Java & SMS

Posted on 2004-09-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Does anybody have any experience sending SMS messages from a java application or servlet?  I would like to add some messaging functionality to an application and need some help in determining what direction to take.  I saw some posts regarding sms service providers, however I did not find any offering an api for this.  Of course, I would like a free service if possible, but I'm willing to at least considering something that has a reasonable cost.  The application is not time sensitive, but I'm also looking to have something fairly responsive.  An additional requirement is that it be able to send an sms worldwide.

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You don't need a particular API. You can send SMS linking directly to the website offer you the service.
An SMS is sent using a telephone company, so if they open something to you (for sending SMS) ok. In other way you can only use the site permitting you to send SMS from Http.

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Hello, lomidien.

One thing to add: if you are going to make SMS sending application by using local GSM modem or phone, you can get info about it and ask question at


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I figured I would have to use a pay solution, but that's not really THAT much of a problem afterall.  Thanks for your input guys.

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Sorry for not help you.
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thanx :)

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