SMPPOptions

SMPP TLV Optional Parameters

The SMPP protocol defines support for optional parameters, known as TLV parameters. Some TLV parameters are defined in the core specification, and NowSMS may use them depending on configuration settings. These TLV parameters include message_payload, source_port, dest_port, sar_msg_ref_num, sar_total_segments, sar_segment_seqnum, payload_type, message_state and receipted_message_id. (There are...

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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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Premium Rate SMS (OPPC) with Verisign and NowSMS

Here at NowSMS, we make it a point not to endorse any particular SMS service provider. We like our customers to have flexibility to choose and change SMS service providers that best fit their needs. That said, some SMS service providers have unique configuration attributes, and you need to apply special configuration parameters in NowSMS in order to take advantage of features and flexibility...

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mBlox and NowSMS: Premium Rate SMS and OPPC

Here at NowSMS, we make it a point not to endorse any particular SMS service provider. The fact of that matter is that bulk SMS services are a volatile business, and we like our customers to have flexibility to choose and change SMS service providers that best fit their needs. That said, some SMS service providers have unique configuration attributes, and you need to apply special configuration...

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USSD and NowSMS

From time to time we get asked questions about USSD support in NowSMS. The quick answer is that, yes, NowSMS can support USSD … assuming that you can connect to the USSD gateway using SMPP. SMPP extensions have been defined specifically for the support of USSD, so that you don’t have to use yet another protocol. However, before you get too excited … let me explain how USSD works...

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