WAP Push

Send WAP Push and Binary SMS with Android phone as modem

We’ve posted an interim release of Now SMS/MMS with some additional features requested by customers using Android phones as modems. It should be noted that most Android modems do not support special binary SMS message types such as WAP Push. This update adds support for binary SMS message types with Android modems, but only for HTC phones, or rooted phones, as described below. Version...

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WAP Push Work-Around for AT&T USA

Some of our customers have been frustrated by an AT&T policy that blocks the sending of mobile originated WAP Push messages.  This prevents WAP Push messages from being sent over a GSM modem.  This blocking affects all messages that are sent via WAP Push, not just service indication messages, but also blocking OMA OTA settings and MMS notifications. A NowSMS customer discovered a potential...

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Using NowSMS as a WAP Push Proxy Gateway (PPG)

NowSMS supports the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Push Access Protocol (PAP), which allows other applications to use NowSMS as a WAP Push Proxy Gateway (PPG). Even though NowSMS has its own MMSC capability, we do have customers who are using NowSMS as a push proxy gateway for another vendor’s MMSC. In addition to providing PPG support for MMS, NowSMS can be used as a push proxy gateway for...

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Sending Multimedia Content Push Messages with NowSMS

One of the ways that NowSMS can be used for multimedia content delivery is a service that we refer to as Multimedia Content Push (also referred to as Multimedia WAP Push). When you send a Multimedia WAP Push message with NowSMS, you post all of the message content (e.g., images, video, text, applet) to the NowSMS server. NowSMS packages the content and dynamically generates a URL on the NowSMS...

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Send WAP Push from Java (or JSP)

The previously posted examples for sending SMS and MMS messages from a Java application with NowSMS can also be used for sending WAP Push messages. Normally, when we talk about WAP Push messages, we are talking about “Service Indication” (SI) messages, which are a common type of WAP Push message. MMS Messages also use WAP Push for part of the delivery process, but they are handled...

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Sending WAP Push and Binary SMS from the Command Line

In past postings, we’ve provided a variety of command line script examples that make it easy to interface with NowSMS from a command line interface. The original command line interface, designed to send standard text messages can be found at the following link: http://www.nowsms.com/sending-sms-from-command-line A script to enable sending MMS messages from a command line interface was...

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NowSMS as a WAP Push Proxy Gateway

NowSMS v5.50 and later support the WAP Push Access Protocol (PAP) to provide the ability to generate more specialised types of WAP Push messages. PAP is the standard defined by the Open Mobile Alliance for how applications can interface to a Push Proxy Gateway for sending WAP Push messages. With support for PAP, NowSMS can be used as a push proxy for other vendor’s MMSCs. It also becomes...

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Delivering MMS Notifications with WAP Push over IP

The delivery of an MMS message to a mobile device is initially triggered by an MMS Notification message sent from the MMSC to the mobile device. This MMS Notification message contains header information about the MMS message, as well as an HTTP URL link (usually a dynamic link generated by the MMSC itself) that the device can use to retrieve the content of the MMS message. The MMS Notification...

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WAP Push or OTA: Unknown Sender

Have you encounter a problem where your WAP Push or OTA configuration message displays “Unknown Sender”? While this occurrence does not result in a loss of functionality, it does appear less that professional. (If you have yet to experience this, send a WAP push message to a SonyEricsson P900, or some of the newer Nokia Series 60 devices.) NowSMS v5.51 now includes the ability to...

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Routing MMS Notifications via a WAP Push Proxy Gateway

By default, the NowSMS MMSC expects to be able to send MMS Notification via its built-in WAP Push Proxy Gateway (PPG), which delivers MMS Notifcations using WAP Push over SMS.  For GSM/UMTS/WCDMA environments, NowSMS automatically generates UDH (user data header) in the SMS messages.  For CDMA/CDMA2000 environments, the NowSMS SMPP implementation supports WDP Adaptation so that MMS...

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