On Apr 17, 2012, at 5:11 PM, Mike Mackintosh wrote:

> In reality, a SMS messages are transported the SS7 network, or voice network. 
> To make the digital transition, carriers use a box called an SMPP gateway. To 
> get access to this box, is by contract and terms of he carrier, and most 
> commonly forbidden. As a result, the best bet is to use a SMS Aggregator. 
> Once you subscribe to their service, they usually offer an API. 
> -- 
> Mike Mackintosh
> www.HighOnPHP.com
> On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 15:50, Lester Caine wrote:
>> DZvonko Nikolov wrote:
>>> I need a class that sends sms messages to list of numbers.
>>> I'm quite new to that issue, so I need to know what I need
>>> more. Thanks in advance.
>> Ignoring the wallies ....
>> Simply sending an SMS message is something rather more difficult that just 
>> needing a class to do it.
>> Google will give you a hell of a lot of crap and no real answers - I know - 
>> I've 
>> been through a lot of it!
>> The bottom line is that we need to be able to send the message TO the mobile 
>> phone network, and while in theory it should be simple to do that by 
>> accessing 
>> your own mobile phone, the providers tend to block such activity. I'm STILL 
>> trying to get a SIM card I can use to send my own messages via the mobile 
>> modem 
>> that I HAVE got full access to, but none of the UK providers will oblige 
>> with 
>> one that has this function enabled. Even though I will be paying for the 
>> 'airtime' ...
>> The only way currently to do this is to sign up to a service that you pay to 
>> send each messages. So what you need to look for is a suitable text sending 
>> service in your area. Some have free setup and provide a few free messages, 
>> then 
>> charge based on your volume of messages. Many of these provide a web based 
>> service to which you can submit your traffic, but that area is another 
>> variable. 
>> I'm using http://www.textlocal.com/ at the moment just to get things running.
>> -- 
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