ExeSMS application for Mobiles

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by oldman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:08 pm

NeoX wrote:I got this on WM6.1 using ebed java.
Did you mean Jbed java? I can't find one called ebed.

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by NeoX » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:21 am

oh yeah jbed java :) my bad ehehe

I just wish I can retrieve my address book though :(

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by davidw89 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:40 am

iPhone???????????????

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by vk3xem » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:15 pm

Has there been anymore development of the exeSMS application?
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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by JamesR » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:00 pm

vk3xem wrote:Has there been anymore development of the exeSMS application?
I don't believe so. Has anyone from Exetel been able to contact the developer? There was news sometime last year of a new version to be released, but this never happened.

Although I do not have any problems with the current version of exeSMS, it would be good to resolve those issues that some users want fixed (such as problems with the Address Book, etc).
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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by oldman » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:19 pm

You could try ColbySMS... I find it to be better than ExeSMS.

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by wadeholmes » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:08 pm

oldman wrote:You could try ColbySMS... .
I have installed this on my nokia 6120 and it works a treat - able to use my contacts already set up in my phone - just plugged in the sms api access details that I set up in the members area and away I went - no probs

as I have broadband with exetel, I assume I now have 30 free sms + data access costs per month using this application? anyone know how much the data acess use is to send from this application?

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by vk3xem » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:17 pm

I don't think it is very much at all. I have used exeSMS and now ColbySMS for some time and very impressed with them.

I really like the fall back options in ColbySMS to ensure the message is sent.

A few improvements to ColbySMS and it will be a top notch application.
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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by Gidget » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:51 pm

I have looked at ColbySMS a couple of times, but it wasn't clear from the webpage that you can access your contacts list (a must have for me, the old memory is not what it used to be :D ) - it's good to know that numbers can be entered from Contacts. I might have a play later :D

Re the fall-back option - can this be turned on or off?

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by oldman » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:21 pm

Gidget wrote:Re the fall-back option - can this be turned on or off?
No... unfortunately. That would be one of the improvements I'd like to see.

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by Gidget » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:38 pm

oldman wrote:
Gidget wrote:Re the fall-back option - can this be turned on or off?
No... unfortunately. That would be one of the improvements I'd like to see.
Thanks oldman :D

Maybe I'll stick to exeSMS for the time being then - it works fine for me (as long as I avoid any capital C's :lol: ).

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by kenobiajay » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:48 pm

Gidget wrote:I have looked at ColbySMS a couple of times, but it wasn't clear from the webpage that you can access your contacts list (a must have for me, the old memory is not what it used to be
I've been using ColbySMS for the last couple of days, and I can confirm that you can access the contacts list - and much better than exeSMS, as you can search names.

Pros:
  • Good contact list support - including searching
  • Only connects to the service when sending an sms (exeSMS establishes connection on startup; well, the version im using does)
Cons:
  • I got stung by the fall back option.It's a good idea, but trying to send a free SMS and then being charged 25c for it hurts!
  • Sometimes very slow in sending an SMS

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by oldman » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:36 pm

kenobiajay wrote:I've been using ColbySMS for the last couple of days, and I can confirm that you can access the contacts list - and much better than exeSMS, as you can search names.
My main annoyance with ExeSMS was that it wouldn't strip non-numerics from the mobile number as it is stored in the Contacts list. My contacts are synced with Outlook and the numbers are in a human readable form, eg. 0423 xxx xxx, (07) 3123-6543. After choosing the number I would then have to manually extract the non-numerics otherwise the SMS wouldn't send properly. ColbySMS automatically strips non-numerics as it pulls the number from the contact list.

I also have a PennyTell and MyNetFone account so a GSM SMS is very unlikely to be sent. :D

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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by vk3xem » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:41 pm

One drawback of ColbySMS is the 160 character limit.

I would like to see the author contribute in the forums or at least have a public email address for us to interact with him. I would me more likely to donate if there was regular feedback from the author.
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Re: ExeSMS application for Mobiles

Post by ColbyIT » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:05 pm

vk3xem wrote:I would like to see the author contribute in the forums .
I am here! I didn't realise this discussion was taking place. I have only been monitoring the Whirlpool forum.

So to discuss some comments:

1. 160 character limit - I could add support for messages longer than 160 characters, however, I imagine others might be concerned by this as they could be accidentally sending multiple SMSes and being charged for it. The "Re-Edit" menu option after sending a SMS could be used if you wanted to continue your message to the same mobile number.

2. Turning off the failover feature - I'll consider it! The reason for this feature was to improve reliability. I found several times that a service provider can fail and this causes the user to retype and send a normal SMS via GSM. I wanted to make sure this doesn't happen as it is frustrating for the user. If you really want an option to turn this feature off, I guess I can provide it and only try the VOIP provider list as priority 1.

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