October, 2008

MMS Conversion to SMS With Web Link

When using the NowSMS MMSC, one of the MMS routing options is to convert an MMS message to an SMS message with a web link. This setting is most often used in operator MMSC configurations for one or more of the following configurations: 1.) Delivering an MMS message to a mobile phone that does not support MMS. (This is most frequently used in conjunction with auto-provisioning, where MMS...

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NowWAP, Radius Accounting and MSISDN headers

NowWAP was recently updated over the summer months to address an issue on heavily loaded systems where Radius packets could be lost. NowWAP uses these Radius accounting packets in order to determine the identity (phone number or MSISDN) associated with the device that is making a request. NowWAP includes the phone number in an X-MSISDN header when forwarding the request to a downstream content...

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Send SMS from PHP Script

Over the coming weeks, I’m planning to collect various PHP, ASP and other script examples to provide some examples of how to interface with NowSMS from those environments. The following links should provide all of the relevant postings, assuming that I follow-up with this task as planned. PHP Examples — http://www.nowsms.com/tag/php ASP Examples —...

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NowSMS and Multitech CDMA Modem

NowSMS is primarily used for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages in GSM environments. In GSM environments, there have been long established standards for special “AT commands” used for sending and receiving SMS messages using a GSM modem interface. We sometimes get questions about using NowSMS with operators that use CDMA technology. This question comes up most frequently in...

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OMA MMS Postcard conformance

An odd question came in via e-mail, and I thought it was worth noting here… Please confirm the below feature is supported in Latest version ofNowSMS: MMS postcard services Under “OMA MMS specs 1.3” is supported in “Jun 2008 NowSMS version”. What is an MMS postcard? MMS Postcard is a name for a collection of person-to-service/application services where multimedia...

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mBlox and NowSMS: Premium Rate SMS and OPPC

Here at NowSMS, we make it a point not to endorse any particular SMS service provider. The fact of that matter is that bulk SMS services are a volatile business, and we like our customers to have flexibility to choose and change SMS service providers that best fit their needs. That said, some SMS service providers have unique configuration attributes, and you need to apply special configuration...

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2-way SMS Command Speed and Performance (updated)

Before I get to the speed/performance issue that I want to highlight, I’ll review some of the basics of 2-way SMS in NowSMS and provide a few starter links for beginners who might have stumbled upon this post. The 2-way SMS facility of NowSMS is designed to facilitate the processing of inbound, or mobile originated, SMS messages. When NowSMS receives an SMS message, it will evaluate the...

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MMS MM7 SOAP Problems with Vodafone UK

If you’re trying to use NowSMS to interface with the Vodafone UK MMSC over MM7, you may be experiencing a problem where the Vodafone MMSC is reporting SOAP errors, indicating that the SOAP headers cannot be accessed. This appears to be a bug in their MMSC. The Vodafone UK MMSC does not like the MIME boundary text that NowSMS generates. While the MIME boundary used by NowSMS correctly...

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SMS Retry Error Handling with UCP/EMI and CIMD

There’s a great post that discusses how NowSMS handles message retries in SMPP environments at the following link: http://www.nowsms.com/smpp-error-code-handling-in-nowsms However, to date, there hasn’t been anything written that goes into as much detail regarding how NowSMS handles message retries in UCP/EMI or CIMD2 environments. The short answer is that, by default, if NowSMS...

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