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    SMS services ..

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    Guys .. anyone know how to start offering SMS messages/logos / picture msgs services?
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    Yup. You need an SMS service providor. Here are a couple:

    http://www.clickatell.com/brochure/index.php
    http://www.wapmx.com/index.jsp

    Obviously you can get your own SMS server if you like .... GOOD LUCK!!! It'll cost you a fortune. Better off paying guys like this x pence/cence per download/message sent ...


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    The very best I've found is www.redcoal.com
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    Just out of interest Mattias, why do you think they're the best? I mean, you're in Sweden but there may be better local solutions if, say in my case, I only want to send TMs in the UK .... ?

    Just wondering because I'm starting to dip in to this stuff myself.

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    Originally posted by greg.harvey
    Just out of interest Mattias, why do you think they're the best? I mean, you're in Sweden but there may be better local solutions if, say in my case, I only want to send TMs in the UK .... ?

    Just wondering because I'm starting to dip in to this stuff myself.

    G
    Because they just work, and have a KICKARSE API. There are local solutions here, but the solution is only slightly more expensive, and works surprisingly well with the Swedish networks, and a very impressive feature set.

    When I found them, I was overjoyed, and posted about them here:
    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...threadid=79531

    No, I don't work for them - I'm just a very happy customer.
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    That's cool.

    I actually had a good look around their website after that last post and I can see why you're so impressed. I can bill in all the major currencies, the credits idea is lovely and, like you say, you can tailor things for local apps.

    Nice!

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    Originally posted by greg.harvey
    That's cool.

    I actually had a good look around their website after that last post and I can see why you're so impressed. I can bill in all the major currencies, the credits idea is lovely and, like you say, you can tailor things for local apps.

    Nice!
    They have an annoying bug in their SOAP gateway right now, that prohibits you from efficiently suing two-way SMS, but that emailed me and said that It should be fixed in hte next upgrade within two weeks.

    I would also like to add that SOAP is so cool and so easy to use.
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