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Sending an SMS myself - what's needed (SMS gateway server?)

Hi,

I'm wondering what's needed (back-end-wise) to send an SMS message? Is this what SMS Gateway software does?

I'm looking at examples like this:

  http://www.ozeki.hu/index.php?ow_page_number=460

but I don't understand where the 'magic' of sending the SMS to a user's phone happens. If I have a test phone number, like 1-555-555-5555 - what do I actually need to get an SMS sent to that device? I know each platform has services you can use to do that (like iPhone, Android etc) but that goes through the user's carrier. I'm interested in handling sending the SMS messages myself (if possible)

Thanks
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DJ_AM_Juicebox
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dttriCommented:
Basically, when you register for a SMS service at a provider, they will provide you an account (username, password) and API (application programming interface) where you can use to connect to their system. You just need to call API request to the provider, and they will send SMS messages for you.

You can find more interesting information at the following URL
http://www.developershome.com/sms/howToChooseSMSGateway.asp
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