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Send SMS

Hello Experts. I don't know a thing about SMS. Can you help point me in the right direction to get started learning how to employ SMS into my applications?

Many kind thanks in advance!
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Hi JohnLucio,

Using VB6?

You can send a regular e-mail to send a SMS. The trick is to find the gateway related to the provider of the cell phone you are trying to reach. These can help:
·     http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details
·     http://www.notepage.net/smtp.htm
·     http://simpleforce.net/fastsms/cellpro.html
·     http://www.mymobileguardian.com/MG_Conventions.htm

Cheers!
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John AccountAuthor Commented:
What are those links, emoreau?--Listings of Gateways to use for sending emails to send SMS?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
these list allows you to find the gateways to use with your cell-phone provider. normaly, the pattern is 10digitscellphonenumber@cellphonecompanygateway.com.

who is your provider?
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John AccountAuthor Commented:
Ahhhhhhhhhh....I got the gist of it! I successfully sent my wife an SMS via an email.

Unfortunately, to employ this in my apps, a user would need to be prompted for the cell phone provider. What I would really like to do is take a number and send the SMS to that number--without having to prompt for a cell phone provider. Any ideas?
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John AccountAuthor Commented:
Hmmmmmnnnn...I will nonetheless accept your answer as gospel, and offer you my most sincere thanks. Thanks, emoreau. I think I can work with this.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
A free .NET based (I don't know any for VB6) SMS library is available at http://www.scampers.org/steve/sms/libraries.htm. Maybe this one will help you.
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