SMS (Text) Pager

SMS (Text) Pager


SMS (Text) Pager will generate a page alarm when an SMS text message is received that matches a search filter based on keyword, multiple words, senders phone number, or the senders name from your contact list. Pager alarms will ring and vibrate even if the volume is in silent mode and if the screen is off. An example search filter string may look like:

John Doe;Critical;Baby coming;5038889999

In this case there are 4 different filters. A contact name (John Doe), a keyword (Critical), multiple words (Baby coming), and a phone number. Any one of these can generate a page alarm. Five different alarm notifications can be configured. They can be configured with different search strings, ringtone's, volume level, alarm and repeat durations.

Another example:

Emergency&Assistance Needed&Hospital;Emergency&Assistance Needed&Broadcast;Accident&!Information;

In this case there are 3 different filters. The "&" character is used as an "AND" delimiter. This means that all of the key words must appear in the message or address in order to generate an alarm. So in the example above the filters "Emergency", "Assistance Needed", and "Hospital" must appear in the message in order to generate an alarm. Because there are additional filters separated by a semicolon, which acts as an "OR", the example above it will also match if the message contains the words "Emergency", "Assistance Needed", and "Broadcast". If the message only contained "Emergency" and "Assistance Needed" then it would not generate an alarm. The third filter would generate an alert if the word "Accident" is in the message, but does not contain the word
"Information". Any keyword preceded by the character "!" acts as a "NOT" function so that filters can exclude keywords in a message.


When a page alarm is generated, then you can either acknowledge it which will stop the page. If it is not acknowledged and repeat is enabled, then it will continue to alert based on the repeat duration configured. The alarm screen also has a “Snooze” option. When the snooze option is chosen, then it will pause the alarm for 5 minutes.

This app is perfect for anyone that is on-call and can't afford to miss a regular text message. Many Smartphone users like to silent their phones in public places such as restaurants, theaters, while sleeping, etc... but would like to know when an important SMS text message is received. This app is perfect for those situations; in fact it was written specifically for that reason. A nice feature of this App that you don't see with other pager apps on the Android market is that you can store multiple notification configurations. So you may configure one for your on-call work with a longer alarm duration set with higher ringer volume, but you may configure others with a shorter ring duration, no repeat and a lower volume level.

Recent changes:
-Increased the maximum number of notifications from 5 to 10.

-Add the ability to set an "On/Off" time. i.e. only alert during these hours...

--Added an option on the main view to disable all notification alarms.

--Alarms now show the notification that was matched.
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$2.99
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3.7
User ratings
12
Installs
100+
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File size
410 kb
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About SMS (Text) Pager
SMS (Text) Pager will generate a page alarm when an SMS text message is received that matches a search filter based on keyword, multiple words, senders phone number, or the senders name from your contact list. Pager alarms will ring and vibrate even if the volume is in silent mode and if the screen is off. An example search filter string may look like:

John Doe;Critical;Baby coming;5038889999

In this case there are 4 different filters. A contact name (John Doe), a keyword (Critical), multiple words (Baby coming), and a phone number. Any one of these can generate a page alarm. Five different alarm notifications can be configured. They can be configured with different search strings, ringtone's, volume level, alarm and repeat durations.

Another example:

Emergency&Assistance Needed&Hospital;Emergency&Assistance Needed&Broadcast;Accident&!Information;

In this case there are 3 different filters. The "&" character is used as an "AND" delimiter. This means that all of the key words must appear in the message or address in order to generate an alarm. So in the example above the filters "Emergency", "Assistance Needed", and "Hospital" must appear in the message in order to generate an alarm. Because there are additional filters separated by a semicolon, which acts as an "OR", the example above it will also match if the message contains the words "Emergency", "Assistance Needed", and "Broadcast". If the message only contained "Emergency" and "Assistance Needed" then it would not generate an alarm. The third filter would generate an alert if the word "Accident" is in the message, but does not contain the word
"Information". Any keyword preceded by the character "!" acts as a "NOT" function so that filters can exclude keywords in a message.


When a page alarm is generated, then you can either acknowledge it which will stop the page. If it is not acknowledged and repeat is enabled, then it will continue to alert based on the repeat duration configured. The alarm screen also has a “Snooze” option. When the snooze option is chosen, then it will pause the alarm for 5 minutes.

This app is perfect for anyone that is on-call and can't afford to miss a regular text message. Many Smartphone users like to silent their phones in public places such as restaurants, theaters, while sleeping, etc... but would like to know when an important SMS text message is received. This app is perfect for those situations; in fact it was written specifically for that reason. A nice feature of this App that you don't see with other pager apps on the Android market is that you can store multiple notification configurations. So you may configure one for your on-call work with a longer alarm duration set with higher ringer volume, but you may configure others with a shorter ring duration, no repeat and a lower volume level.

Recent changes:
-Increased the maximum number of notifications from 5 to 10.

-Add the ability to set an "On/Off" time. i.e. only alert during these hours...

--Added an option on the main view to disable all notification alarms.

--Alarms now show the notification that was matched.
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A Google User
May 5, 2014
Does Not Work Had to disable default messaging app to make this work. Then alerts I set intermittently delete themselves.
A Google User
Apr 25, 2014
Best app I have Works 100% Never misses important sms When I had problem dev helped me to solve the problem. Thanks dev
A Google User
Nov 27, 2013
Does Not Work This App does not work at all on my Droid Ultra.
A Google User
May 20, 2013
Awesome!! This app does exactly what its supposed to each and every time. This is exactly what I needed for the weeks I'm on-call. The only thing I would like to see is maybe a longer duration. I'm a pretty heavy sleeper and I'm just not sure 3 minutes will cut it. *UPDATE* Selecting a contact from my contacts in order to create an alarm for that person causes an error. This started happening after upgrading to ICS. Please fix this. Its the only way for me to create certain alarms. Will change rating back to 5 stars after fix! Thanks! **UPDATE 2** Apparently the dev completely stopped supporting this app. It does not work on ICS or anything newer. So unless your still running Gingerbread, don't bother downloading this app. It doesn't work properly. Thank god it was cheap and I'm not out much money.
A Google User
Apr 22, 2013
HORRIBLE UNINSTALL!!!UNINSTALL!!! FU%&@!! RIP OFF! BAS%@!?&. WOULDNT GIVE THIS APP ONE STAR IF I WOULDNT HAVE TO!! LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE SC#&@ YOU DEV!