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Alam Sher Khan
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Username: Alamsher

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 06:19 pm:   

I have successfully configured ClickATell.com account on NowSMS gateway.

However i want to send a Flash Text Message with Replacement Type set. Please let me know how would i modify the URL template in SMSC configurations to make it work.

Thanks,
Alam Sher
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 479
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 06:06 pm:   

Hi Alam,

Based upon the information that I have ... I don't think you can (using HTTP).

NowSMS wants to pass this information for the PID (protocol ID) and DCS (data coding scheme) settings of the SMS message.

The API docs that I have for the Clickatell HTTP interface do not have variable settings available for these values.

There is a parameter for "flash" (which equates to DCS value 0x10 or 0xF0) ... req_feat=FEAT_FLASH ... but NowSMS doesn't have a way to set that parameter when DCS is 0x10 or 0xF0.

I don't see anyway to set the replacement type values for the PID setting.

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Des
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Alam Sher Khan
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Username: Alamsher

Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 08:49 pm:   

Ok, thanks for the valuable response.

Would you pleae any other service provider so that :

NowSMS + [Service Provider] => Flash + Replaceable SMS

Above scenario becomes possible.

Thanks,
Alam Sher
Alam Sher Khan
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Username: Alamsher

Post Number: 4
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 08:50 pm:   

Or if i get a ClickATell account with SMPP API will it work?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 7751
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:54 pm:   

Hi,

Yes, SMPP should work, as these are standard attributes.

The only catch is that providers often have restrictions on what attributes are supported when routing messages to particular mobile operators. It is not uncommon for operators to block some attributes when coming in from different providers. Flash messages, in particular, are something that some mobile operators do not like to allow.

So from a technical perspective, the attributes can be sent properly over an SMPP connection. Whether or not they make it all the way to the destination depends on what happens along the intermediary connections. (For flash, I'd suggest manually sending a message building your own URL with Clickatell to see if it works. If it does work, then SMPP should be fine. If it doesn't, then flash may not be supported by Clickatell when routing to your mobile operator. Unfortunately, I don't see anyway to test PID for replacement type messages without an SMPP connection.)

-bn

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