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gordonisnz

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#296108 22-May-2022 13:39
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Hi, I'm a website designer, and one of my recent projects has asked about text-based messaging for some aspects of the website.

 

I am aware it can be done, but I've never done it myself. I'm wondering if anyone knows where to start from / research.

 

- how is it done
- How much does it cost etc (I assume it's not free)
- how do we set it up?

 

Ps, the topic of the website is based in NZ, but it's hosted (currently) on a USA server. 

 

And I am aware of the multiple telecommunication services in NZ. 

 

What if we set this up via Spark? but the end-user is with another company?

 

some things I can think of using it for:
- confirmation code when someone registers themselves / their mobile phone number.
- Text to the manager when some specific action is needed / for their attention etc. 


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Delphinus
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  #2917172 22-May-2022 16:56
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We use https://www.modicagroup.com/

 

Cost varies based on volume. Low/mid-teens-ish per message but that can come down with volume and a bit of negotiation.

 

They have an API you use for sending the messages.


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  #2917331 22-May-2022 18:54
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You can also look at email to SMS gateways as an option if you are getting desperate.

 

 





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  #2920092 29-May-2022 19:10
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In the past I have used clickatell to do this, it worked well and was a simple SMTP based service for sending, I never used it for receiving. Price was cheap, pre-paid.




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