Sending Text Message With PHP
Many mobile cellular phone companies allow you to send text messages to their phone numbers using email. In many cases, you simply put the phone number in the email message. For example, email@example.com would send a text message to the mobile phone number 5555555555 where a customer uses the Virgin Mobile service.
Canadian Email To Text
Other Canadian carriers where you can send text messages are;
As you can probably think, there are many instances where this could be deployed by a web developer. You could scrape websites and store data that can be used to alert you when a sweet deal comes along. Alternatively, you could mass email various employees which would keep them all updated with a generic text message. Or, you could send an email text messages to the desired recipient using the the php mail() function or SMTP.
In a nutshell, text messaging could be used for custom applications and any website where you want to make contact with the desired person(s). Since it is faster to access than email on a mobile phone and many people do not use data plans, it can be a more effective method of instant communication between the web server and the recipient.