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Anuradha Karunamuni
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Hi,
I'm new to dealing with Binary SMS and need to get a doubt clarified.

What is included in the Service Indication(SI) would be the URL of the content to be downloaded to the mobile device (E.g.: jad file). So in order to download the actual content doesn't the device need to have GPRS connectivity? Or can the actual content also be downloaded via SMS?

If any of you are aware of any reliable resources which provide more information, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.


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Syam Sathyan George
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Can you please elaborate, your question is not very clear.


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Anuradha Karunamuni
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I mean, what is done with a Service Indication is sending a binary SMS to a dedicated port on a mobile device informing the device that there is a URL waiting to be visited. This URL can be anything like a image or a jad file. Let's assume a given URL which stands for a particular jad file.

My question is, when this binary SMS is received at the client's mobile device, does the jad file and the content related to the jad file(such as jar files) get downloaded to the device at that moment via SMS? Or is it that only the URL is being sent using the binary message and the client has to visit the URL using a GPRS connectivity and download the content in the usual way?

I hope now the question is clearer.
Syam Sathyan George
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My question is, when this binary SMS is received at the client's mobile device, does the jad file and the content related to the jad file(such as jar files) get downloaded to the device at that moment via SMS? Or is it that only the URL is being sent using the binary message and the client has to visit the URL using a GPRS connectivity and download the content in the usual way?


You are right, the sms is recieved by the phone and on selection by the user, associated application is used to open the message.
In your case a browser, which opens/download the jad and then locates the jar proceeds with an installation.
 
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