Textmemos is a service that lets you type in text messages that you want to be delivered at a certain date and time. All that needs to be done is to enter the cell phone number, the cell phone provider, the date, time and of course the message. As of now 38 different cell phone providers are supported by Textmemos, of which the majority operates in the United States and Canada with only a handful of European ones available.
The service itself is completely free and no advertisement will be send in any way to the cell phone number of the recipient. The system behind the service makes use of the fact that many cell phone provider accept sms that are sent by email which is exactly what Textmemos is doing.
New sms are processed every fifteen minutes and sent out to the cell phone providers. All messages are sent one hour in advance of the time listed by the user to avoid late delivery.
My cell phone provider is unfortunately not in the list but I have a friend who is using this service quite often. It works very well. This is nice if you forget birthdays often for instance or other important events, or simply want to be reminded of something in the future.
Update: The service is still available, but it requires you to create an account now before you can use it. While that should not be an issue at all, it is an annoyance, especially since the service seems to be slow loading currently. It took nearly 30 seconds before a page was loaded by the service, which may have been a temporary problem or something that has been going on for a while.
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