GPRS modem

Mobile Operator MMSC APN & Settings (Updated)

The Now SMS & MMS Gateway can use a GSM/GPRS or 3G/UMTS/WCDMA modem to send and receive MMS messages via an operator MMSC. In this type of configuration, there is no special setup requirement required by the mobile operator. The Now SMS & MMS Gateway sends and receives MMS messages using the same protocol that is used by the MMS client in a mobile phone, so it simply requires that the SIM...

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SMS and MMS with the Alcatel One Touch X200 or X060 USB Modem

The Alcatel One Touch X200 and X060 USB Modems are good (but not great) modems to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. For alternative modems, please see our other reviews: http://www.nowsms.com/tag/gsm-modem For general information on configuring NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages with a GSM modem, such as the Alcatel One Touch X200 or X060, please see the...

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T-Mobile (USA) 3G WebConnect USB Modem – Not for MMS

Update – February 1, 2011: Problems sending MMS messages with a 3G modem on T-Mobile USA can be resolved by using alternate MMSC settings: GPRS APN: epc.tmobile.com WAP Gateway Address: http://216.155.165.50:8080 MMS Server URL: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc End-users of T-Mobile USA have been asking us for feedback on modems that can work on T-Mobile’s 1700Mhz...

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SMS and MMS with the Huawei E160 USB Modem

The Huawei E160 is an “ok” modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in many countries, as many mobile operators sell this modem as part of a mobile broadband package. (In the UK alone, we’ve seen this modem offered by 3, O2 and T-Mobile. Unlocked versions of this modem are avaialable from multiple web...

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SMS and MMS with the Option ICON 225 USB Modem

The Option ICON 225 is an excellent modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in many countries, as many mobile operators sell this modem as part of a mobile broadband package. (The modem that we tested was sold by Orange UK, but unlocked versions of this modem are avaialable from multiple web sites. T-Mobile sells it as...

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SMS and MMS with the Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem

The Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem is a very good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in the United States, as AT&T sells it as the “AT&T USBConnect Mercury”. While this modem works extremely well with NowSMS once it is installed, it can be very difficult modem to install. The reason for this is because...

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SMS and MMS with the Option ICON 322 USB Modem

The Option ICON 322 is an excellent modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in the United States, as AT&T sells it as the “AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver”. If you are using an unlocked version of this modem, do not install the software that is included on the USB drive of the modem, which may be branded for a specific...

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SMS and MMS with the Novatel MC950D USB Modem

The Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D USB Modem is a very good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. Drivers for this modem can be found on the Novatel Wireless web site at http://www.novatelwireless.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139&Itemid=305. (If this direct link is broken, navigate from http://www.novatelwireless.com/support/.) There...

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SMS and MMS with the SonyEricsson MD300 or MD400 USB Modem

The SonyEricsson MD300 USB Modem is a very good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. When attempting to add the MD300 modem to NowSMS, you may encounter the error “Modem does not properly support command for sending SMS (AT+CMGS)”. This is due to a power management feature of the modem. You may notice that there when using the SonyEricsson Wireless...

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NowSMS Lite">Introducing NowSMS Lite

The Now SMS & MMS Gateway is one of the most widely used middleware software solutions for SMS, MMS and WAP Push messaging needs. When asked to explain it, we often refer to it as a Swiss Army Knife of mobile messaging protocols. Since it’s introduction in 2002, we’ve consistently updated NowSMS to support the widest variety of SMS and MMS protocols, following both the latest...

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GSM Modem CMS Error Code List

When sending and/or receiving SMS messages with a GSM modem, if an error occurs, the modem will report a “+CMS ERROR” with a numeric code to indicate the reason for the problem. These error codes are defined in the ETSI GSM specifications, specifically GSM 07.05, GSM 03.40 and GSM 04.11. I posted a list of CMS ERROR codes on the NowSMS discussion board almost 5 years ago at...

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Receiving MMS Messages Over a GPRS Modem – MMSINQ and MMSCDATA Directories

If you’re configuring NowSMS to send and/or receive MMS messages using a GSM/GPRS (or EDGE/UMTS/WCDMA) modem, the initial setup can be a little confusing. It’s confusing because NowSMS is like a swiss-army knife of SMS and MMS messaging functionality. We’ve tried to make NowSMS easy-to-use for accomplishing basic messaging tasks … but a big part of the appeal of NowSMS is...

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Faster GSM Modem Speeds with SMS over GPRS

With the v4.11 release of the Now SMS & MMS Gateway, the GSM modem interface has been optimised to support faster message transmission, particularly when used on devices and networks that support SMS over GPRS. With traditional SMS over GSM links, it was only possible to achieve an SMS transmission speed of 6 to 10 messages per minute, depending on network factors. However, with SMS over...

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