We have set up SQL Server to send out alerts when jobs fail. Text messages are sent to
1234567890@txt.ATT.Net, and they show up on our phones.
However, the alerts come in from a weird 9-digit number like
(201)100-220.. notice the increment?
I want have a special ringtone to alert me, but I cannot do that because it sends a new phone number every time, and I cannot add a contact for that.
Of course, AT&T isn't going to change their email-to-SMS policy just for me.
What do you Sys Admins / DBAs do about alerts and special ringtones in cases like this? Are there alternatives that would send alerts / notifications from a single number?
Is there a way of working around this issue?