Google Calendar SMS alerts

There’s no denying it, Google Calendar is fantastic for shared calendars and keeping track of projects when using multiple computers. And I was thrilled to discover the free SMS reminder service, where I can get a text message to remind me of events I’ve entered in my personal calendar.

The bit I’m slightly less thrilled about is the fact that any all-day entries to the calendar result in a 5am wake up call from Google. Does anyone else find 5am to be a ridiculous time to set the default to? It’s particularly unnerving when reminders arrive to Andrew’s phone… “Message from the dark side, there is!”

A quick look at the Help discussion area shows that no solution has been provided to allow people to change the default time to something more decent, like 7am. I mean, who needs 5am reminders? My guess is that more North Americans tend to silence or turn off their phones at night?

If anyone comes across a solution, other than entirely turning off reminders or setting those in a calendar other than the primary one, please let me know!

One response to “Google Calendar SMS alerts

  1. QQ

    Agreed! I find it totally annoying aswell..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Oh hello there!

I'm Véro - a crafty, knitty, spinny gal who enjoys making (and drinking) a cocktail or three. If you've stumbled here, you might enjoy browsing some of my older posts with the tags over to the right or finding out more about me.

Say hi in the comments or on Twitter! :)

Archives

%d bloggers like this: