Applescript SMS Message for Free

Applescript SMS Message for Free

Apple

In my wild and crazy adventures using this drug we call the internet, I've come across a shell script that sends SMS messages straight to your veins phone through google for free (I'm all about the free things in life - hugs, sleep, pennies, samples at Costco, music... oh wait).

As a shell script it's not much use (to me), but wrapped in an AppleScript command, well, hold on to your butts.

It goes a little something like this -

  1. do shell script "curl -v -d gl='US' -d hl='en' -d client='navclient-ffsms' -d c='1' -d mobile_user_id='YOUR PHONE NUMBER HERE' -d carrier='ATT' -d ec='' -d subject='PUT YOUR SUBJECT HERE' -d text='PUT YOUR TEXT HERE' -d send_button='Send' http://www.google.com/sendtophone"

Be sure to change your carrier from "ATT" to whatever it is if it's different.

Also make sure your phone number is in the form of '1112223333'.

I've looked into it, and there's literally a bazillion uses for this. Lately, my mac's been eating hard drives, so I made this script an AppleScript app and then set SMARTReporter to launch it if there's going to be a hard drive failure.

Booya!

Comments

bgrupczy:

Awesome! Works great!

Keith:

Thanks!

Gerk:

Google closed this program:
We're sorry, but Send to SMS has been retired. You can continue to share web pages via email or blog using Send to Gmail or Send to Blogger.

Keith:

Not so, just tested it and it's working perfectly.

izike:

Still working as of 6/13/2012

Anonymous:

We're sorry, but Send to SMS has been retired. You can continue to share web pages via email or blog using Send to Gmail or Send to Blogger.

Just tested sending to a gvoice number. Doesn't work.

Keith:

It doesn't work for gtalk because of the carrier name probably.

  1. carrier='ATT'

And google.com/sendtophone is definitely down, but using this applescript still works for me, just tested it.

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