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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #460 on: February 16, 2023, 04:30:42 PM »
All links or short links?

I'm afraid the recent change to short links is the culprit. Short links are always more prone to be blocked.
We changed the link as it was blocking the old ones.
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #461 on: February 16, 2023, 04:33:54 PM »
We changed the link as it was blocking the old ones.
From here https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100370.msg2684707#msg2684707 it sounded that the reason for the change was due to GM stopping to send more than one message, not that it blocked the URLs.

If that is the case, and you changed the link to shorter to fit into the single message, this might be the cause for now GM blocking the whole thing. No?

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #462 on: February 16, 2023, 05:56:55 PM »
The free Remind option is limited to 150 people. The paid plan can have 5k but you would need to reach out to them for a quote. Although its officially made for schools when they ask what school you're you can select not a school. It's possible the paid versions are only available for schools as intended.
Also if you put a link in a Remind text it makes it into a Remind link that forwards to your link IINM

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #463 on: February 16, 2023, 06:13:08 PM »
From here https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100370.msg2684707#msg2684707 it sounded that the reason for the change was due to GM stopping to send more than one message, not that it blocked the URLs.

If that is the case, and you changed the link to shorter to fit into the single message, this might be the cause for now GM blocking the whole thing. No?
It seems like the issue wasn't the 2 parts, but it blocking the part with the link.
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #464 on: February 16, 2023, 08:10:04 PM »
Would there be a market for a DansDeals app with notifications?

I mean, what percentage of the GroupMe crowd that needs a URL would want that?
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #465 on: February 16, 2023, 08:14:58 PM »
SMS costs money
either you're getting crappy service or hefty service
i don't understand why sms doesn't evolve to be like email
forget about the phone providers
its all based on legacy infrastructure

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #466 on: February 16, 2023, 09:11:21 PM »
Would there be a market for a DansDeals app with notifications?

I mean, what percentage of the GroupMe crowd that needs a URL would want that?
I assume that a large percentage of people who SMS is there only option are either on flip phones or have a kosher smartphone that wouldn't necessarily allow the app. So although it may help some I don't think it should be the solution.

Which is why I think this makes more sense:
I would think that most people that texting is the only option don't either have a browser and when they see a deal they are interested in they go to the computer to find it (meaning they dont need the links in the text either way). So if Groupme will work better with no links (which I have my doubts about but I BH moved all my chats to Remind so I don't really know) then maybe you just need to send out a PSA that the groupme option will only be a notification without links and if you have a smartphone switch to a more reliable option.

Although not sure how that will work with you IFTT

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #467 on: February 16, 2023, 09:18:48 PM »
I assume that a large percentage of people who SMS is there only option are either on flip phones or have a kosher smartphone that wouldn't necessarily allow the app. So although it may help some I don't think it should be the solution.

Which is why I think this makes more sense:
I agree

Also, instant email notifications would help for those on computers but without telegram etc
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #468 on: February 16, 2023, 09:59:06 PM »
It seems like the issue wasn't the 2 parts, but it blocking the part with the link.
I'm only getting message 2/2, so I'm basically missing the whole message.
Also, no link coming through.

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #469 on: February 16, 2023, 10:05:52 PM »
How do stores and campaigns send out mass texts?

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #470 on: February 16, 2023, 10:07:59 PM »
How do stores and campaigns send out mass texts?
They're not sending out 20 per day.
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #471 on: February 16, 2023, 10:11:32 PM »
They're not sending out 20 per day.
It cost $ every time you send out?

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #472 on: February 16, 2023, 10:14:46 PM »


Who knew Twitter SMS was so valuable? I'd rather pay $8 for this than a blue check.

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #473 on: February 16, 2023, 10:16:05 PM »

Who knew Twitter SMS was so valuable? I'd rather pay $8 for this than a blue check.
@ElonMusk is open for suggestions

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #474 on: February 16, 2023, 10:17:58 PM »
There's got to be someone here that can create an SMS bot. Is it actually complicated?

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #475 on: February 16, 2023, 10:18:46 PM »
Everything else was a fortune for sending out ~100,000 daily SMS.
Not really worth it when anyone with a smartphone can use Whatsapp, Telegram, or Twitter for free.
If you're sending 3 million messages a month, the providers will most definitely work with you on better pricing. I've seen reported discounts of up to 70% off

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Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #476 on: February 16, 2023, 10:20:05 PM »
This looks very interesting. Youll need multiple phones though - but will likely be orders of magnitude cheaper than an SMS provider.
https://parrot.dev/

ETA: never mind. Your number will get banned pretty quickly
« Last Edit: February 16, 2023, 10:23:29 PM by Euclid »

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #477 on: February 16, 2023, 10:21:03 PM »
There's got to be someone here that can create an SMS bot. Is it actually complicated?
it cost money to deliver, there are no reliable unrestricted free sms providers
its not about coding or programming or hosting, its about the delivery that cost
the fcc is cracking down on spammers that put alot of pressure not to deliver random unverified blasts, the only legitimate way to broadcast sms is by paying

I'll say it again it stops with the cash

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #478 on: February 16, 2023, 11:04:08 PM »
it cost money to deliver, there are no reliable unrestricted free sms providers
its not about coding or programming or hosting, its about the delivery that cost
the fcc is cracking down on spammers that put alot of pressure not to deliver random unverified blasts, the only legitimate way to broadcast sms is by paying

I'll say it again it stops with the cash

ok so maybe dan can start putting an advertisement with the messages to recoup that fee

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #479 on: February 16, 2023, 11:08:42 PM »
ok so maybe dan can start putting an advertisement with the messages to recoup that fee
isn't that his current business model?