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Coldfusion hosting with SMS functionality

Can anyone tell what Coldfusion host support SMS functionality on Shared accounts. i am looking into around 10$ per month.

Please experts, please let me know if u have some.

well i am looking coldfusion 8 but if cfmx 7 is provided, i will consider it

regards
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Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
i am on this page, but cannot find which host support SMS functionality with Coldfusion
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SidFishesCommented:
this isn't really a hosting issue. the sms gateway in cf is a test server and can't be really used

"For the application to work in the real world, you would need to have a short code and contract with a third-party aggregator."

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/smsgateway.html 

note the link to shortcodes http://www.usshortcodes.com/ (min$500/month) and the bit about having a 3rd party contract (more $$$$)

you can still get some sms functionality by using cfmail with user supplied addresses

ie:

<cfmail to="5555551212@cellphoneco.com" ....


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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sidfish, I understand. This is the very first time, i m working with sms functionality.

Suppose i sign up for a clickatell.com or smslane.com, which provide sms functionality using their API.

can i use that api and will any host like hostek.com will work on it, because i asked hostek.com guys nad they said we do not support sms functionality.

On the email Issue?

yes! That ofcourse is a good point, i read ben nadel's post on it but what if 10000 sms need to send, that will obivously put te server to hang or spam or block me.

i visited clickatell.com and smslane.com websites, they offer like 10000 SMS for 2600RS(Indian Rupee). for a contract of one year.

So keeping these things in mind, what you say.

i am missing something
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SidFishesCommented:
if you sign up with clickatell, you don't need sms functionality on your server

you simply use cfhttp to access their api. They've got an example here:

http://www.clickatell.com/developers/fusion.php

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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sidfish, Smslane.com uses same http funda, so the bottom line is this i can use any host, i do not have to worry about it

Is this what you are trying to say.

Please answer so i sshould submit the points and close this question regards
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SidFishesCommented:
"Is this what you are trying to say."

yes...

most providers provide an http based api so host is irrelevant (as long as they support cfhttp)

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