February, 2012

Understanding SMS Accounting Callbacks for Billing and Charging

Accounting callbacks provide an interface between the NowSMS SMS Gateway and external billing and charging systems.  They can also be used to control message routing, providing a way for a  user application to control which SMSC connections are used for sending particular messages. These accounting callbacks are HTTP-based. When accounting callbacks are enabled, NowSMS will issue HTTP requests...

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Provisioning SMS and MMSC User Accounts via HTTP

NowSMS has long supported external account provisioning via HTTP as described in the article at http://www.nowsms.com/provisioning-sms-and-mmsc-user-accounts-via-http. The purpose of this article is to document additional parameters supported in more recent versions of NowSMS. This provisioning interface is enabled whenever one or more user accounts is defined in NowSMS under “SMS...

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SMPP Server Adds @ Characters to Text Message

It has come to our attention that a bug exists in the NowSMS SMPP Server implementation for versions dated between 2011.07.xx and 2012.01.xx inclusive. This bug only effects configurations where NowSMS is being used as an SMPP server.  In other words, an SMPP client is being used to submit messages to NowSMS, and messages are being segmented by the SMPP client before they are submitted to...

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Nokia N9 Unable to Receive MMS

It has come to our attention that there is a bug in the MMS client of the Nokia N9 which can prevent this phone from being able to receive MMS messages from a NowSMS MMSC. The problem occurs because the MMS client cannot process an MMS notification message where the MMS Content URL contains a URL escaped parameter.  When the MMS client encounters a URL escaped parameter in a URL, it re-encodes...

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Send MMS from C# .NET

A .NET C# example for sending MMS messages via NowSMS has been posted at the following link: http://www.nowsms.com/download/sendmms.c#.txt For a VB.NET version of this example, please see the related article Send MMS from VB.NET. MMS examples for other environments (PHP, Java, command line) can be found at http://www.nowsms.com/sending-mms-messages-with-nowsms. As discussed in Sending MMS...

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Send MMS from VB.NET

A VB.NET example for sending MMS messages via NowSMS has been posted at the following link: http://www.nowsms.com/download/sendmms.vb.txt For a C# .NET version of this example, please see the related article Send MMS from C# .NET. MMS examples for other environments (PHP, Java, command line) can be found at http://www.nowsms.com/sending-mms-messages-with-nowsms. As discussed in Sending MMS...

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