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can i write a program to send SMS as o can for sending emails in PHP ?
Feb 7 '08 #1
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can i write a program to send SMS as o can for sending emails in PHP ?
it is possible to send SMS messages from a website you might simply want to provide your viewers with Free SMS to drive traffic to your site.

u can be used for any gateway that provides access via HTTP, it is based on TM4B's SMS Gateway

they are the only gateway I know that have a simulation mode for tweaking your scripts

use the curl in Php and send request to SMS Getway API.whose provide the free service.

Regards,
Sandeep AGRWAL
Feb 7 '08 #2

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can i write a program to send SMS from my web page.
One another thing is my client is in india and i am also india so what is procedure to send the sms or what should i do? and i am just new with php
Mar 29 '08 #3

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can i write a program to send SMS from my web page.
One another thing is my client is in india and i am also india so what is procedure to send the sms or what should i do? and i am just new with php
To start with, get an understanding of the PHP language, email, HTTP and the lot.

The go to this site and follow that rather lengthy tutorial on SMS via HTTP .

Ronald
Mar 29 '08 #4

TheServant
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Does anyone here do this?
Mar 30 '08 #5

dlite922
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Does anyone here do this?
not me!

why would people use a website to send SMS?, since most IM programs do it anyway, and there are hundreds of sites that do it already if the first two choices fail.

Who'll bother?
Mar 31 '08 #6

ronverdonk
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not me!

why would people use a website to send SMS?, since most IM programs do it anyway, and there are hundreds of sites that do it already if the first two choices fail.

Who'll bother?
Question in this thread is not if it is sensible to use SMS via HTTP, question is that someone seeks help on that. Or at least is curious to know if it is possible.

Ronald
Mar 31 '08 #7

TheServant
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not me!

why would people use a website to send SMS?, since most IM programs do it anyway, and there are hundreds of sites that do it already if the first two choices fail.

Who'll bother?
I guess you're right. Just looking for some more services I could offer.
Mar 31 '08 #8

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let me try to answer your question

Do you need to receive SMS? If you need to receive SMS, you will need to host your own GSM device or modem so that people can send you SMS.

If not, you can just use internet SMS gateways like clickatell as mentioned above will do the work, and post to them by HTTP, XML or email. The cost is about 6-8 cents per SMS. There are cheaper services, but not always reliable. If you need to host your own GSM device, you can use software like http://www.kannel.org (GPL Open Source) or http://www.visualgsm.com. Alternatively, you may obtain a shortcode from your Telco - but these come with monthly subscription of maybe one or two hundreds.

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Apr 15 '08 #9

TheServant
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Cheers mate. I probably won't pursue this until my site has much heavier traffic. Thanks for your reply though.
Apr 16 '08 #10

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