- Product Manual
- SMS technology
- Installation Guide
- User Guide
- Developers Guide
- Examples and Solutions
- SMS FAQ
- 1.1 SMS basics
- 1.2 Why is SMS so successful?
- 1.3 Example applications of SMS messaging
- 1.4 SMS number formats
- 1.5 Mobile message types
- 1.6 SMSC
- 1.7 SMS Gateway
- 1.8 Two way SMS systems
- 2.1 Prerequisites
- 2.2 Network requirements
- 2.3 General Information
- 2.4 Message routing
- 2.5 Message types
- 2.6 Delivery reports
- 3.1 GSM modem
- 3.2 SMPP
- 3.3 CIMD2
- 3.4 UCP/EMI
- 3.5 HTTP
- 3.6 SMTP
- 4.1 API
- 4.2 SQL to SMS
- 4.3 HTTP to SMS
- 4.4 E-mail to SMS
- 4.5 Autoreply database
- 5.1 Performance
- 5.2 Logging
- 5.3 Errors
- 5.4 Reporting
- 6.1 Trial version
- 6.2 Licensing
- Feature list
- Commercial Information
Why is SMS so successful?
SMS is very success all over the world. The number of SMS messages exchanged every day is enormous. SMS messaging is now one of the most important revenue sources of wireless carriers. What is so special about SMS that makes it so popular worldwide? First of all it's very simple: A phone number and a message text. You cannot think of providing less information to communicate with somebody in writing. The second major reason is that it is available in all mobile networks.
Almost every person has a mobile phone and carries it most of the time. With
a mobile phone, you can send and read SMS messages at any time, no matter you
are in your office, on a bus or at home.
Other than being able to send a message any time, the communication
does not require both parties to be available at the same time. The recipient
can receive the message instantly or at a later time, if he/she is not
available at. This means, that unlike a phone call, an SMS message can be
sent to a mobile phone even when the owner has not switched on the mobile phone
or when the mobile phone is in a place where the wireless signal is temporarily
The SMS system (SMSC) of the mobile network operator will store the SMS message and later send it to the mobile phone when it becomes online.
Unlike a phone call, you do not need to read or reply an SMS message immediately.
Besides, writing and reading SMS messages do not make any noise. While you have
to run out of a theater or library to answer a phone call, you do not need to do
so if SMS messaging is used.
We can safely say, that SMS messaging is not so disturbing while you can still stay in touch.
SMS messaging is a mature, globally accepted technology. All mobile phones
Not only that you can exchange SMS messages with mobile users of the same wireless carrier, but you can also exchange SMS messages with mobile users of many other wireless carriers worldwide.
Since SMS messaging is supported by all GSM mobile phones, it is an excellent
platform for exchanging information between applications installed on
these phones. Building wireless applications on top of the SMS technology
can maximize the potential user base. SMS messaging is a mature, globally
accepted technology. All mobile phones support it.
Not only that you can exchange SMS messages with mobile users of the
same wireless carrier, but you can also exchange SMS messages with
mobile users of many other wireless carriers worldwide.
It is also an advantage, that SMS messages are capable of carrying binary data besides text. They can be used to transfer ringtones, pictures, operator logos, wallpapers, animations, VCards, VCals (calendar entries) and other binary content.
SMS is also excellent for application, because it has native support for billing. The mobile carriers provide an option to do reverse billing, which enables payment to be made conveniently. This makes it possible to develop mobile content delivery platforms.
If you are insterested in how to setup automated SMS notifications, you should apply one of the following configurations:
SMS through HTTP requests
SMS from E-mail
SMS from the command line
SMS using txt files
If you are a software developer you can proceed to adding SMS functionality to your source code by clicking on one of the following links:
PHP SMS example
C# SMS example
ASP SMS example
SQL SMS example
Delphi SMS example
If you would like to send and receive SMS messages from MS Office applications, please check out the following links:
Send SMS from MS Excel
Send SMS from MS Outlook
Check out Ozeki SMS Client