Statistics and webservice for SMSC

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NZinga Lukeni Morais Agostinho
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Username: Nzinga_agostinho

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2010
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:45 am:   


I have 2 questions that i will appreciate your support:

As our SMSC has no integration with the Charging system we have no way to charge the MTs(messages from an external entity to Unmitel's client). One of the options is to charge the Entity monthly sending an invoice with the total number of SMSs processed per month.
To achieve that we need to create a procedures. And we have two options:

1. Could we get statistics ( number of SMSs)from the SMSC-G per SMS user(per large account) in file and send to another system ? if yes, could you support us to do that ?

2. . I would like to know if the SMSC-G could provide a WebService that informs the monthly comsuption per Large account where other system could get this information.

Waiting for your reply,

Best regards

1. I would like to know if it is possible to get statistics (number of SMS per month)from the SMSC or SMSC-G per each SMS user(Large accounts) in file and send to another system ? if yes, could you support us to do that ?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2602
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 07:52 pm:   


While it is possible to extract this information from log files (SMSOUT-yyyymmdd.LOG records all messages that have been dispatched to the SMSC) ... most of our customers prefer to perform real-time charging and accounting.

NowSMS facilitates this type of real time charging via "accounting callbacks".

The concept of an "accounting callback" is that NowSMS can configured to issue an HTTP request every time a message is submitted. This allows you to write an HTTP script that interfaces with your charging system.

The two HTTP callbacks that you are interested in are described in the following link:

Basically, if your application sees "Type=SMSSend", this is the accounting callback that it wants to handle.

If "PreAuth=Yes" is set, this indicates that the customer is attempting to submit messages, and NowSMS is asking for permission to accept or reject the customer request.

If "PreAuth=Yes" is not set, then this callback is to record a charge that a message has been submitted.

The URL formats are described in the link above.

NowSMS Support