Sending SMS

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bingggo
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by bingggo » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:05 pm

However, the confirmation text appears as HTML code, rather than just 'OK'? Is that fixable?

Great app otherwise :)

tin
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by tin » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:44 am

My feature request was due to the install on my device being broken :oops: It wasn't saving anything on my device for some reason, and also just listed contacts as blank (which led me to think it was getting that list from the official web based version, which I had nothing in). I meant to come back and say that when I found out, but never got there.

Now I've got the problem dagg3r reported, which is a pain. Oh well... it still works as far as I can tell... Just hard to enter the details because everything overlaps.
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davesa
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Sending SMS - the simple way

Post by davesa » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:20 am

I've found the sms app to be a bit heavyweight as some others have. Thought I would post my 'minimalist' solution which works a treat for me. Simply place the following html in a file - say 'sms.htm', edit in the few fields needed and copy it to your phone somewhere. On my nokia I simply assign one of my shortcut keys to point at this 'web' page. No running app, no confirmations - about as simply as you can get. The downside is that there is no address book, but your browser will likely remember previous entries. You also need to be careful where you leave the file around as it has your USER/PW in it. I also serve up a copy of the page from my home web server so it can be used from any PC/Mac at home. Could also be kept directly on your PC/Mac also of course.
Dave

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<html>
<head><title>Send SMS</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#FFEEBB">
<h4>Send SMS Message (5c)</h2>

<form action="https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms/api_sms.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="username" value="YOUREXETELSMSUSERNAMEHERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="password" value="YOUREXETELSMSPASSHERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="messagetype" value="Text" />
<pre/>
Sender <input type="text" name="sender" size="12" maxlength="12" value="YOURFROMPHNUMHERE" /><br />
To Mobile <input type="text" name="mobilenumber" size="12" maxlength="12" /><br />
<textarea name="message" rows="3" cols="54" ></textarea>­ <br />
<input type="submit" style="background-color: #44FF44" value="Submit" />
</pre/>
</form>
<p> You will see a return page with "OK" at the end if it submitted OK. </p/>
</body>
</html>
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JOHNNY_JO_JINX
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by JOHNNY_JO_JINX » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:46 pm

Most useful thanks Dave.

Now how about adding a character count up/count down, to show when you reach 160? ;-)

Code: Select all

 :wink: 

davesa
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by davesa » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:09 pm

Er yes - character count would need java stuff. I wanted to keep it REALLY simple so it would run anywhere.
The input field is specified at 3 rows X 54 = 162 actually, so fill up the input field less the last 2 chars - or change the 54 to 53 and it will max out at 159 chars. What you see is what you get in terms of space - nice and simple.
Dave

JOHNNY_JO_JINX
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by JOHNNY_JO_JINX » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:14 pm

davesa wrote:The input field is specified at 3 rows X 54 = 162 actually
Tried changing it to 4 rows by 40 = 160. Trouble is that whatever the dimensions, word wrap at the end of a line makes it harder to count characters.

Still, it's very useful "as is".

GLOpro
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by GLOpro » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:33 am

This is a great idea, thanks.

I'll implement it when i find some time.

Thank you

Luxyboy
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by Luxyboy » Sat May 09, 2009 1:25 pm

Edited yours davesa.
Optimised one to fit the Nokia E66 screen and changed colours for the PC one.

Prequisuites:
1. Go to your Exetel members page and select "SMS" from the side bar menu
2. Select "Send/Manage/View SMS" from the sub menu
3. In the middle-right of the screen you will see an "API Accounts" button, click on it
4. Enter a Username and Password (remember these as they are used later on); you can enter an IP if you wish to lock it down to a specific machine
5. Click the "Add API Access" button and logout and close your members page

For those that don't know what to do with this:
1. Open notepad.exe on your PC
2. Cut whichever versions text you want and paste it into notepad
3. Edit the necessary fields described further on
4. Go "File" and "Save as" enter a name with .htm at the end eg."name.htm" (make sure that the save type is set to "All files *.*" and not "Text Documents *.txt" otherwise it will save it as a text file)
5. Close notepad and double click the file you have created. It should open in internet explorer and you can test it.

