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au
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Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 10:05 pm:   

hi,
i just got into the whole sms thing, and i want to send ringtones(mono) and grafix(B&W) to my siemens a56 using binary code. I have converted a ringtone to the propretary siemens seo format, but now its in 8 files, and wordpad and notepad give me a bunch of rectangles. How do i get the code to my cell phone? Should i use ems instead? How do i convert to that? and one last thing:
im not sure how to configure http. I need a free site that i can send from, can anyone guide me through that? I really need it to be free!oh, and i have no idea what the uhd is..something about header...

Thanx!!!

PS gotta love now sms!
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1544
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 07:10 pm:   

Sorry, I'm not an expert in the SEO format, so I can't provide any guidance there.

I do know that EMS uses iMelody format, while the SEO format uses MIDI. So they are different. There are some useful ringtone conversion tools here:

http://ringtonetools.mikekohn.net/docs.php

Unfortunately, building an EMS message with an iMelody file is a bit of a challenge. There is an example in the following thread:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/218.html

Good luck finding a free site through which to send SMS ... I don't think you will find one. See the following thread for an explanation why:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/1101.html

-bn

au
Unregistered guest
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 09:01 pm:   

ok, i read why you wont find free sms for nowsms, but i still have a few Qs. First: imelody... if it's the ems spec, then it'll work with a siemens that has ems, right? And it said in that other thread that you can use e-mail. well, i have a cell phone with my e-mail on it(like that) and would like to know how to hook it up with nowsms. of course, the e-mail goes through fidos smsc, but that's ok, right? I am just in this to send pics and ringtones to myself.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1556
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 03:13 pm:   

1.) I am not an expert on Siemens phones, but based on what I have seen in reference information, at a minimum the following Siemens phones should support iMelody in an EMS: C55, M50, ME45, S45 (software release 21 and later), S55, C45 (software release 31 and later). I'm not sure about the A56, but I suspect it would support this as well.

2.) E-mail to SMS interfaces available in North America only support text messages. You cannot send binary messages (such as an EMS containing an imelody) through such an interface. They support text messages only. We don't provide a way to configure NowSMS to send messages to a service provider through such an interface, just use an e-mail client.

I wonder if the Siemens A56 supports SMS through a modem interface? I see that they sell USB and serial cables for the A56, and that you can use it as a modem for connecting to the internet. Usually, when that is the case, you can also send SMS over that interface as well.
au
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Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 08:51 pm:   

*sigh*

I was afraid of that. what the difference between a normal sms and a binary sms?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1571
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 06:53 pm:   

Basically there are a number of different options that you can set when sending an SMS message.

At its core in the GSM environment, an SMS message contains 140 bytes of data, and some attributes.

The attributes specify how the data is encoded.

The default encoding is a text encoding where 160 7-bit characters are packed into the 140 bytes of data. (So the text of your message usually gets compressed like this when it is sent out via SMS.)

Generally, e-mail to SMS gateways just assume that you are sending a text message, and submit it to the SMSC in the text message format.

There might be an operator out there that has a more flexible e-mail based interface that allows you to specify alternate encodings, send 8-bit data, specify user data headers ... but I haven't seen one.
robocardo
Unregistered guest
Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 11:13 am:   

I am working with Siemens a56 sending SMS messages without problems when i am using the PC, but my development includes a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). My PLC has not handshake lines. It only has RTS Request to Send. I cann´t find the way that PLC and cell phone work together.

Ricardo.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1988
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 12:55 pm:   

Ricardo,

Sorry, I can't help you with your specific dilemma ... but my advice would be that you'd probably be better off with a dedicated GSM modem device rather than trying to use a phone as a modem.

The assumption is generally that when using a phone as a modem, the phone is going to be connected to a PC. However, the dedicated GSM modem devices are more likely to also be connected to other types of specialised hardware configurations.

-bn

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