Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 3691 18-Mar-2005 11:05
Send private message

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

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
58117 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9641

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 13678 18-Mar-2005 11:14
Send private message

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





193 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 13701 20-Mar-2005 06:07
Send private message

New Zealand SMS/email gateway providers

Vodafone TxtMail, Bulletin Email2SMS and Telecom eTXT

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Security concerns reach new peak, Unisys Security Index
Posted 27-Jun-2017 14:11


Behind Spark’s slow-burn 4.5G plan
Posted 26-Jun-2017 16:23


Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.