Google Calendar: SMS Reminder Notifications CodeUnit 30 DEC 2010

Google Calendars is an extremely useful, versatile and powerful calendar application which is available almost anywhere where you can find some sort of data connection – and most importantly of all, it is completely FREE to use. One of the nifty features of this calendar app is it notification functionality, which basically allows you to receive reminder notifications for events in your calendar as they become current.

The even better news is that you can also get these notifications via SMS straight to your cellphone (or mobile phone if you prefer that term :P).

So how do you achieve this then?

Well to enable SMS reminders is pretty simple actually. First, log into Google Calendar and hit the Settings menu at the top right of the page. There, under Calendar Settings, navigate to the tab named Mobile Setup. Once in this screen, enter all your details and begin the mobile number verification process as prompted by the page.

Basically what will happen is that after you have entered your cellphone number with the correct country code in place, you will receive a verification code via SMS. Enter this code into the settings window and you’re done.

Next, return back to the main calendar settings tab and click on the notifications link next to any of the available calendars.

This new area will allow you to specify the notification delivery method as well reminder interval, meaning that after you have saved your new settings, pretty soon your SMS inbox will be flooded by a whole lot of loving Google reminder notifications.

Useful for remembering things just in case you happen to be out on the road!

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.