any direct debits, credit card bill dates etc), you can opt to get notified by SMS before the event is due. You can choose how many days/hours/minutes before you would like to get notified.

I have found this to be a life-saver when it reminds me of various bills that are due out of my account, so I can be sure there is enough balance. You can also use it to get SMS reminders for birthdays, meetings, anything which you can add to your calendar really.

Best of all the SMS alerts are free!

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I have used this for last couple of years now .. i put in all the familys birthdays and have it send me a tx at 2pm the day before ... its great ..

Yeah I been using this feature for at least a year as well

heat from me. nice find

nice, thanks for that

h & r added. it needs to be enabled in the setting tab though and get a verification code before using it.

Only thing to think about is how many random outfits one wannts to have 'autorised' to communicate with one by text. I once bought something from Screwfix some time ago and now get regular unwanted texts from them, although I am sure I wnt for any available opt out options.

FF99;8150304

Only thing to think about is how many random outfits one wannts to have … Only thing to think about is how many random outfits one wannts to have 'autorised' to communicate with one by text. I once bought something from Screwfix some time ago and now get regular unwanted texts from them, although I am sure I wnt for any available opt out options.



I can honestly say i have never had one txt from google other than the ones i have requested from the calendar .. :thumbsup:

Got 2 say this is a great find...thanks!

I've used Google calendar for ages and love it, but had no idea about this excellent function! Heat and rep!

I use google calender, but was never aware of this feature...excellent post heat and rep added

Err, am I being a bit thick? I can't seem to find it.. my alert options are email or pop-up

Nevermind - had to set up my mobile in 'settings' first.

This is a freebie!!

Been using this for a few years now. Always been on time however I received my first delayed alert last week. Hope this wont be a regular thing!

meinnit;8151533

This is a freebie!!Been using this for a few years now. Always been on … This is a freebie!!Been using this for a few years now. Always been on time however I received my first delayed alert last week. Hope this wont be a regular thing!



Google will be at the mercy of the networks (and whichever consolidator they use), you may always have the chance of some delays, however as it's free who can really complain.

Hey thanks for this OP will come in very useful :thumbsup:

great find

So I dont need this Android phone then.

cheers, now I've no excuse for missing birthdays

Great - now google know where to find you or what you are doing and when and can build a nice profile on you

Babbler;8158941

Great - now google know where to find you or what you are doing and when … Great - now google know where to find you or what you are doing and when and can build a nice profile on you



Let's face it, there's no such thing as a free lunch. If I'm going to have adverts I'd much rather they were pertinent.

A good idea ta. x

Being using this for years nothing new

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slinkydonkey;8168533

Being using this for years nothing new



I have been using it for years too, but somehow no one ever posted this on HUKD. For some people this is a new helpful find.

siksik6;8151511

Err, am I being a bit thick? I can't seem to find it.. my alert options … Err, am I being a bit thick? I can't seem to find it.. my alert options are email or pop-upNevermind - had to set up my mobile in 'settings' first.



For this reason alone surely its better to just use your phone's in-built calender to set alerts/reminders? I don't know what other people's phones are like but the calender on my mid-range Nokia works fine, set reminders for university work due months in advance and sure enough the alarm and message pops up to remind me, pretty much the same as having a text message pop up except it doesn't rely on networks and signal!

old news but glad you're spreading the word
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