• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 591
  • Last Modified:

Send a free text message from vb.net

I need some help with sending a free text message from a vb.net application. I have been thinking of various ways to send a free text message from a windows based application.
I wanted the application to send me an error when the connection to one of the servers in my work drops.
The following are a few ideas I had but I was needing some further help / advise / code examples with moving forward.

1.      My first thought was being able to connect to a website like o2 in the same way you would like a smtp email where I could specify the receipt(mobile number) . Dont know if this can be done.
2.      The next suggestion I though about was being able to write an application that posts the variables to a free sms website that would send the message.
3.      My last suggestion was being able to get a free component that I can integrate into the application that allows for example 10 free text messages to be sent a day.
If someone could possible assist in providing some help with a possible solution I would be grateful.

Thanks again
3 Solutions
Brian WithunCommented:
See the attached discussion:


via this HTTP POST technique you can post a message to www.vtext.com for delivery.

Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
depending on your cell provider, you may be able to send a simple e-mail at yourphonenumber@SomeThingProvidedByYourProvider.Something
that would be the only way to send a "free" message. Anything else requires a contract with a provider and/or special hardware.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now