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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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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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NowSMS Compatibility with Verizon & Sprint

One of the major benefits of supporting Android modems is compatibility with CDMA and LTE based networks. For years, US based customers have asked us about modems that can support Verizon and Sprint. NowSMS has long supported GSM modems. GSM modems are specialized devices that accept a SIM card, and connect to a GSM-based mobile network, but are designed to be used by applications and other...

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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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Editing Distribution Lists and Address Books in NowSMS

One feature of NowSMS that is not very well documented is distribution lists.  Distribution lists are part of the NowSMS web interface, but they are also available for use by other applications.  It is possible to send a bulk SMS message to all of the phone numbers in a distribution list via direct URL submission without using the built-in NowSMS web forms. To keep your distribution lists...

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Android Phone Modem Support in NowSMS (Now Available)

NowSMS Beta Release – Android Phone Modem Support New versions of NowSMS and NowSMS Lite will soon be available, and we are looking for beta release feedback. This beta will primarily be of interest to customers who are using, or are interested in using, modem devices to send and receive SMS and MMS messages via NowSMS. The new release will include support for using most standard Android...

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