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
The big SMS FAQ
SMS and MMS message types
||What kind of messages can I send
to a mobile device?|
SMS, EMS, MMS, E-mail
SMS is supported by almost all mobile devices and mobile networks (GSM and
others) in the world. An SMS message can contain a short text only, and
it can be sent to a cellphone numbers in the world. SMS messages are routed
An EMS is an "enhanced SMS". It is supported by some manufactures (Nokia,
SonyEricsson, etc), but not all. It is supported by all GSM networks. Although
most newer mobile phones can receive EMS, it is not as widely accepted as
standard SMS. EMS messages are routed internationally.
An MMS is a multimedia message. It is similar to SMS, in the way that it can
be pushed to cellphones and it is similar to e-mail in the way that it can
contain attachments, such as picture, video, sound, documents and applications.
It is supported by most network and mobile phones, but it is often not routed
An E-mail is not a classic mobile message type, but it is supported by many new
smart phones. The problem with e-mail is that the mobile phone must have Internet
connectivity to download the new messages, and the mobile must log on every time
to the Internet to check for new messages.
What kind of SMS message types
Text SMS, Flash SMS, Unicode text SMS, multipart SMS, binary SMS, WAP
Push/webpage link, WAP Push/webpage bookmark, Phone and network settings,
VCard SMS, Vcalendard SMS, Indication SMS. All of these
SMS message types are supported by Ozeki NG
Text SMS can contain standard text formatted in the
GSM 7bit SMS alphabet, it's standard
length is 160 characters.
Flash SMS is also called Class0 SMS. It is a display only SMS. On most
mobile phones it is displayed immediately and is not saved
to the SIM card or the phone memory.
Unicode text SMS is used to send SMS messages that contain characters
that are not included in the standard GSM 7bit SMS alphabet.
A Unicode text SMS has a maximum length of 70 characters. Unicode SMS
is used for Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Cyril and other non-latin
languages, (and for Latin languages that have characters, that are
not included in the GSM alphabet).
A multipart SMS message is used if the size limit of an SMS is
not enough to carry the content. For example if the mobile user is
sending a standard text message longer then 160 characters using the
standard SMS alphabet, a multipart message is used. If a text
message, that contains Unicode characters is longer then 70 characters
it is also sent as a multipart SMS. In a multipart SMS message, the
message text is segmented and sent as several
SMS messages through the mobile network. The recipient mobile phone
of the message assembles the message segments and displays the message
when all parts (all SMS messages have arrived). To make the segmentation and
reassembly possible, some of the available space used for the message text is
consumed. This means the for standard text messages only 153 characters can be
sent in one message segment. For Unicode messages only 63 characters can be
sent in one message segment. Multipart messages are also used for carrying
long binary content.
A binary SMS is used to carry binary data. A maximum of 140 bytes
(octets) is available in a binary SMS.
A WAP Push/webpage link and WAP Push/webpage bookmark message contains a
text and a hyperlink, that can be opened with a single touch of button
if the recipient mobile phone has an integrated web browser.
Phone and network settings can also be sent in SMS messages. This
feature is mainly used by mobile network operators to configure the
handsets in their network. This feature is called Over the air configuration
VCard SMS messages contain business card information and can be saved
in the phone's addressbook in a very easy way.
A Vcalendard SMS contains a calendar entry.
Indication SMS messages are used to indicate voicemail, fax or
videomessage waiting status for cellphones. There are two types of indication
messages, one is used to set and the other is used to clear the indication.
||What is EMS?|
| ||EMS stands for Enhanced Messaging Service. It is
an extension of the SMS standard.|
EMS was introduced, because besides the data size limitation, SMS has another
major drawback: an SMS message cannot include rich-media content such as pictures,
animations and melodies by default. The EMS standard was developed as an
application-level extension of SMS. An EMS message can include pictures,
animations and melodies and
other content, and provides the formatting of the text. For example, the message
sender can specify whether the text in an EMS message should be displayed in
bold or italic, with a large font or a small font. The drawback of EMS is that
it is less widely supported than SMS on wireless devices. Also, many EMS-enabled
wireless devices only support a subset of the features defined in the EMS
specification. A certain EMS feature may be supported on one wireless device
but not on the other.
||What is an MMS?|
| ||MMS stands for multimedia message
Multimedia Messaging Service, or MMS, is a telecommunications standard for
sending messages that include multimedia objects (images, audio, video, rich
text). MMS is an extension of the SMS standard, allowing longer message lengths
and using WAP
to display the content. Its most popular use is sending photographs from
camera-equipped handsets, although it is also popular as a method of
delivering ringtones as well. The standard is developed by the Open Mobile
Alliance (OMA), although during development it was part of the 3GPP and WAP
||What kind of attachments can I
use in an MMS?|
| ||Text, picture, sounds, videos, applications, and any
other file types.|
Each MMS attachment can have a MIME type and a content. A complete list of
available messages types supported by the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be found
at the MMS content format list page.
||Is it possible to push SyncML setting via your SMS
sever to mobile phones?|
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be used
to push SYNCML settings to mobile handsets. It can use a GSM Modem attached
to the server with a phone-to-pc data cable, or it can use IP SMS connections
(SMPP, CIMD2, UCP/EMI protocols) to send this information.
To send syncml settings, you can use an HTTP request to post the settings in
XML form to Ozeki NG, or you can use a database server (such as Oracle, MSSql,
MySql, etc.), and put the settings into a datbase table. Ozeki NG will read
the table and push the settings in SMS to the destination mobile phone.
To use Ozeki NG to push SyncML settings in SMS to mobile phones
from applications you should use the SMS:WAPPUSH:OTASYNCMLSETTINGS
message type. If you want to test the system, you can select the WAP OTA SyncML
Settings option in the compose menu.