Shaun Rossi rossi at
Tue Sep 22 15:06:52 UTC 2009


                I have no idea what this is referred to as, so I will try to explain:  I have a client interested in setting up a mobile phone text message service where a mobile user would send a text to a short (say 5 digit) 'telephone' number.  I've seen commercials on TV where you could send a numeric/text code to a SMS gateway number, and it charges your mobile account for the returned text message or downloadable ringer/etc.

                Without knowing much about how to access this service, it seems relatively straightforward.

                I did a few web searches however I'm not sure what magic keyword I'm missing for the search.  Could anyone point me in the right direction?  The service would be established in Canada and potentially the United States.  I have called two of the largest mobile operators, but no one can get me to the right department.

As far as experience with texting goes, I have worked on some systems that do M2M (machine-to-machine) SMS communication, always using full mobile telephone numbers (GSM modems).

Many thanks,


Shaun Rossi
Fidalia Networks Inc
tel. (905) 271-0037 x 111
1-866-FIDALIA (343-2542) x 111
fax. (905) 271-1036

1 Port Street East - Second Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L5G 4N1  Canada

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