Wired access to SMS?

Daniel Rohan drohan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 00:34:16 UTC 2012


Look at TextMagic. They have an easy to work with API and the cost is
minimal. If you are using it for monitoring purposes, you'll just have to
figure out how to do it out of band.
On Oct 9, 2012 10:37 PM, "William Herrin" <bill at herrin.us> 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
>
>
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