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Problems with TAP SMS over PSTN

Problem: Having only just realized that the O2 sms gateway is not reliable [when I first realised I should have had alerts, I thought my SD2 dialler had died], I have contacted O2 who are looking into the service, and they maintain that it should be running at the time of writing [November 2011] but advise me that it will cease operation around April 2012. I have discovered a long list of TAP ...
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TFS EMEA Technical Support Services TIB072INT12 SMS and G2 v1.51 Update

Date of issue: 16 January 2012 Purpose: This Customer Advice Note (CAN 039) provides information relating to the SMS functionality from Galaxy control panels using PSTN landlines and information regarding an update to the G2 Control Panel. Problem: The following email extract has been sent to us by BSIA (British Security Industry Association), who have received information regarding the O2 net...
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Galaxy G2 to text my mobile

Question: I have finished installing my G2 +44 alarm last week after ironing out the final problems. All works well but I would like it to text me when there was an alarm trigger. I have a Virgin phone line and a Virgin mobile.From what I have recently learned the panel uses the tap protocol to send the message. Ideally I just want to be paying for the odd text message in an alarm situation. Is t...
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING TEXECOM SMS SERVICE CENTRE NUMBERS

Please see below for an important announcement from Texecom regarding the SMS Service Centre Numbers: SMS Service Centre Numbers Texecom have been notified that the O2 network and the TAP gateway used for SMS texting via PSTN will be switched off at the end of March 2012. The O2 centre number (07860 980480) has been unreliable for a period of time and on numerous occasions the service has...
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Vodafone Tap Gateway

Well it looks like the Vodafone TAP is getting less reliable every day. Today it was only sending around 10% of messages from a Castle Euro 46. Tried it on 2 other panels at different sites, story was the same. Pyronix/Castle keep selling it though. Why do they release bulletins like this  http://shl.createsen...C70DBB5D28FA0F4 claiming it is reliable when the TAP is out of their control. ...
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Vodafone SMS TAP gateway

Is there a TAP gateway in NZ into Vodafone network that can be used to inject paging messages with SMSclient or similar software? If so, does anyone know the phone number and access details? Thanks. NO.... But OpenTAP from OpenTelecom its the only free of charge and reliable TAP gateway in the UK at present. The only catch is you must register to use the service which prevents fraud and te...
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TAP Access Number

At our shop we have a piece of kit that calls up a mobile number to communicate to our mobiles with text messages that vtell us when the alarm is set/unset, alarms and other stuff. The number it calls is 07960 980480, but this number now seems either permanently engaged or just doesn't answer at all. O2 (who run the number) don't seem to even know what i'm talking about! Vodafone also have a...
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