Send SMS via PHP / Send MMS via PHP

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Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1024
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 07:32 am:   

Moderator Note - Updated versions of these scripts can be found at the following links:

Send SMS via PHP:

Send MMS via PHP:

A simple PHP script to send an SMS message through NowSMS was recently posted at the following thread:

By popular demand, here is a PHP script that can be used to send an MMS message through NowSMS:


function PostToHost($host, $port, $username, $password, $data_to_send)
$dc = 27;
$bo ="-----------------------------305242850528394";

$fp = fsockopen($host, $port, $errno, $errstr);
if (!$fp) {
echo "errno: $errno \n";
echo "errstr: $errstr\n";
return $result;

fputs($fp, "POST / HTTP/1.0\r\n");
if ($username != "") {
$auth = $username . ":" . $password;
echo "auth: $auth\n";
$auth = base64_encode($auth);
echo "auth: $auth\n";
fwrite($fp, "Authorization: Basic " . $auth . "\r\n");
fputs($fp, "User-Agent: NowSMS PHP Script\r\n");
fputs($fp, "Accept: */*\r\n");
fputs($fp, "Content-type: multipart/form-data; boundary=$bo\r\n");

foreach($data_to_send as $key=>$val) {
$ds =sprintf("%s\r\nContent-Disposition: form-data; name=\"%s\"\r\n%s\r\n",$bo,$key,$val);
$dc += strlen($ds);

$dc += strlen($bo)+3;
fputs($fp, "Content-length: $dc\r\n");
fputs($fp, "\r\n");
fputs($fp, "This is a MIME message\r\n\r\n");

foreach($data_to_send as $key=>$val) {
$ds =sprintf("%s\r\nContent-Disposition: form-data; name=\"%s\"\r\n%s\r\n",$bo,$key,$val);
fputs($fp, $ds );
$ds = $bo."--\r\n" ;
fputs($fp, $ds);

$res = "";

while(!feof($fp)) {
$res .= fread($fp,1);

return $res;

$contenttype1 = "image/gif";

$fa = @file($file1);
$xf ="Content-Type: ".$contenttype1."\r\n\r\n".implode("",$fa);
$data["MMSFile\"; filename=\"$file1"] = $xf;

$contenttype2 = "application/smil";

$fa = @file($file2);
$xf="Content-Type: ".$contenttype2."\r\n\r\n".implode("",$fa);
$data["MMSFile\"; filename=\"$file2"] = $xf;

/* Repeat this sequence for additional parts
$contenttype3 = "?????";

$fa = @file($file3);
$xf="Content-Type: ".$contenttype3."\r\n\r\n".implode("",$fa);
$data["MMSFile\"; filename=\"$file3"] = $xf;

/* A quirk of this script is that you must start all non-file parameters with \r\n */
$data["MMSFrom"] = "\r\n" . "";
$data["PhoneNumber"] = "\r\n" . "+44999999999";
$data["MMSSubject"] = "\r\n" . "Subject of message" ;

/* The MMSText field is optional */
$data["MMSText" ] = "\r\n" . "Hello!" ;

$x = PostToHost("", 81, "test", "test", $data);
echo $x;

sendmms.php (2.6 k)
Unregistered guest
Posted on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 11:09 am:   

Do we need to use the same port number as with SMS?

fputs($fp, "POST /Send%20MMS%20Message.htm HTTP/1.1\r\n");
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1077
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 09:54 pm:   


Yes, the same port number as SMS.

This script is performing the same task as the post that the "Send MMS Message" web page performs in the web menu interface, so the request is going into the SMS gateway.

It is just considerably more difficult to generate an HTTP POST than an HTTP GET.