E-mail To SMS Providers List (Easiest Way To SMS-Enable Web Applications)

You remember Uptime Robot, a free website uptime monitoring service that we launched few weeks ago.

While building it, we're looking for a free & easy way for adding SMS support to the application which would notify users when their websites were down (and back up).

There are great APIs around but they are paid & we experienced that the best way to do this is using the e-mail to SMS gateways of mobile providers.

But we needed a list of providers that had support for e-mail to SMS.

E-mail To SMS Providers List

After digging, we found several lists, realized that every provider has a different format where some requires a prefix & other can require a suffix, digit requirements differ, etc.

At the end we merged lists, removed invalid entries, added new ones with the help of Uptime Robot users & created a flexible MySQL table that included this data.

Now, we're sharing it (as SQL & CSV formats) at the Uptime Robot website so you can easily add SMS support to your web applications & won't lose the time we already did.

P.S. Note that there may still be some invalid entries that we couldn't get a feedback yet. If you think there are, please share them in comments, we'll updating them & always be sharing the latest version of the data.

  • Awesome work! thanks!
    I’m ready to use 🙂

  • Interesting, I was just looking at this for mobile web apps,

    One thing I discovered is that this service, email to sms is not always free for your users (with fido you need to pay to have it)

    Also, I do not get the message directly, I have to type read in the sms to get the real sms message which is clunky to say the least…

  • the data for India is not the latest and almost everyone listed under india does not do business now. for example BPL Mobile, hutch, orange etc.

  • Jamal

    Awesome work, pls keep doing the good stuff 🙂

  • This is a pretty good idea but I tested the Vodafone & O2 ones for the UK about 30 mins ago and neither have come through yet.

  • alra

    Looks similar to this one: http://bit.ly/1XnUwI
    but as other has commented many of these service are no longer available either due to change of ownership or simply because the service was mis-used. Only way to make sure is to use a real SMS account and I do give full credit to the work Uptime is doing and the service they provide but using a list like this is just not pro enough in my view it takes a piece of your trustworthiness

  • @dotcompals & @James,
    Thanks very mcuch for the update. We’ll be checking the providers you mentioned.

    @alra,
    I see your point with non-working SMS providers. On the other hand, I believe we’ll be able to fix the list soon with the help of readers/users and this seems to be the only way to provide free SMS messages.

    However, we can add a paid SMS alert option that uses a reliable gateway and users can decide to choose the one they prefer.

  • let me know, if I can help in anyway to gather info. I am located in India.

  • @dotcompals,

    It would be great if you can share the latest available providers in India and their formats.

  • alra

    @ Umut M
    That would be a perfect solution (free + paid SMS)

  • T-Mobile UK – doesnt work, just bounces back with a ‘no address at this location’ error.

    Same for Orange UK and Vodafone UK.

    Pretty much all UK providers banned these about 3 years ago.

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