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Hello everybody.

I'm writting an application in Access 2002. It'a a appointment
manager.

I had been chllenged add the possibilitie (beyond print, email and
fax) to send a message to a cell phone, beeper or palm.

Believe me, i need to know.

Thanks for your help.
Apr 10 '08 #1
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On Apr 10, 9:17*am, CenturionX <darwinbaldr...@gmail.comwrote:
Hello everybody.

I'm writting an application in Access 2002. *It'a a appointment
manager.

I had been chllenged add the possibilitie (beyond print, email and
fax) to send a message to a cell phone, beeper or palm.

Believe me, i need to know.

Thanks for your help.
One of the problems I face in sending information to a cell phone is
that there seems to be no standard way of interfacing with all brands
of cell phones. I looked briefly into tagged PDF, which can hint to
the display device ways to summarize and display the contents, but
decided against using it. It seems that each manufacturer/service has
their own SDK for interfacing with phone software. A simple text
message is easier. Many cellular service providers, such as Verizon,
provide a domain that allows email text messages to be sent to
directly to their customers. There is a movement to unify the SDK's
into one method for interacting with all cell phones, but as of yet I
cannot determine what that method will be. Microsoft is also doing
something in an attempt to unify things. Obviously iPhone's and PDA's
aren't as restricted as typical cell phones. Please post back if you
discover anything interesting related to your challenge.

James A. Fortune
CD********@FortuneJames.com

Technician: You should turn off your cellphone, remove the battery for
20 seconds, then reboot it at least once per week.

Me: It must be running code from Microsoft :-).
Apr 10 '08 #2

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CD********@fortunejames.com wrote:
>A simple text
message is easier. Many cellular service providers, such as Verizon,
provide a domain that allows email text messages to be sent to
directly to their customers.
In this case we've been storing the cell phone vendor name along with the cell phone
number to do exactly this. However we're also dealing with a limited group of
motivated individuals.

There are SMS vendors out there from which you can purchase the capability of sending
text messages to phones. Steve Schapel, although living in New Zealand chose a vendor
in South Africa.

Tony
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Jun 27 '08 #3

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