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Text notifications for bookings

Replies: 6 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Sep 8, 2020 12:42 PM by: Tim K
AbiquiuVacation
Registered: 4/14/18
Text notifications for bookings

Any way to get a text message when a booking comes in...

Ken T
Registered: 8/7/19
Re: Text notifications for bookings

Unfortunately, not at present. That was scheduled for this summer, until everyone's schedule got thrown all over. It's still on the development list though.

Dewey Getaway
Registered: 2/26/20
Re: Text notifications for bookings

I second the need for this!

Rich S
Registered: 12/28/18
Re: Text notifications for bookings

AbiquiuVacation said:

Any way to get a text message when a booking comes in...

Sending a text to yourself when a booking comes in might be simple depending upon your cell carriers.

In my case I use ATT wireless, so I can send an email to my phone number 512-111-2222@mms.att.net and within a minute or so it appears on my cell phone as a text.

To do this yourself

1) search internet for Email to Text gateway sprint (replace sprint with your cell carrier) and look for the email address
you should find something like that looks similar to 512-111-2222@mms.att.net with the phone number before the @

2) Create an email template to be triggered on new booking, and just plop the email address with your phone number into the to: field

Mike Mc
Registered: 2/3/19
Re: Text notifications for bookings

Any updates on this feature being developed?

Tim K
Registered: 7/8/17
Re: Text notifications for bookings

Rich S said:

AbiquiuVacation said:

Any way to get a text message when a booking comes in...

Sending a text to yourself when a booking comes in might be simple depending upon your cell carriers.

In my case I use ATT wireless, so I can send an email to my phone number 512-111-2222@mms.att.net and within a minute or so it appears on my cell phone as a text.

To do this yourself

1) search internet for Email to Text gateway sprint (replace sprint with your cell carrier) and look for the email address
you should find something like that looks similar to 512-111-2222@mms.att.net with the phone number before the @

2) Create an email template to be triggered on new booking, and just plop the email address with your phone number into the to: field

Unfortunately, the email-to-text feature is extremely unreliable. Messages are sometimes delayed for hours...and often never received. I played with it last year and gave up. You are better off waiting for OR to implement a true text based notification system.

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