SMS storm alert messages
This option is available for registered users.
- How does the SMS alert message option works?
- What does the alert message contain?
- Is notifying via SMS for free?
- What is the difference between standard and economic SMS messages sent from SMS gateway?
- Will I be alerted, if my account at SMS gateway provider website is not recharged?
- Why is the website not using free SMS gateways offered by other providers or other companies offering communication services (SMS sending)?
- Is it possible to disable sending of SMS alert messages at night?
- Is it possible to disable sending of SMS alert messages for some time?
How does the SMS alert message option works?
The option enables you to receive SMS messages on detected lightings and severe weather alerts issued for the selected location. The system is based on the same principle as the notifying system which uses e-mail messages. With the use of the form you can select a location, which will be than monitored round the clock. This option uses pre-paid SMS gateway and, therefore, it is available only for the registered users who are signed up for an account on the SMS gateway provider’s website.
What does the alert message contain?
The content of the message – apart from the basic information about the monitored location – consist of information on the number of lightnings and distance to the nearest discharge (including the direction from the location to the nearest discharge). The notifications on severe weather conditions (such as: intense frost/heat, heavy rainfall or snowfall, strong wind, storms and/or tornados) contain a short description of hazard. It has to be noted, however, that information on lightnings (both published on the website and sent in message) is an approximated data. These information might be inaccurate or incomplete. For that reason the warning system might not respond in time.
Is notifying via SMS for free?
All options offered on the website are free of charge. SMS notifications require possession of a recharged account on the website belonging to the SMS gateway. The author of burze.dzis.net is not capitalizing the services provided by other companies, he only implements options offered by SMS gateway providers. User bears the costs of recharging the account on the website belonging to the SMS gateway provider. The information above is not a commercial offer. All problems concerning payments shall be discussed with the provider of SMS gateway.
What is the difference between standard and economic SMS messages sent from SMS gateway?
Severe weather alerts sent via SMS standard and economic messages are identical. The type of these SMS messages is recognized by the GSM service provider who sets the priority of sending of the messages and their delivering. The economic option is cheaper, however it has a lower priority level for the provider and may be delivered with a slight delay. The delay may even stretch up to few dozens of minutes. The standard option, on the contrary, causes no delays but the service is more expensive. Every user can change the type of message with the use of configuration panel. Every user can examine his or her provider’s network capacity and speed at which the economic-type messages are sent basing on the time given in the message.
Will I be alerted, if my account at SMS gateway provider website is not recharged?
Yes, you will receive an alert e-mail message which will contain additional information about the problem with sending SMS messages.
Why is the website not using free SMS gateways offered by other providers or other companies offering communication services (SMS sending)?
When early versions of the option were launched such attempts were made. However, most of the gateways uses blockades (captche) or other limitations, which can destabilize the functioning of this option. The decision was made to launch the option with the use of pre-paid gateway (the cost of one SMS message is symbolic). User may choose to buy any number of SMS messages in low prices provided by a reliable and tested company which guarantees stability of the SMS service.
Is it possible to disable sending of SMS alert messages at night?
Yes it is. After logging into account and going into "configuration" section, mark "disable severe weather alert messages at night" option. This option allows alert messages generated at night to be sent only to an e-mail address connected to the account.
Is it possible to disable sending of SMS alert messages for some time?
Yes it is. After logging into account and going into "configuration" section, mark "disable sending of SMS messages" option. This option allows alert messages to be sent only to an e-mail address connected to the account.