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Dave
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Username: Daved

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2003 - 05:38 pm:   

Hello, I think I can use a US T-Mobile sim card with a text message plan to send out wap push messages using this as the smsc but can I use a US T-Mobile data plan to send out wap push via email.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1052
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 06:26 pm:   

Dave,

I'm not aware of any way that you can send WAP push messages out via e-mail (at least through any service provided by the operator).

T-Mobile US does have an e-mail gateway that allows you to send text messages by sending to an e-mail address. But that address only supports text SMS messages (and MMS).

To send out WAP push through a GSM phone/modem, they would be sent out via SMS. (T-Mobile would bill these as "text" messages, although they are not actually text.)

-bn
Dave
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Username: Daved

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Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 09:01 pm:   

So if I had an unlimited text messaging plan technically I could send out wap push messages via gsm modem without charge other than the monthly text plan fee?

I talked to T-Mobile and they told me the that text messaging and email work through their system exactly the same they are just initialy started differently.(texting being simpler only because you don't need to add the email address). If this is the case couldn't an email carry the same data needed for wap push as text messaging.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1080
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 09:16 pm:   

Yes. But I think that unlimited plan only covers texting to other T-Mobile subscribers (you should check on that).

Also be aware that the last time I checked, there was not binary SMS interoperability between T-Mobile and other US carriers ... so any binary SMS messages to non T-Mobile recipients tend to just disappear (although we have had luck sending binary messages from a T-Mobile US SIM to UK phones).

You can send text messages to a T-Mobile phone through e-mail, but you can't send binary SMS messages in through e-mail. The person you talked to at T-Mobile just doesn't have any idea that there are non-text types of SMS messages, because they only think of them as text messages. Their e-mail to SMS gateway definitely only supports text (and it adds the e-mail sender address to the text message, so for some applications that also can get in the way).
Dave
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Username: Daved

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Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 09:40 pm:   

Thank you this helps a great deal.

Best Regards,

Dave
gayatri bakshi
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Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 11:19 am:   

sanjay why u did it to me just answer this to me. Think of your god or anybody whom u loved by your pure heart or soul and relief me with this pain
sanjay oompaloompa
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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 08:47 pm:   


quote:

sanjay why u did it to me just answer this to me. Think of your god or anybody whom u loved by your pure heart or soul and relief me with this pain




Ah ... but this assumes I have a pure heart or soul. And you already know me better than this, or at least I thought you did.
Clark Kent
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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 12:19 am:   

hello
janitura@hotmail.com
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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2004 - 03:04 am:   

hi hello! i'm jan... i dont know what your talking about all i want to happen is send a message via email to cellphone, could you help m guys... please
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1762
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2004 - 01:59 pm:   


quote:

hi hello! i'm jan... i dont know what your talking about all i want to happen is send a message via email to cellphone, could you help m guys... please




If you are in the US, many of the mobile operators have built-in gateways. You need to know which mobile operator the recipient is subscribed to, and then you send a message to phonenumber@domain.name.for.operator (where this "domain.name.for.operator" is operator specific). Refer to the mobile operator's web site for more information.

Outside of the US, these types of gateways are not generally available because the way that users are charged for SMS is different. (In the US, both sender and receiver are charged for SMS. And for e-mail to SMS, only the receiver is charged. Outside the US, the sender is charged and SMS is free for the receiver ... therefore there is not a charging model that will work for free e-mail to SMS.)

As an individual user, your best bet is to just search the web for "free SMS". There are a variety of web sites that will let you send SMS messages for free in exchange for viewing the advertisements on that web site.

Our solution, the Now SMS/MMS Gateway is more of a solution for a company or organisation, it is not practical for an individual user.
AkashPamnani
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Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 09:29 am:   

[moderator note: message deleted. useless spam. thread closed.]

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