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SMPP TLV Parameters for Advanced Message Routing

There has been some interesting recent discussion about the use of optional SMPP TLV parameters to help facilitate message routing between SMS hubs. Some of this discussion can be found at the following message thread on the NowSMS discussion forum: http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/70053.html This article attempts to summarise this information. Those interested in further information are...

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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) and the NowSMS MMSC

When the NowSMS MMSC is used in environments with mobile number portability (MNP), the MMSC may need to query a database to determine whether a recipient is local to this MMSC or if it belongs to another operator. The interface to support this is defined in the following article: Mobile Number Portability (MNP) and the NowSMS MMSC However, there is an additional issue that is not discussed in...

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Dynamic SMS Message Routing with HTTP Callbacks

If you need control over routing to particular SMSC connections, the logic that NowSMS uses for SMS message routing is described in detail in the following article: http://www.nowsms.com/routing-sms-messages-to-a-specifc-smsc-route For some installations, the routing control offered by NowSMS does not provide enough control. For these installations, an HTTP based callback exists which allows an...

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MMS Message Retries, Expiration, Conversion to SMS

There was a good simple question posted on the NowSMS Discussion Board. We are using the MMS Gateway service. For how long does the MMS contentstays in the system?Can we set a specific time for the message expiration?We also use the option of converting the mms to SMS with web link. Forhow long is the content stored in the platform? As I replied to that question, I realized that there are a...

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Routing SMS messages to a Specifc SMSC Route

If you need control over routing to particular SMSC connections, the logic in NowSMS works like this: When NowSMS routes a message, it first looks to see if a sender address has been specified for the message submission (normally there is not a sender address specified, unless either you submitted the message via HTTP and specified a “Sender=” parameter, or a “Forced Sender...

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2-way SMS: Multiple operators with the same shortcode

This configuration issue comes up quite a bit. Let’s say that you are connecting directly to multiple mobile operators, and your service is using the same short code on each operator. When customers send a message in to your short code, you want to make sure that the reply is sent back via the same mobile operator as which the message was received. Additionally, if that message from the...

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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) and the NowSMS MMSC

The NowSMS MMSC implements a dynamic MMS routing callback facility for environments where more advanced MMS routing capabilities are required. The standard NowSMS MMSC configuration allows for MMS routing based upon phone number prefixes. However, in MNP environments, it may be necessary to query a database to determine how to properly route an MMS message. Dynamic MMS routing callbacks also...

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