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mylogon
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Username: Mylogon

Post Number: 2
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 08:42 pm:   

The install instructions and the help file are no complete, so I am trying to find out some answers to questions that I cannot find anywhere.
1. How do you setup to receive SMS messages?
2. One you have created the SMS user - how do you use it through the web console? It never asks who the user is.
3. If can configure per user, is the force address actually do exactly that - show the entered return address (telephone #)?
4. If can receive SMS messages, can they be relayed to another number?
5. Any United States Carriers that any uses? Most non-US say they cover a few carriers -but not all. Web or wired.

Using Multitech MTCBA-G-U-F2 GSM modem. Works great at sending. Trying to figure out receiving as per above.

Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4993
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 09:32 pm:   

Hi,

1.) Check "Receive Messages" or "Receive SMS Messages" in the "Properties" for the modem or SMSC definition on the "SMSC" page.

Define "2-way" commands for processing the received messages.

See http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/2_way_sms_support.htm
http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/4520.html

2.) Check "Require authentication for web interface" on the "Web" page of the configuration setup.

3.) It means that when that user sends out a message, the specified address will be used as the sender.

4.) You could do that. A 2-way command can trigger a reply back to the sender, or it can trigger additional messages to be sent. One of the links above has some PHP examples for 2-way commands that should give some ideas.

5.) I generally try to avoid recommending any providers. But based on my recent contacts with US customers, I've seen people using Simplewire, mBlox and Mobile365. I can't vouch for coverage of any of these providers, and I'm probably leaving somebody out.

-bn
mylogon
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Username: Mylogon

Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:19 pm:   

When I put the number in the user setup - it still shows as being from the source number. (This is after activating the authentication - I should have found and caught that one without asking.)
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5008
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 06:41 pm:   

If you're using a GSM modem, it is not technically possible to override the sender address.

This is not true of other types of SMSC connections, which is why we have settings for this type of functionality.

If you had more than one GSM modem connected, and you define a "Phone Number" under "Properties" for each GSM modem, then you could use this "Forced Sender Address" to route messages for particular users out specific modems.

But to override the sender address, that is not technically possible with a GSM modem. There is nowhere in the protocol for a sender address field. The phone number associated with the SIM is automatically inserted by the operator SMSC when it accepts the SMS send request from the modem.

-bn
Anonymous
 
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 07:20 am:   

hello everybody,
i am yogeshgoel working on a project for sending ringtone&picture message using EMS.
Please provide me the necessary information regarding the project.
thanks.
YogeshGoel
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Username: Yogeshgoel

Post Number: 2
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 04:35 am:   

hello everybody,
i am yogeshgoel working on a project for sending ringtone&picture message using EMS.
Please provide me the necessary information regarding the project.
thanks.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5064
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 05:52 pm:   

If you want to learn about EMS, the best thing to do is to read the specifications ...

We do have a few examples in our forums. Do a search on EMS and specify "Match Method" = "Whole words only".

You'll also want to download the specifications. www.sonyericsson.com/developer had some helpful documents the last time I checked. It is helpful because these documents referenced somewhat older versions of the EMS specs, which are more widely implemented.

Offically, EMS is now part of the SMS specification, 3GPP TS 23.040, which you can download from www.3gpp.org. However, note that this spec documents some additional options that are not widely implemented. So check out the examples that you'll find here, and the relevant specs.

-bn

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