On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Lester Caine <les...@lsces.co.uk> 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.
> --
> Lester Caine - G8HFL

It should be possible to hack up an android phone and write some
software that sends messages from there, though using one of the
provided services is much simpler.

- Matijn

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