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uv
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Username: Uvt123

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 09:22 am:   

Hi guys. Can you please post some picture or details guide on how to use multiple modems for sending outbound mms?

I have read this guide below but it takes a rocket scientist to understand.

http://www.nowsms.com/multiple-modems-for-sending-outbound-mms

I pay for this software and i am surely not happy to find the guide is in plain text only.

For your information, i am using php script to send mms so do i need to change any code in order to use multiple modems for sending outbound mms or i just need to set up at the nowsms configuration only?

thanks.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2754
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 02:21 pm:   

Hi uv,

I assume that you already have one modem defined for sending outbound MMS.

So you define another modem the exact same way.

(If you have yet to define any modems, this quick start guide is pretty good: http://www.nowsms.com/doc/quick-start-guide Start with guide #1, then guide #3)

The problem that you will run into is that only one modem can be defined as the "Default Route".

Default MMS Outbound Route

To specify multiple routes, you must select "Edit" for each route, and put * in the “Route messages to this account for recipient phone number(s)” field for each route.

Wildcard for Outbound MMS Routing

As the article above states, some versions of NowSMS may display a warning message: “To specify this route as the default outbound route for MMS message delivery, please select this route as the ‘Default Route’ on the next dialog.” However, you can ignore this warning.

Ignore this warning

So, ignore this warning.

I hope that clarifies things. We should use more screen shots in future guides.


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Des
NowSMS Support
uv
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Username: Uvt123

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 01:19 am:   

hi thanks for the screenshot. i got it to work. now i am happy customer again.

thanks.
uv
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Username: Uvt123

Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 01:28 am:   

p/s : you should update the guide with the above picture ;)
uv
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Username: Uvt123

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 02:32 am:   

Hi is there any way that i can specify which phone number prefix go to which route? or is it totally random and i cant control it?

for example i have this phone number prefix :

+5017 (route ABC)
+5018 (route DEF)
+5011 (route GHI)

so this number will go to :

+50173322212 (go to route ABC)
+50181234567 (go to route DEF)
+50112345678 (go to route GHI)

thanks
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2760
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 05:05 pm:   

Hi uv,

For route ABC, instead of * that is circled above, use:

+5017*

Or, you can specify multiple number patterns for a route by separating them with a comma:

+5017*,+5019*

NowSMS evaluates the routes, looking for the best match for sending each message.

* is a wildcard that matches zero or more digits. ? is a wildcard that matches exactly one digit.

In the first example with the screen shot above, the pattern * matches any number, which means the message can be routed to any modem.

So, if a route has +5017* defined in this field, then +50173322212 will go to this route, and not to another route.

NowSMS looks for the longest match to determine the best route.

So let's say you have the following defined:

RouteABC - +5017*,+501*
RouteDEF - +5018*,+501*
RouteGHI - +5011*,+501*

+50173322212 matches +5017* and +501*. +5017* is longer, so it is considered the best match, and the message is routed to RouteABC.

+50193322212 matches +501*, and it can be routed via any of these routes.

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Des
NowSMS Support

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