Optus have just recently launched a new feature called E-mail Alerts that basically forwards selected e-mails to a customers phone.
You need an SMS capable phone and an info2you account. Info2you is available for all Optus Digital customers, except prepaid users.
Go to http://www.info2you.com.au/ and sign up for an account, then go to http://www.info2you.com.au/cgi-bin/info2you/sms_mail/sms_email_config.cgi.
The Optus SMS gateway requires you to set up filters, so that only messages you want will be sent to your phone. As far as I can tell, LJ sends e-mails from LiveJournal@livejournal.com, so you will need to create a filter that allows messages from this address to be relayed to your phone.
Setup that filter, and make sure you select ‘E-mail Message’, then hit Go.
You can also limit the number of messages you receive per day to keep your bill under control.
Note: On this page http://www.info2you.com.au/cgi-bin/info2you/update_user/update_user.cgi you can set when you want to receive messages. It appears that the e-mail alerts feature does NOT respect this. You may receive messages at obscene times if you don’t silence or switch off your phone.
Now to configure LJ. Go to http://www.livejournal.com/editinfo.bml, and scroll to Text Messaging. Tick the box, set your desired security level, and select ‘Other’ as your provider.
In the Phone Number field, enter your Optus phone number, then @optusmobile.com.au. If your phone number was 0411 123 456, you would enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scroll right down, hit Save, and you’re done! Send yourself a test message to see if you’re cooking with gas!
Note that each message sent to your phone will cost you, the account owner, 22 cents (as of 18 October 2001).