send text msg to cell phones

Hello
I need to send test msg to cell phones what is the best to do this

The easiest way (imo) is to use a third party http api. There are several out there.
Search google for SMS API or similar.

I use the swedish company Cellsynt.se and their API to enable an application I’ve made to send SMS reminders to it’s users and also receive SMS messages and act on their content :slight_smile:

This blog post is still relevant: http://www.realsoftwareblog.com/2013/05/using-twilio-to-send-sms-message.html

It is based on the session I did at the Xojo Developer Conference. The project is also in the examples included with Xojo (Communication/Internet).

Thanks

I send via email using the following format (depending on carrier) which is free and will show up as an SMS on the receiving end. They will not be able to reply, of course… but still works in instances where I use it for a server monitoring app, etc. which needs to let me know if something went down:

AT&T: number@txt.att.net
Qwest: number@qwestmp.com
T-Mobile: number@tmomail.net
Verizon: number@vtext.com
Sprint: number@messaging.sprintpcs.com or number@pm.sprint.com
Virgin Mobile: number@vmobl.com
Nextel: number@messaging.nextel.com
Alltel: number@message.alltel.com
Metro PCS: number@mymetropcs.com
Powertel: number@ptel.com
Boost Mobile: number@myboostmobile.com
Suncom: number@tms.suncom.com
Tracfone: number@mmst5.tracfone.com
U.S. Cellular: number@email.uscc.net

EDIT: Apparently with AT&T, you can send attachments also using @mms.att.net and are able to reply. Not sure about the others. Source: http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB63037&cv=820#fbid=2jpaaZv5pKK

Thanks
yes i trait and works but at&t is no working i test with my cell and no works

I created a CRM in RS that mail merges to a text file that is FTP’d to 2SMS.com.

[quote=23236:@Eric Brown]I send via email using the following format (depending on carrier) which is free and will show up as an SMS on the receiving end. They will not be able to reply, of course… but still works in instances where I use it for a server monitoring app, etc. which needs to let me know if something went down:

AT&T: number@txt.att.net
Qwest: number@qwestmp.com
T-Mobile: number@tmomail.net
Verizon: number@vtext.com
Sprint: number@messaging.sprintpcs.com or number@pm.sprint.com
Virgin Mobile: number@vmobl.com
Nextel: number@messaging.nextel.com
Alltel: number@message.alltel.com
Metro PCS: number@mymetropcs.com
Powertel: number@ptel.com
Boost Mobile: number@myboostmobile.com
Suncom: number@tms.suncom.com
Tracfone: number@mmst5.tracfone.com
U.S. Cellular: number@email.uscc.net

EDIT: Apparently with AT&T, you can send attachments also using @mms.att.net and are able to reply. Not sure about the others. Source: http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB63037&cv=820#fbid=2jpaaZv5pKK[/quote]

This is great stuff. Does anyone know a way to tell how to match a number to a carrier. (I guess if I was a heartless bastard I could just send it to 51255512212@ALLOFTHEM.com

Canada
Rogers Wireless: [10-digit phone number]@pcs.rogers.com
Fido: [10-digit phone number]@fido.ca
Telus: [10-digit phone number]@msg.telus.com
Bell Mobility: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Kudo Mobile: [10-digit phone number]@msg.koodomobile.com
MTS: [10-digit phone number]@text.mtsmobility.com
President’s Choice: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Sasktel: [10-digit phone number]@sms.sasktel.com
Solo: [10-digit phone number]@txt.bell.ca
Virgin: [10-digit phone number]@vmobile.ca

Bunch of possible options
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/322440/api-to-determine-cell-carrier

portable numbers have made this a bit of a hassle since you used to be able to tell based on the blocks of numbers assigned to the carriers
No longer