Thursday, September 23, 2010
Windows Live Alert Service Shutting Down
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone News" @ 06:00 AM
Microsoft is going to be shutting down its Windows Live Alert service for almost all alert types soon. If you visit alerts.live.com you'll be greeted with the following message:
"Thank-you for your interest in Windows Live Alerts. After much consideration we have decided to discontinue this service as part of the Windows Live offerings. Please sign up with Windows Live Alerts partners directly to receive their newsletters or other content updates from them. Hotmail Calendar Alerts and reminders will continue to be managed by Windows Live Alerts for the time being."
I'll be sorry to see this go. I've been using it for as long as I can remember to get weather on my phone at 5am each day. It would always be there when I woke up and didn't have to fool with visiting a web page or waiting for some app on the device to go out and get the data. I'll have to poke around and see if I can find a replacement. Even if I do, I suspect it will be difficult to find one that was so configurable, allowing me to set the delivery times, quite times, etc.
Anyone have good recommendations for SMS alerts that are user friendly, not bogged down with advertising and is reliable?