Instructions on how to receive MMS on PC with GSM modem
This guide gives you information on how to setup a system to
be able to receive MMS messages on PC and to process them from
To be able to receive MMS messages, you need a suitable GSM modem.
Most modems cannot be used for this, because most modems will not
forward incoming MMS indication messages to the computer. Let me
list some modems, that can be used for receiving MMS:
- Wavecom Fastrack MB 1306B
- Wavecom Supreme
- Siemens TC65
If you have a suitable modem, you need to configure MMS connectivity in the
GSM Modem service provider connection configuration form. This form has an
"MMS settings" tab. On this tab, you please select your GSM provider from the
"MMS service provider:" combo box, then click Ok. If your GSM service provider
is not listed, please open the "Custom settings" tab, and enter the "GPRS APN:",
"MMSC URL:" and "Gateway:" settings.
If you got these settings configured, you can send a test MMS to your system
from your mobile phone. If you look at the "events" form of the GSM modem
connection, you will see the test MMS arrive to the system.
To handle this MMS it is easy. It will be forwarded to your application, or
database the same way an SMS is forwarded. The only difference is that the
message text will be an XML file that contains a list of the attachments that
came with the MMS. These attachments can be audio, video, text and picture files.
(The attachments are automatically saved into the file system, into the
"C:\Program Files\Ozeki\OzekiNG - SMS Gateway\MMS" directory when the message
The format of the XML and a list of the attachment types can be found at
the following webpages:
How to receive MMS explained