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Sending SMS through Access

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How can I send SMS using Access Database? Is that possible through access.
Aug 30 '18 #1
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twinnyfo
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You may want to see this thread first: Send SMS from MS Access.

I don't think it is natively possible through MS Access.
Aug 30 '18 #2

zmbd
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To summarize the thread TwinnyFo linked to:
- Access does NOT have native support for SMS/Text messages
- You can use a service, using Google I've found three such services; HOWEVER, they are commercial sites, the pricing seemed reasonable
- You can install a third-party API/Software solution. Once again a Google search turned up a few commercial software options.
- You can attempt to use the email to text option. Many providers have a method using the cellphone's number and an email service to send the SMS - Rabbit gives an example.
Keep in mind - I personally have this option blocked from all of my family's and my company cellphone due to the obscenely high rate of spam text sent to our cells by people that use this method. I'd never see any of my family, friends, nor work texts if I allowed the email-sms to come through to the phone.

Those are your three options.
Aug 30 '18 #3

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Well someone said me that this is easily possible by creating arrays in access. zmbd have you any idea?
Aug 31 '18 #4

twinnyfo
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Aftab Ahmad,

The only possible way to do this “easily” through MS Access is to send an e-mail to the phone via the cell service provider.

I’m not sure what that would have to do with arrays, aside from arrays being a method of parsing out contact information.
Aug 31 '18 #5

Rabbit
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Arrays and sending texts are unrelated
Aug 31 '18 #6

zmbd
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As Rabbit said - "Arrays and sending texts are unrelated"
Sep 1 '18 #7

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