Dear Windows Live customer,
We're contacting you because we are making a change to the Windows Live alerts feature for Microsoft Hotmail, Microsoft SkyDrive and Windows Live Messenger.
You might be using the alerts feature to have text messages sent to your phone when a new mail, Messenger social or SkyDrive comment arrives. The Windows Live mobile alert feature is being discontinued as of May 31st. This means you will not receive text messages on your phone when a new mail, Messenger social or SkyDrive comment arrives.
Grr!! There's a few things, like FourSquare, who aren't very good about notifying me via my phone about things, so I managed a workaround by having them E-Mail me and then have filters that make those particular E-Mails trigger a text message.
Apparently, those halcyon days are soon to pass. You'd think Gmail could do it, but I was poking around this afternoon and couldn't find anything similar. Anyone have an idea about this (other than 'get a darn smartphone, Will')?