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Username: Smstext

Post Number: 18
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 02:32 pm:   

Good day,

Our providers have implemented number portability.
Many subscribers are moving from one Provider to the next. Is NOWSMS able to know how to route a message after a user have moved from one Provider to the next.
This is causing big problems as persons are not getting the message after when they switch Provider.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 5352
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:43 pm:   


I do not know enough about your configuration to answer in detail.

But in general, if you need to know which provider hosts a particular subscriber, you need access to a service that can provide this information.

Generally speaking this is known as HLR lookup. In some countries, there is a national registry that provides lookup capabilities for only that country.

There is no standard API for these lookups. Access is usually via HTTP.

If you are not a provider, note that this type of service is usually not free. It is usually pay per query or subscription.

To interface with NowSMS, you need to provide custom scripts to interface between the NowSMS routing callbacks and the lookup service.

For SMS routing, the SMSCRoute= response is used with the PreAuth accounting callback. See ks

For MMS routing, a separate routing callback is used. See ile-number-portability-mnp-considerations

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Mathew Mathachan
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Username: Mathewm

Post Number: 67
Registered: 04-2011
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:16 am:   

Hi, I have a suggestion which you may want to consider. Subscriber can be asked to send a standard message to the gateway when they move to a new operator. This can be processed at the gateway during the SMSIN callback. So for any further outgoing messages , you can change route in the PreAuth call back. Mathew.

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