View Full Version : web application and sms?

March 8th, 2007, 10:35 AM

Has anyone tried using Ultrasms here? I would like my web application(PHP) to be able to send receive SMS.


March 8th, 2007, 11:26 AM
i haven't tried ultrasms, but using SMS in a webapp is easy using a SMS gateway

just google for "SMS gateway" and you'll find several providers

looking at the PDF-file provided with ultrasms it looks very easy to use though .. you just use SQL to send and receive via the smsout and smsin tables

March 8th, 2007, 12:36 PM
thanks for the reply..

but I think that's not for free right?

do you now any provider for free? suggestions? or maybe a cheap one? Coz I'm only a student, unfortunately, I cant afford costly ones.. thanks ;)

March 8th, 2007, 12:52 PM
no, you are right; the sms gateways are not free (well, i haven't seen any that are .. edit: or maybe i'm wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_gateways#Carrier_Gateways )

i've used these before: http://www.pswin.com/ .. but i do not know if they are the cheapest ones around

it might be cheaper using your own phone as a gateway .. have you checked out kannel ( http://www.kannel.org/ )? .. it's in the ubuntu repositories :)