RSS to SMS (in beta)
January 19, 2005 5:02 PM   Subscribe

FeedBeep lets you customize SMS alerts for almost any RSS feed out there.
(and is taking beta testers.)
posted by trharlan (5 comments total)
Doesn't seem to let me do anything at all yet other than ask to be a beta tester. That's a great single page of text they've got, though. Maybe a bit premature?
posted by mendel at 5:09 PM on January 19, 2005

Please sign up as a beta tester if this is interesting to you. That crowd gets lifetime membership with no price mark-up beyond what FeedBeep pays the SMS carriers.
posted by jayCampbell at 5:17 PM on January 19, 2005

I may be overly paranoid, but I refuse to give either my Email address or, more importantly, my mobile phone number to a company that has no mention of a privacy policy anywhere on their website or registration form.

The last two "invites" by friends to join SMS service websites have had privacy policies so insidious, I felt dirty just having received an Email from them. It's entirely possible that FeedBeep will be different--and honestly, I hope they are--but until they can assure me that they're not going to use my data for evil or sell it out to third parties, no thanks.

I can deal with waves of useless crap in Email, but the second I start getting anything but calls or text messages from friends and family on my phone I'm going to start breaking things.
posted by abiku at 8:12 PM on January 19, 2005

Privacy Policy and rough ToS are up now: no third party dissemination of your information, and no spam.

(ObCaveat: there might be opt-in marketing some day if it will let those users pay less for the service but this isn't an active plan.)
posted by jayCampbell at 3:17 AM on January 20, 2005

abiku, so you haven't gotten SMS and MMS 'spam' yet? You lucky sod! Perhaps it's more common in europe. It's annoying beyond belief.
posted by dabitch at 3:37 AM on January 20, 2005

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