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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 09:39 am:   

There are so many free sms websites coming up Now a days like through which you can send Free sms to India , How do these websites send Sms without a Smas gateway? Are These wEbsites Relaible.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1611
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 02:26 pm:   

Well, no offense, but I have a suspicion that you're just spamming our discussion board to try to get people to your web site. (If you're not, I apologise ... I've just seen a few references to this particular site on our board today.)

Free sites come and free sites go. Whether or not they last depends on whether or not their business model is sustainable.

Those web sites don't send SMS without some type of gateway. You may not need a gateway to send messages through them, but they need one to actually send your messages out for delivery. Generally speaking, the free site is actually paying for the messages to be sent, and they are subsidising the cost through advertising revenues (one exception is in the USA, where many mobile operators have free e-mail to SMS gateways, but that is another story).

Generally these free gateways can be useful for individual users to send text messages to friends. But because the free site is actually paying for messages that are sent through it, they have to setup controls to prevent themselves from being abused by other sites and automated programs that try to send SMS through them. So these types of sites are generally only useful for individuals to send text messages to their friends.

See the following links for some discussions about how free SMS sites make their money:
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Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 04:10 am:   

Hi,Hope to meet u in the evening
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1783
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, February 02, 2004 - 07:16 pm:   


Hi,Hope to meet u in the evening

Call me paranoid, but I think I'll be avoiding stalkers and taking a different route home from work this evening ...
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 - 11:10 am:   

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Kiran Kumar Bangalore Chandrasekhar
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Username: Kirankumarbc

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 01:29 am:   

This is Kiran.I'm quite new to SMS technology. I've a requirement something like this: I've a site developed(with JSP,Servlet) using which i need to send SMS to either Individual or Group.Mobile phone numbers are available, Multichannel Gateway is available.I need to know the other requirements and the configuration steps for the same.Could you please guide me for the same.

tnx in adv
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 1846
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 02:55 am:   

Hi Kiran,

I am not sure I understand how to answer your question. I don't know what you mean by "multichannel gateway is available".

If you are trying to use NowSMS, you submit messages to NowSMS by issuing an HTTP GET request using the URL formats described in these links: g_text_messages.htm rameters_for_sending_messages.htm

The HTTPClient API from Apache is one approach to issuing these requests from within a servlet.

NowSMS is a middleware software solution for SMS and MMS environments, so it is not a requires external SMS connectivity (via SMS service provider(s) and/or GSM modems) in order for it to actually send out any messages.

More info:

Unfortunately, the subject of this particular thread is bringing in a lot of spam and garbage messages, so I am closing this thread. If you would like more information, please create a new thread in this discussion forum.

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