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Topic # 18332 7-Jan-2008 11:05
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I bought a Nokia 2125 to trial sending SMS on Telecom's network (we have an existing working setup using gnokii + a cheap VFNZ nokia).

While the 2125 works OK sending from the mobile, when sending from Gnokii it doesn't deliver because Gnokii doesn't know the correct SMSC to use.

I'm hoping that someone can tell me the SMSC which Telecom prepay uses to route messages??

On the VFNZ Nokia 6820 I'm testing with, this is available from "Message Details", but the 2125 doesn't have that screen.

The VFNZ handset gives the same SMSC (+6421601170) for messages regardless of their original network, so it's apparently the delivering SMSC, not the originating SMSC which is shown. I'm hoping that someone who has a handset which shows the SMSC, or someone who has developed for Telecom mobile, will be able to give me this number.

(We're going to be in a Telecom-only network zone in a week or two, and I'd like to be able to keep codin from there!)

Thx all

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  Reply # 103293 7-Jan-2008 11:20
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SMS is handed differently on CDMA handsets and the phone doesn't understand the ATA command set to send SMS's.

There are a couple of CDMA modems that can be used for tethered SMS but you're out of luck with 99% of the CDMA handsets.

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  Reply # 103299 7-Jan-2008 11:50
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Thanks. Gnokii isn't (in this case) using AT, though; it's using Nokia FBUS to send the SMS, and the phone seems quite happy about accepting it.

If I find out the correct SMSC for Telecom, then I should be able to quickly report whether or not it's possible to get this (delightfully cheap) CDMA handset to cooperate.

Any idea?

[update] nzbnw says that telecom don't use SMSC - can anyone confirm / deny this? (Easy to do if your handset is telecom, and shows "message details" - SMSC# is reported on my 6820 this way, but the 2125 doesn't show this screen at all.)


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  Reply # 103739 9-Jan-2008 09:21
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If you believe Microsoft, CDMA doesn't use SMSC's at all - the MSDN page for the WM 5 Phone SDK ( claims that CDMA doesn't support any of the SMSC functions.

I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.

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