[kwlug-disc] SMS Gateway..

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 19 14:49:18 EST 2010


I need it to send responses to people. With out first knowing what phone company they use. I would love to be able to do it with phone-number@ provider.com  or something like that but I don't know who is with what phone company by their number alone.


Currently our bus system in town GRT uses a system called easy go to SMS send next bus info to passengers by stop number. A person would text their stop number say "1596" to 57555, and immediately they get the arrival/departure times for the next three busses. I am trying to replicate that system; but, add a second message containing a coupon for a store that exists on that route that is redeemed electronically and tracked. I would like a short number if I could possibly ( like 57556 ), and one that is free to call. The GRT system (57555) currently in operation for about 9 months now received 149,500 requests for next stop information in September of this year. If I could make a few cents per coupon It would be viable.

Joseph Wennechuk

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> From: rbettridge at rim.com
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 13:24:20 -0500
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] SMS Gateway..
> 
> What does an SMS Gateway do? Like what would it be used for?
> 
> I read an article in linux journal recently about using sms to alert you of issues in your infrastructure. And all I could think is what's the point. I've been having my systems email me for years. And even if I didn't have a blackberry I could always have the script email my sms address.. you know the 555555555 at msg.telus.something.com
> 
> Or are you looking for the reverse where you can sms posts to your website? 
> 
> I'm curious to know what you use it for.
> 
> 
> 
> Richard Bettridge
> BIS-E SV&V Performance - Waterloo
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org [mailto:kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org] On Behalf Of Fernando Duran
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 10:38 AM
> To: KWLUG discussion
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] SMS Gateway..
> 
> Hi,
> 
> There's a lot of raving about Twilio http://www.twilio.com/sms/ , for some 
> reason I also have in my bookmarks http://www.clickatell.com/ 
> 
> I don't have experience with any although I'll be trying out Twilio as soon as I 
> 
> can (free to try btw).  
> 
> 
>  ---------------------
> Fernando Duran
> http://www.fduran.com
> 
> 
> >
> >From: Joe Wennechuk <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com>
> >To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> >Sent: Fri, November 19, 2010 9:08:27 AM
> >Subject: [kwlug-disc] SMS Gateway..
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience with SMS gateways. I've seen companies that 
> >offer it to people. I was hoping there was some way I could do it myself. I 
> >would like to integrate sms into my website. I would like to do it cheaply.
> >I guess I could use Asterisk somehow? I was hoping for somthing with easy setup, 
> >
> >very minimal, that would just plug into a website.
> > 
> >
> >
> >Joseph Wennechuk
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> >
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