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Topic # 3691 18-Mar-2005 11:05
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After reading this article (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=4048) regarding Exchange 2003 and AUDT I thought I's check out the various providers in NZ to see hat costs were involved.

Telecom NZ have a service called eTXT that provides an email to SMS gateway. I got an email from Bulletin Wireless (suppliers of the software used by Telecom) saying they thought it would work but couldn't confirm. There are a number of hoops (anti-spam) you need to jump through before the eTXT service will forward SMS messages. Still waiting on Telecom's reponse.

The eTXT services costs: (excl GST)
# One off set-up fee of $99 per business.
# Monthly Access fee of $10 per account.
# 10c per message sent to each Telecom Mobile.
# 17c per message sent to 021 and 029 handsets

Regarding Vodafone NZ, the example configuration didn't work for me. I rang Vodafone to see if their TxtMail service would be the one to use, they're getting back to me after making me listen to an entire Billy Joel song on hold :(. The person who answered thought that a service called Email2Txt was what I wanted ("no you won't find it on the web site ...")

The costs for TxtMail are not exactly competitive

Set up fee $199
Monthly access $35
0 - 5000 Messages $0.17 per message

I'll report back my findings.

On a related note, a colleage who is working on the same project has a iPAQ h6300 - a US T-Mobile model, which he can't seem to configure according to the above article. the 6300 runs Windows Mobile for Phone SE so theorectically it should work. But various screens do not show the selections for synchronization on an SMS message.

If anyone (anywhere in the world) has a 6300 working with AUTD please let me know. Similarly, if anyone in NZ has AUTD working in production I'd appreciate a note.

Cheers
Chris

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  Reply # 13678 18-Mar-2005 11:14
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The service Vodafone is referring to (the one I'm using) can be activated by sending a SMS with the letter [R] to 901.

Your e-mail address will be 6421[number]@sms.vodafone.net.nz





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  Reply # 13701 20-Mar-2005 06:07
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New Zealand SMS/email gateway providers

Vodafone TxtMail, Bulletin Email2SMS and Telecom eTXT

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