SMS alerts are complicated, due to wide variety of operators worldwide and the unstability of routes. So we of course can't guarantee deliverability but will try our best. We're using various providers and method of sending in order to optimise deliverability. For example if one country is not reachable any more through one provider, sometimes another provider has a better route and can still deliver.
Initially we were sending most of our SMS alerts with the
updown.io sender ID, this usually looks nice (unless your carrier doesn't support it and replace with another number) but it unfortunately doesn't play well with "Do not disturb" mode as you can't exclude
updown.io from it (it needs to be a real number). So we've changed this to long numbers so you can add it to your contacts if you want to give it a name and you can also exclude it from "Do not disturb". Also we added a prefix to all SMS messages:
[updown alert], so there will be no confusion as to who sent this now that the sender ID can be a number.
The sender ID may change depending on your country due to local operator constraints:
|Country code||Sender ID|
|AT, PL, RS, CZ, TR, AU, NZ||
|CA, IL, PR, US||
|FR¹, NZ, SA||
|All other countries||
¹only some numbers, the rest will see +33644633396.
Note that some operators in some countries will require to change the Sender ID to ensure delivery so you may receive SMS from another sender. Also we may change provider or senderID to improve deliverability at some point, we'll try to keep this list up-to-date when this occurs.