[JDEV] Email or SMS transports?
david.bovill at opn-technologies.com
Fri Apr 6 08:33:00 CDT 2001
The situation is I believe that most but not operators around the world have
interfaces to allow computer users to send SMS messages over their networks
via specialised protocols - usually TAP.
A variety of people and companies have made use of this to offer free SMS
messaging, via the web, or email. It's simply a case of defining and
maintaining the database of addresses and protocols, and adding an
Yes, the companies will be looking at ways to charge for, and restrict the
service, and I guess it may end up similar to ATM machines. So there is no
long term guarantee, but as far as I know it's free for now.
I am not sure if the open source WAP?SMS server has this database and
abstraction layer built in though?
> From: "Thomas Parslow (PatRat)" <patrat at rat-software.com>
> Reply-To: jdev at jabber.org
> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 14:09:12 +0100
> To: David Bovill <jdev at jabber.org>
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] Email or SMS transports?
>> Anyone working on these? Any suggestions?
>> In particular I'd like to see/use/organise a link up with the Kannel WAP/SMS
>> open-source project - oh and I'd like this for July 14th -:)
> Is it possible to do a free SMS transport? For services like ICQ and
> Lycos I assume it costs them a little bit but they absorb the cost.
> Plus I read that (at least in the UK) the Mobile operators are going
> to start charging each other for messages sent over they're network,
> making free SMS services totally uneconomical.
> /me hopes it is possible :)
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