Sending text messages to cell phones..

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by VM, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. VM

    VM Guest

    Is it possible to write a Windows application that will send a short
    text-only message to a cell phone, either by using the receiver's phone
    number (ie. sendMessage("Hello", phoneNum) ) or by sending it to any cell
    phone within a radius of the PC running the application?

    Any info is appreciated.

    VM, Jun 25, 2004
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    JR Guest

    You can only send a txt message to a cell phone through
    the respective cellular operator. The easiest way is the
    find out of the operator supports SMS through email. T-
    mobile (USA) does this. You can send an email to [mobile-
    number] and the subject line will appear as
    txt message on the phone.
    You can send these messages to any phone regardless where
    it is located, as long as it is logged onto a cellular
    JR, Jun 25, 2004
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  3. VM

    VM Guest

    Do all text messages work like this?
    For example, when I receive a txt message in my cell phone from the same
    company that provides my service, are they sending it via an email?

    VM, Jun 25, 2004
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    Pavel A. Guest

    Not all cell carriers allow SMS by open email.
    You need a special agreement with those who don't (of course, not for free).

    Pavel A., Jun 26, 2004
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    Riana Guest

    Riana, Jun 26, 2004
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