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Neareast Caches by Text Message


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I'm sure this has probably been discussed before, but I didn't see it in a search. I found myself out in an area I didn't anticipate yesterday, and I didn't have any caches loaded in my GPSr (it only holds 500). I thought, gee, I know where I am, and I have a cell phone. Wouldn't it be convenient to send a text message to geocaching.com and get an automatic response with nearby caches and descriptions. This would be a great premium member feature. :)

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you can have notifications setup up if your a premium member

go to my account

on right hand side you will see Set Up Notifications

there you can set up a notification for new listings

 

most cell phones have an email address for them, check with your carrier

 

right now i get a notification for each new cache within 5 miles of my house

be careful because in my case for each new cache i get 4 text messages

if you have to pay for incoming messages you may not want to do this if you have alot of new caches all the time, it could be costly to your cell bill

 

if you have a blackberry, treo, q, or other data device then just have it go to your email

 

I do wish that it would send the coordinates so i could go ahead and load them

 

Hope this helps

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you can have notifications setup up if your a premium member

go to my account

on right hand side you will see Set Up Notifications

there you can set up a notification for new listings

 

Thanks. I'm not referring to notifications for new caches. I meant finding out about existing caches in an area without requiring web access.

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