2-way MMS

Android Modem – Problems Receiving SMS with 2-way commands

We have recently encountered 2 different scenarios where SMS and MMS messages could be sent, but not received for 2-way command processing. A key indicator of this problem is when the “SMS Received” counter in the Android app increases, but the “SMS Received” status at the NowSMS server remains blank.   There are two types of configurations that may experience this...

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2-Way Commands for SMS and MMS Processing (New 2014 Features)

The 2-Way command feature in NowSMS can be used to build automated SMS and MMS applications.  When an SMS or MMS message is received, NowSMS will evaluate the content of the message, and can either execute a program, or connect to an HTTP URL, based upon the content of the message. The program or script can perform actions based upon the message content, and optionally return a reply. For the...

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Issue Receiving MMS over GSM Modem on Orange UK

We’d like to draw some attention to an issue that was reported (and quickly diagnosed) on our discussion forum last month. A customer reported that they were no longer able to process received MMS messages using a GSM modem on the Orange  network in the UK. There are a variety of potential causes, such as a SIM not being enabled for MMS support, or incorrectly provisioned Operator MMS...

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Using PHP Scripts to Extend NowSMS

PHP scripts are a great tool for integrating NowSMS into another application environment, or extending the functionality of NowSMS. PHP scripts are often used for 2-way SMS or MMS processing, providing a convenient mechanism for processing the received message content in an application, and optionally replying back to the received message, updating or querying a database, or taking other action...

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Receiving MMS Messages with a PHP Script: HTTP File Upload Post

Note:  The PHP script referenced in this section can be downloaded at the following link:  http://www.nowsms.com/download/php2waymms.zip NowSMS is a popular tool for enabling rapid development of interactive SMS applications and services. Within the NowSMS product, we refer to this as 2-way SMS. Through the 2-way SMS facility, when NowSMS receives an SMS message, it can be configured to...

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