So I want to be able to get SMS from Hubitat, (Push Notifications just will not work when you do not have internet on your phone do to a poor coverage area.
Now Hubitat has a 10 SMS limit per day, and that really is just not enough. I know it cost them alot for the sms and that is why its so low.
Now to get around this limit I have a way to get potential unlimited as I have never had an issue with my server sending them to me and I have got over 50 sms in one day when it was having a breakdown using the following method.
Method: Most Cell service providers have a way to send an SMS to a phone number via email. Such as T-mobile that I have. I can create an email and send it to "email@example.com" then the email come to my phone as an SMS.
So with mu server it has a built in feature to send an email when there is an issue, I just enter in my email credentials (Using google email) and it will send an email about server issues to the email address I provided, but I dont always check my email, so I discovered that I could also put the above method to work for me. so I have my email address and my cell number email address and when it fires off an email i get it at the email I specified along with an SMS to my phone. Its very convenient.
So what I need is someone to create a way we can use a gmail for the backed for sending an email out, to any email address we want. then once that is done, I just need to enter in my credentials for that email account, then when I want to send an email alert I just enter in the codeing needed to send a message, But instead of a regular email address I enter in phone number email address that will automatically push it through to me as an SMS.
So whoever wants to make/create this, they only need to think about it as a way to send an email to an email address. And a way for us to define the sender email account (AKA gmail).
So in the end we just get a way to send emails. (And using the method I said above users can send SMS to their phone without the 10 day limit.
If we can find a way to create this. Hubitat said they would take the code and make it part of the system as it would allow people to get around the 10 SMS limit they have.
So in the end when we would click to "Send a message" Hubitat would let us pick from SMS or email options.
I have no clue how to program or I would be all over this.