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MMS Notifications: SMS Sender Address & SMPP Connection Choice

An interesting series of questions from our support mailbox: Hi Now SMS Technical Support, Hope you are all keeping well. Just had a question. Is there any way to define a sender ID for MMS where the leg out to the SMSC seems to have no Calling Party Address? Define a “Default Sender Address” under the properties for the SMSC connection. SMS messages that are generated for MMS...

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UCP to SMPP Converter / Proxy

We’ve had a few inquiries related to the UCP protocol recently. UCP is a legacy application to SMS protocol that was implemented by SMSCs from a company named CMG. (Bryce posted some background info on this over 12 years ago in response to questions in our support forum at https://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/8150.html) UCP was never a widely adopted protocol, but for a period of...

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NowSMS Modem Android App – Installation Options

NowSMS Modem Android App – Installation Options

This document provides an overview of installation options for the NowSMS Modem App for Android. The NowSMS Modem App allows an Android phone to be used by a NowSMS server as a type of GSM modem.  This allows NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages through one or more Android phones. Detailed Quick Start Guides are available here. Installation Options The NowSMS Modem App can be...

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NowSMS Cloud – Quick Start Guide

The NowSMS Cloud Edition is a quick and efficient way to create SMS and/or MMS applications. As a hosted service, we provision a separate NowSMS server with a unique secure web address for each customer. An app is installed on one or more Android phones to connect the phone(s) to your NowSMS cloud server. All SMS and MMS messages sent or received by your cloud server are routed through your...

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NowSMS Spring 2017 Update

New releases of the Now SMS/MMS Gateway and NowSMS Lite are now available (Version 2017.04.07). Downloads are available at https://www.nowsms.com/download-free-trial. Customers with an active Maintenance Agreement can download the 30-day trial version to update a licensed installation. If you have questions about update eligibility or maintenance agreements, please contact us. Highlights of the...

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Now SMS/MMS Android Modem – Quick Start Guide (2017)

This document is intended to provide a quick start for setting up the Now SMS/MMS Gateway to use an Android modem for sending and/or receiving SMS and/or MMS messages. The configuration steps are similar in NowSMS Editions, however there are separate Quick Start Guides available for NowSMS Lite and NowSMS Cloud Edition that contain instructions specific to those products. GSM Modems are a...

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NowSMS Lite Android Modem – Quick Start Guide (2017)

This document is intended to provide a quick start for setting up NowSMS Lite to use an Android modem for sending and/or receiving SMS and/or MMS messages. The configuration steps are similar in NowSMS Editions, however there are separate Quick Start Guides available for Now SMS/MMS Gateway and NowSMS Cloud Edition that contain instructions specific to those products. GSM Modems are a quick...

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MMSC Interconnection Protocol (MM4)

MM4 is an SMTP based protocol used to interconnect operator MMSCs. This presentation explores the MM4 protocol and MM4 deployment issues for an operator MMSC.

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Phone To MMSC Protocol (MM1)

MM1 is the over the air protocol used by a mobile phone to communicate with an MMSC. This presentation explores the MM1 protocol and MM1 deployment issues for an operator MMSC.

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MMS Protocol Overview

This presentation provides an overview of the various MMS protocols, as they relate to NowSMS MMSC: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MM9, MM10, MM11, etc.

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NowSMS Spring 2016 Update

New releases of the Now SMS/MMS Gateway and NowSMS Lite are now available (Version 2016.03.28). Downloads are available at http://www.nowsms.com/download-free-trial. Customers with an active Maintenance Agreement can download the 30-day trial version to update a licensed installation. The primary enhancements in this release are performance improvements and a new web user interface. There are...

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NowSMS and Windows 10 Information

We have been testing NowSMS and NowSMS Lite with preview editions of Windows 10 for months. However, today’s release version of Windows 10 presents two issues that we did not encounter with the preview releases. For a new installation, NowSMS and NowSMS Lite 2014 and 2015 versions will both function correctly under Windows 10. There are no special considerations. Existing NowSMS...

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SSL/TLS – SHA-1 deprecation and SHA-256 Support

This post is for the information of any customers using SSL/TLS server functionality in NowSMS. The industry has deprecated the use of SHA-1 signed server certificates, in favor of a more secure algorithm known as SHA-256. SHA is a popular hashing algorithm used by the majority of SSL certificates. As computing power has increased the feasibility of breaking the SHA-1 hash has increased. Plans...

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Operator MMSC without a WAP Gateway (ICAP)

When implementing an MMSC for a mobile operator network, one of the most confusing concepts is how user authentication is usually performed in conjunction with a WAP Gateway. MMS uses the MM1 Protocol (OMA MMS Encapsulation) for transactions between a mobile device and the MMSC. This protocol does not define how the MMSC identifies and authenticates the subscriber when the MMS client on a mobile...

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Android Modem – Problems Receiving SMS with 2-way commands

We have recently encountered 2 different scenarios where SMS and MMS messages could be sent, but not received for 2-way command processing. A key indicator of this problem is when the “SMS Received” counter in the Android app increases, but the “SMS Received” status at the NowSMS server remains blank.   There are two types of configurations that may experience this...

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New Now SMS/MMS Product Editions

In response to a recent customer survey, we have restructured the Now SMS/MMS Gateway product line to offer additional functionality and pricing options that better match customer needs, and now offer multiple purchase options, including monthly payment options. Key NowSMS product functionality includes: Mobile Operator MMSC Multi-protocol SMS & MMS Message Switch High Performance SMS...

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NowSMS / NowMMS Update 2014.05.30

The focus of this release is enhancements for SMS and MMS gateway functionality, with a particular focus on GSM modem configurations (including support for Android phones as modems), e-mail gateway functionality, and automated application processing of both SMS and MMS messages.

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2-Way Commands for SMS and MMS Processing (New 2014 Features)

The 2-Way command feature in NowSMS can be used to build automated SMS and MMS applications.  When an SMS or MMS message is received, NowSMS will evaluate the content of the message, and can either execute a program, or connect to an HTTP URL, based upon the content of the message. The program or script can perform actions based upon the message content, and optionally return a reply. For the...

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EMail to SMS & MMS Gateway with NowSMS

E-Mail to SMS & MMS Gateway with NowSMS Quick Start Guide One of the typical usage cases for NowSMS is as an E-Mail to SMS & MMS Gateway. E-Mail users can send an SMS or MMS message by sending an e-mail message to the NowSMS Gateway. NowSMS converts the message to SMS or MMS format to deliver the message to a mobile phone. If the mobile phone subscriber replies back with an SMS or MMS,...

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EMail to SMS & MMS Gateway with NowSMS Lite

E-Mail to SMS & MMS Gateway with NowSMS Lite: Quick Start Guide One of the typical usage cases for NowSMS is as an E-Mail to SMS & MMS Gateway. E-Mail users can send an SMS or MMS message by sending an e-mail message to a special e-mail address and specifying the recipient phone number at the start of the subject line. Or, instead of a phone number, an address book name or distribution...

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