Fields you need to change for both versions: (self explanatory)
"ENTER YOUR API USERNAME HERE"
"ENTER YOUR API PASSWORD HERE"
"ENTER YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HERE"

CODE TO ENJOY CHEAPER SMS :)

Nokia E66:

<html>
<head><title>SMS Over IP</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#80E0E0">

<form action="https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms/api_sms.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="username" value="ENTER YOUR API USERNAME HERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="password" value="ENTER YOUR API PASSWORD HERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="messagetype" value="Text" />
<pre/>
SMS From: <input type="text" name="sender" size="12" maxlength="12" value="ENTER YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HERE" /><br />
To: <input type="text" name="mobilenumber" size="12" maxlength="12" /><br />
Message:
<textarea name="message" rows="3" cols="54" ></textarea>­ <br />
<input type="submit" style="background-color: #00FF40" value="Submit" />
</pre/>
</form>
<p> You will see "OK" at the end, if SMS was sent. </p/>
</body>
</html>


PC:

<html>
<head><title>SMS Over IP</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#80E0E0">

<form action="https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms/api_sms.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="username" value="ENTER YOUR API USERNAME HERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="password" value="ENTER YOUR API PASSWORD HERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="messagetype" value="Text" />
<pre/>
SMS From: <input type="text" name="sender" size="12" maxlength="12" value="ENTER YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HERE" /><br />
To: <input type="text" name="mobilenumber" size="12" maxlength="12" /><br />
Message:
<textarea name="message" rows="3" cols="54" ></textarea>­ <br />
<input type="submit" style="background-color: #00FF40" value="Submit" />
</pre/>
</form>
<p> You will see "OK" at the end, if SMS was sent. </p/>
</body>
</html>

Luxyboy
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by Luxyboy » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:02 pm

Using the above mentioned variables this new one gives you a drop down box menu.
Just change the Name1/Name2/Name3/Name4/Name5 & Number1/Number2/Number3/Number4/Number5 to be your friends/family actual names and numbers. You can add as many lines of names/numbers as you want just add more lines of the following under the name1/number1 line.
<option value="Number5"> Name5</option>

Drop Down Box Option:

<html>
<head><title>SMS Over IP</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#80E0E0">

<form action="https://www.exetel.com.au/sendsms/api_sms.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="username" value="ENTER YOUR API USERNAME HERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="password" value="ENTER YOUR API PASSWORD HERE" />
<input type="hidden" name="messagetype" value="Text" />
<input type="hidden" name="sender" value="ENTER YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HERE" />
<pre/>
To: <select name="mobilenumber" onchange="this.form.original_mobile_number.value=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value">
<option value=""></option>
<option value="Number1"> Name1</option>
<option value="Number2"> Name2</option>
<option value="Number3"> Name3</option>
<option value="Number4"> Name4</option>
<option value="Number5"> Name5</option>
</select>
<br />
Message:
<textarea name="message" rows="3" cols="54" ></textarea>­ <br />
<input type="submit" style="background-color: #00FF40" value="Submit" />
</pre/>
</form>
<p> You will see "OK" at the end, if SMS was sent. </p/>
</body>
</html>

Winston
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by Winston » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:17 am

dagg3r wrote:Anyone tried using the app on windows mobile? It works but the boxes are squished together for username/psw, and the TO box. Anyway to fix it. Here is a screenshot I asked other friends who have the htc Diamond and I have the touch HD both running windows mobile 6.1 same problem. Below is a screenshot. HOpe you guys can help :D
Same problem for me on my Glofiish (Acer) DX900. I believe it's not a brand specific issue but related to the resolution of our screens.

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by tin » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:39 am

Winston wrote:I believe it's not a brand specific issue but related to the resolution of our screens.
Yep. Now if only I had access to the source :mrgreen:
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sturmeh
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by sturmeh » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:09 pm

Someone needs to pull apart ChompSMS on Android and rebuild it to use the Exetel sms service.

It currently already uses Exetel API but the sms's are placed through chompsms which charge an extra 4c per sms. ( profit. )

lenchan
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by lenchan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:18 pm

If anyone is interested in beta testing an Exetel SMS app for Android, please check here: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... =-1#bottom

gabe
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Re: Sending SMS

Post by gabe » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:14 pm

Not sure where best to post this but... given Exetel's new SMS pricing as of 25/2/10, is there still a difference in pricing between web SMS sent via apps like ColbySMS, and SMS sent via GSM? It used to be something crazy like 25c per message if using the optus network instead of the exetel gateway

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Re: Sending SMS

Post by Gidget » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:19 pm

Assuming you downloaded that PDF from this page (they certainly look the same)
http://www.exetel.com.au/a_sms_availability.php
these are the prices for sending SMS over the internet, not for sending them over a mobile network via the normal mobile messaging facility.

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