Say Goodbye to Google Calendar SMS Alerts

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  1. Jeffrey

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    Google has sent out an email this morning that says in part: "Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline."

    I don't know about more reliable, and yes there are other choices. Personally, I relied on getting that SMS, and understand there will be a huge cost savings for Google.

    What are your thoughts?


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    I have to say I won't miss those alerts.....
     
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    I prefer SMS to email notifications, so yes, I will miss them. But don't use them as much now that I retired, but when working, they were great!
     
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    I agree with droidprincess..The alerts can be a PITA at times.

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    It was nice getting the text on my watch. I will miss that.

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    SMS Alerts? Geez... that sounds like the dark ages. :D