Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 8, 2012

Insider Tip: New Cache Alerts via Text Message

The ping of your next text message could be the starting bell for a geocaching adventure. Premium Members can receive email alerts for newly published geocaches, giving those geocachers racing to claim a “First to Find” a much-needed head start. Many mobile phone owners can get an additional leg up on the competition by emailing new cache notifications to their phone via email-to-SMS.

Email-to-SMS allows you to send an email to your phone, where it will show up as a text message. This means you don’t have to remain glued to your inbox to claim that “First to Find.”

Directing Instant Notifications to your mobile phone takes eight steps of know-how, which you can find in this Help Center article. Get ready for the ping of a new text message to take geocaching to the next level!

Quick disclaimer: Your phone needs to have internet access to receive Instant Notifications by text. Most mobile service providers offer this service, but it may not work on all phones. Your mobile provider’s text messaging rates may apply.

  • Everycolorrrescue

    That’s awesome! Maybe I’ll get a FTF finally! Didn’t know about the email feature.

  • Peter Siegmund

    And why doesn’t Groundspeak provides direct “SMS alert” because we in Germany are not be able to use the proposed way. 

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  • Dfx

    Email-to-SMS has nothing to with having internet access on the phone, they’re two totally unrelated things. Some providers don’t offer any email-to-SMS gateway but their users still have internet access, as well as the other way around. I’ve been able to receive emails as SMS on my phone long time before smartphones or full internet access became available.

  • Rynee

    Just a thought on this most people today have smart phones instead of sms find the mms email gateway as it will come with a clickable link which when clicked it will open the geocaching app you choose on your smartphone

  • WeCacheAlot

    Would love for this to work!?! Had vtext on my dumbphone but really could not use it. Just got a Samsung Android and tried to input the same #@vtext.com but keep getting invalid email address message. Any suggestions…….please

  • jdavy1

    602-318-3859…I am easy 😉