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SMS Messaging from the Computer

iyappan sankaran
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Joined: Aug 11, 2003
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hi
i am going to do a project of SMS Messaging from the desktop computer. i want to know TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE TASK OF SENDING/ RECEIVING SMS TO/FROM MOBILE FROM/TO DESKTOP COMPUTER .

IF any one help me on this.
Paul Sturrock
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You'll need two things - the J2ME (specifically its WMA API), which is the API used to access SMS resources, and an SMS gateway, which is the piece of hardware which actually generaters the SMS packets.


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iyappan sankaran
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is it possible without that specified hardware.
Paul Sturrock
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Well, if you deployed this on a mobile phone I'd imagine you could use that instead of a gateway. I've never tried it though. But you will need something which can send SMS - and that is always going to be hardware. There are plenty of gateways out there (google for "SMS gateway" - most now charge for use though.
Jeroen Wenting
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hmm, is it that time of year again?

this question seems to come up with surprising regularity, almost like it's used as an assignment in come course which runs for a few months or every few months...

So a search, it's been discussed to death dozens of times already.


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ParagS Kulkarni
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
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i feel we need communicate with cellular service provider in either way.
like any interface they might have provided.


Thanks, Parag
Dave Mace
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Joined: Jan 04, 2005
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I did this for an application I wrote that required immediate notification in the event of specific events. Well, I say "immediate", but in reality there is some delay of course with the cellular system, etc... But I digress, check out the following link:

www.clickatell.com

That company is a provider of SMS messaging meaning that they will provide an api that you integrate into your application to generate SMS messages from their hardware and you are charged a rate on each message. I chose not to use their api, but rather use the email feature which lets a user send an email with the sms details and their system auto-formats this into an sms and then it is sent.

Hope that helps.
David


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