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Username: Madsms

Post Number: 3
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 04:46 pm:   

Hello all,
I am wishing to try using nowsms with a gsm modem. Could you please advise about the suitable model that can be used to send and receive SMS and MMS and also be able to send wap push(service messages) and flash messages. I will appreciate your advice for a good model with a reasonable price<$200
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2498
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 10:04 pm:   


Personally, I've had good success with the Option ICON modems. It is no longer a new model, but the Option ICON 322 is still available in a lot of areas.

You can find some additional information on some different modems at the following link:

The Huawei E160 is also good, it just has some setup peculiarities described in one of the articles at the above link.

Whether you can send WAP Push and/or Flash messages is more a function of your mobile operator (carrier) than the modem. In particular, these message types are not supported in the US. (T-Mobile US will still let you send WAP Push to another device on the same network, but other than that no operators in the US will allow WAP Push messages sent from a modem.)

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