The brand spanking new official Ping.fm International SMS service runs on redundant equipment distributed across several data centres with an interconnect directly with a major UK mobile operator. Which is considerably more reliable.
Thanks to the Ping.fm guys for acknowledging the needs of their international userbase and asking me to set this new service up for them :)
Read More about this at the Ping.fm Blog or just dive right in and start using it.
(ps: I'm a London based telecoms consultant, if you're looking for that sort of person do get in touch)
1. Signup to ping.fm (use the invite code "pingofpings").
2. Setup all your services with Ping.FM
3. Send a text message to +44 7890 716 820 in the following format:
Where USERID is the bit before the @ on the posting address that ping.fm gives you for e-mail (USERID@ping.fm). For example: