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JAY
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Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 04:59 am:   

Hey all,

Can anybody please help me in how to use NowSMS within a Visual Basic 6.0 program ? Are there any APIs available or any ActiveX provided by NowSMS for VB 6.0. Have anybody used it before ? Can somebody post them here if they have ?

Can somebody also tell if there's some facility of changing SENDER ID.
e.g. SMS received from "Some Bank" rather than showing the actual cell number.

We are going to send Notifications for a Nationwide bank and they want us to have their name as SENDER ID when their clients get the SMS.

Please also mention how many SMS/sec my Nokia 6600 and/or Samsung C100 can send with NowSMS.

I also cannot find the Prices of NOWSMS here, do they vary case to case ? what are the categories ?

Bryce, can u please give me a detailed answer on this ? I will really appreciate that.

Thanks in Advance - JAY
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4383
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 03:47 pm:   

Hi Jay,

Basically, when you send messages using a GSM modem, there is no way to override the sender address. It is a limitation of the protocol that is used by GSM modems.

Generally speaking, most SMS service providers can offer support for overriding the sender address. So you could always switch over to a provider after prototyping. If you want the sender id to be a text string, this is referred to as "alphanumeric sender", and you would want a provider that supports this in your target market.

Regarding speed with a GSM modem, please see http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/9349.html

Regarding VB6 ... I don't have any examples, but basically you are just issuing an HTTP request. Basically you would be using the WinHttpReq object, and building a URL request string that tells NowSMS what you want to send. You can see info about the URL request format here:

http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/sending_messages/sendin g_text_messages.htm
http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/sending_messages/url_pa rameters_for_sending_messages.htm

A simple example of how to use WinHttpRequest from VB6 can be found in Microsoft MSDN:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winhttp/http/re trieving_data_using_visual_basic.asp

Regarding pricing, please e-mail nowsms@now.co.uk.

-bn

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