Get Orkut friends' birthday notification by SMS

          I know it really hurts when someone special around you, doesn't remember your birthday. So here is a little procedure which would keep you notified when someone special around you has his/her birthday so they would not feel what you have felt.
          Today, orkut is the biggest social networking site. It not strange that nearly all you know have an orkut account. They also share their birthday on orkut. So why not to use orkut's this feature to get notified about your friends' birthday before 2 days so that you can plan something exciting for the occasion.

You can accomplish this with 4 steps.

  1. Add orkut friends' birthdays calender in Google Calender
  2. Mobile setup in Google Calender to add your mobile number
  3. Set SMS Event Reminder in Google Calender
  4. Copy Contacts from Orkut Calender to Default Calender
Add orkut friends' birthdays calender in Google Calender:
          Sign in to your orkut account. It has 'Upcomping Birthdays' section as shown below.


          Click on 'view your friends' birthdays in Google Calendar'. It opens your Google Calender and Prompts with message 'Would you like to add calendar: orkut friends' birthdays?' as below. Click 'Yes, add this calender'.

Confirmation

          Now orkut friends' birthdays calender is added to your Google Calender. You can see it in 'Other Calenders' section as shown below.

Other Calenders section

Mobile setup in Google Calender to add your mobile number:
          Click on Settings under 'My calendars' section. It will take you to 'Calenders' tab of 'Calender Settings'. Click 'Mobile Setup' tab. Select your country from drop down menu, enter mobile number and click 'Send Verification Code'. Once you receive verification code, enter it in 'Verification code' field and click 'Finish setup'. Now you can proceed to set SMS Event Reminder.

Set SMS Event Reminder in Google Calender:
          Go to 'Calendars' tab again. Click 'Notifications' link in front of your account name. It will take you to 'Notifications' tab of 'yourid@gmail.com Details' section. In 'Event reminders', select 'SMS' from drop down list, in next box type 2 and select days. Now you will get a SMS reminder before 2 days of event.

Copy Contacts from Orkut Calender to Default Calender:
          SMS notification facility is only available for default calender. So we need to copy entries from orkut birthday calender to drfault calender. Left click upcoming birthday from orkut calender. Click Copy and copy it to default Calender. You can copy 20-30 birthdays from orkut birthday calender to default calender periodically. Now you will get a birthday SMS reminder before 2 days of event.

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