[kwlug-disc] SMS Gateway..

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Fri Nov 19 16:03:49 EST 2010


Twilio can reply / process SMSs. 

For the secondary requirements it seems they don't offer toll-free phone numbers 
and regarding short codes they say they will be rolling them out in the next 
months.


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Fernando Duran
http://www.fduran.com


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>From: Joe Wennechuk <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com>
>To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>Sent: Fri, November 19, 2010 2:49:18 PM
>Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] SMS Gateway..
>
> 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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