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Is there a service that calls you (not just SMS) when your server is down?

We're using Pingdom for alerts, but it only alerts by SMS, which we sometimes miss.

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Yeah, there are a bunch you can plug into an existing monitoring system or use as a monitoring system of their own. Only ones I've seen with a phone call feature are pretty expensive (and a pain in the ass), though. –  HopelessN00b Jan 14 '13 at 7:31
    
Why the vote to close? –  ripper234 Jan 14 '13 at 11:05
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I suspect it's because product and service recommendations are explicitly off-topic, as per the FAQ (which also links to an explanation of why). I'm afraid I'm adding mine. –  MadHatter Jan 14 '13 at 11:08
    
Why a call in a time everyone has a smartphone? –  TomTom Jan 14 '13 at 12:35
    
Shopping Questions are Off-Topic on any of the Stack Exchange sites. See Q&A is hard, lets go Shopping and the FAQ for more details. –  Chris S Jan 14 '13 at 13:49
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The trick is not trying to find a service which would monitor and call but use a service which would monitor and e-mail. Feed this to a text2speech application capable of handling e-mail and you are done.

Numerous providers for reading mail using phone calls exist, so I suppose you should not have any trouble finding one that would cover your region and fit your needs.

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