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    Cell phone – SMS


    by mathewpretel ·

    I want to install in a server a SMS Service, that way I can send tickets to the technicians wherever they are to their cell phones.

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    • #3135603

      Reply To: Cell phone – SMS

      by toivo talikka ·

      In reply to Cell phone – SMS

      There are obviously a number of commercial services you could use. If you want to roll your own, here are two options:

      There is an open source solution with a commercial pedigree available from Kannel (an old Finnish string instrument used by the bards in Kalevala) provides an SMS gateway for GSM networks, plus also a WAP gateway. You can exchange messages by connecting your server to a GSM modem or GSM phone acting as a virtual SMSC (SMS Centre). It can also connect to HTTP-based relay gateways.

      I run a simple email-to-SMS forwarding function in my Sendmail server. Certain messages, based on filtering done by Procmail recipes, are truncated to 160 characters and forwarded to my mailbox provided by the mobile ISP. The notification feature sends an alert by SMS to my phone with the message. Once I get the alert, I can then read the full message using the normal SMTP connection from the phone to my Sendmail server. It works perfectly while I am on the road.

      More details and the Procmail recipes can be accessed at

    • #3120222

      Reply To: Cell phone – SMS

      by hozcanhan ·

      In reply to Cell phone – SMS

      mat , questions everywhere . I suggest you use email-to-SMS forwarding . Least investment and hassle free . just for you .

    • #3119472

      Reply To: Cell phone – SMS

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Cell phone – SMS

      i set this up in access using vba. it required a pop3 email client, in my case Outlook Express.
      we need more about exactly what you are trying to do. if you don’t mind typing in the stuff yourself you could just use the sms client available for your computer os from your cell phone wireless network vendor. If you need to automate it, then tell us how you want it to work.
      i am not good at cgi and php and the like so i did my in Access.
      i looked in Help for how to do it. SendObject.MailMessage
      ask your wireless vendor for the email address to the phone. it is often like this: where is the domain name given to your by your provider, see? in this case, verizon.

      • #3119242

        Reply To: Cell phone – SMS

        by sgt_shultz ·

        In reply to Reply To: Cell phone – SMS

        oops. it was sendobject.sendForm
        here is the syntax
        ‘ DoCmd.SendObject [objecttype][, objectname][, outputformat][, to][, cc][, bcc][, subject][, messagetext]
        ‘ [, editmessage] [, templatefile]

        here is how i set it up in Access to email a cell phone thru outlook express (the default pop3 email client)

        Private Sub SendBtn_Click()

        Dim msgTo As String
        Dim msgCc As String
        Dim msgSub As String
        Dim msgTxt As String

        msgCc = “”
        msgTo = “”
        msgSub = “This is a Test”
        msgTxt = “Hello World”
        DoCmd.SendObject acSendForm, “SendTxt”, acFormatTXT, _
        msgTo, msgCc, , _
        msgSub, msgTxt, False

        End Sub

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