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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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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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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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Issue Receiving MMS over GSM Modem on Orange UK

We’d like to draw some attention to an issue that was reported (and quickly diagnosed) on our discussion forum last month. A customer reported that they were no longer able to process received MMS messages using a GSM modem on the Orange  network in the UK. There are a variety of potential causes, such as a SIM not being enabled for MMS support, or incorrectly provisioned Operator MMS...

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SMS and MMS with the Novatel Merlin XU870 ExpressCard Modem

If you are using NowSMS in a laptop with an available ExpressCard slot, the Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 ExpressCard Modem is a good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem supports HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps (although locating the appropriate firmware driver update seems to be a challenge, without it, it is limited to 3.6 Mbps). That is good for receiving...

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SMS and MMS with the Alcatel One Touch X200 or X060 USB Modem

The Alcatel One Touch X200 and X060 USB Modems are good (but not great) modems to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. For alternative modems, please see our other reviews: http://www.nowsms.com/tag/gsm-modem For general information on configuring NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages with a GSM modem, such as the Alcatel One Touch X200 or X060, please see the...

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T-Mobile (USA) 3G WebConnect USB Modem – Not for MMS

Update – February 1, 2011: Problems sending MMS messages with a 3G modem on T-Mobile USA can be resolved by using alternate MMSC settings: GPRS APN: epc.tmobile.com WAP Gateway Address: http://216.155.165.50:8080 MMS Server URL: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc End-users of T-Mobile USA have been asking us for feedback on modems that can work on T-Mobile’s 1700Mhz...

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SMS and MMS with the Huawei E160 USB Modem

The Huawei E160 is an “ok” modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in many countries, as many mobile operators sell this modem as part of a mobile broadband package. (In the UK alone, we’ve seen this modem offered by 3, O2 and T-Mobile. Unlocked versions of this modem are avaialable from multiple web...

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SMS and MMS with the Option ICON 225 USB Modem

The Option ICON 225 is an excellent modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in many countries, as many mobile operators sell this modem as part of a mobile broadband package. (The modem that we tested was sold by Orange UK, but unlocked versions of this modem are avaialable from multiple web sites. T-Mobile sells it as...

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SMS and MMS with the Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem

The Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem is a very good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in the United States, as AT&T sells it as the “AT&T USBConnect Mercury”. While this modem works extremely well with NowSMS once it is installed, it can be very difficult modem to install. The reason for this is because...

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SMS and MMS with the Option ICON 322 USB Modem

The Option ICON 322 is an excellent modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. This modem is readily available in the United States, as AT&T sells it as the “AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver”. If you are using an unlocked version of this modem, do not install the software that is included on the USB drive of the modem, which may be branded for a specific...

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SMS and MMS with the Novatel MC950D USB Modem

The Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D USB Modem is a very good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. Drivers for this modem can be found on the Novatel Wireless web site at http://www.novatelwireless.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139&Itemid=305. (If this direct link is broken, navigate from http://www.novatelwireless.com/support/.) There...

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SMS and MMS with the SonyEricsson MD300 or MD400 USB Modem

The SonyEricsson MD300 USB Modem is a very good modem to use with NowSMS to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. When attempting to add the MD300 modem to NowSMS, you may encounter the error “Modem does not properly support command for sending SMS (AT+CMGS)”. This is due to a power management feature of the modem. You may notice that there when using the SonyEricsson Wireless...

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NowSMS Lite">Introducing NowSMS Lite

The Now SMS & MMS Gateway is one of the most widely used middleware software solutions for SMS, MMS and WAP Push messaging needs. When asked to explain it, we often refer to it as a Swiss Army Knife of mobile messaging protocols. Since it’s introduction in 2002, we’ve consistently updated NowSMS to support the widest variety of SMS and MMS protocols, following both the latest...

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Sierra Wireless 881 USB Modem (881U) and NowSMS

The Sierra Wireless 881 USB Modem (881U) is a good modem to use with NowSMS. However, it can be a frustrating modem to get properly configured.  The reason for this is because the primary market for this modem (and other USB modems) is to provide internet connectivity. If you’re looking at using this modem (or a similar modem) with NowSMS, it’s probably best not to purchase the...

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NowSMS and Multitech CDMA Modem

NowSMS is primarily used for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages in GSM environments. In GSM environments, there have been long established standards for special “AT commands” used for sending and receiving SMS messages using a GSM modem interface. We sometimes get questions about using NowSMS with operators that use CDMA technology. This question comes up most frequently in...

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