February, 2009

Provisioning MMS Short Codes on the NowSMS MMSC

When using the NowSMS MMSC as an operator MMSC, one frequently asked question is how to provision short codes for MMS content providers, or Value Added Service Providers (VASP). The MMS specifications from the 3GPP define MM7 as the standard protocol for Value Added Service Providers to interface with operator MMSCs. Since many MMS content providers are existing SMS content providers, it may help...

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Sending MMS Messages with NowSMS

Once you have succesfully configured NowSMS so that it is possible to send MMS messages via the web interface, you may want to explore APIs for sending MMS messages programmatically. The NowSMS APIs for sending MMS messages are based upon either the HTTP or SMTP protocols. However, before we go into details about these protocols, there may be an easy way to interface with NowSMS without learning...

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XML Status Query for SMSC Connection Status and Statistics

NowSMS 2008 added an XML-based status query interface that reports information similar to what is reported on the “Status” page of the NowSMS configuration dialog. The query results include information about SMSC connection status, the number of messages processed via the different connections, and the number of messages pending in the queues, among other information. The XML-based...

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Send MMS from Java (or JSP)

A Java example for sending MMS messages via NowSMS has been posted at the following link: http://www.nowsms.com/download/sendmms.java.txt This class supports all of the MMS related parameters available in NowSMS, most of which are described later in this posting. For a related PHP script, please see: http://www.nowsms.com/nowsms-php-example-send-mms-message To use this Java class, begin by...

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Send SMS from Java (or JSP)

A Java example for sending SMS messages via NowSMS has been posted at the following link: http://www.nowsms.com/download/sendsms.java.txt The sendsms class defined in this example can be used to send simple SMS text messages, as well as many types of binary SMS messages, including WAP Push. The class supports most of the URL paremeters that are defined for NowSMS at the following...

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Connecting to an Operator MMSC with MM7

While NowSMS can function as an MMSC for direct MMS message delivery, this is not an option for most content providers, as most mobile operators block MMS message delivery from any MMSCs other than the mobile operator. In these situations, it is necessary to submit all MMS messages via an operator MMSC, or a service provider with operator MMSC connectivity. (For more information on how MMS works,...

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