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Hi

I am currently designing a web application that needs to receive an SMS and then based on the latest info that is held in a MySQL database send a response via SMS to the customer.

Can any give me some pointers on how to get going.

Thanks
phpamble
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    by:minichicken
    Hi

    Check these out:

    OZEKI SMS

    http://www.ozeki.hu/index.phtml?ow_page_number=142
    - Send SMS messages from PHP
    - Send messages from a WWW pages
    - PHP SMS with sendsms.php

    http://www.ozeki.hu/index.phtml?ow_page_number=171
    - PHP and MySQL / OZEKI SMS
    - PHP SMS with Mysql

    Hope you find it useful :)
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    Heres the one we have been using for the past 6 months or so,
    http://www.meinemullemaus.de/smstools/index.html
    Works diectly with MySQL or in our case, thru TDS and some shell scripts with MSSQL
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    by:phpamble
    Thanks for the information I will finalize this question ASAP. The last bit of info that I need is how to charge for the SMS sent.
    I>E. a person send an SMS to my client's cell number requiring advice. The advice is then sent back to the sender in the form of an SMS. Is there a standard mechanism to charge for this service provided.

    Thanks
    phpamble
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    by:maunded
    You can log every SMS sent or received in the database and charge on that basis, eg, we have a table of our clients with their sms numbers, then when billing time comes around I do a join with the sent sms table and count the number of sent sms' and charge each client according.  You can also print out a full list of times and date each sms was sent, like a telcos bill.
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    by:minichicken
    I agree with maunded, maybe also you can think about offering your client to pay online and setup a payment gateway for it, will save you on postage and printing paper.... and it's more efficient.
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    by:phpamble
    Hi

    My apologies for taking so long to finalise the question I have split the point evenly as I found both the assistance from minichicken and maunded excellent.

    Thanks phpamble
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