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o2 have recently got quite greedy. They now charge for international SMS messages that used to be free for me, they are, as you say, charging for SMS alert of emails and they have scrapped the customer loyalty discount that was worth 20% of my subscription.

I have written to them complaining about this as I was told the discount would last for the length of my contract and they just pulled it. So after 3 year with them I will be dumping them as soon as my contract finishes. I did tell them that I have no incentive to stay with them any more and that there are much better deals available.

I also said that the cost of winning and keeping new customers is always much more expensive than keeping the ones you already have. Finally I said that, as a senior strategy advisor myself, I would sack any one who implemented a policy that actively encouraged existing customers to seek competitor products which is what they have just done.

The reply should be quite interesting.

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Interesting indeed trader333. Let us know how you get on.

Also interesting to note that orange allow you to have an email account with them, and get free sms alerts, without even requiring an orange phone/ line. Seems difficult to believe as you rarely get owt for nowt these days.

May be worth setting up email facility with them too...?


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I use mytrack as my market platform but any service that does alerts will be ok. I route the email via Yahoo mail with has a text alerting facility you decide which emails get a text alert by setting a filter.


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is it free?


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Has technology improved on SMS or EMAIL alerts. I have found CMC email alerts to be unreliable and need a reliable Alert service for when I am at work.

Has anyone found one that is reliable for the indices?


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Can anyone confirm if receiving e-mails via SMS is still free on Orange (they no longer allow you to set up an account without an orange number)



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I know this thread is old, but this might be of benefit to someone.

For forex, I use and send the rate alert to a hotmail account, and at the times I need the alert to go to my mobile, I use the options setting > Mobile > and use a filter to sms my mobile any email from "alertfx".

It costs you the price of a text message, but it is pretty instantaneous. I only use it when I am not at my laptop or my desktop as I also receive the rates to my outlook email.

Hope this helps


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cassiopeia said:

With Comdirect you set up a list here

set your alerts here

and send your Email alert to your orange Email address which you set up for free at (see Email and messaging)

Unfortunately they are 10min delayed (or at least used to be)

You can do exactly the same with ADVFN who supply real time alerts.

Unfortunately they have recently changed their alerts system (Grrrr) and I cannot work out how they work, or if they work properly. Their % trailing stops seem to trigger early, and sometimes in the wrong direction. However, you can no longer set the trailing stop from a high or low like the old system, you need to specify a price, anyone have similar problems?

Why ADVFN have to keep changing things beggars belief they always make it worse!

If you


Does anyone know if ADVFN did a SMS alert package for £5 a month ? If so, how do I order it ?

When I go to ADFN site, it seems they charge per message basis. Pls see below.

Grateful, if someone could claify.

Knd Rgards,
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