Wired access to SMS?

steve pirk [egrep] steve at pirk.com
Tue Oct 9 21:05:38 UTC 2012


Have you looked at Google Voice much? I have mine set up to SMS all my
devices, including email delivery, and can enable/disable devices as
needed. The big benefit, is that I have an inbox full of all my old inbound
and outbound text messages.

It might be that I am missing a key element, but it looks like you want a
virtual (VoIP) SMS number, and be able to decide which devices in the US
receive the messages.
On Oct 9, 2012 12:56 PM, "Lyle Giese" <lyle at lcrcomputer.net> wrote:

> On 10/09/12 14:35, William Herrin wrote:
>
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> I'm looking for a way to do wireline access to send and receive
>> cellular phone short message service (SMS) messages. Despite all my
>> google-fu, I have had limited luck finding anyone that meets my needs,
>> so I'm hoping someone here has found the path through. My main
>> criteria are:
>>
>>
>> 1. Low quantity, high reliability. I'll want a few dozen phone numbers
>> and effectively I'll be sending to and receiving from phones I own.
>> 2. Wireline delivery to Honolulu and Northern Virginia. Dynamically
>> move numbers between the two locations for failover purposes.
>> 3. U.S. based carrier. Tying in to the SMS system via Europe isn't
>> acceptable to my customer.
>> 4. Solution must reach phones on all U.S. cellular carriers.
>> 5. Price is a very distant fifth criteria to the preceding four.
>>
>> I can consider Internet based systems where the provider uses U.S.
>> based facilities and ties in to a U.S. phone network, provided that my
>> standards of reliability and redundancy are met by their
>> infrastructure.
>>
>> Alternately, I can also consider a wireless carrier that can provide
>> two SIM-based phones with the same phone number for sending and
>> receiving SMS messages. I'd put the sims in a pair of modems and
>> manage deduplication of the received messages in software.
>>
>>
>> Has anybody had any luck with this kind of requirement? Which vendors
>> should I talk to and who at the vendor?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Bill Herrin
>>
>>
>>  If these are your phones, you will be controlling the carrier.  If they
> are all one carrier, you can find out how to send to that carrier.  For
> other uses where you don't control the carrier, it becomes a nightmare and
> where you may want to get a service provider to do that for you.
>
> Most carriers have a way to send messages directly to phones and I use a
> phone from one specific carrier that has access via modems(using TAP
> protocol and I use qpage(www.qpage.org)).  You can also use qpage via a
> public(but carrier specific) snpp server, but I have not had a need for
> that as I need/want off Internet delivery of messages to the carrier's
> network.
>
> On the expensive side, lookup 'sms short code' and you will see
> information on how that works and more info on service providers in this
> area.
>
> Lyle Giese
> LCR Computer Services, Inc.
>
>


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