[ILUG] OT: voip && sms
watty at eircom.net
Tue Jun 26 09:35:06 IST 2007
brendan at zen.org wrote:
> In an ideal world, what I'm looking to do is actually possible...be
> able to receive SMS text messages via a VOIP provider. Not just send,
> which is available in a few different forms. So I could be in a
> location with no wireless coverage and still be able to send and receive.
> Ever heard of such a thing? :)
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There are several solutions.
But only if your VOIP understands and provides them. However not as a
copy of message sent to your existing mobile number. People would have
to text to the VOIP number.
An email gateway FROM sms is also possible.
1) Home Brew Method: Nokia phone with serial cable using Nokia free SDK.
Plug into a workstation or server in place that has coverage.
Integration to email / SQL etc on Workstation/Server fairly easy. You
can simply transfer everything received to a given email address or
parse the SMS and do smarter "interactive" stuff. I did this as an NT
Server Service about 5 years ago. You don't need a Smart phone. Quite
basic Nokia phones work.
2) Use a email gateway provider. You'll get an extra phone number for
people to send SMS to. Our IT / Datacentre people oddly use one abroad.
I'm trying to get them to set up our own, that we can make available to
3) Buy an SMS gateway box for your PC/Server that is in coverage. This
also allows you to connect VOIP calls to Mobile possibly cheaper than
your VOIP provider and route Mobile calls you make via your own gateway
to PSTN or VOIP. It uses a regular SIM.
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