NowSMS supports two different “SMS with Web Link” options.
The “SMS with Web Link (Direct)” interface is designed to be used by content providers who wish to deliver multimedia content to mobile devices. The URL link in the SMS text message links directly to the message content, with the expectation that the recipient will retrieve content directly from the handset.
The “SMS with Web Link (Code)” interface is designed to be used by mobile operator MMSCs for delivering MMS message content to mobile devices that do not support MMS, or for supporting international delivery of MMS message content to destinations where there is no available MMS interconnection. The URL link in the SMS text message is a login page where the recipient must enter their phone number and a 4 digit code in order to access the message. The expectation is that the recipient is more likely to retrieve the content using a PC browser, although it is also possible to use a mobile phone based browser.