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Re: Sending SMS

Post by vk3xem » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:44 pm

raymond wrote:Send/Receiving SMS from HSPA:
1. Visit https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms using the HSPA SIM and simply enter the destination number and message and click Send.
2. The sending number is from HSPA mobile number.
3. You can receive SMS from your inbox via mobile SIM.
I just tested this from my Nokia N82 using my Exetel/Vodafone SIM and it worked except it was sent using my landline number instead of my mobile number. How do I change this to show as my mobile number?

The only thing missing now is phone book or contact integration. But I still believe the ultimate solution would actually have an SMS Server that the phone's native SMS settings can make use of.
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by raymond » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:54 pm

Phone book and contact will be added next week.

Also, Bulk SMS will be added next week.

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by hornet48 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:01 pm

raymond wrote:Send/Receiving SMS from HSPA:
1. Visit https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms using the HSPA SIM and simply enter the destination number and message and click Send.
2. The sending number is from HSPA mobile number.
3. You can receive SMS from your inbox via mobile SIM.
I tested it while logged into my "normal" ADSL line.... and it showed my POTS number as the sender too!

Neat!

H.

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by vk3xem » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:03 pm

raymond wrote:Phone book and contact will be added next week.

Also, Bulk SMS will be added next week.
Great stuff Raymond, how do we change the set up so my Exetel/Vodafone SIM mobile number is used as the SMS ID instead of my landline number? No point using the landline number cause nobody can reply to it!
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by raymond » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:08 pm

hornet48 wrote:
raymond wrote:Send/Receiving SMS from HSPA:
1. Visit https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms using the HSPA SIM and simply enter the destination number and message and click Send.
2. The sending number is from HSPA mobile number.
3. You can receive SMS from your inbox via mobile SIM.
I tested it while logged into my "normal" ADSL line.... and it showed my POTS number as the sender too!

Neat!

H.
It works on all Exetel IP address.

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by raymond » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:12 pm

vk3xem wrote:
raymond wrote:Phone book and contact will be added next week.

Also, Bulk SMS will be added next week.
Great stuff Raymond, how do we change the set up so my Exetel/Vodafone SIM mobile number is used as the SMS ID instead of my landline number? No point using the landline number cause nobody can reply to it!
For Exetel/Vodafone SIM, we need to create a new function. In the new function, you will be asked for typing your default sender name/mobile number.

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by vk3xem » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:12 pm

raymond wrote:For Exetel/Vodafone SIM, we need to create a new function. In the new function, you will be asked for typing your default sender name/mobile number.
Good to hear Raymond, this will certainly make it more usable and cost effective for us all. :D
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by MarkSnell » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:24 pm

Well, here it is - http://sms.tellingbone.info/SMS4exeSetup.zip

The first phone-based application for the Exetel SMS service.

About this prototype:

FEATURES
Use numbers from your contacts list
Message character count
Can be used with HSPA and GPRS services
Allows choice of Exetel SMS account (by entering user name/password)
Nominate your sender name or number
Stores user name, password and sender name or number in the phone
Free software

LIMITATIONS
Only available for Windows Mobile Touchphone
No confirmation of a successful send
Limited field validation


INSTALLATION
- The executable file in the zip file runs on your desktop and installs the application using an ActiveSync connection to your Windows Mobile touchphone.
- The application requires a user name and password, which need to be registered on Exetel Members' Facilities "SMS API Access" page
- Normal Exetel charges apply and users take advantage of this prototype entirely at their own risk


Feedback welcome.


All the best

Mark

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by vk3xem » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 pm

MarkSnell wrote:Well, here it is - http://sms.tellingbone.info/SMS4exeSetup.zip

The first phone-based application for the Exetel SMS service.
Good stuff Mark, any chance of porting it to the Symbian or J2ME platforms?
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by MarkSnell » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:46 pm

With lots of encouragement!!

I am hoping there is someone out there who can give this one a go, so that I can take any feedback into account before I do too much more work.

As you can imagine, this is not a trivial exercise and I would like to produce something that is as useful as possible.

I plan to produce a Windows Mobile Smartphone version next.

... and then we will see!


All the best

Mark

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by peterh_oz » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:13 am

If I had a Windows phone I would ... Looking forward to the SiS version.

Maybe you could sell the programs to Exetel ... Or open source them ... Or accept paypal donations ... :wink:

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by David_h » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:16 am

Currently we're investigating having Fring add the functionality into their program.

The webpage is our current method to allow sending sms, however we are investigating ways to do this on the handset itself.
-David

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by vk3xem » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:07 pm

David_h wrote:The webpage is our current method to allow sending sms, however we are investigating ways to do this on the handset itself.
I think the ultimate solution is to have an Exetel SMSC set up that all phones can make use of natively, just by changing the SMS settings. Whether it connects by GSM/UMTS or Packet Data I'm sure it could be set up for both the Vodafone and Optus plans.
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73 de Simon, VK3XEM

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by David_h » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Unfortunately that is not an option due to the restrictions of our supplier.

Which is why we've implemented the website and are looking into a native app that will use our current sms services.
-David

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by vk3xem » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:23 pm

David_h wrote:Unfortunately that is not an option due to the restrictions of our supplier.
Thanks David, good to know it is technically possible even though the supplier prevents you from doing it.
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73 de Simon, VK3XEM

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