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Jamie A
New member
Username: Jlanderson

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 01:53 pm:   

Hi there,

Is it possible to use nowsms to send premium rate, mobile terminated sms's? I want to use this premium rate service to charge users for submitting items to our magazine. If this isn't possible, how do you go about sending out these MT (reverse charge) SMS's?
Freddy Givens
New member
Username: Oaktree2k7

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 05:20 pm:   

Im in way over my head.. sorry i dont have a solution.. I have the same simular problem..
all i wanted from purchasing the service was a shortcode for my content... ive been to heaven,hell, and im back... a week ago i was enjoyably frustrated.. now im exhausted.. this stuff read like computerized medical language..
sorry to sound comedic but, seriously.. i need help.. i dont know where to begin..

ill start by saying: ive configured now/sms on port 80. i can pull the page on the web. Is there a shortcode? how do i obtain one??

My problem is ive cut out the wrong middle im back here with you it proz. can someone kindly tell me which direction i should take from here.. REMEMBER!! my first intent were to sell ringtones (via premium,wap, http,etc) i feel like im using up my messages, losing my money, and i havent been able to send a sms or ringtone.. ive trie over 14 times..
i realize what the product is about but, i dont want to set up a ringtone website.. i just want to offer my tunes for a price.
Also: ive allowed all permissions, turned off my firewall. the cable company gave me 2 or 3 different (ip's) so i assume the right ip is the one that allowed me to pull up the now/sms interface. tcp/ip settting are set to allow.. i may be inviting viruses. its crazy.. To put the icing on the cake.. i feel like the 1rst post(Jamie) the service i want i dont know how to activate. hell, i dont know how to reverse charge either.. i spent 2 days reading the fine print, and when i paid for the service.. it turned into a different language..

Signed... i think i want a refund (kudos)
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 7224
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 05:15 pm:   

To send/receive premium rate SMS, you need an account with an SMS service provider that supports it.

The SMS service provider needs to have a commercial agreement with the mobile operators, so that they can receive money from the operators ... and, of course, take their cut, before passing any revenue back to you.

If you want to try to cut out the middleman, then you can try going directly to the mobile operator. But in most major countries, the mobile operators are just going to refer you to SMS service providers (if you can even talk to anyone who knows anything), because they prefer to deal with a few larger customers (the SMS service providers) instead of a lot of smaller customers.

You can send regular (non-premium rate) SMS messages using a GSM modem ... but these still get routed through a mobile operator, as the GSM modem requires a SIM card.

NowSMS offers a very generous 60-day free trial ... and one reason the trial period is so long is because it is usually only one piece of a much larger puzzle.

Simranjit Singh
New member
Username: Manchanda_17

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 11:02 am:   


suppose i have a shortcode 1234 (MO)and 123456 (MT),configured on smpp (NOW SMS) and a user submits a request at 1234 and i want that content should be delievered to him through 123456
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 7290
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 05:09 pm:   

When you use the 2-way SMS facility in its default simple mode (where "Command returns response text" is checked), then NowSMS automatically sends the reply message back out with the sender of the new message set to the same value as the recipient of the received message.

That is difficult to describe, so let me use your example.

If a user sends to 1234 ... NowSMS receives this message and routes the message to the 2-way command. The recipient value for the received message is 1234.

NowSMS executes the 2-way command, and the reply is automatically generated to be sent back to the original sender. The sender address in this reply would be 1234, because that was the original recipient value.

Obviously, this default behaviour is not what you want.

NowSMS has a more advanced 2-way interface, where instead of returning a text response back to NowSMS, you return a URL request which gives you complete control over the message parameters. This interface is described in the following link:

There are also some examples referenced via the following thread:
joe biscuitz
New member
Username: Joebiscuitz

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 07:01 pm:   

can anyone recommend a reputabel premium rate service provider here in the USA?

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