lululu wrote:whadyaknow wrote:Sweet. This is a great start. Another way to do this is automated voice calls; but that's more expensive than sending texts. In the spirit of keeping costs low, I'll gladly accept this text-only implementation from Vanguard.
How much more expensive can it be, when no humans are involved? And yet financial institutions in my state with 1/1000 the assets of Vanguard can manage to provide this service to all their customers, not just people with text capability.
Extremely. Humans will have to be involved to build the thing. SMS integration is trivial, hence cheap. Voice integration is not trivial, hence not cheap.