Basically, my dilemma is this.
I have been using Google Calendar SMS alerts for a while now. I find them useful for scheduling reminders to be sent to my phone for up and coming events I have lined up. But as usual, when ever a company (Google) does something I like and make use of, they appear to ditch it. Which is exactly what they have done. As of the 27th of this month, SMS notifications are being turned off.
That leaves me only "Emails" and "Popups" as options for calendar notifications. I have tried using the Google Calendar app on my phone to get back some kind of on screen notification for events, but it really doesn't work that well, and I much prefer the SMS way.
I'm not prepared to flush my money away paying a company for an email-to-sms gateway solution either, and figured that if I get a 3G USB dongle that works with Linux, I can actually implement my own personal email-to-sms gateway through that, and restore my SMS alerts by forwarding Google Calendar alert emails to my Linux box and having a script process them and invoking a 3G USB dongle to send SMS messages. This also gives me much more flexibility than a paid for email-to-sms gateway could ever provide!
So the bottom line is - can anyone recommend a cheap 3G USB dongle, that works with Linux (CentOS 6), with its primary purpose to be for sending SMS messages? Data and data-speed are not the main requirement.
Any suggestions much appreciated.
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Edited by mixt (Fri 12-Jun-15 09:51:55)