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Send and Recieve SMS via PC (VB/.Net)

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Simple SMS application that can send and recive sms via pc have a gsm modem / phone connected via usb or cable
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Are you using a Nokia mobile?  If so, I have used this product successfully before: http://www.oxygensoftware.com/en/products/activex/mobile/Default.asp?page=sms

If you are sending a large volume of messages then it might be more cost-effective to use an SMS gateway.  For this, you don't need a phone attached to the PC - everything is done via the internet.  Take a look at http://www.pswin.com/portal/tabID__515/DesktopDefault.aspx
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No i am actually looking coding to help me do this (in VB)
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Hi Kariz

With the methods that I have suggested you will still have to write code.  The first is an ActiveX control that you can use the properties and methods of to interface with the mobile phone.  The second approach uses .NET classes to send requests to the gateway.  Sample code for both approaches is available on the respective web sites.  Both will work with VB.
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I have proposed methods for what the user wants to achieve, but have not received further feedback from the asker.  I believe that points should be applied for the answers I provided to this question.
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