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Topic # 7100 19-Mar-2006 20:51
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Does anyone know if it is possible to send a SMS to email via gateways such as Clickatell and others?

I know it's possible the other way (Email -> SMS) but not sure about the first. Havent done enough research on this yet but thought I'd ask incase someone knows.


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Reply # 31053 19-Mar-2006 21:06
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With Clickatell you will have to register a number to receive the messages. This will incur a setup fee and a montly charge. Each message will be charged to your account (pretty much like a termination charge).

Once a SMS is received on Clickatell they can do a HTTP POST to your server and you can have a script that forwards the message as an e-mail through your own SMTP server.

I think local providers will have this kind of service too.





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  Reply # 31054 19-Mar-2006 21:08
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By the way, you can have an e-mail address associated with a mobile phone, so e-mail to SMS can be done this way, and a reply path is available for a couple of days (at least with Vodafone NZ).







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  Reply # 31055 19-Mar-2006 21:09
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Cool. I guess that answers my question, I've played with Clickatell in the past but mainly just for sending SMS, will have a look around on the other stuff. Thanks.

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  Reply # 31057 19-Mar-2006 21:12
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Vodafone have their own SMS to email gateway which is accessible from the SIM2 menu and costs you the normal SMS cost for sending it. There is also a +6421xxxxxx number as well for sending messages directly but even though this used to listed on vodafone.net.nz many years ago and promoted as a service Vodafone now seem to have issues with the number being publicised so I won't list it here.

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Reply # 32262 5-Apr-2006 08:13
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Most Telecom handsets allow the user to select a menu option to send SMS to Email and to pick a destination email address from their address book.    Smile

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  Reply # 32265 5-Apr-2006 09:07
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Yes, and the senders phone number helps form the 'from' email address

These emails cannot be replied to though.




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  Reply # 32297 5-Apr-2006 14:10
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What harm is there in posting the Vodafone number, I phoned CS and was given it about 4 months ago.
As i've posted many times before, Telco websites are getting increasingly useless.

+6421010099, another gateway I had listed was +447747782320 but remember prepay users, it's 30c now being international.

or it's avail in the sim toolkit manu (SIM2)


SOME mobile numbers have a free reply path, not too sure why, i'd say it was from when it was activley promoted.

sms - email is avail still, via Vodamail, (yourname@vodafone.net.nz) 20c a pop to get the alerts.

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  Reply # 33038 15-Apr-2006 11:31
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Is it possible to get e-mail sent to a Telecom Mobile?




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