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Sending SMSs through Delphi

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Hi,

I require a piece of code or 3rd Party component that can send sms's to cell phones via delphi.  

Any advise

Regards
TAZI
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by:duke_n
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hehe, I looked for that too.

there are quite a few of those on Torry's Delphi pages www.torry.net but they are either commercial, country-limited (and some of them that work on Israel lines which I tried are not working)
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by:Epsylon
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Post a HTML request to an SMS web page...
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by:TAZI
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Hi

Via email ... in South Africa, in the TO FIELD, you type out the cell number @sms.co.za and this works, but only for one service provider.  There are 2 service providers in South Africa namely MTN and VODACOM.  MTN numbers start with 083 and vodacom 082.  the above works for MTN ... so, I still don't have a solution for VODA PHONES.

Thanks

Regards
TAZI
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by:TAZI
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Hi Epsylon,

Thanks for the response ... How in the world would I go about Posting an HTML Request to an SMS Web Page.  I have no idea

Thanks for your assistance in advance

Kind Regards
TAZI
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by:smurff
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I have used a component but it needs a cable and a nokia phone. It works well and gave me total control over the phone. www.oxygensoftware.com

There is also a component that uses the web interface for a free sms service but its unreliable (the sms service not the component)

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Smurff
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by:TAZI
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Hi smurff,

Thanks for the response ... I have downloaded the component from QxygenSOFTWARE .. My problem is that I don't want to sent sms's to only 1 model of cellphone.  

I want to SMS Multiple users irrespective of the model of cellphone that they have.  I don't know how many people have a Nokia phone.  The code must be able to send sms all cell phones

Thanks

Regards
TAZI
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by:smurff
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Sorry. I havent made myself clear. The component sends sms THROUGH a nokia phone that it connected to your pc via a cable. It doesnt matter what type or model recieves the message. Its just like you sitting there typeing the message out on your phone and sending it.

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Smurff
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by:TAZI
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Hi

Oops ... no, thats not what I am looking for.  I don't want a phone connected to my pc.  I need to send like via the internet or something to that effect.

Like, if you visit www.vodacom.co.za you can send internet sms's at no cost.

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TAZI
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by:TAZI
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Hi ..

I manged to find a way to send SMS's to vodacom phones as well.  


Thanks anyway for all your help

Regards
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