E-1W: How to Send SMS Alert Messages without Using a USB Modem and SIM Card
To send an SMS text message alert to a mobile device without the need of a modular SIM card, send the message as an email to an SMS or MMS email address. The email will be converted to and sent as a text message without the additional cost.
An email message can be a maximum of 160 characters when it is converted to an SMS text message, whereas an MMS email message can be in excess of 400 characters and have photos attached to the message.
Cellular service providers have different SMS/MMS email address formats for email to text conversion. For example, the SMS address for Verizon Wireless is firstname.lastname@example.org, and their MMS address is email@example.com. Each user to receive the SMS/MMS message alert using this method will need an email address for his/her cellular phone number. Email address formats for cellular providers can be found online.
Enter the recipients’ email address in the E-1W web server under Administration > Users > Contact Settings > Email Address.
Users will only receive the SMS/MMS email alerts from sensors that have email alerts enabled, since the email to SMS/MMS text message alert is sent from the E-1W as an email.
Make sure all sensors within the group the user receives notifications for have email alerts enabled. To enable an alert, select to edit a sensor. Then, select “Non-Critical Alert Settings” and/or “Critical Alert Settings” > Enable Email Alerts.