Sending SMS using vb.net application

I would want to send sms to customer using my vb.net desktop application
i am using vb.net to build the application

Help me with steps

Thank you

Anthony
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Anthony MatovuBusiness Analyst, MTN UgandaAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You can send an "email" the the user's cell provider, which will convert it to a text and send it to the user. If you have very few SMS messages that would work. You have to use the correct domain for the email. For example, Verizon is ThePhoneNumber@vtext.com form plain text with a limit of 140 characters.

The trouble with that is you must know the user's cell carrier, and if it changes then you'd have to update that in your system.

I use Twiliio, but there are other services like that as well. I don't know of any free ones. Twilio (and the others like it, such as Plivo) are simple to use, and reasonably priced (at least in my opinion).
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
if you know the provider, you can send an email that will be received as a SMS: https://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
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