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Sending online SMS to mobiles

 
shanthi naidu
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Hello all,

I have to develop an application for sending SMS to mobiles through PC... but as i am still learning JAVA no idea about the technologies to be used..is J2ME necessary for this application?? When i searched the net i found some SMS applications which are using GSM modem connected to COM port... but we are developing online application ...what i have to do if all the users have to use my application for sending online SMS??

please anybody suggest me ...

Thanks ,
Shanthi

 
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See the last point in the http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JavaIoFaq for some related links.
 
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Shanti, your display name is in violation of the JavaRanch name standards (http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp). Could you fix it please? We're not much on rules here, but that's one we do insist on.

You can SMS a mobile from a PC by sending an email. The exact format of the recipient's email address will depend on the carrier that the recipient uses, but there's a Wikipedia article that shows many of them. Usually the recipient's phone number is part of the "To" address. Or you can sign up with a gateway service that will SMS for you.

SMS messages are limited in length. The maximum is 160 characters, I believe. Maybe 165. It's common when you need to send something longer to simply send a URL in the message. A lot of phones can then select the URL and bring up the extended data in the phone's web browser, if there's one available.
 
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