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Roland Zhu
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Username: Roland

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 08:43 am:   


I've configured Now SMS/MMS as my MMSC, both gateway and my mobile phone are set correctly.
As I try to send MMS to other person, I found there are 2 SMS messages sent out from the gateway.
But, as I set back to my mobile operator's MMSC, and I use 2-way for sending out MMS, I found there is only 1 SMS message sent out from the gateway.
So, what is the difference with the above-mentioned, does it mean, if my company uses Now SMS/MMS as the MMSC, we will have to pay 2 SMS?! Or if there is any misconfiguration? How to shorten it to only 1 SMS?

Thanks in advance.
Kent Williams
Username: Kent

Post Number: 71
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 02:28 pm:   

Hi Roland,

Out of curiosity, what is the mobile operator?

Normally, the MMS notifications that we have seen from operator MMSCs are always 2 SMS messages.

There are ways to tweak the notification in NowSMS to get it down to a single SMS. Please see the following discussion threads for this information:


Kent Williams
Now Wireless Support
Roland Zhu
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Username: Roland

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 01:24 am:   

Thanks Kent! I've shorten it to 1 sms according to the instruction now. But I also notice that, when I receive a MMS notification, it is like this:
From: VASP:v (I add only one vasp user as v)
how can I get the REAL sender's phone number?

Thanks in advance!
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2752
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:41 pm:   

Hi Roland,

Apologies for the delay getting back to you.

Basically, you need to define a "VASP Sender Address" in the "MMSC VASP" definition.

Or, you can include a sender address in your message submission. The "VASP:xxx" text only should get inserted if there was no sender specified in the message submission, and the "VASP Sender Address" field is blank in the configuration.


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