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Boris Antoine
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Username: Mawogani

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:41 pm:   

How Can I put a quota (daily/monthly) on how many sms the system can send out?

And my second and most important option is:
I want to have a Tracking System via SMS. I want to when the user send a sms with the exact key word, the system with the info, post it on a website and when it got the answer, sent it back to the user, I did it that reply with an HTTP Request.

The thing is I want to know If you can implement a limit on the request, like 5 or 10 time and the system will ignore further request with that same number or the parameter in the text box, I'm not a Pro in javascript but I'm pretty sure I can do it in the PHP file.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 4679
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 03:20 pm:   


Apologies for the delay in response.

There are no system quotas on how many messages can be sent out. There are only quotas that can be defined per user account.

So, in the scenario where you are using a 2-way command, if your SMS reply is in the HTTP Response to the 2-way initiated HTTP request, that reply is a system message, and is not subject to a quota.

If instead, you initiate a new HTTP request back to NowSMS to send an SMS message, that message is subject to quota limits for the "SMS User" account that is being used in the HTTP request. (If this explanation is not clear, I am suggesting you UNcheck "Command returns response text" for the 2-way command definition, and use something like the SendSMS PHP function described in http://www.nowsms.com/nowsms-php-example-send-sms-text-message)

NowSMS does not put any limits on received messages, so any messages received are forwarded to the 2-way command. You'd need to implement logic in your script to impose any limits.

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