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Cheaper SMS service?

Does anyone of you have any suggestions for cheaper SMS service other than SNS. I recently launched a community alert system called yellert (http://www.yellert.com) and noticed that my SMS bill from amazon is pretty high. I like the reliability aspect of it but is there any better alternative that's cheap and equally reliable. Any open source alternative?

cheers
Neelesh

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Brian McConnell
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Brian McConnell Entrepreneur
Head of Localization at Medium.com
You should look at Twilio. They have competitive SMS rates, but its still about 1 cent per message which adds up quickly if you're broadcasting alerts. SMS is a legacy technology, and frankly a rip off. IMHO, you should really look into push notifications for native apps, or just use email. Email transmittal services like Mailgun cost around $1.00 per 10,000 message sent (less with volume discounts), so it reduces the cost of message transmittal by a factor of 100. Email gets set as quickly as SMS in most cases to smartphones, and you have no limit on message length, attachments, etc.
Richard Rosen
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Richard Rosen Entrepreneur
Founder of FastCall --​> #1 Phone Sales Productivity app in the Salesforce AppExchange
ATT is free but only to ATT subscribers (first 1 million).
Harshit Rastogi
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Harshit Rastogi Entrepreneur
Breaking the barrier of being #ordinary
twillo , nexmo ..
Dave Hyman
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Dave Hyman Entrepreneur
Experiential Product Specialist at VisiQuate, Inc.
Twillio is cheap and super easy to get started with: https://www.twilio.com/ DBH
Eric Landeen
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Eric Landeen Entrepreneur
Director at doxo
Twilio!
Vijen Patel
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Vijen Patel Entrepreneur
Co-Founder | CEO at Pressbox
Twilio
Neelesh Vaikhary
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Neelesh Vaikhary Entrepreneur
Sr. Architect - Goto Meeting at Citrix
Att direct seems like a clever solution. I am already using emails. But when you want to receive an immediate attention, SMS seems to be the way to go. WIll look at twillo today and see if they make any sense pricing wise.
Thanks a lot guys!!
Joel Brodie
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Joel Brodie Entrepreneur • Advisor
Business Development Executive and Entrepreneur
try twilio
Daniel Caplin
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Daniel Caplin Entrepreneur • Advisor
Vice President of Services at WhatCounts
I've heard good things about twilio. Our team is using them for passoprivacy.com The do the sms for uber and airbnb.. Daniel Caplin Sent from my iPhone
Nick Gory
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Nick Gory Entrepreneur
I’m probably looking at your profile because you are similar to other myBoosters.com clients
Mandrill by mailchimp Best, Nick Gory [removed to protect privacy] [removed to protect privacy] *Excuse my brevity - sent from my Boosters Mobile
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