How to setup SMSC for sms?
Posted on 2006-07-23
I am trying to deploy a solution in my company for sending several thousands sms in a day. I have seen some softwares arounf that will allow the development of SMS gateway but you will still need to purchase the per sms service from the smsc provider. And this is our problem. We want to be independent of SMSC providers to not incur any other costs but the deployent costs of hardware and software. The SMSC providers charge per message. I know there is a way around it by using GSM modems or Cell Phones but the transaction time is to slow. Approx: 900 (If very lucky) per hour.
So I am in need of guidence for a SMSC provider that provides unlimited SMS service for free. I really don't think any one would provide it free even if I want the local (USA) services. So what would it take me to be my own SMSC provider? I have some idea that I may have to talk to wireless providers such as sprint, verizon etc but how to go about it? What service exactly am I looking for? How cheaper are they than the SMSC providers if not free. There are SMSC provider that provide the service for as loww as $0.02 for local use.
I am looking for a guide that will put me on right path I guess for the deployment of this project. I have research a lot on the net and been to several hundred sites.