September 12th, 2003, 08:19 AM
How can I send SMS messages from a web application??
I have a web application in PHP. I want to be able to send an SMS message from within this application on my pc. I see all these sites advertising this, and a company called Zetafax that have an addin if you want to splash out a few hundred dollars on the application and a further couple of hundred on the add in.
Does anyone know of anything around that is open source that would do the job?
September 13th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Well, a lot of SMS service have an email gateway. You just fire off an smtp message and they handle the conversion. The other option that I know of involves purchasing an SMS modem. I imagine the modem would offer various smtp or http interfaces that you could use.
September 19th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Please take note that configurations will also depend on your location and time.
These services needs a lot of money so if you're planning to set up this thing individually, please put your whole heart in it.
September 26th, 2003, 05:57 PM
Certainly here in Finland, you used to be able to send e-mails to sms by mailling your email@example.com
type of thing, but they nust have cottoned on to this, an dyou can't seem to do it anymore.
I know, where I work, if I am inside our company firewall, I can submit my own forms to an operators gateway and send multiple sms to people. Of course, this is very limited
There are a few things on the market, that are comparatively cheap to set up, but there are always limitations. I fit is for personal use, get a decent phone and write the SMS manually
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September 29th, 2003, 10:57 AM
I think the URL you gave is a best example of what he's looking for.
I wonder if I can use their service too. Too bad I'm not from the same country.
September 29th, 2003, 01:18 PM
Well, if you're in the US (or trying to reach someone in the US) most of the providers have SMS gateway servers. The only one I know off the top of my head is mobile.att.net. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it gets sent to the phone number 555-555-5555.