October, 2009

Using NowSMS as a WAP Push Proxy Gateway (PPG)

NowSMS supports the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Push Access Protocol (PAP), which allows other applications to use NowSMS as a WAP Push Proxy Gateway (PPG). Even though NowSMS has its own MMSC capability, we do have customers who are using NowSMS as a push proxy gateway for another vendor’s MMSC. In addition to providing PPG support for MMS, NowSMS can be used as a push proxy gateway for...

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Sending SMS from Microsoft Excel

A recent posting on the NowSMS Discussion Board has some interesting information on sending an SMS a link within an Excel spreadsheet. Read the full post here: http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/41882.html The gist of the posting is that you cannot use the Excel HYPERLINK command to do this. It would be logical to build a NowSMS URL to send a message, but the HYPERLINK command connects to...

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SMS and MMS with the Alcatel One Touch X200 or X060 USB Modem

The Alcatel One Touch X200 and X060 USB Modems are good (but not great) modems to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. For alternative modems, please see our other reviews: http://www.nowsms.com/tag/gsm-modem For general information on configuring NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages with a GSM modem, such as the Alcatel One Touch X200 or X060, please see the...

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T-Mobile (USA) 3G WebConnect USB Modem – Not for MMS

Update – February 1, 2011: Problems sending MMS messages with a 3G modem on T-Mobile USA can be resolved by using alternate MMSC settings: GPRS APN: epc.tmobile.com WAP Gateway Address: http://216.155.165.50:8080 MMS Server URL: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc End-users of T-Mobile USA have been asking us for feedback on modems that can work on T-Mobile’s 1700Mhz...

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Using NowSMS with Check Point Connectra

Disclaimer: This information is neither validated nor endorsed by Check Point Software Technologies. It has come to our attention that the Check Point Connectra unified remote access solution has a security option to send a token via SMS as part of the remote user authentication process. To facilitate this option, the Check Point Connectra Gateway would be configured to transmit the token via...

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SMS and MMS with the Huawei E160 USB Modem

The Huawei E160 is an “ok” modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in many countries, as many mobile operators sell this modem as part of a mobile broadband package. (In the UK alone, we’ve seen this modem offered by 3, O2 and T-Mobile. Unlocked versions of this modem are avaialable from multiple web...

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Using NowSMS as an SMPP Server for Another Application

One of the more unusual features of NowSMS is its ability to operate as an SMPP server. NowSMS can relay messages submitted to its SMPP server to any outbound SMSC connection, which could be one or more GSM modems and/or SMPP, UCP/EMI, CIMD2 or HTTP SMSC connections. There are a few different reasons why this feature would be used. The simplest scenario is when an end user wants to use a...

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