MMS via 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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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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Send MMS from the Command Line

Last time, I posted a Windows JScript file that could be used to enable the sending of OMA Client Provisioning (XML Settings) documents from a command line interface. Pretty cool? Well, I thought so. But it is of somewhat limited usage to the average NowSMS customer, as the volume of OMA Client Provisioning messages being sent out via NowSMS is far less than messages of other types. What would be...

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Multiple Modems for Sending Outbound MMS

File this as a “not so obvious” configuration feature of NowSMS…. When you are sending MMS messages via an operator MMSC using a GRPS(/EDGE/UMTS/WCDMA) modem, NowSMS only allows you to designate one of the modems as the “Default Route” for outbound MMS message routing. So, if you have multiple modems installed, all messages are sent via only one of the modems, unless...

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Small Image Size in Received MMS

A recent posting on our disucssion board got me thinking. The question was asking about how when the customer receives inbound MMS messages via a modem, the images are being scaled down to a thumbnail size. I don’t have a clear-cut answer on how to resolve the situation, because it tends to be a mobile operator specific issue. But I thought my explanation of why it would happen, and how you...

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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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