Anticipating the Google I/O 2011 announcement

2 January, 2011 § 3 Comments

Any day now there should be an announcement for the early bird registration of Google I/O 2011.  Last year I registered on January 17th, and from what I hear online the registration sold out very fast.

To be ready for the announcement, I have set up a Google Alert on the terms “google i/o 2011 registration”. Google Alerts is a system in which Google will email you when their crawler reaches a new item on the internet that matches the search terms you have supplied. This is pretty cool, but what if I’m away from my email when the release happens. How will I know then?

I know, I’ll have it send me a text message! I set up a special filter in Gmail that will forward these Google Alerts straight to my cell phone.

If your cell-phone provider is T-Mobile, you can send an email to <10-digit phone number>@tmomail.net and the email will be forwarded to the phone with that phone number. This combination will allow me to know very quickly when the registration opens.

Here is a list of special email addresses to use if you would like to do the same thing but aren’t using T-Mobile:

  • Verizon:    10digitphonenumber@vtext.com
  • AT&T:    10digitphonenumber@mobile.att.net
  • Sprint:    10digitphonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Nextel:    10digitphonenumber@messaging.nextel.com
  • Cingular:    10digitphonenumber@mobile.mycingular.com
  • Virgin Mobile:    10digitphonenumber@vmobl.com
  • Alltel:    10digitphonenumber@alltelmessage.com OR message.alltel.com
  • CellularOne:    10digitphonenumber@mobile.celloneusa.com
  • Omnipoint:    10digitphonenumber@omnipointpcs.com
  • Qwest:    10digitphonenumber@qwestmp.com

Source: http://www.googletutor.com/gmail-to-your-phone/

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§ 3 Responses to Anticipating the Google I/O 2011 announcement

  • A.J. Orians says:

    Hey Hey Jared,
    Some time ago I found out that sending an e-mail to my-number@att.net (or mobile.att.net) which is what I had at the time would send my phone a text. I found this to be so awesome. Unfortunately I had a prepay and could see 10 cents a text so I didn’t do it for real. I could set jobs up on my computer and when it finished it could send me a text. Now that I have unlimited texting I should take another look🙂 Google alerts look cool too!

  • Simcoe says:

    Hmmm, you’re probably getting a lot of false positive doing this.
    An easier way would be to set up a text alert on the @googleio Twitter account: easily done through Twitter’s own website and you can be sure whatever comes in is official.

    • msujaws says:

      Thanks for the tip Simcoe. Yeah I’ve been getting a lot of false positives and I wish I would have thought about just setting up a text alert sooner. I just set up a text alert for their Twitter account this morning.

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