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Send text message from Access

I'm looking for advice on the best was to send text messages to customers via vba from access 2010.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
The simplest is to treat it as an e-mail.  Most phone services will accept <number>@verizon.net.

Sending mail from Access can be done with BLAT, vbSendMail, CDO, or Outlook, or a 3rd party mail control.

The other method would be to POST a message to a web service.

Jim.
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cmccurdyAuthor Commented:
Jim,  

The text message is to inform customers of the status of their work so the I only have the phone numbers, not the phone service vendor.  So the email solution is not viable.  Can you give me any information on  a web service to POST a message to?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<So the email solution is not viable.>>

 Well you could send the text to each carrier.

<< Can you give me any information on  a web service to POST a message to? >>

 There are services out there such as twilio:  www.twilio.com

 which will provide a web API for your app to call and then send/receive SMS messages.

Jim.
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