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Dina Zahed
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Username: Novemberbreeze

Post Number: 6
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 10:02 am:   

Hello,

How do i setup NOWSMS to receive MMS from mobile subscribers via email. Users will send MMS to that email address (for e.g. a GMAIL account) and NOWSMS receives it.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 997
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 01:34 am:   

Hi Dina,

The mobile subscribers would send an MMS message to a phone number associated with the SIM card in your GSM modem.

Or maybe I am not understanding your question. Please feel free to clarify.

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Des
NowSMS Support
Dina Zahed
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Username: Novemberbreeze

Post Number: 7
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 05:43 pm:   

Hi Des,

I meant what do i need to setup an email address that will receive MMS from mobile phones, and what will NowSMS's job be? in such a scenario.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 1026
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 07:19 pm:   

Hi Dina,

If users are going to send to an e-mail address, then there is nothing special for you to setup. That is outside the scope of NowSMS.

In that case, the mobile operator MMSC would convert the MMS message to an e-mail format and send it to whatever e-mail address you are using.

Note, however ... that different mobile operator systems format these messages in different ways. I know with some of the UK operators the message is formatted in HTML with advertisements about the operator service.

If you're using NowSMS to receive the MMS messages, users would be sending messages to a phone number, not an e-mail address.

That phone number would be the phone number associated with a SIM card in your GSM modem.

If you're not familiar with the concept of a GSM modem, here is an explanation:


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A GSM modem is a specialized type of modem which accepts a SIM card, and operates over a subscription to a mobile operator, just like a mobile phone. From the mobile operator perspective, a GSM modem looks just like a mobile phone.

For the purpose of this document, the term GSM modem is used as a generic term to refer to any modem that supports one or more of the protocols in the GSM evolutionary family, including the 2.5G technologies GPRS and EDGE, as well as the 3G technologies WCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA.

A GSM modem exposes an interface that allows applications such as NowSMS to send and receive messages over the modem interface. The mobile operator charges for this message sending and receiving as if it was performed directly on a mobile phone. To perform these tasks, a GSM modem must support an “extended AT command set” for sending/receiving SMS messages, as defined in the ETSI GSM 07.05 and and 3GPP TS 27.005 specifications.

GSM modems can be a quick and efficient way to get started with SMS, because a special subscription to an SMS service provider is not required. In most parts of the world, GSM modems are a cost effective solution for receiving SMS messages, because the sender is paying for the message delivery.

A GSM modem can be a dedicated modem device with a serial, USB or Bluetooth connection, such as the Falcom Samba 75 used in this document. (Other manufacturers of dedicated GSM modem devices include Wavecom, Multitech and iTegno.) To begin, insert a GSM SIM card into the modem and connect it to an available USB port on your computer.

A GSM modem could also be a standard GSM mobile phone with the appropriate cable and software driver to connect to a serial port or USB port on your computer. Any phone that supports the “extended AT command set” for sending/receiving SMS messages, as defined in ETSI GSM 07.05 and/or 3GPP TS 27.005, can be supported by the Now SMS/MMS Gateway. Note that not all mobile phones support this modem interface.

Due to some compatibility issues that can exist with mobile phones, using a dedicated GSM modem is usually preferable to a GSM mobile phone. This is more of an issue with MMS messaging, where if you wish to be able to receive inbound MMS messages with the gateway, the modem interface on most GSM phones will only allow you to send MMS messages. This is because the mobile phone automatically processes received MMS message notifications without forwarding them via the modem interface.

It should also be noted that not all phones support the modem interface for sending and receiving SMS messages. In particular, most smart phones, including Blackberries, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices, do not support this GSM modem interface for sending and receiving SMS messages at all at all. Additionally, Nokia phones that use the S60 (Series 60) interface, which is Symbian based, only support sending SMS and MMS messages via the modem interface, and do not support receiving SMS or MMS via the modem interface. Nokia phones based upon Series 40 3rd Edition or later have similar restrictions to the Series 60 devices, while older Series 40 1st and 2nd Edition phones do not have this restriction.

When you install your GSM modem, or connect your GSM mobile phone to the computer, be sure to install the appropriate Windows modem driver from the device manufacturer. To simplify configuration, the Now SMS/MMS Gateway will communicate with the device via this driver. If a Windows driver is not available for your modem, you can use either the "Standard" or "Generic" 33600 bps modem driver that is built into windows. A benefit of utilizing a Windows modem driver is that you can use Windows diagnostics to ensure that the modem is communicating properly with the computer.


Tin Tin Lwin
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Username: Orchid7

Post Number: 2
Registered: 09-2009
Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 07:00 pm:   

Can anyone helps me to explain how to connect with nowsms via bluetooth?
Des - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Desosms

Post Number: 1309
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 05:34 pm:   


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Can anyone helps me to explain how to connect with nowsms via bluetooth?




Add the bluetooth device to Windows, and configure it to be used as a modem.

In NowSMS, add an SMSC connection. The bluetooth device should be available as a GSM modem connection.

Please note that if you are using a phone as a modem, many mobile phones only support sending SMS and MMS messages over the GSM modem interface. Nokia phones do NOT support receiving SMS messages over the GSM modem interface. And we have not seen any phones that support receiving MMS messages over the GSM modem interface.

For receive message support, a dedicated GSM modem device is recommended. More information on GSM modems here: http://www.nowsms.com/support/GSMModem.htm

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Des
NowSMS Support

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