I've been tinkering around with Google calendar and it scares me how useful it is.

More importantly I thought for a chuckle I'd enter my mobile number into the Calendar Notification.  I was not expecting a response but my phone gurgled away and I found the google verification code on my phone's screen from shortcode '502'.

I'm startled but excited at the same time - does anyone know whether google has some sms gateway specifically for Telecom mobiles in NZ or is there another service they are going through?

Again, more curious, I texted back to 502 with 'blah' and received 'unable to fetch content sorry' shortly after.  Anyone able to shed light on shortcode 502 and this interesting revelation?

On another note, is anyone aware of a free email-to-sms gateway that can send to Telecom mobiles?

Cheers,
 - Damo