Alerts is a time critical or real time SMS notification service which can be triggered by a person, PC, server or a device when an event takes place that needs urgent attention. You can typically trigger these SMS Alerts in an event of emergency, cancellation, fault or a system crash. Typically, the type of service required often includes reliable delivery of messages in the quickest time possible.
Notification on the other hand is a broader use of an SMS service aimed towards general communications for its end receiver. Some popular uses of this SMS service include customer notifications, updates about a change of event and general business communications. Notifications can also be scheduled in a bulk SMS broadcasts manner to masses of audiences.