Looking for over-the-top travel deals? Here's a website that serves them to you on your smartphone.
What it does: A subscription-based travel service that sends you a text message when it finds an exceptionally good flight deal. Free for the first month, then a subscription is $9.99 a month.
What's hot: I'm impressed that DealRay keeps its promise to respect the user's privacy. The texts it sends are few enough that it's exciting when one arrives. I got alerts for deals such as "$402 or Less for Round-Trip to Paris from New York, Los Angeles, or Fort Lauderdale from November through March on Norwegian" and "Asia Round-Trips from $379 —Thailand, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Manila & Shanghai from East & West Coasts on Various Airlines." The deals last only minutes or sometimes hours, but I did find a deal for a Europe flight that was on offer an entire day later. The website offers discounts for spreading the word and recruiting other subscribers.